Indian Summers recommissioned: Channel 4 confirm a second series of British Empire drama

The programme starring Julie Walters will be back on TV in 2016

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Indian Summers will be back for a second series in 2016, Channel 4 have confirmed.

Series one of the programme about the British occupation of India is set in 1932, and series two will rejoin the cast of characters, which includes Julie Walters, in 1935.

It portrays the clashes between the colonial families summering in Shimla - a town in the foothills of the Himalayas - and the local people desperate for Independence.


"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," creator Paul Ruman said.

"I am so grateful to Channel 4 for trusting us to continue our journey through the last years of the British Raj. I feel like the luckiest writer in the world."

Walters stars alongside Henry Lloyd-Hughes, Jemima West, Nikesh Patel and Aysha Kala.