Happy Valley WILL return for a third series, says Sally Wainwright

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It’s the news Happy Valley fans have been waiting for - the gritty police drama WILL return for a third series.

Sally Wainwright said the show – which is filmed and set in Calderdale and stars Sarah Lancashire as Sergeant Catherine Cawood – will grace our screens again, but not immediately.

Speaking at the Edinburgh Television Festival, Wainwright was asked by former Doctor Who showrunner Russell T Davies if the drama would come back.

She said: “It will happen but it will be a little while. I have got some good ideas.”

Wainwright had previously declined to confirm whether there would be a third series, saying that she needed to work out where the story would go next.