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…

Series three of Happy Valley confirmed by Sally Wainwright

It’s been a slow-moving saga, and it still might be, but screenwriter Sally Wainwright has now confirmed that series three of Happy Valley has now been greenlit. Series two of the internationally acclaimed crime drama aired in the UK three years ago and speculation has taken place ever since as to when a third series…

No new Happy Valley until ‘end of 2018 at the earliest’

It’s been a bumper news day for Sarah Lancashire fans. This morning we carried a story that the award-winning actress is set to appear in Tom Rob Smith’s MotherFatherSon, and now we get an update on the much-anticipated third series of Happy Valley. Radio Times reports that Executive Producer, Nicola Shindler, spoke at a Broadcasting…

Happy Valley update: series three likely for 2018

While it’s a bit of a news day and I’m waiting for carious things to come through on email, I thought I’d take a look and see where some our favourite crime dramas were in terms of making a return. One show that’s been quiet recently is Happy Valley, Sally Wainwright’s superior neo-Western, set in…

Killer Women Dispatches #3: Is crime fiction misogynistic?

The next panel session for me was ‘Is Crime Fiction Misogynistic?’, which was hosted by journalist India Knight and featured Sam Baker (who co-created The Pool, an excellent online magazine for women), journalist Julie Bindel and Irish novelist John Connolly. Elsewhere, there was the ‘How To Solve A Murder’ session (excellent, by all accounts), but…