Sky Renews Mark Strong-fronted Series ‘Temple’ For Season 2
Sky One and NOW TV will be returning to ‘Temple‘, as the UK broadcaster announces the original drama starring Mark Strong, Daniel Mays and Carice Van Houten has been renewed for a 2nd Season.
Produced by Hera Pictures, the series tells the story of Daniel Milton (Mark Strong), a respected surgeon who finds himself drawn into the underground world of doomsday preppers and bank robbers when he tries to save his wife’s life, by setting up an illicit clinic with obsessive yet surprisingly resourceful misfit Lee (Daniel Mays), in the vast network of tunnels beneath Temple tube station in London. They are soon joined by Anna (Carice Van Houten), a guilt-ridden medical researcher whose past is entangled with Daniel’s and fugitive bank-robber Jamie (Tobi King-Bakare). Daniel does his best to juggle this dysfunctional family as his moral boundaries as a husband, friend and doctor are challenged.
In tonight’s final episode, viewers will be left on a tantalising cliff hanger following a climactic showdown as they wait to find out just what happens next to Daniel, Lee, Anna and Jamie.
“Daniel Milton is a richly complex character to play and after leaving the audience hanging on a heart-stopping finale, I know series two will take viewers on an even wilder ride,” commented Mark Strong. “The cast and I can’t wait to get started – I am delighted that we have the chance to take Temple to another level with a second series and to work again with the brilliant team at Sky.”
With filming set for early 2020 they won’t have too long to wait as Season 2 will see us re-join the action a month on from where we last left them, as they are all brought back together when the crimes they have sought to bury begin to resurface. Daniel desperately tries to keep everything under control but with Lee falling for a fanatical uber-Prepper and Anna luring patients down to the clinic for illegal drug trials, life is only going to get more insane.
“Series two will be bolder than ever as Daniel is pushed to even greater extremes as he risks everything to stay ahead of his lies and keep a grip on his underground world,” adds Liza Marshall, Executive Producer, Hera Pictures. “Our exceptional cast led by Mark Strong will take the story forward with its unique blend of pressure-cooker intensity, emotion and jet-black humour. Hera Pictures are delighted to bring Temple back for a second series.”
‘Temple’ Season 2 is commissioned by Zai Bennett, Sky’s Managing Director of Content and Cameron Roach, Sky’s Director of Drama with Gabriel Silver as the executive producer for Sky. The series is produced by Hera Pictures with executive producers Liza Marshall and Mark Strong.
“Temple’s unique tone and compulsive narrative has ensured that it has become a firm favourite with our viewers, and the show already has an army of passionate fans We’re incredibly excited to announce a second season, and to see the next chapter of the thriller evolve,” said Roach. “We are delighted that our customers will be able to revel in the world, and performances of the exceptional cast, led so brilliantly by Mark Strong, Danny Mays and Carice van Houten.”
‘Temple‘ Season 1 is available now via NOW TV & Sky On Demand, with the final episode airing tonight at 9pm on Sky One.
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