Sky Recommissions Mark Strong-Led Temple


The Sky original drama Temple, which stars Mark Strong, Daniel Mays and Carice van Houten, has been recommissioned for a second season on Sky One and NOW TV.

Produced by Hera Pictures, Temple tells the story of Daniel Milton (Strong), a respected surgeon who finds himself drawn into the underground world of doomsday preppers and bank robbers when he tries to save his wife’s life, by setting up an illicit clinic in the vast network of tunnels beneath Temple tube station in London.

Filming is set for early 2020. International distribution is being led by NBCUniversal Global Distribution.

Strong said: “Daniel Milton is a richly complex character to play and after leaving the audience hanging on a heart-stopping finale, I know series two will take viewers on an even wilder ride. The cast and I can’t wait to get started. I am delighted that we have the chance to take Temple to another level with a second series and to work again with the brilliant team at Sky.”

Cameron Roach, Sky’s director of drama and Sky Studios, said: “Temple’s unique tone and compulsive narrative has ensured that it has become a firm favorite with our viewers, and the show already has an army of passionate fans We’re incredibly excited to announce a second season and to see the next chapter of the thriller evolve. We are delighted that our customers will be able to revel in the world, and performances of the exceptional cast, led so brilliantly by Mark Strong, Danny Mays and Carice van Houten.”

Liza Marshall, executive producer for Hera Pictures, said: “Series two will be bolder than ever as Daniel is pushed to even greater extremes as he risks everything to stay ahead of his lies and keep a grip on his underground world. Our fantastic cast led by Mark Strong will take the story forward with its unique blend of pressure-cooker intensity, emotion and jet-black humor. Hera Pictures are delighted to bring Temple back for a second series.”