ITV orders more DI Ray
ITV1 has greenlit a second series of the Birmingham-set police thriller DI Ray, starring Parminder Nagra.
Creator Maya Sondhi will write the new run alongside Ben Tagoe and Sarah Deane with Roya Eslami on board as series producer and Nirpal Bhogal as lead director.
Jed Mercurio’s HTM produces the show, with Mercurio exec producing with Madonna Baptiste. Filming takes place next year.
The new series will see Leicester-born DI Ray investigating the murder of a high-profile criminal. Sensitive ethnic issues relating to the case ignite racial tensions, causing a personal conflict for Rachita, both as a British Asian woman and as a police officer, which she must fight to prevent a turf war erupting on the streets of Birmingham…
Nagra said: “How lovely to have got the response that we did for series one. Thanks to our audience and to ITV and our amazing talented producers Maya Sondhi, Jed Mercurio, Madonna Baptiste, Jimmy Mulville, we get to do it again. We look forward to taking you on another thrilling adventure!”
Baptiste added: “We’re so pleased DI Ray’s unique blend of propulsive crime drama, while tackling racial issues, was embraced by ITV1 audiences and achieved high viewing figures. We’re absolutely thrilled to be making a second series with our brilliant cast and crew and thank ITV1 and viewers for their support.”
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