Happy Valley Season 3 Release Date? BBC Third & Final Season Renewal & Premiere




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Happy Valley Premiere Date/Status

Happy Valley SEASON 3 Renewed On BBC One

Happy Valley Season 3 ReleaseJanuary 1, 2023

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Happy Valley TV Series Information

Written and created by Sally Wainwright, the multi-BAFTA award winning hit Happy Valley, featuring Sarah Lancashire in her iconic role of Sergeant Catherine Cawood, will launch at 9pm on Sunday 1 January 2023 on BBC One and BBC iPlayer.

To accompany the news is a teaser and the series artwork. Images can be downloaded from www.bbcpictures.co.uk

When Catherine discovers the remains of a gangland murder victim in a drained reservoir, it sparks a chain of events that leads her straight back to Tommy Lee Royce [James Norton]. Her grandson, Ryan [Rhys Connah], is now sixteen and has ideas of his own about the kind of relationship he wants to have with the man Catherine refuses to acknowledge as his father, leaving Catherine’s sister Clare [Siobhan Finneran] caught in the middle. In another part of the valley, a local pharmacist gets in over his head when a neighbour is arrested.

Happy Valley series three (6x60’) is a Lookout Point production for BBC One and BBC iPlayer. Executive producers are Sally Wainwright and Sarah Lancashire, with Faith Penhale and Will Johnston for Lookout Point, Ben Irving and Rebecca Ferguson for the BBC. In advance of series three, the first two series of Happy Valley are available to watch on BBC iPlayer now.

Happy Valley begins 9pm on Sunday 1 January 2023, New Year’s Day, on BBC One and BBC iPlayer

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In this final season of the multi-BAFTA award-winning BBC drama created by one of the UK's most celebrated and critically acclaimed screenwriters, Sally Wainwright (Gentleman Jack), Sarah Lancashire (Julia) returns to her iconic role of Sergeant Catherine Cawood for six new episodes. Also returning are James Norton (The Nevers) as Catherine's nemesis, the murderer and sex-offender Tommy Lee Royce; Siobhan Finneran (Downton Abbey) as Catherine's sister, the recovering addict Clare Cartwright, and Rhys Connah as Catherine's sixteen-year-old grandson Ryan, eight years after he first played the role as a young boy.

Photo descriptions: Catherine is pictured with a bloodied nose in the aftermath of a police raid, while Tommy Lee Royce (James Norton) - with a radically different look - is seen in his prison cell, alongside first-look glimpses of Catherine's sister Clare (Siobhan Finneran) and teenage grandson Ryan (Rhys Connah).

The final season of the AMC+ Original series will also see the return of Happy Valley favorites Ishia Bennison as Joyce, Shane Zaza as Shaf, Chord Melodic as Sledge, and Mete Dursun as Gorkem. They join the previously announced new and returning cast members: Con O'Neill, George Costigan, Charlie Murphy, Derek Riddell, Karl Davies, Susan Lynch, Rick Warden, Vincent Franklin, Amit Shah, Mark Stanley, and Mollie Winnard. Happy Valley newcomers Oliver Huntingdon (The Rising), Jack Bandeira (Sex Education), Alec Secareanu (God's Own Country), and Anthony Flanagan (Gentleman Jack) will also appear in season three.

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 16 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.

Most recently airing on BBC One in 2016, Happy Valley is adored by viewers and critics alike, with season two attracting an average audience of 9.3 million. The first two seasons each won the BAFTA Television awards for both Drama Series and Writing: Drama for Sally Wainwright, with Sarah Lancashire winning the BAFTA Television award for Leading Actress for season two.

Happy Valley season 3 is a Lookout Point production for the BBC, co-produced with AMC Networks. Happy Valley is written and created by Sally Wainwright. Series three is directed by Patrick Harkins and Sally Wainwright, and Fergus O'Brien, with Jessica Taylor as producer. Executive producers are Sally Wainwright and Sarah Lancashire, with Faith Penhale and Will Johnston for Lookout Point, and Ben Irving and Rebecca Ferguson for the BBC. BBC Studios, who wholly own Lookout Point, is distributing series three in addition to series one and two.

