Just before the second series finale airs tonight on BBC One at 9pm, it has been confirmed today that Last Tango in Halifax will return for a third series in 2014.
The series has achieved its highest ever rating so far during it second run pulling in 7.6 million viewers while in addition it one two BAFTAs earlier in the year.
Writer and executive producer Sally Wainwright says, “I’m so happy we’ve got a third series, it’s so exciting to be able to take these characters further and to find out loads more stuff about them. What’s so great about writing for characters like Celia and Alan is that there is a wealth of back story to explore. Series three will be a whole new emotional ball game.”
Ben Stephenson, Controller of BBC Drama Commissioning, adds, “Sally Wainwright’s heartfelt scripts combined with the outstanding and stellar cast involved meant we couldn’t resist a third series of award-winning drama, Last Tango In Halifax for 2014. I can’t wait to see where these wonderful characters and stories will take the audience to next.”