Renewed: The Wrong Mans, Line of Duty.

2014-04-09_1529Two UK series, recently seen on the ABC, have been renewed by the BBC.

The Wrong Mans, starring James Corden and Mathew Bayton, is getting a second season.

Currently screening on ABC1, this most underrated comedy was nominated for a BAFTA Award this week.

Line Of Duty, starring Keely Hawes, has also been commissioned for a third and fourth series from World Productions.

Series three and four, commissioned by Adam Barker, Acting Controller of BBC Two, and Ben Stephenson, Controller of BBC Drama Commissioning, will feature two new police corruption stories told over two series of six one-hour episode

Creator and writer, Jed Mercurio, says: “We’re profoundly grateful to the fans who not only watched Line Of Duty but also made it such a talking point, and to BBC Two for this rare and immensely flattering opportunity. For series three and four, I can promise two explosive new cases for AC-12, new guest stars as police officers investigated for corruption, further twists and turns from the loose ends of series two, and maybe even some surprise reappearances…”

Ben Stephenson, Controller of BBC Drama, commissioning adds: “Line Of Duty shows what the reinvestment of money in drama on BBC Two has achieved – unique, powerful and gripping drama that gets the nation talking. Bringing it back for two more years is the easiest decision I have made. The only thing to expect from the show is the unexpected so I’m excited to see where next twists and turns take the series.”

BBC2 also announces Nurse, a new comedy from Paul Whitehouse, starring Esther Coles as a community psychiatric nurse and Paul Whitehouse as many of her patients or their relatives.

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