Everything we know about ‘Life on Mars’ returning for a new season

Earlier this year it was revealed that Life on Mars could be making a comeback!

The British fantasy/crime drama series launched on BBC One in 2006.

Its 16 episodes starred John Simm (The Village) as a modern-day Manchester police officer who wakes up in the 1970s after a road accident.

The show was followed by Ashes to Ashes in 2008, a sequel series starring Keeley Hawes (The Durrells), which ran for three seasons until 2010.

While we’ve not heard any news since this spring about the Life on Mars revival, here’s what we do know so far.

The third – and final – seasons will be ““set partially in the 70s, partially in the 80s and mostly in an alternate now,” co-creator Matthew Graham confirmed on Twitter.

Discussing why now’s the time to bring the show back, he explained: “We would never make another Mars unless we really had something to say and could push the envelope all over again. Finally, we have something.”

Graham also appeared to confirm the return of Belgravia star Philip Glenister, who previously reprised his role in Ashes to Ashes.

The writer told fans: “There are bad things and there are monsters. These things are real. But to get to you they have to get through the Guv [Gene Hunt]. And the Guv is putting his driving gloves on.”

Comprising of four or five episodes, the new season would be set in both Manchester and London.

Mathew Graham also revealed that he hopes other previous cast members will also be back.

He said: “When you wonder who will be coming back for The Final Chapter – think Avengers Assemble.”

We’ll let you know as soon as we hear any official news from the BBC about the project!

John Simm is currently filming a new police drama from the creator of Endeavour in Brighton, England.

Life on Mars is available to watch on Amazon Prime Video.