Agatha Raisin to return for more sluthing.
“After a groundbreaking year with commissioning the second series of Agatha Raisin as well as London Kills and Queens of Mystery, my colleagues at Acorn TV are thrilled by the continued popularity of Agatha Raisin so it was an easy decision to renew it for a third season with even more episodes. M.C. Beaton and Ashley Jensen have created the world’s most fashionable and entertaining amateur detective. We’re excited to partner with Barry Ryan, David Walton and Michele Buck on another series of one of Britain’s most enjoyable mystery series.” – Catherine Mackin, Managing Director, Acorn Media Enterprises
Marking its first renewal, Acorn TV is renewing one of its most popular mystery series Agatha Raisin for a third season with three feature-length episodes and a winter special.
Starring Ashley Jensen and based on MC Beaton’s best-selling novels, the series follows a London PR whizz turned amateur sleuth, who becomes entangled in mischief, mayhem, and murder when she opts for early retirement in a small village in the Cotswolds.
Series three has just gone into production and will continue through to mid-July 2019. While series two adapted three of MC Beaton’s novels, this latest run will increase to four novels and will be available internationally as four 90-minute television movies or eight 45-minute episodes. The novels being adapted are Agatha Raisin & the Haunted House, Agatha Raisin & the Deadly Dance, Agatha Raisin & the Love from Hell, and, Agatha Raisin & the Pig That Turned.
In the forthcoming episodes Agatha Raisin is on the verge of a new era; reconciled with James Lacey and launching her own detective agency. Could this be the start of her long-craved-for new life?
Besides principal star Ashley Jensen (Agatha Raisin), series three will feature returning favorites Mathew Horne as Roy Silver, Jamie Glover as James Lacey, Jason Merrells as Sir Charles Fraith, Lucy Liemann as Sarah Bloxby, Matt McCooey as Bill Wong, Jason Barnett as Inspector Wilkes, Katy Wix as Gemma Simpson and Marcia Warren as Mrs Boggle.
Acorn TV premiered the pilot movie Agatha Raisin and the Quiche of Death and its follow-up eight-episode first season in August 2016. Series two’s three feature-length movies made their world premiere in the states and Canada beginning in November 2018 with Agatha Raisin and the Wizard of Evesham, in December with Agatha Raisin and the Fairies of Fryfam, and in January with Agatha Raisin and the Curious Curate. Acorn TV now has all of Series one and two available for binge-watching.
Through a deal with all3media international, Sky will feature the UK premiere of Series two in summer 2019.
“I am beyond excited to be returning to my high heels with another series of Agatha Raisin with Acorn TV. I can’t wait to get started on her next fun and frolicsome journey.” – Ashley Jensen