The streaming service acquired North American rights to the first run of the hit BBC show, which debuted on Netflix in August 2014. The BAFTA-winning series stars Sarah Lancashire (“Last Tango in Halifax”) as Sgt. Catherine Cawood, the altruistic head of the police department in West Yorkshire’s Calder Valley.
In season two, Tommy Lee Royce (James Norton) — the man she believes is responsible for her daughter’s death — is now behind bars, but he continues to haunt Catherine as she rebuilds her life. Meanwhile, detective John Wadsworth (Kevin Doyle) has his own set of problems, and despite being in prison, Tommy forms a bond with a mysterious female admirer (Shirley Henderson).
“Happy Valley” is written by Sally Wainwright (“Last Tango in Halifax”). The series is a Red Production Co. production for the BBC, exec produced by Wainwright and Nicola Shindler with Matthew Read executive producing for the BBC. Season two of the hourlong drama will bow on Netflix after it completes its TV run on BBC One on March 15.