The long con
Wednesday, February 11, 2009 by Graham Kibble-White
The BBC has confirmed Hustle will return for a sixth series in 2010.
The show, which comes to the end of its run on Thursday, has been enjoying ratings of 5.5 million, thanks to a revamped line-up, and the return of Adrian Lester to the cast.
Hustle creator, writer and executive producer, Tony Jordan says: “We are really pleased with the way that series five has been received, it’s always difficult to maintain a drama’s following when you’ve been off air for a period of time. Having a fabulous actor like Adrian Lester back in the fold has really helped. I’ve already got some great ideas for series six, so I can’t wait to get cracking on the scripts.”
Karen Wilson, executive producer for Kudos says: “Viewers really enjoy the vibrant and fun nature of Hustle and we plan to continue with that into the next series. The current series has featured a great mix of old and new, with the staple classics of Robert Vaughn and Robert Glenister and it’s been wonderful to have Adrian back. And the new additions of Matt Di Angelo and Kelly Adams have added a new dimension as well as an extra bit of glamour!”