Masterpiece commits Moonflower Murders

By Michael Pickard
May 30, 2024

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TRAILER: Moonflower Murders, the sequel to mystery series Magpie Murders, will debut in the US on Masterpiece PBS on September 15. Here’s the trailer.

Lesley Manville returns as book editor Susan Ryeland, with Tim McMullan playing the fictional Atticus Pünd. The cast also includes Conleth Hill, Mark Gatiss, Pippa Bennett-Warner and Daniel Mays.

Based on Anthony Horowitz’s novel of the same name, the six part series picks up where Magpie Murders left off. Susan has left publishing and is living in Crete with her long-time boyfriend, Andreas. But her idyll is disturbed by the shadow of a murder committed at a British country hotel eight years ago.

Alan Conway visited the hotel and wrote a novel based on what happened there. Cecily
Treherne, the young woman who helps run the hotel, read the book and believed the wrong man had been arrested. Now she has disappeared. Can Susan uncover the secret hidden in the book and find Cecily before it is too late?

Following the same story-within-a-story format, Moonflower Murders is written by Horowitz, directed by Rebecca Gatward (Bad Sisters), series produced by Suzanne McAuley (Magpie Murders) and executive produced by Jill Green from producer Eleventh Hour Films.

In the UK, the series will be broadcast on BBC One and BBC iPlayer.  It is distributed worldwide by Sony Pictures Television and PBS Distribution in North America.

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