Y Gwyll/Hinterland returns on S4C

31 July 2015

Sunday, 13 September 2015, put it in your calendar now – Y Gwyll/Hinterland is back on S4C.

The second series of the ground-breaking, gripping crime drama, starring Richard Harrington as DCI Tom Mathias will be premiered in Welsh on S4C.

To be broadcast in the prime drama slot of 9.00 on Sunday nights on S4C, with English language subtitles available.

Produced back-to-back in Welsh and English, bilingual versions will be broadcast on BBC Cymru Wales and BBC Four at later dates, yet to be announced.

A feature length Y Gwyll special broadcast on New Year’s Day on S4C has set the scene for the series, with DCI Mathias still very much in emotional turmoil as past demons still plague him.

With his wife Meg, played by the BAFTA winning Romanian actress Anamaria Marinca, appearing out of the blue, the intrigue grows and grows.

The second series continues with four new cases over eight nail-biting 60 minute episodes.

Series 2 was filmed on location in the striking, beautiful and, sometimes desolate, hinterland of Ceredigion in west Wales.

Financed by broadcast partners S4C and BBC Cymru Wales, together with all3media International, Tinopolis and Welsh Business Finance, it is produced by award-winning production company Fiction Factory.

It reunites Richard Harrington with the production team which includes co-creators Ed Talfan and Ed Thomas, and producer Gethin Scourfield.

The stellar cast also features Mali Harries as DI Mared Rhys, Aneirin Hughes as Chief Superintendent Brian Prosser, Hannah Daniel as DS Siân Owens and Alex Harries as DC Lloyd Elis.

They are joined by Mark Lewis Jones for the first episode of the series.

The series is distributed internationally by all3media International and has now sold to 30 countries and is available on Netflix worldwide.

Executive Producer Ed Thomas of Cardiff-based Fiction Factory said:

"We have been thrilled by the great response from viewers to Y Gwyll/Hinterland both in the UK and beyond. A strong sense of place is central to the success of the series and the stories have grown from our time in Ceredigion. The landscape is breath-taking, almost like a character in itself and the new series will feature four brand new stories with Mathias and the revelation of his backstory at the heart of it."

S4C's Drama Content Commissioner, Gwawr Martha Lloyd said:

"We are extremely proud to have commissioned a drama series that puts Wales on a world stage. It has made its mark internationally because it is an ambitious, high quality crime drama, combining gripping storylines with fascinating characters, acting of the highest calibre, with production values and directorship that meets our ambition. We look forward greatly to the second series."

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