‘I would do it in a heartbeat!’: Happy Valley’s Rhys Connah reveals he WOULD star in a spin-off after fans called for a series following Ryan’s life as a policeman
The nation has been in mourning after Happy Valley concluded on Sunday with an explosive finale.
Amid huge anticipation the final episode concluded the nine year cat and mouse game between Sgt Catherine Cawood (Sarah Lancashire) and Tommy Lee Royce (James Norton).
After three seasons, the BBC drama officially came to an end, with creator Sally Wainwright insisting there won’t be a fourth season.
However, Rhys Connah gave fans a glimmer of hope on Tuesday when he revealed that he would be open to starring in a spin-off show.
Fans have suggested a new series in the future that sees Rhys’ character Ryan following in his grandmother’s footsteps and working as a policeman.
‘I would do it in a heartbeat!’: Happy Valley’s Rhys Connah has revealed he would star in a spin-off after fans called for a series following Ryan’s life as a policeman
Speaking to Good Morning Britain’s Andrew Bullock, Rhys revealed: ‘If Sally asked me to do pretty much any role again, I would be completely up for it.
‘Let me just make it clear, I don’t want anything out of context: there are no plans for season four. As of now, Sally is completely happy with how she’s left the series…
‘But if in seven years Sally came to me and said, “do you want to play Ryan seven years on when he’s a police officer?” I would absolutely do that in a heartbeat!
‘I would go for it. I’d love to play this character again. We can all live in hope’.
For now, Rhys is looking at other acting roles, and is hoping to continue working on shows while completing his schooling.
He revealed: ‘I’m hoping more jobs come up because this is the path I want to follow. I’ve learned so much from this series. I’ve grown so much as an actor.’
He learnt from the best while working alongside Sarah, with Rhys calling on the actress to be awarded a DBE.
‘If anyone deserves a damehood it’s her!’ Rhys reasoned. ‘She’s so supportive on set. The love and care she’s put into the series is unrivalled by anyone. It’s incredible.’
One to watch: Fans have suggested a new series in the future that sees Rhys’ character Ryan following in his grandmother’s footsteps and working as a policeman
The thrilling Happy Valley showdown between Catherine and Tommy resulted in the villain setting himself on fire after realising he’d reached the end of the road when he’d come to the conclusion his son Ryan was happier without him.
The intense scenes ended with a sobbing Tommy dousing himself in petrol before stating that her tasering him would set him alight, which she’ll get ‘done’ for.
But in a complete change of character, Tommy said he didn’t want her to get done and instead set himself alight in shocking scenes.
Instead of watching him burn, Catherine covered him in a blanket and put out the flames shortly before the police arrived.
Yet it was later revealed that he had died from his injuries.
Ouch: The intense showdown ended with a sobbing Tommy dousing himself in petrol before stating that her tasering him would set him alight, which she’ll get ‘done’ for
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