The second season of Ashes to Ashes is alive and for production. Fans of the original Life on Mars who struggled to become acclimatised to the time shifted series in Ashes will at least know they will be able to see more character crossover from the original series.
'Mars' character to return on 'Ashes'
Wednesday, December 17 2008, 07:44 GMT
By Ben Rawson-Jones, Cult Editor
Ashes To Ashes producer Beth Willis has revealed that a familiar face from Life On Mars will appear in the second season of the spinoff show.
Willis told Digital Spy: "We have a character from Life On Mars who will come up at some point during the series and that will inevitably reopen questions about Sam [Tyler]."
Discussing the possibility of a return to the franchise for John Simm, who played Tyler, Willis said: "I'm sure that would be an interesting thing to do but I think it would have to be story-led.
"What we know thus far is that Sam Tyler's car went into the river and he died. So that would be a bigger picture we are exploring if he were to come back."