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Crime Drama Traces Starring Martin Compston Returning For Season 2

Crime Drama Traces Starring Martin Compston Returning For Season 2

Traces - the hit crime drama - will return to Alibi for a second series later this year.

Molly Windsor (Make Up, Cheat) will reclaim her role as Emma Hedges, alongside Martin Compston (Line of Duty, The Nest) as Daniel Macafee, Laura Fraser (The Pact, Better Call Saul) as Prof. Sarah Gordon, Jennifer Spence (Trigger Me, You Me Her) as Prof. Kathy Torrance and Michael Nardone (The Night Manager, Guilt) as DCI Neil McKinven.

The first series of Traces recently aired on BBC One, with the first episode achieving an audience of 6.7 million viewers (Credit: Alibi)
The first series of Traces recently aired on BBC One, with the first episode achieving an audience of 6.7 million viewers (Credit: Alibi)

The suspense-fuelled thriller was based on an original idea by best-selling crime writer Val McDermid where forensic science takes centre stage. Amelia Bullmore returns to write the second series with Jess Williams (Grantchester, Call the Midwife). Nicola Shindler (It's A Sin, Happy Valley) will executive produce, alongside RED's Michaela Fereday (Finding Alice, Scott & Bailey).

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Set in Scotland and exploring the world of SIFA, the Scottish Institute of Forensic Science, series one introduced Emma Hedges (Windsor), Prof. Sarah Gordon (Fraser) and Prof. Kathy Torrence (Spence) who together used the rigors of forensic science to uncover the truth about the murder of Emma's mother.

In case you need a quick refresh on what happened during the first series, check out the trailer below:

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The first series of Traces recently aired on BBC One, with the first episode achieving an audience of 6.7 million viewers.

The series saw a number of Line of Duty fans tune in, with Martin Compston an immediate draw.

in other Line of Duty news, Adrian Dunbar has revealed that viewers won't have to wait much longer for the highly anticipated sixth series.

You can read more about that here.

Featured Image Credit: Alibi

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