Channel 4 has confirmed that Indian Summers will return for a second series next year.
The new 10-part series will return to Simla in the summer of 1935, three years after the events of the current series. Paul Rutman, creator and writer of the series, says: ‘Our story moves forward three years, to a Viceroy’s last summer, a political gamble to stifle Independence and a great reckoning for Ralph, Alice and Aafrin.’
Piers Wenger, Head of Drama for Channel 4, says: ‘Paul Rutman’s unique perspective on the British Raj has lit up Channel 4 on a Sunday night and we’re delighted to be working with New Pictures again to bring viewers the next chapter of this gripping saga.’
The first episode of Indian Summers was Channel 4’s highest rating original UK drama in over 20 years.