Return Trip to 'Mars' Scheduled
The cable network will unveil the second (and final) season of the drama
"Life on Mars" centers on Sam Tyler (John Simm), a detective in present-day Manchester, England, who gets in a brutal car accident and wakes up to find himself in 1973, where he joins the force and clashes with the bare-knuckles leader of the homicide squad (Philip Glenister). Sam also tries to discern whether he has, in fact, actually traveled back in time, is in a coma, or just nuts.
The show had a strong following in the U.K., averaging about 7 million viewers (in a nation of 60 million) and winning several awards, including a BAFTA audience award and an International Emmy.