(from PBS's press release, August 2016) As a nation of 300 million vies for independence, India's colonial rulers soldier on. MASTERPIECE continues its story of love, death, and unbridled ambition, set in British India's exotic summer capital in the 1930s. Hailed by the San Francisco Chronicle as "a terrific melodrama with brains," Indian Summers returns with Season 2, airing in ten enthralling new episodes, Sundays, September 11 - October 2 and October 16 - November 20, 2016 at 10pm ET on PBS. The series stars Julie Walters (Oscar(R) nominee for Billy Elliot and Educating Rita) plus "a constellation of strong performances" (Los Angeles Times) - among them Henry Lloyd-Hughes (Madame Bovary), Nikesh Patel (Bedlam), and Jemima West (The Borgias). New this season are Art Malik (Arthur & George), Rachel Griffiths (Six Feet Under), Blake Ritson (Upstairs Downstairs), and James Fleet (Death Comes to Pemberley).