Right after it premiered in 2014, Happy Valley created a big ol’ splash bestowing heartbreaks, thrills, and laughs as Sarah Lancashire played haunted Northern police sergeant Catherine Cawood. After two years, the follow-up astonished us with an even bigger and better experience. But lol, that was six years ago.
So what’s the status of the third installment? Can we expect Happy Valley season 3 to return any time soon? Here’s everything you need to know.
Happy Valley series 3 air date: When will it premiere?
BBC has confirmed Happy Valley season 3 is all set to premiere! But guys, make sure y’all make the most out of this season, ‘cause this is going to be the finale season of your beloved show! That’s right, BBC announced that season 3 will be the finale season of the Happy Valley franchise.
“I’m delighted to find myself back in the world of Catherine Cawood and her family and colleagues for the final installment of the Happy Valley trilogy,” said creator and writer Sally Wainwright. “It’s been wonderful to see the lasting impact this series has had on audiences all over the world.”
In terms of when the upcoming season will drop, we do not have a potential release date. The makers haven’t announced the release date for season 3, as of this writing. However, the best-case scenario is the very end of 2022. But we’re probably looking at the first half of 2023. There will be six shiny new episodes to look forward to. Stay tuned as we will be uploading more and more information going forward!
Happy Valley season 3 cast: Who will star?
Well, it’s for certain that Sarah Lancashire will return as Cawood, because c’mon, without her in the show, it would be like watching Captain America without Chris Evans! Alongside her, we can also expect James Norton as the oh-so-twisted Tommy Lee Royce. Siobhan Finneran, who plays Catherine’s sister Claire, will also be on hand for the new episodes.
In an interview, James said: “To take on Tommy one final time is a wonderful and daunting privilege and something I’ve been looking forward to since we wrapped the last series, six years ago.” While Sarah teased simply: “It’s time to let the dog see the rabbit.”
Siobhan is equally as excited, and said: “I’m so thrilled to be returning to Happy Valley as Clare, and delighted to now be able to answer the question: ‘Please tell me there’s going to be another Happy Valley???’ with a resounding: ‘Yes. there is.'”
There are also going to be some new faces featured on the team in the shape of Amit Shah (Doctor Who), Mark Stanley (The Bay), and Mollie Winnard (Four Lives). All three will be playing primary roles in the drama!
Other than these cast members, we can expect Con O’Neill as Clare’s recovering alcoholic boyfriend Neil Ackroyd, George Costigan as Nevison Gallagher, and Irish actress Charlie Murphy as his daughter, Ann.
Also returning are Derek Riddell as Richard Cawood, Karl Davies as Daniel Cawood, Susan Lynch as Alison Garrs, Rick Warden as Mike Taylor, Vincent Franklin as Andy Shepherd, and Rhys Connah as Ryan Cawood.
Happy Valley season 3 plot: What might happen?
“When Catherine discovers the remains of a gangland murder victim in a drained reservoir it sparks a chain of events that unwittingly leads her straight back to Tommy Lee Royce,” reads the official synopsis.
“Her grandson Ryan is now sixteen and still living with Catherine, but he has ideas of his own about what kind of relationship he wants to have with the man Catherine refuses to acknowledge as his father. Still battling the seemingly never-ending problem of drugs in the valley and those who supply them, Catherine is on the cusp of retirement.”
That said, will Ryan finally uncover more about Tommy and the things that he is capable of doing? After all, he raped his mother, which resulted in her pregnancy. It eventually led to her taking her own life. Season 3 might encompass this storyline.
Because the makers haven’t made any concrete revelations regarding the plot for the third edition, we don’t really know what to expect. Stay tuned for more updates!
Happy Valley season 3 trailer: Is it out yet?
Filming hasn’t kicked off yet, so we have got quite a wait on our hands before any new footage comes our way. As of now, there have been no updates regarding the promotional teaser or official trailer. In case the production team or the show developers come forth with any revelations, we will keep y’all posted. Watch this space for all the latest updates!
Happy Valley season 3: Where to watch?
You can watch this incredible series on Netflix!