Ackley Bridge gets a third series

Stephen Chapman's picture
by Stephen Chapman

Channel 4 has confirmed that Ackley Bridge will return for a third series next year.

The drama is produced by The Forge, in association with Screen Yorkshire and was inspired by schools in Lancashire and Yorkshire, which were set up to integrate the white and Asian communities.

“We’re thrilled that our beloved Ackley gang are returning to Channel 4 next year for what is sure to be another joyful, outrageous and unmissable series. This bold and ballsy show reflects modern Britain in all its diverse glory and does so with wit, grit and its heart firmly in the right place,” said commissioning editor, Manpreet Dosanjh.

Filming is expected to commence in Halifax next year.

“Making Ackley Bridge gives us the chance to tell stories about a part of multicultural Britain that doesn’t get seen on TV very often, and do it with humour, guts and a big heart. We’re particularly proud to have given six writers their first hour of television drama in the first two series, five of whom are from diverse backgrounds,” added George Ormond, executive producer.