Renewed: Upstairs, Downstairs
UPDATE: The BBC has commissioned a second series of its revamped Upstairs, Downstairs -but the show is not going to the ABC.
The BBC has commissioned a second series of its revamped Upstairs, Downstairs period drama.
It has approved another six hour-long episodes.
The co-production with US broadcaster PBS stars Keeley Hawes, Anne Reid and original cast member Jean Marsh. It ran as a three specials from Boxing Day in the UK, averaging 7m viewers.
Caroline Torrance, director of investment & content acquisitions at BBC Worldwide, said: “Upstairs Downstairs is a wonderfully fresh take on a much loved classic, with great production values and a world-class ensemble cast, and we hope it will prove as popular with audiences around the world as it has with UK viewers.”
The original ITV series which aired in the 1970s ran for five series, on Nine and the ABC.
The new version will also air in Australia on the ABC.
UPDATE: BBC Worldwide advises a UK report was incorrect. The show is going to UKTV.
Source: Digital Spy