The Manc - Happy Valley star hints that the hit BBC show could soon be back on screens"

Happy Valley star hints that the hit BBC show could soon be back on screens

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It's been four years since Happy Valley was last on our TV screens and fans of the show are waiting with baited breath for it to rear its head again.

The hit BBC drama enjoyed an average of 9 million viewers per episode across its first two seasons, but it was never confirmed whether or not it would return for a third run.

Last year, however, fans finally did get confirmation that there would be a third series, but that it would take a little white as they were waiting for one cast member to grow up.


Rhys Connah, who plays Ryan, was just an 8-year-old lad when the show began, however, when the story kicks off again, show writer Sally Wainwright wants him to be much older.

However, little Ryan may have had a growth spurt because Siobhan Finneran, who plays Clare, told This Morning hosts Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield today that everything might finally be in order.

Speaking to Siobhan, Holly said: "We’ve been teased, Sally Wainwright says there will be a third series, we're waiting for Ryan who’s Catherine's grandson to grow up a bit because that's important for the storyline.

"How much longer have we got to wait? Do you even know, is anything on a heavy pencil?"

Siobhan Finneran / ITV

Siobhan responds: "I'm not sure, I don’t know if we're going to do it again. We're just waiting for Sally to write it, fingers crossed.

"Rhys, who plays Ryan, sent me a little message at Christmas and he looks like a fully grown man now, so he is growing up."

Phillip and Holly then pressed further, quizzing Siobhan on whether that meant it was "time now", to which she replied: "Yeah."

I mean, none of this is conclusive, but we'll take it – and if you're missing Happy Valley-esque telly, Siobhan's Netflix show 'The Stranger' is absolutely fantastic. We highly recommend it.


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