A recent interview with Banished creator Jimmy McGovern for the Radio Times mentions the new series.

However, McGovern adds that he is intensely pleased with his new BBC2 drama Banished, about the first British convicts to settle in Australia, which he wrote without a collaborator. Set in 1787, it stars Russell Tovey (Being Human), MyAnna Buring (Ripper Street), Julian Rhind-Tutt (The Hour) and Rory McCann (Game Of Thrones).

RadioTimes.com understands that a March or April broadcast date is being mooted for Banished, although McGovern would have preferred a February time slot. “I want it to be shown when it is as cold as possible," he said, "you can really feel the heat of it then."