The Responder is a British police drama set in Liverpool. It was written by former Merseyside Police officer Tony Schumacher and stars Martin Freeman, Adelayo Adedayo, Ian Hart, and MyAnna Buring.
It was broadcast on BBC One on January 24, 2022. Schumacher has said that the character has “a lot to do” with him and the problems he faced as a police officer, but that the storyline is made up.
The show was officially renewed for a second season at the end of March 2022.
The Responder Ending Explained
The penultimate episode of The Responder ended in dramatic fashion, with Chris cornered by Carl’s former associates and forced to go to see Dr. Diane Gallagher.
Previously, it was unclear how a medical professional became involved in the murky illicit drug trade, but the finale reveals she is the sister of incarcerated dealer Greg Gallagher.
He appears to be threatening her into becoming an outside enforcer, but she clearly still takes her Hippocratic oath seriously, offering assistance to Chris as he suffers from a severe panic attack.
The Responder Season 2 Release Date Speculation
The Responder will return for a second season on BBC One and BBC iPlayer.
The series has not yet begun production, as it was only recently renewed, so it is unlikely that we will see it until at least 2023.
Prior to the premiere of the series, both Freeman and writer Tony Schumacher appeared enthusiastic about the possibility of subsequent seasons.
Who Could Be in a Potential the Responder Season 2 Cast?
The only cast member currently confirmed to return for The Responder season 2 is Martin Freeman as Chris Carson.
Who might join Freeman in the upcoming episodes?
We also expect MyAnna Buring to reprise her role as his wife Kate, as their marriage remains in jeopardy in the wake of the finale’s events.
Adelayo Adedayo is a likely candidate to reprise her role as rookie cop Rachel Hargreaves, who almost reported Chris for misconduct after enduring several night shifts with him.
She was manipulated by Ray Mullen, portrayed by Trigger Point’s Warren Brown, who told RadioTimes.com he would “love to go back” if The Responder is renewed for a second season.
‘The Responder’ Plot Summary
Chris Carson (Martin Freeman) is a middle-aged police officer who lives in Liverpool, England with his wife, Kate, and young daughter, Tilly.
Chris was found guilty of corruption by a Merseyside Police Department investigation committee based on evidence provided by Raymond Mullen, Chris’s archenemy.
Consequently, he was demoted from the position of detective inspector to that of constable. Chris’s family was already on the brink of financial ruin due to her mother June’s incurable cancer and its costly treatment and care.
Therefore, in order to support his family, Chris begins working for Carl Sweeney (Ian Hart), who also happens to be a school friend of Chris.
Due to his lack of sleep, Chris’s mental health suffers when he patrols the streets alone at night and responds to the radio in order to raise funds. Chris is on the verge of insanity, resulting in violent outbursts and irrational decisions that destabilize his life.