‘Happy Valley’ Season 2 Coming to Netflix

Second season of hit BBC cop drama to be available to North American subs starting March 16

Netflix is going back to “Happy Valley,” bringing season two of the Brit cop drama over the pond, with all six episodes slated to be available to U.S. and Canada subscribers March 16.

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.

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  1. August Ashby says:

    This show is wonderful. Smart, funny sometimes, sad ~ but a pleasure to watch and chill. I loved the characters, right down to Ryan. And ~ you’ll never look at Mosley or O’Brien the same way! Well done all. Can’t wait for Season 3!!!

  2. Marg L. says:

    Just finished watching season #2 of Happy Valley. This series alone makes a subscription to Netfliks worth every penny. Well done Netfliks!

  3. Ed Lewis says:

    Awesome. just awesome. Head and heels over others in its genre. A gourmet buffet of my favorite actors, Siobhan Finneran, Sarah Lancashire and James Norton plus a tour de force by Kevin Doyle, top-drawer supporting cast, concept, writing, technical ….just lovin’ it. A request for more, please, from the other side of the pond.

  4. Lou Osborn says:

    Season 2 is edited for language in the first 5 minutes. Since when does Netflix do this? I am furious. Air the show as is was made or don’t bother. I will quit Netflix if I see this again.

  5. Anna says:

    When can we in Sweden watch it?

  6. eddie willers says:

    Happy, happy, joy, joy.

  7. D. Allen says:

    I have fallen in love with this show. I can’t wait for the new season. I am binge watching it now.

  8. Kevin says:

    Absolutely brilliant! Totally worth watching.

  9. Dunstan says:

    This show, in both its seasons, hits on all cylinders; terrific writing, directing, acting and production. Give me six episodes of Happy Valley over every season of CSI, NCIS and every other inane procedural anytime.

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