Blue Lights series two confirmed: new faces, same crime-fighting charm

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16 Feb 2024, 12:40

BBC unveils sneak peek and cast additions for Belfast’s beloved police drama.

Lights, camera, action! The BBC has just dropped some tantalising sneak peeks and spilled the tea on the returning and new cast members for the upcoming second season of Blue Lights.

It's sure to fill the gap in a post Happy Valley landscape.

Get ready to re-enter the thrilling world of Belfast-based police drama that kept us on the edge of our seats.

Our beloved trio—Grace (Siân Brooke), Annie (Katherine Devlin), and Tommy (Nathan Braniff)—is back in action, facing the challenges that come with the territory of being police officers.

Joining them on this rollercoaster of crime and emotion are familiar faces, including Martin McCann, Joanne Crawford, Andi Osho, Hannah McClean, and more.

But hold on to your badges, because Blue Lights is injecting some fresh blood into the mix. Frank Blake, known for his roles in The Border and Normal People, joins the squad as the enigmatic Constable Shane Bradley.

Seána Kerslake, of Bad Sisters and Ballywalter fame, takes on the role of Mags, while Seamus O’Hara and Craig McGinlay add their own flair to the lineup.

And let's not forget Uncle Rab—played by the fantastic Dan Gordon—and the right-hand man Craig, portrayed by the charismatic Craig McGinlay. With these new characters stepping into the scene, the streets of Belfast are in for quite a shake-up.

A year has passed since the fall of the McIntyre crime gang, and now a power vacuum has everyone on edge.

Rival gangs are vying for dominance, and our trio of officers is caught in the crossfire. Shane Bradley's arrival adds a new layer of mystery, with Tommy getting a taste of the intelligence policing world.

Grace, on the other hand, juggles her son's absence and budding feelings for fellow officer Stevie.

As if that's not enough drama, a young loyalist threatens to take over the city, plunging the officers into a major gangland feud. Brace yourselves for a season packed with violence, suspense, and a showdown that will leave us all breathless.

Writers and directors Declan Lawn and Adam Patterson are thrilled to dive into the second series, promising a fresh set of challenges for our favourite officers.

Executive Producer Stephen Wright and Louise Gallagher express their gratitude for the overwhelming response to the first season and are eager to bring more gripping stories to the screen.

In a statement the pair said: "Blue Lights is a very personal project for us, set in the city where we live, so for us making this show is a special kind of privilege. In series two we join our officers exactly a year after the events of series one, and now they’re facing a whole new set of professional and personal challenges. We’re very excited indeed about bringing you this next chapter of the Blue Lights story. Take a beat!”

Nick Lambon, BBC Drama Commissioning Editor for Northern Ireland, teases new dangers and high-stakes drama, ensuring that our rookie officers have plenty left to learn.

They added: “We can’t wait for viewers to join another shift with the fantastic returning cast of Blue Lights, as well as meet some surprising new recruits to the team. Declan and Adam’s scripts promise new dangers and high-stakes drama for all our officers, proving that a year into the job, these rookies still have a lot more to learn.”

Blue Lights is gearing up for another shift, and viewers can't wait to join the ride.

Buckle up, crime-solving enthusiasts! Blue Lights is back, and the streets of Belfast are about to get a whole lot more interesting.

Get ready for the next chapter of this acclaimed series, where danger lurks around every corner, and our heroes are primed for action.

Let the crime-fighting escapades continue!

Series one of Blue Lights is available to stream now on BBC iPlayer.