Masterpiece and PBS have just announced the highly rated Mr. Selfridge will return for a second season.
Jeremy Piven stars as the flamboyant Mr. Selfridge who is an American entrepreneur and founder of the famous Selfridge’s department store. The show centers around Mr. Selfridge juggling all of the various aspects of his life – business, family, mistresses, gambling, oh my!!!
“I’m absolutely delighted that Masterpiece viewers welcomed Mr. Selfridge into their homes,” said Piven. “Mr. Selfridge is a true ensemble piece, and audiences can look forward to seeing the return of their favorite characters and some intriguing new faces.”
Masterpiece executive producer Rebecca Eaton said, “It is clear from our audience’s reaction that they want more of Harry Selfridge, his family and department store shopping! We’re happy to have Jeremy and the rest of the talented Mr. Selfridge cast in the Masterpiece family.”
Currently filming in the UK, the second season picks up the story in 1914, as the store celebrates its fifth anniversary in business. With World War I imminent, the lives of everyone at Selfridge’s will inevitably be affected.
“We are very excited to bring a second season of Mr. Selfridge to PBS stations nationwide,” said Beth Hoppe, Chief Programming Executive and General Manager, General Audience Programming, PBS. “This department store drama has charmed audiences with wonderful performances, intriguing plots and beautiful costumes–bringing a sparkle of glamour to our Sunday night lineup.”