James Norton returns to ‘Happy Valley’ for second series


For the second day in a row, there is news from backstage at the BAFTA awards regarding one of the winners. Yesterday, it was the news that series 4 of Sherlock would not begin filming until Spring 2016. Today, from the Happy Valley camp, comes the news that James Norton (Sidney Chambers, Grantchester) will return to series 2 as the extremely disturbed serial psycho/killer, Tommy Lee Royce to, once again, torment Sargeant Catherine Cawood, played by Sarah Lancashire.

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Happy Valley writer Sally Wainwright, who seemed genuinely overwhelmed after reality set in that her series took home the BAFTA, revealed a bit of the series 2 plot line saying, “It’ll be a whole new ball game, with one story continuing and two whole new stories too.” Earlier, Wainwright spoke with Radio Times about Happy Valley, Last Tango in Halifax and Scott & Bailey. While nothing is set yet from a transmission standpoint, look for the 3rd set of Happy Valley on BBC1 sometime late in 2015.