The Responder returns for season two

The Responder returns for season two

By Michael Pickard
April 19, 2024

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Martin Freeman returns to the front line of policing as The Responder gears up for its second season, coming to BBC One and BBC iPlayer on May 5. Here’s the trailer.

Written by ex-police officer Tony Schumacher, season two joins Chris Carson (Freeman) six months after the events of season one. Chris is attempting to rebuild his life, and his relationships, desperate to avoid the corruption that nearly sucked him under. He is trying to be a better police officer, a better man, and most importantly, a better father to his daughter Tilly. All whilst still dealing with the relentless trauma of being a night response officer. Chris wants a day job. Chris needs a day job. But is he prepared to risk everything to get one?

Rachel Hargreaves (Adelayo Adedayo) is putting her life back together too. She’s still fuming at the way Chris broke her dreams of being a police officer and dragged her down with him into the dirt, and now she’s desperately trying to take control of a life and a career that sometimes feels like it’s slipping away. But after working with a succession of ‘normal’ coppers, Rachel is starting to realise she’s got more in common with Chris than she’d ever want to admit. As they are sucked back together, and into the night, they must pull each other back into the light. But then a routine stop on a black Range Rover changes everything, and suddenly, the darkness beckons once again.

MyAnna Buring, Warren Brown, Josh Finan, Emily Fairn, Philip S McGuinness, Faye McKeever, Mark Womack and Amaka Okafor reprise their roles. New cast members include Adam Nagaitis, Bernard Hill and Ian Puleston-Davies.

Produced by Dancing Ledge Productions, it is directed by Jeanette Nordahl, Mounia Akl, and Charlotte Regan. It is produced by Barrington Robinson with Laurence Bowen, Chris Carey and Toby Bruce as executive producers for Dancing Ledge Productions. Rebecca Ferguson is the executive producer for the BBC.

Filming took place in and around Liverpool. Fremantle will handle global distribution for the series.

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