Hit BBC1 drama Ordinary Lies has been commissioned for a new series by the BBC. This time the drama will take place in a large, national sports goods company.

Created by Danny Brocklehurst, the first series of Ordinary Lies – about the lives of staff at a car sales yard – was a ratings and critical success when it screened earlier in 2015. It drew an average audience of more than six million viewers and starred Michelle Keegan and Jo Joyner.

Writer and executive producer Brocklehurst said: “The audience response to the first series of Ordinary Lies was truly overwhelming so I’m delighted that we can bring it back for a second series. We were incredibly lucky with a stellar cast for series one – all of whom gave gripping performances which not only translated into great ratings, but also critical acclaim.

“The second series will explore the clandestine lives of a new group of colleagues whose 9 to 5 personas belie a much darker personal life.”

The second series, which will explore the lives and loves of a whole new set of characters, will go into production next year.

Ordinary Lies’ executive producer Nicola Shindler said: “I am thrilled that the BBC has commissioned a second series of Ordinary Lies following the great ratings and performances from the hugely talented ensemble cast. To maintain the drama, suspense and intrigue for viewers, the second series will introduce a new array of characters each harbouring their own secret.”

The new six x 60-minute series is a RED Production Company production for BBC One.