The BBC has ordered a second season of the lesbian drama Lip Service, lesbian entertainment website first reported.

“Something for your Christmas stocking: Lip Service 2 is a go!” BBC Three announced on Facebook. “Thank you for all your messages of support. Here's to a very happy New Year!”

More than half a million viewers tuned in to watch the drama's first season unfold over six episodes starting in October.

The show – dubbed the “British L Word” – features Ruta Gedmintas (Spooks) as Frankie, a young woman whose return from America to Glasgow for the funeral of her beloved aunt creates a stir among her friends. Former lover Cat (Laura Fraser, Vanilla Sky) becomes anxious when she learns that her old flame has returned after a two year absence. Exciting – but wild – Frankie quickly gets the town talking.

What awaits the ladies in the next season? Creator Harriet Braun offered some hints.

“I am incredibly happy to be given this opportunity to take the characters forward and to allow all our loyal viewers a chance to get to know them even better,” Braun said in a statement. “I've got some great twists, turns and surprises up my sleeve for series two.”