Production has commenced on the second season of Miss Scarlet and The Duke!
Miss Scarlet and The Duke stars English actress Kate Phillips (Wolf Hall, The Crown) as Eliza Scarlet, the fictional first ever female detective in 1800s London.
The show was a hit with American audiences on Sunday nights on Masterpiece, with 8 million viewers watching the first season.
It was renewed for a second season in March, with Phillips returning as the fearless Miss Scarlet, alongside Stuart Martin (Jamestown) as Inspector William “The Duke” Wellington.
We can now confirm that Season 2 has begun filming in the Serbian capital of Belgrade, thanks to Miss Scarlet and The Duke creator Rachael New sharing this news on Twitter last month:
One more week before I fly out to Belgrade and film season 2 of this little beauty 🕵️♂️ #missscarletpbs #missscarletandtheduke I cannot wait 😎 @moviegoblin @stueymartin86 pic.twitter.com/gBq8RHbqMv
— Rachael New (@rachaeljnew1) July 5, 2021
New has promised “even more action, adventure and of course a nice big dollop of romance.”
The former Grantchester writer said: “I have so much in store for Duke, Eliza and her crew … The fans are going to LOVE it!”
— Rachael New (@rachaeljnew1) July 14, 2021
The show’s official synopsis reads: “When [Eliza Scarlet’s] father dies, he leaves her penniless in a time where marriage is her only option for financial security. But the headstrong Eliza is determined to find another way and tales over his private detective agency.
“To operate in this man’s world, she needs a partner, Detective Inspector William Wellington of Scotland Yard, who is also known as The Duke, a drinker, gambler and womanizer. Eliza and Duke strike up a mismatched, fiery relationship and team up to solve crime in 1880s London.”
— Rachael New (@rachaeljnew1) July 21, 2021
Season 2 will premiere in 2022 on PBS in the US, and on Alibi in the UK.
Executive producer Susanne Simpson previously commented: “Miss Scarlet and The Duke was an instant fan favorite. Our audience couldn’t resist its lighthearted tone and the appealing characters so wonderfully portrayed by Kate Phillips and Stuart Martin.”
She added: “We’re delighted the show will return for a second season.”
Miss Scarlet and The Duke is available on DVD on Amazon.