Well, this is wonderful news that we didn’t see this coming! The Bletchley Circle is getting a new season – but with a twist…
Set in the early 1950s, ITV’s mystery drama series launched in 2012 and a second season followed in 2014. All seven episodes aired on PBS in the US.
The Bletchley Circle told the story of four women who worked as codebreakers at Bletchley Park. Dissatisfied with the officials’ failure to investigate complex crimes, the women join to investigate for themselves.
Despite the show’s popularity, a third season was never commissioned.
However, US streaming service Britbox has now announced that they’ll be reviving the show and producing brand new episodes.
A new spin-off, titled The Bletchley Circle: San Francisco, will feature two of the original lead characters – Julie Graham as Jean and Rachael Stirling as Millie – in America as they join up with two American codebreakers to investigate a string of new murder cases.
Set in 1956, four two-part standalone stories will launch on BritBox later in 2018.
The Bletchley Circle: San Francisco will be the streaming service’s first original commission.
BritBox president Soumya Sriraman commented: “In 2018, BritBox will up the ante with our first commission, more co-productions and more popular programming and star power from all genres appealing to new subscribers along with our very loyal existing members.”
The first two seasons of The Bletchley Circle are available to buy on DVD on Amazon now.
The new series will air in the UK on ITV.