Fry's 'Kingdom' gets second series
The six-part series is on ITV1 in April, with the second series going into production before the summer. Created by Simon Wheeler, with Alan Whiting and Jeff Povey, it has been produced by Wheeler's production company Parallel in association with Fry's own company Sprout.
Fry, who himself grew up in Norfolk, said he was attracted by the "quiet authority" of the character, adding that he would be keen to do a third series.
This is the first time Fry has appeared in an ITV drama since he starred in Jeeves and Wooster ten years ago with friend Hugh Laurie.
Kingdom also stars Hermione Norris, Tony Slattery, Celia Imrie and ex-Emmerdale actor Karl Pilkington, alongside special guest appearances that include Rory Bremner, Richard Wilson, Steve Pemberton, Paul Kaye and Joss Ackland.
A behind-the-scenes show will also air on ITV3.
Fry added that he is currently writing a film script for Peter Jackson, with veteran broadcaster David Frost as executive producer, for a movie about the World War II 'Dambuster' raids. In addition, he is finishing a pantomine script for Kevin Spacey for London's Old Vic theatre, and filming a documentary for BBC Two on HIV and Aids.
Look out for an interview with Stephen Fry, Hermione Norris, Celia Imrie and Karl Pilkington coming soon on DS.