ITV recently wrapped up the first episode of its British Cold War spy thriller The Ippress Files on Sunday. The series debuted in March 2022 and contained a total of six episodes. The series is loosely based on Len Deighton’s 1962 novel The IPCRESS File. There have been some major changes in plot and some radical changes in characters, making the series significantly unique from Deighton’s novel. Spy thriller fans would hope the series returns for The Ippress File season 2.
The series follows a petty con artist and black marketer, Corporal Harry Palmer. Spy Chief Major Dalby allows Palmer to get out of Colchester Military Prison by offering him a job as an intelligence officer. Dalby owns a small but quite influential organization, Whitehall’s security unit, WOOCP. Palmers and his unit investigate the mysterious disappearance of a British nuclear scientist.
However, he eventually discovers international espionage documented in the contents of the IPCRESS file. Both MI6 and MI7 are jealous of Plamer’s organization as he sets out on a mission to unravel the deep-seated mystery during the first episode. So, will the series return for a second installment? Keep reading ahead to discover!
The Ipcres file Season 2: Still renewed by ITV?
The first season of The Ippress File premiered in March and the first season ended with the sixth episode on April 10. However, the network has not yet renewed the second episode. The Ippress file received a health rating of 7.2/10 a month after its premiere. But the network may have to wait a while before making the final decision on The Ippress File Season 2.
In addition, Deighton’s novels such as Funeral in Berlin could be used as reference material for future installments. There were some changes in certain aspects of flat and storytelling from the novel. Therefore, many different aspects can be explored further during the second season when Palmer returns for another outing. Lucy Boynton, who plays Jean Courtney, previously revealed that she would be interested in exploring her character after the first season.
The Ipcress File Season 2: What to Expect?
The series depicted Harry Palmer as a smuggler locked up in a military prison. Major Dalby gave Palmer a chance to prove himself as a spy. Fortunately, Palmer seized the opportunity and proved his worth in a pivotal mission around the IPCRESS files. But that storyline came to a thrilling end in the finale when a conflicted palmer was the only hope of preserving the stability of a free world.
The enemies sprang into action and Palmer managed to neutralize them. Harry had a brainwashing procedure by a CIA intelligence officer named Maddox. Maddox programmed Harry’s brain to kill the American president during his visit to Birch Grove. Fortunately, Dalby understood what was going on and stopped Harry from shooting President Harold Macmillan.
So, The Ippress File Season 2 is expected to explore a different storyline. Now that Harry has undergone a brainwashing procedure, it will be interesting to see how that plays out for his partnership with Courtney. During the second season, Dalby can assign one more top-secret mission or a series of missions to Palmer, where he saves his land from his enemies. Hopefully Joe Cole will reprise his role as Harry Palmer. Lucy Boynton as Jean Courtney and Tom Hollander as Major Dalby are also expected to appear.
The Ipcress File Season 2: When Will It Come Back?
ITV has not yet confirmed the second episode. However, viewers can expect The Ippress File Season 2 to be released in 2023 if an extension comes in the coming months. So stay tuned and keep coming back for more exciting news updates on your favorite TV shows.
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