Fire up the Quattro. Ashes To Ashes is to return to BBC One
The Eighties revival continues - the hugely popular Ashes To Ashes will return for a second series on BBC One.
The hit drama, made by Kudos Film and Television in association with Monastic Productions, has been recommissioned by the BBC following strong ratings and fantastic feedback from its army of fans.
Series one has averaged well over 6.5 million viewers so far and the opening episode achieved audience figures of more than eight million.
Details of the new series are being kept under wraps until the current series has ended but Simon Crawford-Collins, Executive Producer and Head of Drama at Kudos, promises there will be more fun for fans of the "Gene Genie".
He says: "The Eighties have had a real revival over the past few months; Ashes To Ashes seems to have captured the imagination of the nation.
"I'm sure viewers will be desperate to know who's back in the second series but for now they'll just have to tune into the last episode of series one to find out."
Julie Gardner, BBC Wales Head of Drama, who commissioned the second series, says: "I'm delighted Ashes To Ashes will return to BBC One next year.
"The series epitomises all that is great about BBC drama with its bold, confident storytelling and great characters.
"I can't wait for more blue eyeliner, Quattro cars and Eighties music to burst on to our screens in 2009!"
Ashes To Ashes is written and created by Matthew Graham and Ashley Pharoah, two creators of the award-winning Life On Mars.
It is produced by Kudos in association with Monastic Productions, the new production company of Matthew Graham and Pharaoh.
Executive producer duties will be split between Matthew Graham and Ashley Pharoah for Monastic Productions, Simon Crawford-Collins and Jane Featherstone for Kudos, and Piers Wenger for the BBC.
Filming on series two will begin in the summer and Ashes To Ashes will return to BBC One in 2009.
The final episode the first series is on BBC One tonight (Thursday 27 March) at 9.00pm.