The BBC has announced a second series of Keeping Faith has been commissioned and is currently in production. The thriller will return to TV next year.

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The BBC has announced record-breaking drama Keeping Faith has been commissioned for a second series and is now in production.

Starring Eve Myles (Victoria/Broadchurch/A Very English Scandal) the next series of the thriller will air across the UK next year.

The first series was broadcast in Welsh as Un Bore Mercher, then in English in Wales on BBC One Wales.

This summer the series was shown on network television across the UK – the first time a BBC Wales/S4C joint TV drama production has gone out on BBC One.

Telling the story of lawyer, wife and mother Faith Howells (Myles) as she fights to find the truth behind the sudden disappearance of her husband, series two – written by Matthew Hall and Pip Broughton – joins her as she attempts to pick up the pieces of her life and marriage.

Eve Myles says: “I’m thrilled that this brilliantly written drama found such a place in the audience’s heart and I’m so excited to be back in the beautiful west Wales landscape working with a terrifically creative and talented team – it’s a joy.”

Nick Andrews, BBC Wales’ Head of Commissioning says: “And breathe … Keeping Faith 2 is in production. What happens next to Faith is anyone’s guess but what’s beyond doubt is Eve Myles’ ability to captivate the nation for a second time. We’re enjoying an incredible era for Welsh dramas at the moment and this is set to continue. It’s a superb example of what’s possible when broadcasters such as BBC Wales and S4C work together on projects of scale and ambition. Now where’s my yellow coat!”

S4C’s Director of Content Amanda Rees says: “Following the outstanding success of the first series we are delighted that our Un Bore Mercher fans will have a chance to dust off their yellow macs and enjoy a must-watch second series when it airs, first on S4C and then on BBC next year. This exceptional, most talked about drama demonstrates that great things can happen when broadcasters join forces and is testament to the outstanding acting and producing talents that Wales has to offer.”