The Hollywood Reporter notes Campion and writer Gerard Lee are moving ahead on a second season of the NZ-based mystery with production company See-Saw.
See-Saw also has Jimmy McGovern’s seven-part drama Banished with BBC First plus Codes of Conduct from director Steve McQueen with HBO.
Top of the Lake, which starred Elisabeth Moss, Holly Hunter and David Wenham, received plenty of critical acclaim and award wins from Golden Globe Awards, AACTA Awards, Logies, ASTRA Awards, Creative Emmys, Critics Choice Awards and nominations from Emmys.
It’s not yet clear of ABC will also screen the first season, which has been flagged in the past, despite it not proceeding as an investor.
Natalie Edgar, Director of Television, BBC Worldwide Australia and New Zealand told TV Tonight: “BBC Worldwide ANZ has first option on a second series of Top of the Lake in Australia and New Zealand. It is very early stages of development, we are working closely with See-Saw Films and can’t wait to see what Jane has in store for series two.”