‘Downton Abbey’ star joins second season of ‘Guilt’ – watch the trailer!

Guilt returns for a new season soon with some additions to the cast.

Written and created by Neil Forsyth, the hit Scottish thriller debuted in the UK in 2019, and aired in the US this summer on PBS.

The BBC drama is back next week with a new four-part mystery “full of twists, turns and deception.”

Mark Bonnar is reprising his role as Max McCall, alongside Emun Elliot (The Paradise) as Kenny.

They’re joined this time around by Phyllis Logan (Downton Abbey), Sara Vickers (Endeavour), Stuart Bowman (Bodyguard), Greg McHugh (Fresh Meat), Sandy McDade (Lark Rise to Candleford), Henry Pettigrew (The Danish Girl), Rochelle Neil (The Nevers), and Robin Laing (Band of Brothers).

The official synopsis for Season 2 reads: “In an Edinburgh cellar, two gunshots ring out. Across town, Max McCall is released from prison. These two events gradually come together as Max tries to rebuild his life, and new arrival Erin tries to save hers.

“When Roy Lynch rebuffs Max’s efforts at a reconciliation, Max turns to Kenny for help – despite their troubled history. However, this is a newly confident Kenny with a budding new relationship, and he provides Max with a tougher challenge than expected.

“To help his daughter, Roy finally turns to Max and Kenny and forces them to help him. It appears that Max’s fall from grace is complete – but he has a secret motivation to reveal.”

The second season of Guilt premieres in the UK at 9pm on Tuesday 12 October on BBC Two.

All four episodes will be available to watch on BBC iPlayer from then.

Watch the trailer:


Season 2 is expected to air in the US sometime next year on PBS.

Phyllis Logan will reprise his role as Mrs Hughes in the follow-up to 2019’s Downton Abbey movie.

Logan’s Downton co-star Jim Carter, who plays Mr Carson, recently joined the upcoming Willy Wonka musical from the makers of Paddington!

Downton Abbey: The Complete Collection box set is available on DVD on Amazon.