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26th Oct 2021

Happy Valley to return for third and final series, BBC announces

Kat O'Connor

Happy Valley is finally coming back.

Happy Valley fans will be thrilled to hear the show is returning.

The BBC confirmed the series will return for a third and final season.

Sally Wainwright has written six brand new episodes.

The BAFTA-winning series first aired in 2014, with season 2 airing in 2016. It’s been a long time coming but there’s no doubt fans of the award-winning drama will be glued to the final season.

Sarah Lancashire will return for the final season. She plays Sergeant Cather Cawood. James Norton and Siobhan Finneran will also return for the final season.

Filming is due to begin in West Yorkshire in 2022.

Happy Valley creator Sally Wainwright stated: “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,” she added.

Little Women star James Norton added, “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.”

An air date has yet to be confirmed, but the BBC stressed that the new season will be worth the wait.

Happy Valley follows Sergeant Catherine Cawood who has to deal with her teenage daughter’s suicide while leading a team of West Yorkshire police officers.