Mark Bonnar Scottish crime thriller 'Guilt' gets third and final series

Promo shot of Mark Bonnar for Guilt
Mark Bonnar will be back to tell the final part of Guilt. (BBC)

Guilt, the Scottish-set crime thriller starring Mark Bonnar, has been confirmed for a third and final series by BBC Scotland and BBC Two.

The last series of the dark comedy crime tale saw Bonnar's character Max join his brother Jake (Jamie Sives) in Chicago, leaving a trail of deception behind him.

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But for the final adventure in the series, they will return to Scotland - and find the welcome isn't quite as warm as they'd hoped.

Mark Bonnar in a scene from Guilt
Guilt, starring Mark Bonnar, is made in Scotland. (BBC)

Guilt began in 2019 with Max and Jake accidentally running over and killing an elderly man in Edinburgh while on their way home from a wedding, and the series has continued to feature their spiral into crime and cover-ups, coming into contact with a host of unsavoury characters, as they struggle with the choice they made.

Writer Neil Forsyth said: "We always saw Guilt as a trilogy so I am thrilled to be writing a final act for Max, Jake and some of the others we have met along the way. It is a story that will range from Chicago to Scotland, as our characters seek a final redemption."

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BBC Scotland's head of commissioning Louise Thornton added: "We are incredibly proud of Guilt. It was the first drama commission for the BBC Scotland channel in 2019 and we have been delighted with how it has been received by our audiences.

A scene from Guilt
The series follows Bonnar's Max and his brother after they are involved in a hit and run. (BBC)

"To be able to bring it back for a third and final time gives us the chance to wrap up the story of Max and Jake which we know will involve some hair-raising and edge-of-the-seat moments which the audience have come to expect."

The last series of Guilt is due to begin filming in Scotland later this year and will debut on BBC Scotland, before being shown across the UK on BBC Two.

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