BAFTA TV Awards: Passenger cast tease series two secrets: 'There are a lot of answers we want to share'

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13 May 2024, 10:07

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Passenger stars Arian Nik, Ella Bruccoleri and Rowan Robinson have teased their excitement ahead of series two.

The popular dark comedy-thriller series impressed fans with its six incredibly bingeable episodes in March 2024, but left everyone desperate for more following its conclusion.

Passenger followed the story of former Met Police Detective Riya Ajunwa (Wunmi Mosaku) after she moved to the remote Chadder Vale and became embroiled in its strange goings on and the mystery of a missing young girl (and her equally mysterious reappearance).

Series one ended on a cliffhanger which saw several characters - including Bruccoleri and Nik’s - fates unknown.

While ITV have not confirmed whether or not Passenger will be returning for a second series, the cast attending yesterday (12th May)’s BAFTA TV Awards certainly seem to be ready to return if another series is given the greenlight.

Asked about what they can say about the conclusion to series one’s cliffhanger, Alison Day actress Ella Bruccoleri teased: “That’s just our way of securing a second series!”

“We will be back!” she then said, although she later added: “I don’t actually know.”

Arian Nik who plays Nish Chowdry in the series said: “There are a lot of answers that we want to share. We kind of know the answers to a lot of this stuff, so we’re excited to see [what comes next].”

Speaking with as series one aired, Passenger creator Andrew Buchan shared his thoughts and plans for future seasons of the show.

“All writers want a series two and three and four,” he explained. “I’m not just saying this but the cast that you're watching are right at the start of the most terrifying journey. I don't say that lightly. They have no idea what's coming. It's the tip of the iceberg…

“If people watch it and like it, then maybe we could do another one,” he then added, meaning hopefully this isn’t the end for Passenger just yet.

Last night’s BAFTA TV Awards celebrated a stellar year in UK and global TV. Highlights of the show included Happy Valley’s Sarah Lancashire tearfully accepting her Best Actress award after the show’s final series aired last year, comedian Joe Lycett’s hilarious acceptance speech which he made while dressed as Elizabeth I, and the slightly awkward moment when hosts Rob and Romesh had to receive an award themselves.

Catch up with all the news from the BAFTA TV Awards 2024 here.