law-order-uk-cancelled-renewed-season-eightArticle By Guillermo Paz

This one comes from across the pond, as ITV renews Law & Order UK for season eight in what keeps delivering consistently as a franchise both in the US and elsewhere.

The Show, starring Bradley Walsh, Georgia Taylor, Paterson Joseph and Dominic Rowan keeps being a timeslot leader in the ratings, so it was a no brainer for the network to recomission it.

Highlights of the new series include the death of a psychiatrist who specialises in violent juveniles and a hotel-room killing without a body. DS Ronnie Brooks, played by Bradley Walsh, will meet his match in a drug dealer who repeatedly beats the justice system and In I Predict a Riot, he’ll be investigating other senior police officers.

Dependable and experienced Detective Sergeant Ronnie Brooks (Bradley Walsh) will be joined in this series by new colleague DS Joe Hawkins played by newcomer Ben Bailey Smith (Hunted, Derek and Midsomer Murders).

Dominic Rowan, Georgia Taylor and Paterson Joseph also return in the new episodes. Both Georgia (Casualty, Lewis, Coronation Street) and Paterson (The Hollow Crown, Hustle, Peep Show) joined the cast last series. Georgia plays straight talking Crown Prosecutor Kate Barker, who is fresh from the more lucrative defence side of the courtroom. She’s messy and stubborn, which infuriates her colleague, Chief Prosecutor Jacob Thorne (Dominic Rowan).

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