Renewed: DI Ray

Parminder Nagra will return as Detective Inspector Rachita Ray in a second season of UK police drama.

UK police drama DI Ray starring Parminder Nagra, has been renewed for a second season.

The series produced by Jed Mercurio’s HTM Television will return for six new episodes with Nagra as Detective Inspector Rachita Ray.

Parminder 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!”

Creator and writer Maya Sondhi said, “I am so excited to be able to work with Parminder again and all the team at HTM to bring back a series two that goes deeper, darker and twistier than Spaghetti Junction…Thank you so much to ITV1 and the viewers for making it happen.”

DI Ray will be filmed in the Midlands in 2023.

The series screens in Australia on SBS.

Set in Birmingham, the 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…

The new six-part series will be written by Line of Duty actress and screenwriter Maya Sondhi (Mount Pleasant, The Kumars, Ackley Bridge, EastEnders) Ben Tagoe (Stan Lee’s Lucky Man, In The Long Run) and Sarah Deane (Compulsion, Granite Harbour). The lead director is Nirpal Bhogal (Endeavour, Misfits), with the series produced by Roya Eslami (Adult Material) and executive produced by Madonna Baptiste (Stephen, Black Mirror) and Jed Mercurio (Trigger Point, Line of Duty).

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  1. What Mercurio actually writes is usually interesting but often prone to melodrama, stretches suspension of disbelief to breaking point or even has major plot holes. What is production company churns out is another story. Trigger Point was terrible, DI Ray and Bloodlands were ok but are rated 6.6. by fans on IMDB and were savaged by some critics.

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