Paul Abbott’s No Offence Set To Return For Third Series

Channel 4 has announced that Paul Abbott’s darkly comedic police drama No Offence, is set to return for a third series next year, with DI Viv Deering (Joanna Scanlan) and her team from Friday Street station once more clashing with the underworld and their overlords alike.

This third series kicks off with the attempted assassination of a local politician by a new Far Right group – an attack which has devastating consequences for the Friday Street team. There’s no time for tears, though, as not only is the maniac still on the loose but the politicos are turning the situation to their advantage.

Viv and Friday Street find themselves pawns in a political chess match, which is the last thing they need as incidents of hate crime soar in the city. Viv’s never had it to tough and finds she must deploy every weapon in her arsenal to keep her team together and restore peace to a community wracked with political and xenophobic uncertainty.

Writer and creator, Paul Abbott, said: “It’s a privilege to dive back into the very British chaos of Inspector Viv Deering and her No Offence police family. I think we’ve struck a great deal with our audience.”

“They expect nothing but the tilted best and we’re truly honoured to serve. Chucking wicked humour at grim reality is a great cocktail for digesting the real world and pretending to make sense of it. Sleeves up! We’re off again.”