The Marlow Murder Club renewed for Series 2

Death in Paradise creator Robert Thorogood’s mystery series The Marlow Murder Club has been renewed for a second series! 

The series is based on Thorogood’s popular 2021 novel. The first series consisted of two feature-length episodes and aired on UKTV in March 2024, with its premiere on Masterpiece on PBS in the USA set for October of this year. The planned second series will be longer, with six one-hour episodes that will cover three different mysteries.  

The first two episodes will be based on Thorogood’s second novel, Death Comes to Marlow, while the remaining four episodes will be based on new material. 

What is it about?

The Marlow Murder Club tells the story of a retired archaeologist Judith, who is convinced that a brutal murder has occurred in the sleepy town of Marlow where she lives. 

When the police don’t take her claims seriously, Judith ends up befriending a local dog-walker Suzie, and a bored vicar’s wife Becks; the trio of amateur sleuths quickly find themselves investigating the crime on their own before officially joining forces with the town’s newly promoted detective, DS Tanika Malik. 

According to the official synopsis for Series 2:

 “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.”

Who is in it?

Playing the lead role of Judith Potts in The Marlow Murder Club, Samantha Bond will be joined by Jo Martin (Doctor Who) as Suzie Harris, Cara Horgan (The Sandman) as Becks Starling, and Natalie Dew (The Capture) as DS Tanika Malik.

When can we watch it?

Filming of Series 2 commences this summer and the series should air on Masterpiece on PBS in the US, while it’ll be shown on U&DRAMA and U (the new name for the Drama channel and UKTV) channel in the UK in 2025.

You can watch Series 1 on UKTV Play in the UK.

Series 1 will premiere on Masterpiece on PBS in October 2024. 

Robert Thorogood’s novel The Marlow Murder Club is available on Amazon.