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Silk to return for third series on BBC

Maxine Peake in Silk

Story by Jack Foley

LEGAL drama Silk will return for a third series, the BBC has announced.

Starring Maxine Peake and Rupert Penry-Jones, the show focuses on the lives of barristers, and recently completed a successful second run on BBC1 despite temptations posed by the warmer weather and Euro 2012.

Announcing the show’s return in a statement, a delighted series creator Peter Moffat said: “It’s a joy to write for Maxine Peake and this group of actors. I feel very privileged and lucky. Can’t wait to get going.

“Lots of big ideas about cases, characters, relationships, politics as well as a great deal of unfinished business from this current series.”

He added: “It’s usually a good sign as a writer when your anxiety about a new series is not what to say but how to fit everything in.

“The big challenge for all of us is keeping what is very obviously a highly intelligent and focused audience entertained and engaged.”

Related: Read an interview with Maxine Peake

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