12 Aug 2022, 18:05
The Tower joined ITV’s line-up of dramas last year, and as season 2 begins to film Tamzin Outhwaite, Niamh Cusack and Ella Smith are announced to be joining the cast.
Here’s everything you need to know…
What is season 2 of The Tower about?
The Tower II: Death Message is based on the second book in Kate London’s Metropolitan series of novels.
The first season follows the investigation into the deaths of a long-serving cop and a teenage Muslim girl.
Both fall to their deaths from a tower block in south-east London in disturbing circumstances.
DS Sarah Collins was given the seemingly impossible task of solving the crime.
Some viewers were disappointed in the first season, which revealed it was all a big accident rather than a murder investigation.
The second book in the Kate London series follows DS Sarah Collins being pulled into a shocking new case which makes her once again work with a troubled young police officer from her past, Lizzie Griffiths.
Tamzin Outhwaite joins the cast of The Tower (Credit: Splashnews.com)
Who is joining the cast of The Tower Season 2?
She played the popular character Mel Owen off and on from 1998 until 2019.
Her other best-known role is probably DCI Sasha Miller in New Tricks.
In 2020, she was in the comedy series about menopause, Dun Breedin’.
She recently starred in the BBC series Ridley Road.
She als0 took part in Freeze The Fear with Wim Hof this year on BBC One.
Irish actress Niamh Cusack joins the cast of the ITV drama (Credit: Splashnews.com)
Niamh Cusack is also joining the cast, playing Claire Mills. The actress played Janine in the Channel 4 drama The Virtues.
She has also had recognisable roles in Always and Everyone, Heartbeat and Rebellion.
Niamh also recently guest-starred in Father Brown and Death in Paradise and is soon set to star in the horror movie Unwelcome.
Ella Smith will star in season 2 of The Tower (Credit: Splashnews.com)
Ella Smith takes the role of DC Elaine Lucas.
The actress is probably best known for her role as Desirée Blodgett in HBO’s The Nevers.
She also had a role in St Trinian’s 2: The Legend of Fritton’s Gold and starred in the BAFTA-winning film Ray and Liz.
Stuart McQuarrie also joins the cast in the role of Sarah’s new boss, DCI Jim Fedden.
Who else is in the cast of the second season of the ITV drama?
Gemma Whelan returns to the series to play DS Sarah Collins.
Tahirah Sharif, who was recently BAFTA-nominated for her role as PC Lizzie Adama, also returns.
Tahirah Sharif was recently nominated for a BAFTA for her role in The Tower (Credit: ITV)
How many episodes are in the second season and when will it be out?
There will be four episodes in the second season of The Tower.
Filming is currently taking place in the North West of England, so it will be a while till we have an exact date for the second season.
But we can assume it will release early next year!
The Tower will return with Season 2 next year, all episodes of season 1 are currently available on the ITV hub.
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