On TV Scoop in June, writer Ashley Pharaoh had this to say about the next series:
"We've just handed in episode one. It's set in 1982, so the Falklands have just happened. We're taking it slightly darker this time, now the characters have been established. The first episode is about a murder in a strip club in Soho, and there's a lot of the 80s left and it's a good excuse to get the music off iTunes. I'd like to do another series after this one too; Matthew and I have a big story we want to tell when the whole thing ends."There's a longer interview with the writers of Life on Mars and Ashes to Ashes on the Manchester Evening News site.