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Finding Alice: ITV's Renews Keeley Hawes Drama For Second Series

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Finding Alice:  ITV's Renews Keeley Hawes Drama For Second Series

Finding Alice fans, we've got some good news - the eccentric drama has been recommissioned by ITV.

The unique series, which stars Keeley Hawes as the titular Alice, focuses on a widow and her honest, raw, blackly comic journey of grief, love and life after the death of her husband Harry - who passes away after falling down the stairs of a house he designed.

Finding Alice is a frank and honest look at love and grief (Credit: ITV)
Finding Alice is a frank and honest look at love and grief (Credit: ITV)

Following his accidental sudden death, Alice finds herself in the midst of a storm of secrets, debt, suspicion and criminality which she has been forced to confront in order to survive.

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The series was written by Roger Goldby and Simon Nye, and received critical acclaim for how it explored tender and difficult issues.

The second helping of the drama will pick on after the events of season one, and will explore the consequences of Alice deciding to have her dead husband's baby, as well as the impact this decision has on her friends and family.

Keeley Hawes stars as widow Alice (Credit: ITV)
Keeley Hawes stars as widow Alice (Credit: ITV)

Fans lapped up the first series, with Finding Alice one of six top drama launches this year and having averaged 7.0m viewers across all devices - including 1.8 million watching pre-broadcast across all platforms.

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Speaking about the new series, Keeley, who also served as Executive Producer on Finding Alice, explained: "I'm so pleased to be reuniting with the brilliant team behind Finding Alice for a second series.

"We've been honoured to hear from so many viewers who have related to Alice's experience of grief, and look forward to sharing the next stage of her journey."

Fellow executive producer Nicola Shindler added: "I am delighted to be able to continue telling Alice's very original story with Roger and Simon writing and Keeley Hawes back to explore the increasingly complicated life of Alice."

Keeley Hawes also serves as one of the show's executive producers (Credit: PA Images)
Keeley Hawes also serves as one of the show's executive producers (Credit: PA Images)
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Filming on season two of Finding Alice will begin in February next year. You can catch up on series one on the ITV Hub.

In other TV news, Line of Duty will be returning to BBC One at the end of this month.

You can read more about the hotly-anticipated new series here.

Featured Image Credit: ITV

Topics: Drama, TV News, TV & Film, TV Entertainment, ITV

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