A POPULAR BBC drama is set to be filmed around Glasgow again later this year.

Granite Harbour will return for a second three-part series that will be shot across the city and Aberdeenshire in late 2023.

The hit drama, which is set in Aberdeen, follows the story of RMP Sergeant Davis Lindo, played by Noughts and Crosses star Romario Simpson, who is a new recruit in Police Scotland and works alongside DS Lara ‘Bart’ Bartlett, who is played by Murder Island star Hannah Donaldson.

We previously reported that the show's first series was filmed in Glasgow last year.

The second series of the show will see the two actors investigate the origins of a new crime wave sweeping the city.

Romario Simpson, who plays Davis Lindo, is excited about filming in Aberdeen again: “I'm delighted to be returning to Scotland to film season 2 of Granite Harbour.

"I'm looking forward to reuniting with the original cast and collaborating with some new creatives. 

"It’s another opportunity to learn more about Aberdeen and take in some vital fresh air and open space."

Hannah Donaldson is looking forward to reprising her role as DCI Lara ‘Bart’ Bartlett: “Growing up as an aspiring young actress in the northeast of Scotland I didn’t often see the landscapes I recognised as home or hear the accents of my friends and family on screen.

"I’m very proud to be a small part of bringing Granite Harbour to life. Series 2 is an excellent opportunity for us to delve further into Bart and Lindo’s relationship and the dynamics of the team.

"I can’t wait to get my necktie on and get back to work with the North East Murder Investigation Team.” 

Gavin Smith, Executive Producer, BBC Scotland says: “We’re delighted to have Granite Harbour return to BBC Scotland and can’t wait to see Aberdeen shining on screen next year.

"Lindo and Bart are a great double act detective duo and we’re excited to see what crime they come against this time around.

"The first series of Granite Harbour was an iPlayer success story for the North East and BBC Scotland will continue to develop and support scripted content representing different areas of Scotland.”

Colin McKeown, LA Productions says: “Our love of Aberdeen continues, it's central to our drama, and along with seeing our characters develop I think series two of Granite Harbour will be something special.”

The drama is a co-commission between BBC Scotland, BBC One, and BBC iPlayer, and is made by LA Productions.

Further cast for the show is yet to be announced, however, it will be hitting screens in 2024.