PBS to Premiere Season 2 of 'Indian Summers' on MASTERPIECE, 9/11

As a nation of 300 million vies for independence, India's colonial rulers soldier on. MASTERPIECE continues its story of love, death, and unbridled ambition, set in British India's exotic summer capital in the 1930s. Hailed by the San Francisco Chronicle as "a terrific melodrama with brains," Indian Summers returns with Season 2, airing in ten enthralling new episodes, Sundays, September 11 - October 2 and October 16 - November 20, 2016 at 10pm ET on PBS.

The series stars Julie Walters (Oscar(R) nominee for Billy Elliot and Educating Rita) plus "a constellation of strong performances" (Los Angeles Times) - among them Henry Lloyd-Hughes (Madame Bovary), Nikesh Patel (Bedlam), and Jemima West (The Borgias).

New this season are Art Malik (Arthur & George), Rachel Griffiths (Six Feet Under), Blake Ritson (Upstairs Downstairs), and James Fleet (Death Comes to Pemberley).

Indian Summers, Season 2, is produced by New Pictures for Channel 4 and MASTERPIECE in association with all3meda International. It is created and written by Paul Rutman. The Co-Writer of Episode Two and the Writer of Episode Four is Lisa McGee. The Executive Producers are Charles Pattinson, Elaine Pyke, Willow Grylls, Simon Curtis, Paul Rutman and Rebecca Eaton for MASTERPIECE. The Co-Executive Producer is Indira Varma. The Producer is Dan Winch. The Directors are John Alexander, Jonathan Teplitzky, and Paul Wilmshurst.

The top-rated primetime show on PBS, MASTERPIECE is celebrating its 45th anniversary in 2016. MASTERPIECE is presented on PBS by WGBH Boston. Rebecca Eaton is Executive Producer. Funding for Indian Summers, Season 2 is provided by Viking River Cruises and POM Wonderful with additional support from public television viewers and contributors to The MASTERPIECE Trust. MASTERPIECE is known for presenting iconic shows such as Upstairs Downstairs, Prime Suspect, The Forsyte Saga, Poldark, Sherlock, and Downton Abbey.

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