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BBC Renews ‘Showtrial’ for Season 2 with New Cast, Including Adeel Akhtar & Michael Socha

BBC Confirms Return of Showtrial With Brand-New Cast

The BBC’s popular thriller “Showtrial” is gearing up for its second season, and it’s coming back with a twist – an entirely new cast. Building on the success of its initial run, the show is ready to deliver more captivating storytelling with BAFTA-winning actor Adeel Akhtar on board, alongside Michael Socha, known for his role in Shane Meadows’ “Gallows Pole,” and Nathalie Armin from “Home.”

The series, brought to life by creator Ben Richards, of “The Diplomat” fame, is ready to offer another round of gripping drama and intrigue!

New Season of ‘Showtrial’ Explores a Divisive Criminal Trial and Media Spotlight

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Just like the first season, the upcoming season of the show will focus on a high-stakes criminal trial that unfolds under intense media attention. The plot revolves around a well-known climate activist left for dead in a hit-and-run, who identifies his killer as a police officer before dying. The mystery unfolds, exploring Officer X’s history and the true nature of the incident—accident or murder.

The initial season featured Tracy Ifeachor and Céline Buckens in a story centered on a wealthy entrepreneur’s daughter who faces arrest when a fellow student goes missing.

BBC Renews ‘Showtrial’ for Season 2 with Fresh Cast and Engaging Legal Drama

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The BBC, in collaboration with Line of Duty’s World Productions, has renewed the legal drama ‘Showtrial’ for another season. It is created and written by Ben Richards, known for works like COBRA and Spooks.

“I am very grateful to the BBC for the opportunity to explore another sensational trial which I hope will be just as entertaining as our first outing. I love writing Showtrial and I’m honored to have a cast of such high quality to deliver it.”

Ben Richards

The series will commence filming later this year in Northern Ireland, led by director Julia Ford and producer Ken Horn. The show’s executive producers include Simon Heath, Emma Luffingham, and Nawfal Faizullah.