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Cold Feet revival to get second series

Cold Feet

Story by Jack Foley

THE recently revived ITV drama Cold Feet is to return for a second series next year (2017).

The comedy-drama featuring James Nesbitt and Hermione Norris made a successful return to screens last month after a 13-year break, attracting an average of 5.8 million viewers on the evening it was broadcast and receiving warm reviews from critics.

Announcing the renewal, screenwriter Mike Bullen tweeted: “Yay! We get to do this all again! Thanks to all our fans for making this possible.”

He continued in a statement: “We all said we only wanted to bring Cold Feet back if we could maintain the standard previously set. I’ve been blown away by the show’s reception among viewers and critics alike. It has exceeded even my hopes.

“This re-commission confirms that we didn’t screw it up. I shall take a moment to bask in the warm glow… OK, done that. Now the hard graft resumes.”

ITV’s director of television Kevin Lygo continued: “It’s with some trepidation that you return to much-loved shows, but Mike Bullen’s contemporary take on the five friends and their lives has been a wonderful thing.

“We were obviously delighted that the audience agreed, and we’re pleased to be able to confirm that Cold Feet will return again for a further series.”

He added that the programme had been ITV’s most successful drama launch so far this year.

Production on the new eight-part series will begin in Manchester in March.

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