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UKTV Renews ‘The Marlow Murder Club’ For Season 2

by Dave Elliott

Samantha Bond, Jo Martin, Cara Horgan and Natalie Dew are set to return toThe Marlow Murder Club as UKTV announces they have renewed the drama for Season 2.

Adapted by Robert Thorogood from his Sunday Times bestselling crime novels, the series sees life in the idyllic town of Marlow just about returning 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.

This six-part series, which is set to start filming this summer, sees Robert Thorogood join forces with writers 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 in the series, 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.

The Marlow Murder Club S2 has been commissioned by Helen Perry, head of drama for UKTV, and ordered for Drama by Emma Ayech, channel director, and Hilary Rosen, director of commissioning. Executive producers for Monumental Television 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. Steve Barron and writer Robert Thorogood also serve as executive producers.

“Monumental Television and Robert Thorogood’s female-led mystery thriller The Marlow Murder Club proved to be such a smash hit with viewers that we just had to bring it back for a second season,” said Perry. “We’re delighted to be re-joining Judith Potts and the gang for more fun and puzzle-solving drama, and we know our viewers will love it too.”

The Sunday Times bestselling Marlow Murder Club novels have now sold in excess of 350,000 copies and been translated into 24 territories. Robert Thorogood is hard at work on the fourth book, which will be published by HQ (a division of HarperCollins Publishers) in January 2025.

The Marlow Murder Club‘ Season 1 can be found on UKTV Play. If you want to keep track of this or any other show, you can add it via our Never Miss system, and you’ll be notified when it gets a UK premiere date.

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