Renewed: The Gold

UK drama led by Hugh Bonneville set around a major 1983 theft to return for a second season.

UK drama The Gold, inspired by the true story of a Brink’s-Mat security depot theft of gold bullion worth £26m in 1983, has been renewed for a second season.

Returning cast includes Hugh Bonneville (Brian Boyce), Charlotte Spencer (Nicki Jennings), Emun Elliott (Tony Brightwell), Tom Cullen (John Palmer), Stefanie Martini (Marnie Palmer) and Sam Spruell (Charlie Miller).

Writer and Executive Producer, Neil Forsyth says: “I am delighted that we have been given the opportunity to tell the rest of the Brink’s-Mat story, which sees the consequences of the robbery and its aftermath grow only more surprising, dramatic and far-reaching, both in Britain and around the world.”

Lindsay Salt, Director of BBC Drama says: “We’re immensely proud to partner with Neil Forsyth and the team to continue the story of The Gold. Millions of viewers across the U.K. were enthralled with its gripping and confident exploration of the fallout from the notorious Brink’s-Mat robbery and, as we saw, there’s still so much more left for DCS Boyce and the team to uncover.”

Filming on series two will begin in January.

It screens in Australia on Paramount+.

2 Responses

  1. I enjoyed s1, but it’s another case of a “true story” where when you read up about the real events after you finish watching the show and get annoyed by the mistelling of the story.

    Also, something I find interesting is that despite knowing nothing about the real events before watching. With current-day bad writing practices, I could instantly tell which character wasn’t based on a real person.

    1. Truth and reality can be a bit mundane sometimes, so we must be thankful for the creative imagination of a good screenplay writer, especially those writers who specialise in developing popular Police procedural or action genres. In my opinion commissioning good specialist writers who understand their subject is important when creating quality TV or movie products which will have broad audience appeal and make money, I’m sure that Movie studio and TV executives know this but have seemingly painted themselves into a corner creatively and politically, in recent times.

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