In the modern era of television, we see TV series come and go on a regular basis. Some series disappear as quickly as they premiere, while others can run for a number of seasons before getting axed. Some great series can even be prime examples of television yet still have a short shelf-life, whether that be a behind-the-scenes decision or the show simply not garnering ample attention to match its quality. That seems to be the case with one new series which is set to end after just its third season, with AMC confirming that the third and final season of Happy Valley is on its way to AMC+.
Originally debuting on BBC One back in 2014, Happy Valley is a British crime series that follows a female police officer played by Sarah Lancashire who is in the midst of a difficult time in her life. Dealing with her daughter’s suicide and raising her grandson who was the byproduct of sexual assault, the first season saw Lancashie’s character faced with an incredbly pivotal case in her career that would serve as a sort of retribution. The second season would air two years later in 2016 and become an even bigger success than the first, averaging over a million more viewers in the UK alone, before taking a hiatus for the past five years. Now Happy Valley is set to make a return, with AMC announcing this week that the third and final season of the series is set to hit AMC+ in the near future. No exact release date has been announced yet, however the new season is expected to begin filming in West Yorkshire early next year.
Crime series are certainly nothing new in the world of entertainment, however demand for them has seemingly increased in recent years. This makes it no surprise that Happy Valley is making a return after five years, and it should be interesting to see if this upcoming third season can match up to the first two. Interested parties and Happy Valley fans will just have to wait and see as more details emerge about the new season in the coming months.