Happy Valley coming back to BBC One in 2022 for third series

We’ve speculated for the past five years whether Happy Valley will return for a third series. It’s never been ruled out, but each year we include it in our previews in the hope this year will be the year.

Now today, the BBC has confirmed that the Sally Wainwright-created series will be returning in 2022 for a third and final six-episode run.

Sarah Lancashire, Siobhan Finneran and James Norton (yes, James Norton) will all be returning for the series.

The BBC says: “When Catherine discovers the remains of a gangland murder victim in a drained reservoir it sparks a chain of events that unwittingly leads her straight back to Tommy Lee Royce.

“Her grandson Ryan is now sixteen and still living with Catherine, but he has ideas of his own about what kind of relationship he wants to have with the man Catherine refuses to acknowledge as his father. Still battling the seemingly never-ending problem of drugs in the valley and those who supply them, Catherine is on the cusp of retirement.”

Sally says: “I’m delighted to find myself back in the world of Catherine Cawood and her family and colleagues for the final instalment of the Happy Valley trilogy. It’s been wonderful to see the lasting impact this series has had on audiences all over the world. I’m thrilled that Sarah, James and Siobhan are back on board for what I hope will be the best season yet.”

The new series is set to begin filming in 2022.



3 Comments Add yours

  1. COOKE says:

    Good to hear! Going to need some serious catching up….
    Luckily S1&2 are still on iplayer!


  2. Seija says:

    The best news ever.


  3. Elaine says:

    This is brilliant news!


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