Hugh Bonneville's BBC crime drama has season 2 confirmed

Hugh Bonneville’s crime drama The Gold will return for a second series, the BBC has confirmed.

The BBC One series centred around the true story of the infamous 1983 Brink’s-Mat robbery, one of the biggest heists in history, and the chain of events that followed.

The Downton Abbey star will return as DCI Brian Boyce, the police detective who led the investigation into the robbery.

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The first series, which also starred the likes of Dominic Cooper and Jack Lowden, was one of the most watched new dramas of this year, so fans will be delighted that the story is set to continue.

The show ended with the convictions for the theft, but also the revelation that the captured criminals only ever had half of the missing millions.

Series two will explore what happened to the other half, with the police investigation becoming a "tense, high-stakes journey into international money laundering and organised crime."

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Announced as returning alongside Bonneville are Charlotte Spencer (Nicki Jennings), Emun Elliott (Tony Brightwell), Tom Cullen (John Palmer), Stefanie Martini (Marnie Palmer) and Sam Spruell (Charlie Miller).

Writer and Executive Producer Neil Forsyth said on the new series: "I am delighted that we have been given the opportunity to tell the rest of the Brink-Mat’s 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."

Filming on the new series is expected to begin in January, and new cast members are yet to be announced.

The first series of The Gold is available to stream now on BBC iPlayer.

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