Happy Valley third and final series to air on New Year’s Day

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The BBC has confirmed that popular crime series Happy Valley is set to return for a third and final series on New Year’s Day.

Written and created by Sally Wainwright, the multi-BAFTA award winning hit Happy Valley, featuring Sarah Lancashire in her iconic role of Sergeant Catherine Cawood, will launch at 9pm on Sunday 1 January 2023 on BBC One and BBC iPlayer.

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The BBC has dropped a teaser trailer (below) and revealed series artwork (main pic) for the hit drama.

When Catherine discovers the remains of a gangland murder victim in a drained reservoir, it sparks a chain of events that leads her straight back to Tommy Lee Royce [James Norton]. 

Her grandson, Ryan [Rhys Connah], is now sixteen and has ideas of his own about the kind of relationship he wants to have with the man Catherine refuses to acknowledge as his father, leaving Catherine’s sister Clare [Siobhan Finneran] caught in the middle. 

In another part of the valley, a local pharmacist gets in over his head when a neighbour is arrested.

Happy Valley series three (6×60’) is a Lookout Point production for BBC One and BBC iPlayer. Executive producers are Sally Wainwright and Sarah Lancashire, with Faith Penhale and Will Johnston for Lookout Point, Ben Irving and Rebecca Ferguson for the BBC. 

In advance of series three, the first two series of Happy Valley are available to watch on BBC iPlayer now.