Masterpiece Mystery 2022 preview: 7 new crime dramas coming soon to PBS

PBS has revealed a look ahead at this year’s upcoming Masterpiece Mystery! season.

The long-running Sunday night programming strand will be bring back several beloved series and introducing viewers to some new shows over the second half of 2022.

PBS has teased that the new Masterpiece Mystery! season will “range from gritty to cozy, Glasgow to Amsterdam, vicar to skipper, and more”!

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We’re promised that “intrigue, murder, and mayhem await as the bodies pile up, clues are deciphered, and justice is served.”

Can’t wait? Let’s take a look at what lies ahead…


Endeavour – Season 8


Shaun Evans and Roger Allam return to Oxford with three brand new feature-length Endavour mysteries to solve.

In the wake of the harrowing events of Season 7’s finale, our cerebral, solitary hero, Endeavour Morse (Shaun Evans) is struggling to quiet his demons with drink and solve the most challenging of puzzles through a thick haze of hangovers. Will he crack the cases, fend off bitterness and cynicism, and repair the once-affirming friendship with his former mentor, Fred Thursday?

Season 8 premieres at 9/8c on Sunday 19th June.


Grantchester – Season 7


Robson Green and Tom Brittney are back with a seventh season of Grantchester.

It’s the long, hot summer of 1959, and questions of what the future holds for our favorite vicar-detective-duo and their friends are complicated when murder returns to the idyllic English village of Grantchester. Secrets and lies, love and death, swing and jazz, and, above all, family and friendship await in six new episodes.

Season 7 premieres at 9/8c on Sunday 10th July.


Guilt – Season 2


The BBC’s darkly comic Scottish thriller Guilt returns with four new episodes.

Picking up two years after the action of Season 1 with more twists, turns, and deception, Mark Bonnar returns as cocksure, cutthroat lawyer Max; Emun Elliot returns as now-sober detective Kenny; and new cast members include Phyllis Logan (Downton Abbey‘s Mrs. Hughes) and Sara Vickers (Endeavour‘s Joan Thursday) as mother and daughter.

Season 2 premieres at 9/8c on Sunday 28th August.


Van der Valk – Season 2


Marc Warren (Beecham House) is back in three all-new episodes of Van der Valk.

Maverick detective Piet Van der Valk and his team return to face high profile cases and gritty murders that immerse them in contemporary Amsterdam’s contrasting worlds, from artists living as squatters to a philosophy-obsessed serial killer; from the city’s dazzling diamond trade to the dysfunction of its ruling family; and from the vibrant world of classical music to the dark heart of sex trafficking.

Season 8 premieres at 9/8c on Sunday 25th September.


Magpie Murders – Season 1


Magpie Murders is adapted from Anthony Horowitz’ bestselling novel by the Foyle’s War creator himself.

In a fresh, beguiling twist on the traditional murder mystery, with a solution that will both astonish and shock viewers, Magpie Murders centres on book editor Susan Ryeland (World on Fire star Lesley Manville) and the unfinished mystery manuscript featuring her unpleasant, prima donna author’s longtime detective, Atticus Pünd.

When Susan attempts to attain the final chapters, she’s plunged into a shocking mystery case of her own—one which will change her life in ways she’d never expected. Artfully weaving between two interlocking time periods, the 1950s and the present day, Magpie Murders will delight even the most hard-boiled mystery fan.

Season 1 premieres at 9/8c on Sunday 16th October.


Miss Scarlet and The Duke – Season 2


Kate Phillips and Stuart Martin will return as Victorian London’s most delicious detective duo-with-a-twist in a second season of Miss Scarlet and The Duke.

In the six high-octane new episodes, aspiring detective Eliza Scarlet competes for cases, trades jabs, and even partners with her longtime friend/rival, The Duke, as their relationship delightfully and maddeningly simmers on.

Season 2 premieres at 8/7c on Sunday 16th October.


Annika – Season 1


Unforgotten star Nicola Walker trades in cold cases for maritime murders as DI Annika Strandhed in new police procedural series Annika.

Juggling enigmatic cases while trying to raise her rebellious teenage daughter, the droll and dry-witted skipper of Glasgow’s newly-formed Marine Homicide Unit drops literary references, breaks the fourth wall, and keeps viewers riveted through twists and turns galore.

Season 1 premieres at 10/9c on Sunday 16th October.


The first seven seasons of Endeavour are available to watch on Amazon Prime Video.