ITV have announced that after the ratings success of their adaptation of Peter Robinson's Aftermath, they are to produce further dramas based on the D C I Banks books.
Due to begin filming in the spring of 2011, the six episodes will have three stories told over two episodes of which are adapted from the novels of Peter Robinson; Playing with Fire, Friend of the Devil and Cold as the Grave.
DCI Banks: Aftermath attracted a healthy audience, with 6.7 million viewers tuning in for the first episode and 6.9 million viewers for the second part. Laura Mackie, ITV Director of Drama Commissioning said “DCI Banks launched really strongly and already feels like a great new addition to our roster of crime dramas. We're looking forward to bringing a full series to ITV1 next year."
Francis Hopkinson, Executive Producer has said he is sure viewers are looking forward to the new series. "We're delighted that so many people enjoyed Stephen Tompkinson as Inspector Banks and with three more brilliant novels to work from I'm certain that viewers will look forward to returning to Yorkshire in 2011."
The Archive says: That together with Mark Billingham's Thorne, Banks may become television's next superstar coppers. Move over Morse and Frost the new guys are in town.