BBC Series Silk To Return For Third Series

Another series of the hit legal show has been commissioned

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BBC Series Silk To Return For Third Series

It has been announced that the BBC has commissioned a third series of legal drama Silk after a successful second series proved popular with viewers.

The show, which stars Maxine Peake and Rupert Penry-Jones, follows the lives of barristers as they deal with the pressures of their high-powered jobs, attempting to attain the rank of Queen’s Counsel - also known as ‘taking silk’.

In a statement from show creator Peter Moffat, he explained his joy at the series returning, "It's a joy to write for Maxine Peake and this group of actors. I feel very privileged and lucky. Can't wait to get going.”

Peter also revealed what he has been focusing on while writing the show, “Lots of big ideas about cases, characters, relationships, politics as well as a great deal of unfinished business from this current series."

With Silk only debuting last year, Stephen explains that he still feels anxious over creating another series, "It's usually a good sign as a writer when your anxiety about a new series is not what to say but how to fit everything in.”

"The big challenge for all of us is keeping what is very obviously a highly intelligent and focused audience entertained and engaged," he added.

Did you watch series two of Silk? And will you watch the third series?

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