Digital Spy reported that BBC One's time-travel series Ashes to Ashes has been picked up for a second season. Though not as popular as predecessor Life on Mars, Ashes has achieved a strong average audience of 6.5 million viewers in the United Kingdom, the Web site reported. The final episode of season one aired last week. Where Mars dealt with the predicament of a modern Manchester police detective suddenly thrust back in time to the 1970s, Ashes places a contemporary woman (Keeley Hawes) back in the '80s. Simon Crawford-Collins, Ashes' executive producer and head of drama at the Kudos production company, told the site, "The '80s have had a real revival over the past few months. Ashes to Ashes seems to have captured the imagination of the nation. I'm sure viewers will be desperate to know who's back in the second [season], but for now they'll just have to tune into the last episode of [season] one to find out." Filming will begin in the summer for the show to return next year.