'The Syndicate' picked up for second series by BBC One
Published Apr 26 2012, 10:38 BST | By Morgan Jeffery The Syndicate
has been picked up for a second series.
The BBC One drama concluded on Tuesday night, drawing in nearly 5.4m viewers
, head of comms at BBC Television, announced the renewal on Twitter
: "Great news for fans of The Syndicate
- a second series has been commissioned for BBC One next year."
The show - written by Kay Mellor - followed five supermarket workers who enter into a lottery syndicate and win the top prize.
Each episode focused on a different character, with Timothy Spall, Joanna Page, Matthew McNulty, Lorraine Bruce and Matthew Lewis playing the leads.Harry Potter
star Lewis previously commented on the "fantastic" reaction
to The Syndicate
"People seem to have really taken to the programme," he said. "Most people aren't too fond of my character Jamie, though, and they¹ve let me know."The Syndicate
will return to BBC One in 2013.> Upstairs Downstairs dropped by BBC
Watch a trailer for The Syndicate