The first series, which debuted on bbc One earlier this year, achieved an average consolidated audience of over 6 million for the channel.
Writer and executive producer Danny Brocklehurst said: “The audience response to the first series of Ordinary Lies was truly overwhelming so I’m delighted that we can bring it back for a second series. We were incredibly lucky with a stellar cast for series one – all of whom gave gripping performances which not only translated into great ratings but also critical acclaim. The second series will explore the clandestine lives of a new group of colleagues whose 9 to 5 personas belie a much darker personal life.”
The second series, which will explore the lives and loves of a new workforce, will go into production next year. The new 6×60 series will be set in the headquarters of a large, national sports goods company with an array of new, compelling and clandestine characters.
Executive Producer Nicola Shindler says: “I am thrilled that the bbc has commissioned a second series of Ordinary Lies following the great ratings and performances from the hugely talented ensemble cast. To maintain the drama, suspense and intrigue for viewers, the second series will introduce a new array of characters each harbouring their own secret.”
Polly Hill, Controller of BBC Drama Commissioning, says: “Danny’s brilliant scripts really do make the ordinary lives of our characters become extraordinary. His warm, funny and clever stories will once again make gripping viewing for our BBC One audience.”