Game of Thrones star Gemma Whelan's ITV drama The Tower gets renewed for series 3

gemma whelan in the tower series 2
Game of Thrones star's ITV drama gets renewedITV

The Tower, featuring Game of Thrones star Gemma Whelan, has been renewed for a third season.

The new four-part series of the ITV show will be entitled The Tower 3: Gallowstree Lane and is based on Kate London's third novel of the same name.

The first series holds a 100% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, while its recently-aired second series sits at 94%.

gemma whelan in the tower series 2

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Whelan will return as DS Sarah Collins alongside Tahirah Sharif as PC Lizzie Adama, while Jimmy Akingbola is back as DC Steve Bradshaw and Emmett J Scanlan also returns as DI Kieran Shaw.

Its writer and executive producer, Patrick Harbinson, recently spoke of his delight to see The Tower renewed, adding that "series three will be our best yet".

"We're delighted to be filming a third series of The Tower," he said. "Gallowstree Lane has a high-stakes drugs and gangs storyline with Jimmy and Emmett's characters taking major roles. Sarah and Lizzie have gripping and heart-breaking stories, too, as the drama of Portland Tower comes full circle. I firmly believe series three will be our best yet."

jimmy akingbola in the tower series 2

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The news comes over a year after it was announced that the show had been renewed for a second series, entitled The Tower 2: Death Message, with the series airing earlier this year.

ITV's head of drama Polly Hill said at the time: "It's a real thrill to be recommissioning The Tower with an excellent cast and script from Patrick Harbinson and the team at Mammoth Screen.

"The characters, brilliantly created by novelist Kate London, certainly resonated with our audience who are keen to learn what happens next."

The Tower is available to watch on ITV Hub, with the third series still awaiting an official release date.

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