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ITV legal drama starring Julie Walters will follow the story of a fictional murder retrial and its jurors' lives outside court

It is a very long time to wait for a second series. Nine years after it first aired, ITV is bringing audiences the second instalment of the legal drama The Jury, with writer Peter Morgan at the helm and Julie Walters starring.

Morgan followed up the original show with a string of high-profile scripts – he has since written Frost/Nixon, The Deal, The Special Relationship and The Queen, for which he was Oscar nominated.

But he was keen to revisit the ITV drama, which will follow the story of a fictional murder retrial and its jurors' decisions and lives outside court, across five nights next month.

"I'm a big fan of jury service – and although the criticism is that it's costly and tends to acquit, just the idea of »

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