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BBC One's Happy Valley to return for a third and final series

Sally Wainwright has written six new episodes of her smash hit drama, with Sarah Lancashire returning to star as Sergeant Catherine Cawood

Filming will begin in early 2022

James Norton and Siobhan Finneran are confirmed to return for series three, with further casting announced in due course

AMC Networks will co-produce and AMC+ to be exclusive home of the final series in the U.S. and Canada

Sally Wainwright's multi-BAFTA award winning, smash hit BBC drama Happy Valley will film its third and final series in 2022, it was announced today. Sarah Lancashire will return to her iconic role of Sergeant Catherine Cawood for six new episodes, long discussed by Sally Wainwright and Sarah Lancashire as the final chapter of the Happy Valley story.

Most recently airing on BBC One in 2016, Happy Valley is adored by viewers and critics alike, with series two attracting an average audience of 9.3 million. The first two series each won the BAFTA Television awards for both Drama Series and Writing: Drama for Sally Wainwright, with Sarah Lancashire winning the BAFTA Television award for Leading Actress for series two.

James Norton and Siobhan Finneran will also return for Happy Valley series three - as Catherine's nemesis, the murderer and sex-offender Tommy Lee Royce, and Catherine's sister, the recovering addict Clare Cartwright, respectively. Further returning cast members and new additions will be announced in due course.

Happy Valley series three will be made by Lookout Point (Gentleman Jack, War & Peace) for BBC One and BBC iPlayer, in co-production with AMC Networks, which will be the exclusive home for series three in the U.S. and Canada. BBC Studios is distributing the series internationally.

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.

Happy Valley creator and writer Sally Wainwright 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, and thrilled once again to be working with the wonderful team at Lookout Point, the BBC and our new colleagues at AMC."

Sarah Lancashire says: "It's time to let the dog see the rabbit."

James Norton says: "To take on Tommy one final time is a wonderful and daunting privilege, and something I've been looking forward to since we wrapped the last series, 6 years ago. I'm so excited to be working with the insanely talented Sally and Sarah again. Thinking we should all go on one last barge holiday, for old times' sake."

Siobhan Finneran says: "I'm so thrilled to be returning to Happy Valley as Clare, and delighted to now be able to answer the question: "Please tell me there's going to be another Happy Valley???" with a resounding "Yes there is.""

Piers Wenger, Director of BBC Drama, says: "When Happy Valley first launched on the BBC in 2014, it changed the landscape of crime drama completely. Sally has crafted a magnificent conclusion that is sure to make this third and final series one of television's most highly anticipated and unmissable moments. Huge thanks go to Sally, Sarah and the Lookout Point team, plus James and Siobhan, for coming together for this special moment, and we're delighted to welcome AMC on board this final series."

Kristin Jones, EVP International Programming for AMC Networks says: "We're thrilled for AMC+ to be the exclusive U.S. home of this highly-rated and enthusiastically reviewed hit series. Sally Wainwright's riveting police series is the perfect addition to AMC+'s ever-widening library of acclaimed and international dramas and we're looking forward to catching up with the upcoming adventures of Catherine and the other residents of this intriguing town."

Happy Valley series three (6x60') was commissioned by Piers Wenger, Director of BBC Drama, and is a Lookout Point production for the BBC, co-produced with AMC. Happy Valley is written and created by Sally Wainwright. Series three will be directed by Patrick Harkins and Fergus O'Brien, with Chris Clough as series producer, and Jessica Taylor as producer. Executive producers are Sally Wainwright and Sarah Lancashire, with Faith Penhale and Will Johnston for Lookout Point, and Ben Irving for the BBC. BBC Studios, who wholly own Lookout Point, is distributing series three in addition to series one and two.

Filming will take place in and around West Yorkshire in 2022. Happy Valley series three will premiere on BBC One and BBC iPlayer, and the first two series of Happy Valley are available to watch in full on BBC iPlayer now. In the U.S. and Canada, AMC Networks will be the exclusive home for series three which will be available on the AMC+ premium streaming bundle where series one and two are also now available to binge.

Notes to Editors

Happy Valley series one and two premiered on BBC One in 2014 and 2016 respectively.

On 28-day consolidated viewing data, Happy Valley series one was watched by an average of 8 million viewers, with series two averaging 9.3 million viewers. The series two finale was watched by 9.8 million viewers when it aired in 2016. GK

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When a kidnap spirals out of control, Yorkshire police sergeant Catherine Cawood comes face to face with the man who destroyed her family.

 

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