More Drama with Marlow Murder Club S2

More Drama with Marlow Murder Club S2

By Michael Pickard
May 21, 2024


The Marlow Murder Club will return for a second season, after UKTV’s Drama and US broadcaster Masterpiece ordered six new episodes.

Set to start filming this summer, creator Robert Thorogood will partner with Lucia Haynes (Annika, Vera) and Julia Gilbert (Midsomer Murders, Ridley), who will write a murder mystery each that spans two-episode instalments.

With three main cases, episode one and two will be an adaptation of Robert’s second book, Death Comes to Marlow, with the other episodes being brand new, standalone stories.

Click here to read DQ’s interview with series creator Robert Thorogood

Life in the idyllic town of Marlow has just about returned to normal after the triple murder that rocked the community. But it’s not long before retired archaeologist Judith Potts (Samantha Bond), Vicar’s wife, Becks Starling (Cara Horgan), and dog-walker, Suzie Harris (Jo Martin) are called back into action, when a series of new unsettling crimes befall the local residents.

From a seemingly impossible murder inside the locked study of a sweeping mansion, to the mysterious case of a man murdered in the middle of a sleepy cul-de-sac with no connection to the town, and an unexpectedly brutal accident at the prestigious Marlow sailing club that quickly reveals itself to be something more sinister, there’s no rest for our sleuthing trio. Navigating the delicate balance of Marlow society – from local aristocracy to the workers at the local boatyard, the pubs and cafes of the high street to a newly established archaeological dig – Judith, Becks and Suzie dig into all corners of Marlow life as they assist DCI Tanika Malik (Natalie Dew) in her official investigations.

Produced by Monumental Television, the executive producers are Debra Hayward, Alison Owen and Alison Carpenter. Susanne Simpson is executive producer for Masterpiece. The series will be directed by Steve Barron and produced by Serena Cullen. Barron and Thorogood are also executive producers.

The Marlow Murder Club season two will air on U&DRAMA and stream on U in 2025, following the launch of U in the summer. ITV Studios will handle international distribution.

UKTV recently announced the introduction of new masterbrand, U, which will see its free streaming service UKTV Play transition to U and its family of free-to-air channels become U&Dave, U&DRAMA, U&YESTERDAY, and U&W.

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