Update: Julie Walters’s “Indian Summers” renewed, will premiere on PBS!
Update: In addition to the second season renewal, we have now learned that fans residing in the United States will also be able to enjoy the series, when it will premiere next fall! According to Cultbox, the program is slated to premiere season one of the ten-part drama on Masterpiece on PBS, much in the same fashion as the network did for Downton Abbey. Masterpiece executive producer Rebecca Eaton released a brief statement regarding the addition of Indian Summers to the PBS lineup:
Indian Summers is truly a television event, the result of the terrific work of our UK partners. We can’t wait to introduce this magnificent series to our U.S. audiences.
Indian Summers – a drama serial, starring Julie Walters and Henry Lloyd-Hughes (Roger Davies), that follows the decline of the British Empire – has been confirmed for a second season.
Digital Spy reports that Season 2, much like Season 1, will be split into ten parts and set in 1935, just three years after the events of Season 1. About the series’s renewal, creator Paul Ruman commented,
I am so grateful to Channel 4 for trusting us to continue our journey through the last years of the British Raj. I feel like the luckiest writer in the world.
He continues to give a brief summary of the next season, stating,
Our story moves forward three years, to a Viceroy’s last summer, a political gamble to stifle [i]ndependence and a great reckoning for Ralph, Alice and Aafrin.
Indian Summers is currently being aired on Channel 4 in the UK on Sundays at 9 p.m. GMT.