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After drawing what the pay-TV provider called “an army of passionate fans”, Sky has contracted Hera Pictures for a second series of original drama Temple.

Temple Sky 1Nov2019Starring Mark Strong, Daniel Mays and Carice Van Houten, Temple tells the story of Daniel Milton (Strong), a respected surgeon who finds himself drawn into the underground world of doomsday preppers and bank robbers when he tries to save his wife’s life, by setting up an illicit clinic with obsessive yet surprisingly resourceful misfit Lee (Mays) and guilt-ridden medical researcher Anna (Van Houten) in the network of tunnels beneath Temple tube station in London.

With filming set for early 2020, series two will re-join the action a month on from the end of the previous season, as the leading characters are brought back together when the crimes they have sought to bury begin to resurface. Daniel desperately tries to keep everything under control but with Lee falling for a fanatical uber-Prepper and Anna luring patients down to the clinic for illegal drug trials, life is only going to get more insane.

“Temple’s unique tone and compulsive narrative has ensured that it has become a firm favourite with our viewers,” said Cameron Roach, Sky’s director of drama. “We’re incredibly excited to announce a second season, and to see the next chapter of the thriller evolve. We are delighted that our customers will be able to revel in the world, and performances of the exceptional cast, led so brilliantly by Mark Strong, Danny Mays and Carice van Houten.”

Hera Pictures executive producer Liza Marshall added: “Series two will be bolder than ever as Daniel is pushed to even greater extremes as he risks everything to stay ahead of his lies and keep a grip on his underground world. Our exceptional cast led by Mark Strong will take the story forward with its unique blend of pressure-cooker intensity, emotion and jet-black humour. Hera Pictures are delighted to bring Temple back for a second series.”

Temple series two was commissioned by Zai Bennett, Sky’s managing director of content and Roach, with Gabriel Silver as the executive producer for Sky. The series is produced by Hera Pictures with executive producers Liza Marshall and Mark Strong. International distribution is being led by NBCUniversal Global Distribution.