‘Father Brown’ is getting a spin-off series based around a classic character

A brand new Father Brown spin-off has been announced.

Based on the stories by GK Chesterton, BBC One’s popular daytime crime drama launched in 2013 and returned in the UK last month with an eighth season.

A ninth season has already been confirmed, with filming expected to begin later this year ahead of a 2021 premiere.

In the meantime, there’s great news for Father Brown fans!

BritBox has announced the commission of The Sister Boniface Mysteries, featuring the character from the first season of Father Brown.

Lorna Watson (Watson & Oliver) will reprise her role as the sleuthing nun in ten 45-minute episodes, which will focus on “light-hearted murder mysteries.”

Created by Father Brown writer Jude Tindall and set in 1960s England, the series will see Sister Boniface using advanced techniques for tracking down killers.

She’ll be acting as a scientific advisor to the police, working alongside Detective Inspector Sam Gillespie and Detective Sergeant Felix Livingstone.

Watson commented: “She is such a fun character to play. Quirky, funny, endearing and a total brain when it comes to forensics. In many ways she’s ahead of her time and I love her for that. It’s not every day you get to play a crime-solving, Vespa driving nun.”

The Sister Boniface Mysteries will be available to watch exclusively on BritBox in the US.

It’s currently uncertain if the series will be shown in the UK on BBC One, where Father Brown airs, or if it’ll debut on the recently-launched UK BritBox.

The eighth season of Father Brown is set to arrive in the US later this year.

Father Brown is available on DVD on Amazon.