PBS confirms US premiere date for ‘Vienna Blood’ Season 2

It’s been announced when the new season of Vienna Blood begins in the US.

Adapted from Frank Tallis’s best-selling Liebermann novels by Sherlock writer Steve Thompson, the BBC’s hit period crime drama launched in 2019.

Vienna Blood returned in the UK last month.

We can now confirm that American fans will be able to see Season 2 very soon!

Matthew Beard (The Imitation Game) and Austrian actor Juergen Maurer are back as Max Liebermann and Detective Inspector Oskar Rheinhardt in 1900s Austria.

They’re joined by Conleth Hill (Game of Thrones), Charlene McKenna (Peaky Blinders), Amelia Bullmore (Gentleman Jack), Lucy Griffiths (True Blood), and Luise von Finckh (Schlechte Zeiten).

Season 2 aired in the UK on BBC Two in December as three feature-length 90-minute episodes: ‘The Melancholy Countess’, ‘The Devil’s Kiss’, and ‘Darkness Rising’.

However, the new mysteries will be shown in the US as two-part stories across six consecutive Sundays.

The first instalment of ‘The Melancholy Countess’ will premiere at 10/11c on Sunday 9th January on PBS.

Set in Autumn 1907, the episode finds a depressed Hungarian Countess dead in the bath of her lavish hotel suite. While at first it looks like suicide, a post-mortem reveals that the Countess was poisoned.

The whole second season will be available to stream in the US from the night of the premiere with PBS Passport.

UK viewers can watch both seasons right now on BBC iPlayer.

Vienna Blood writer Steve Thompson previously hinted: “When I started the second series I wanted it to be the same but different. I wanted people to tune in and feel comfortable and familiar with the characters and the central relationship with Max and Oskar, to recognise it and to feel they were getting more of the same. At the same time, I want to serve them up something different and we did that in two ways.

He explained: “The first is that Max and Oskar have both moved on in their personal lives. Max has started his own private practice – emulating Freud very much, he’s now taking private clients for psychoanalysis sessions.

“At the same time Oskar’s world has changed. He has a new boss, one of his colleagues (Von Bulow) who doesn’t like him at all, they have a huge animosity between them … so that at the beginning of the second series, Oskar’s work life is very difficult and very tense and there’s this very abrasive relationship at the centre of it. Both of their worlds have changed.”

There’s no news yet on a renewal for a third season, but we expect to hear an announcement in the coming months.

Vienna Blood is available on DVD on Amazon.