ITV to order more DCI Banks

ITV1ITV is on the verge of ordering a second season of detective drama DCI Banks.

Broadcast reports that the ITV drama has been given the green-light for a second season but the broadcaster is still in talks over the “finer details” of the deal with producers Left Bank Pictures. The second series will once again comprise of 6 episodes each 60 minutes length; three two-part stories. Broadcast reports the episode will adapt three further Peter Robinson novels; Wednesday Child, Dry Bones that Dream and Stranger Affair.

DCI Banks originally premiered on ITV in 2010 as a two-part pilot which attracted 6.5 million viewers. The first full series aired earlier this year – opposite Torchwood: Miracle Day for part of its broadcast – had had consolidated ratings of 5 million viewers. The series stars Stephen Tompkinson who also stars in fellow ITV drama Wild at Heart.