Ghosts season 2 on BBC1 - spooktacular news as start date CONFIRMED!

Ghosts Season 2
(Image credit: BBC/Monumental Television/Steven Peskett)

Following the success of its first season, which has been repeated on BBC1, Ghosts is coming back for a second series

Ghosts season 2 will again follow young couple Alison (ex Call the Midwife star Charlotte Ritchie) and Mike (Kiell Smith-Bynoe), as they try to live in a grand house packed with troublesome ghosts.

The first series, which starred much of the cast of children's favourite Horrible Histories, proved a big hit and it was no surpise when the BBC ordered a second run. And its return date has just been confirmed!

What happened in Ghosts season one?

The first series of Ghosts ran for six episodes, and saw Alison and Mike receiving an offer from a luxury hotel chain in its finale, much to the dismay of its ghostly inhabitants.

They excitedly agree to sell the property, but upon discovering a plague pit in the basement, the hotel chain withdraws the offer

That bombshell ending makes room for another round.

Former Call the Midwife star Charlotte Ritchie staring out of a window in her new BBC1 comedy Ghosts

Charlotte Ritchie looking haunted in BBC1's Ghosts

Ghosts season 2: What's in store?

The Ghosts cast has teased: “We were thrilled with how warmly series one was received and can't wait to creak open the doors of Button House again and share another clutch of ghost stories."

Series 2 was officially confirmed last year, with its creators saying, "We are DEAD excited to be returning to BBC1 for a second series of Ghosts."

They added, "We could not have asked for a more enthusiastic response to the show, and can’t wait to get haunting Button House once again."

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Alison and Mike got more than they bargained for in Button House

Was Ghosts season 2 filmed before lockdown?

Yes, thankfully the cast managed to complete filming on series two just before the start of lockdown. Ghosts star Martha Howe-Douglas, who plays Lady Fanny Button, tweeted the good news when the production finished shooting in March. She wrote: "By the skin of our teeth, we wrapped on Series 2 of Ghosts last night. Couldn’t be more grateful to our amazing cast and crew who made it all happen. Can’t wait for you all to see it! In the meantime, stay safe x".

Ghosts season 2 start date: When will it be back on BBC1?

Jim Howick as nice ghost Pat in BBC's Ghosts

Jim Howick, who plays kindly ghost Pat, is back for season 2 of Ghosts (Image credit: BBC/Button Hall Productions/Mark Johnson)

The broadcaster has announced that Ghosts season 2 will begin on Monday 21st September at 8.30pm. It's a big week for telly as it will also see the start of new Tom Hollander comedy drama Us on BBC1.

Who’s the team behind Ghosts?

The first series was directed by Tom Kingsley, and was written and performed by many of the cast members of Horrible Histories and Yonderland.

The talented cast and crew film on location at West Horsley Place in Surrey.

Will you be tuning in to series 2?

Lucy Buglass
Senior Staff Writer

Lucy joined the team in 2021, where she writes series guides for must-watch programmes, reviews and the latest TV news. Originally from Northumberland, she graduated from Oxford Brookes University with a degree in Film Studies and moved to London to begin a career writing about entertainment.

She is a Rotten Tomatoes approved film critic and has a huge passion for cinema. She especially loves horror, thriller and anything crime-related. Her favourite TV programmes include Inside No 9, American Horror Story, Stranger Things and Black Mirror but she is also partial to a quiz show or a bit of Say Yes to the Dress