It’s been revealed if there’ll be more episodes of Sister Boniface Mysteries.
BritBox’s crime drama spin-off launched earlier this year, features the return of its titular character from an early Father Brown episode.
Set in 1960s England, the series stars Lorna Watson (Watson & Oliver), reprising her role as nun, moped rider, wine maker and part-time forensic scientist Sister Boniface.
The “light-hearted murder mysteries” of Sister Boniface Mysteries follow the sleuthing nun as she uses the latest techniques for tracking down killers.
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Created by Father Brown writer Jude Tindall, the show has been a hit with audiences since its debut.
We can now confirm that Sister Boniface Mysteries has been renewed by BritBox for another season!
Season 2 is currently in pre-production and filming is set to begin in England very soon.
Alongside Lorna Watson, regular cast members Max Brown (Downton Abbey), Jerry Iwu (Sex Education), Miranda Raison (MI-5), and Ami Metcalf (Upstairs Downstairs) are all expected to return.
We’re not yet sure if Father Brown himself, actor Mark Williams, will make a guest appearance again.
Executive producer Will Trotter commented: “We are absolutely thrilled to see Sister Boniface return for a second series. Jude Tindall and the team of writers have created unforgettable characters full of wit and mischief.
“Lorna Watson’s performance is as forensic as her character – the sharp intelligence, charm and warmth she brings to the role is an irresistible combination.
“The entire cast and crew have been a joy to work with and I think that shines through in this big hearted and hugely original show.”
The official synopsis for Season 2 reads: “Sister Boniface is back in the habit, returning as the Great Slaughter Constabulary’s crime-solving secret weapon. Countryside criminals should start saying their Hail Marys, as Boniface’s faith in forensics is only rivaled by her passion for investigation.
“This series, the sister will force a murderer into checkmate at a chess tournament, take a spin through a pirate radio station, and defend her reputation as the conviction of her greatest adversary, The Pear Tree Poisoner, comes into question.”
Season 2 will premiere in the US in 2023 exclusively on BritBox.
As with the first season, it’s believed the new episodes will air in the UK on the Drama channel.
There’s no official confirmation yet, however, on whether there’ll be a tenth season of Father Brown.
Father Brown is available on DVD on Amazon.