ITV gives 'Mr Selfridge' a second series
It's all go in TV land today, what with Tom Vaughan-Lawlor and the Love/Hate gang getting a fourth series from RTE, and now it looks like we'll be seeing a lot more of Jeremy Piven on our screens! ITV have confirmed that they want a second series of Mr Selfridge.
The show, dubbed Downton Abbey on Oxford Street, has been a smash hit with viewers, regularly dragging in decent audience of a Sunday eve with it's nifty little mix of comedy, drama and err. deviance. In fact, it's ITV's most watched new drama since all girl detective team Scott and Bailey (which just so happens to be a personal favourite) hit our screens back in 2011.
ITV Studios Executive porducer Kate Lewis has revealed that the story of Selfridges will jump forward to 1914, just in time for the centenary of the First World War. She said that ITV was "thrilled to be making a second series of Mr Selfridge. The story of Harry Selfridge, his family and colleagues has drawn in a strong drama audience and we are delighted by the response."
The drama was also highly praised by Steve November, ITV's Acting Director of Drama Commissioning. "It is ITV drama at its best and we are looking forward to spending more time with the wonderful characters" he said.
Wonder how Jeremy will find the time to fit all of that in if he's off making that Entourage movie?
Story by Sarah Doran | 14:47 | Friday 8th February 2013 | TV News
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