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DI Ray renewed for second series on ITV1

DI Ray is to return to ITV1 for a second series.

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Parminder Nagra will reprise her role as Detective Inspector Rachita Ray for six new episodes.

A synopsis shares: “Set in Birmingham, the series, will see Leicester-born DI Ray investigating the murder of a high-profile criminal.

DI RAY EPISODE1. Pictured:PARMINDER NAGRA as DI Rachita Ray with Extras. Copyright ITV
DI RAY EPISODE1. Pictured:PARMINDER NAGRA as DI Rachita Ray with Extras. Copyright ITV

“Sensitive ethnic issues relating to the case ignite racial tensions, causing a personal conflict for Rachita, both as a British Asian woman and as a police officer, which she must fight to prevent a turf war erupting on the streets of Birmingham…”

Alongside Parminder Nagra, the second series features returning cast members Gemma Whelan (The Tower, Gentleman Jack, Game of Thrones) as DCI Kerry Henderson, Ian Puleston-Davies (The Bay, Archie) as Superintendent Ross Beardsmore, Steve Oram (The End of the F***ing World) as DS Clive Bottomley, Peter Bankole (The Chelsea Detective) as DS Kwesi Edmund and Sam Baker-Jones (The Walk-In) as DC Liam Payne.

It also features new cast members – Patrick Baladi (Breeders, Line of Duty) as DI Patrick Holden, Dinita Gohil (Our House) as Anita Choudhry, Witney White (Father Brown) as DC Charlene Ellis, Michael Socha (Big Boys Don’t Cry, Chernobyl) as Dave Chapman, Syreeta Kumar (Apple Tree Yard) as Sharan Mochani, Lauren Drummond (Holby City) as Suzie Chapman and Taha Rahim as Ravinder ‘Rav’ Mochani.

Parminder Nagra said: “How lovely to have got the response that we did for series one. Thanks to our audience and to ITV and our amazing talented producers Maya Sondhi, Jed Mercurio, Madonna Baptiste, Jimmy Mulville, we get to do it again. We look forward to taking you on another thrilling adventure!”

Creator and writer Maya Sondhi added: “I am so excited to be able to work with Parminder again and all the team at HTM to bring back a series two that goes deeper, darker and twistier than Spaghetti Junction…Thank you so much to ITV1 and the viewers for making it happen.”

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A release date for the new episodes will be confirmed in due course.

The first series is currently available to watch online on ITVX here

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