D.I. Ray Season Two in the Works


Filming is underway on the second season of the drama D.I. Ray, created by Maya Sondhi and produced by Jed Mercurio.

A further six episodes have been commissioned. Season two of the ITV1 drama will again feature Parminder Nagra (Maternal, Blacklist, ER) in the lead role of Detective Inspector Rachita Ray.

The second season also features returning cast members Gemma Whelan (The Tower, Gentleman Jack, Game of Thrones) as DCI Kerry Henderson, Ian Puleston-Davies (The Bay, Archie) as Superintendent Ross Beardsmore, Steve Oram (The End of the F***ing World) as DS Clive Bottomley, Peter Bankole (The Chelsea Detective) as DS Kwesi Edmund and Sam Baker-Jones (The Walk-In) as DC Liam Payne.

New cast includes Patrick Baladi (Breeders, Line of Duty) as DI Patrick Holden, Dinita Gohil (Our House) as Anita Choudhry, Witney White (Father Brown) as DC Charlene Ellis, Michael Socha (Big Boys Don’t Cry, Chernobyl) as Dave Chapman, Syreeta Kumar (Apple Tree Yard) as Sharan Mochani, Lauren Drummond (Holby City) as Suzie Chapman and Taha Rahim as Ravinder ‘Rav’ Mochani.

The six-part series has been written by Sondhi (Mount Pleasant, The Kumars, Ackley Bridge, EastEnders) and Sarah Deane (Compulsion, Granite Harbour). The lead director is Nirpal Bhogal (Endeavour, Misfits), and Nicole Volavka (The Pact, The Bay) is directing episodes five and six.

Sondhi said: “I am excited to bring D.I. Ray back to our screens for a second series that promises to go deeper, darker and more explosive than the last.”

Nagra said: “So thrilled to be back to start work on D.I. Ray 2. We have an amazing team helming it this season for what looks to be an exciting season.”

ITV Commissioning Editor Helen Perry said: “Delighted that D.I. Ray will be returning to our screens for a second series. Not only is it an adrenaline-fuelled, gripping thriller, it is also a bold and unique police drama that has something to say about contemporary Britain.

“Thanks to Maya for creating another nail-biting series, to Parminder, who is spell-binding as DI Rachita Ray and to all at HTM Television for delivering another captivating series. I can’t wait for viewers to watch it.”