Miss Scarlet and The Duke to solve more crime for UKTV

19th-century crime drama, Miss Scarlet and The Duke, is set to return for a second series on Alibi.

The series stars Kate Phillips as fearless female detective Eliza Scarlet, alongside Stuart Martin as her childhood friend and potential love interest Inspector William ‘The Duke’ Wellington.

The titular characters are thrown together when ‘Miss Scarlet’ chooses to continue her father’s legacy, taking the reins of his detective agency after his death.

“Miss Scarlet and The Duke has built a massive following since it first aired on Alibi last year, so we are thrilled to have it back for another series. Rachael New has created a wonderful range of characters and mixes the gritty scenes of Victorian London with a brilliant light-hearted side, making it a firm favourite for our viewers.” – Emma Ayech, Alibi’s channel director

In Victorian London (1882), Eliza Scarlet is left almost penniless when her father, Henry, unexpectedly dies. Eliza eschews the idea of marrying to support herself and instead resolves to continue her late father’s detective agency alone, working under his name.

To operate in a male-dominated world, though, she needs a partner… step forward a detective known as the Duke.

The first series was one of the top-rating shows on Alibi last year reaching over 1.57million individuals, UKTV tells ATV Today.

“We’re very excited to be working with MASTERPIECE and Element 8 Entertainment again on this fantastic series.” – Charlie Charalambous, UKTV’s global acquisitions manager

Filming for the second series was originally scheduled for September 2020 but was pushed back due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It now won’t hit screens until 2022.

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