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Kay Mellor’s lottery drama proved to be a hit with viewers.

After attracting over six million viewers the BBC has announced that Kay Mellor’s drama The Syndicate has been commissioned for a second series.

Commissioned by Ben Stephenson, Controller of BBC Drama and by Danny Cohen, Controller of BBC One the second series will follow the fortunes of a new group of lottery winners.

Speaking about the series success Danny Cohen said: “The Syndicate has been a big hit with BBC One viewers. I’m greatly looking forward to seeing what Kay Mellor and the team dream up for a new set of lottery winners.”

Kay Mellor who wrote and produced the series said: “I am thrilled by the response of viewers to The Syndicate. I enjoyed every minute I worked on the series, from the writing of the scripts to working on set. I am delighted that Rollem Productions are able to bring a second series to BBC One.”

Series one starred; Timothy Spall, Joanna Page, Lorraine Bruce, Matthew McNulty and Matthew Lewis in a five part story focused on a syndicate group of five people who won the lottery, and the effect it had on their lives which reached a dramatic conclusion on BBC One earlier this week.

The drama is being made by Rollem Productions. The executive producer for the BBC is Polly Hill and the executive producers for Rollem Productions are Kay Mellor and Nicola Shindler.

The Syndicate will return for a new series next year.

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