Alibi Renews Original Dramas ‘Traces’ & ‘We Hunt Together’ For 2nd Seasons
Produced by RED Production Company (‘Years and Years’, ‘The Stranger’) for UKTV and BBC Studios Distribution, ‘Traces’ is a suspense-fuelled thriller based on an original idea by best-selling crime writer Val McDermid where forensic science takes centre stage. Amelia Bullmore returns to write the second series with Jess Williams (‘Grantchester’, ‘Call the Midwife’). Casting and production team will be announced in the coming months with the series set to air in 2021.
Set in Scotland and exploring the world of SIFA, the Scottish Institute of Forensic Science, series one introduced Emma Hedges (Molly Windsor), Prof. Sarah Gordon (Laura Fraser) and Prof. Kathy Torrance (Jennifer Spence) who together used the rigours of forensic science to uncover the truth about the murder of Emma’s mother.
Series two will continue to delve into the world of forensic science, as the women of SIFA carefully analyse traces of evidence to help get to the bottom of who’s behind a series of cruel bombings in Dundee. The city is on edge as the pressure rises to identify the mystery bomber before the next bomb goes off.
“We were all thrilled by the success of the first series on Alibi, and it is testament to the incredibly gripping storyline played out by some world-class actors,” commented Emma Ayech, channel director for Alibi. “I can’t wait to see what the second series has in store and welcome the viewers back into the world of SIFA.”
Produced by BBC Studios and written by Gaby Hull (‘Cheat’, ‘Two Weeks to Live’), season one of the cat and mouse thriller ‘We Hunt Together’ introduced two star-crossed killers, Baba and Freddy, who go on the run from the police after committing a series of brutal murders. Mismatched detectives DS Lola Franks (Eve Myles) and DI Jackson Mendy (Babou Ceesay) were assigned to the case and determined to stop the deadly duo in their tracks.
The second season will pick up ten months after the dramatic finale, with a potential new accomplice on the scene and another game of obsession, murder and love to get underway. This time the risks are higher, but so are the rewards.
“It was a real pleasure developing series one with BBC Studios, UKTV and the incredible cast and crew,” comments writer Gaby Hull. “I’m excited to be able to keep the story going and see where the hunt takes us next.”