BBC seeks more 'Damages'

Legal thriller series a surprise in hit in the U.K.

LONDON -- BBC1 has picked up rights to the second series of legal thriller “Damages” that proved a surprise hit here.

The network will air season two of the Glenn Close starrer, which sees William Hurt and Marcia Gay Harden joint the 13-part season, from February.

The Sony-distributed show is also available on the iPlayer, the BBC’s interactive seven-day catch up service.

The critically acclaimed drama earned audiences averaging 2 million viewers when it aired in the 10.35 p.m. slot on Mondays.