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BBC series The Gold renewed for a second season

The BBC will have more of The Gold. A second season of the gold heist drama has been ordered.

Please note: this news item contains spoilers about the first season of The Gold.

The Gold is based on the infamous real-life events of the Brink's-Mat heist and the decades-long chain of events that followed.

The first season was for the British channel BBC and streamer Paramount+. Sources say Paramount is not on board for season two.

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The main cast was revealed in April last year, with Hugh Bonneville (pictured), Charlotte Spencer, Emun Elliott, Tom Cullen, Stefanie Martini and Sam Spruell confirmed for season two. Further casting will follow later and filming will begin in January 2024. The first season starred Jack Lowdon and Dominic Cooper, among others.

The plot of season two will follow what happened to half of the Brinks-Mat gold stolen during the daring 1983 heist, after police realize those they convicted didn't have it all.

Season two will explore what happened to the other half and what criminal fortunes this led to. The synopsis reads: “As the police investigation progresses, it becomes a tense, high-stakes journey into international money laundering and organized crime, as police embark on a dramatic manhunt as they desperately try to solve the longest and most expensive investigation in the history of the Metropolitan Police. unload."

Season one launched on BBC One and BBC iPlayer in the United Kingdom. The first episode attracted a total of 8.7 million viewers, making it a new top drama across all platforms and channels, according to the BBC.

The Gold writer and executive producer Neil Forsyth said: “I am delighted that we have been given the opportunity to tell the rest of the Brink’s-Mat story, which sees the consequences of the robbery and its aftermath grow only more surprising, dramatic and far-reaching, both in Britain and around the world.”

Lindsay Salt, Director of BBC Drama, added: “We’re immensely proud to partner with Neil Forsyth and the team to continue the story of The Gold. Millions of viewers across the U.K. were enthralled with its gripping and confident exploration of the fallout from the notorious Brink’s-Mat robbery and, as we saw, there’s still so much more left for DCS Boyce and the team to uncover.”

Salt commissioned the six-part second season of The Gold. Tannadice Pictures, the joint venture set up by Forsyth and Objective Fiction, part of All3Media's Objective Media Group, is producing the series in association with All3Media International, which has international sales rights.

Forsyth (Guilt (2019), Eric) is the writer, Patrick Harkins (Tin Star, Guilt (2019)) is the director and Charlie Leech (Bounty Hunters (2017), Lovesick) returns as producer. Executive producers are Forsyth and Ben Farrell for Tannadice Pictures and Nick Lambon for the BBC.

Below you can watch the trailer for the first season of The Gold.
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