Hit ITV drama Marchlands to get sequel – Daily TV round-up

Hit ITV drama 'Marchlands' is to get a sequel.

Called 'Lightfields', it follows the 2011 five-part series starring Alex Kingston, Dean Andrews and Shelley Conn.

Hit drama: Marchlands was a ratings success for ITV last year (Credit: ITV)

The new paranormal drama will take place over various time periods, telling of events taking place to families living in a Suffolk farmhouse.

Beginning in 1944, after a fire in the farm's hay barn, it will then focus on events at the same house during the 70s, and then in the present day where a couple are troubled by a 'restless spirit'.

The original series ‘Marchlands’ was based on US pilot show 'The Oaks', which aired in 2008, but was not rolled out into a full season.

“The scripts are atmospheric and there's great complexity to the characters as they interweave across the decades,” said producer Kate Lewis. [Digital Spy]

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