'Prisoners' Wives' second series confirmed
Published Apr 26 2012, 12:27 BST
By Alex Fletcher
BBC One drama Prisoners' Wives
has been given a second series, it has been confirmed.
Creator Julie Gearey
revealed to the Radio Times
that she is already "bursting at the seams" with new stories for the second run.
> 'The Syndicate' picked up for second series by BBC One
Series two will be a slightly shorter run of four episodes, which will air in 2013.
Emma Rigby, Polly Walker, Pippa Haywood, Natalie Gavin, Jonas Armstrong and Adam Gillen starred in the South Yorkshire-based drama about four women coping without their partners, who are all in prison.
The first run ended earlier this year with over 5 million viewers for the sixth episode.
Its first series was highly praised by critics, with The Guardian
describing the show as a "thrusting character-driven piece with a cast you can't take your eyes off".> 'Prisoners' Wives' climbs to 5m on BBC One> 'Prisoners' Wives' interviews