The BBC and Sister announced a two-part special of "The Split"

It´s created and written by multi-award winning Abi Morgan, and set to air on BBC One and BBC iPlayer later in the year. Toby Stephens lines up as hot-shot family lawyer Archie Moore, alongside Nicola Walker, Stephen Mangan, Fiona Button, Annabel Scholey and Deborah Findlay.

6 MAY 2024

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The BBC and SISTER announced that production has begun on a two-part special of "The Split", created and written by multi-award winning Abi Morgan, and set to air on BBC One and BBC iPlayer later in the year. After the success of three series of "The Split", the legal drama returns to our screens to explore the themes of love, legacy, and modern marriage, through a sparkling cast of characters that audiences know and love. The special will be distributed internationally by BBC Studios

Amongst a host of new characters including Toby Stephens ("Percy Jackson and the Olympians", "Black Sails") as Archie Moore, cast confirmed to return for the Spanish extravaganza include Nicola Walker, Stephen Mangan, Annabel Scholey, Fiona Button, Deborah Findlay, Ian McElhinney, Kobna Holdbrook-Smith, Elizabeth Roberts and Alex Guersman.

Abi Morgan described what the material in development is about: “In a world of brutal break ups and tantalising make ups, the Defoe family are invited to a destination wedding of their own, promising all that audiences have grown to love about 'The Split'. Problematic prenups, scandalous wedding crashers, and low flying marriage proposals, as rom com meets gone wrong, in a chaotic and riotous weekend that guarantees to crack open the heart, before the last of the guests have gone home," commented.

Sister Co-Founder Jane Featherstone and Executive Producer Lucy Dyke praised the writer: “It is a joy to reunite with Abi and our wonderful Split team for this two-parter for the BBC One and iPlayer. We have missed the Defoe family and their messy, complex lives so we couldn’t be more excited to send them to beautiful Barcelona for a glorious, romantic weekend. In this chapter, Abi explores the often terrifying prospect of facing new romance after divorce and promises a rollercoaster of emotions along the way. And welcoming the brilliant Toby Stephens to our ensemble, as lawyer Archie Moore, it’s safe to say, sparks are going to fly," noted

Finally, Lindsay Salt, Director of BBC Drama conceived the specials as a treat for the fandom:We know 'The Split'’s millions of fans found it hard to break up with the Defoes, so before we delve into the heady world of 'The Split' up we couldn’t resist an extra treat in the form of these exquisite, sun-drenched specials from the wonderful Abi Morgan", highlighted.