Watch the trailer for Magpie Murders’ sequel series ‘Moonflower Murders’

Masterpiece PBS has released the first trailer for its upcoming mystery drama Moonflower Murders!

Fans of the cosy crime genre will be pleased to hear that it will premiere on Masterpiece PBS this September.

The series is the second adaptation of Anthony Horowitz’s bestselling Susan Ryeland/Atticus Pünd novels. Moonflower Murders is a six-parter that will pick up where the first series Magpie Murders left off. 

Who is coming back?

The original cast are set to return; Lesley Manville (The Crown) as sleuthing book editor Susan and Timothy McMullan (The Crown) as renowned literary detective Atticus Pünd. They will be joined by Alexandros Logothetis (The Island) as Andreas, Daniel Mays (Your Christmas or Mine?) as Locke/Chubb, Claire Rushbrook (Home Fires) as Kate, Conleth Hill (Game Of Thrones) as Alan Conway, Matthew Beard (Vienna Blood) as James and Sanjeev Kohli (River City) as Sajid Khan.

New cast members will include Mark Gatiss (Sherlock) as Parris/Berlin, Rosalie Craig (The Queen’s Gambit) as Lisa/Melissa, Pippa Bennett-Warner (Roadkill) as Madeline, and Adrian Rawlins (Mary & George) as Lawrence/Lance.

What is this series about?

After the shocking events of Magpie Murders, Susan Ryeland has moved to Crete with her boyfriend Andreas. However her peaceful life on the island is short-lived when Susan finds herself drawn to investigate a mystery from the past.

Alan Conway, Susan’s difficult former author, once visited a British hotel where a murder had taken place and later wrote a novel based on what happened there. On reading it, Cecily Treherne, who helped manage the hotel, came to the conclusion that the wrong man was behind bars.

When Cecily goes missing, Susan is tasked to investigate her disappearance and identify the real killer, who is cryptically referenced in the book. 

Watch the trailer here:

When will it be released?

The series will have its US premiere on September 15 at 9pm ET on MASTERPIECE on PBS! Moonflower Murders’ six episodes will air Sundays, September 15-October 20, at 9/8c on MASTERPIECE on PBS.

Moonflower Murders will also be broadcast on BBC1 and BBCiPlayer in the UK and on PBS Masterpiece Prime Video channel in the US.

 We will keep you updated as soon as the official launch date is announced. 

Magpie Murders is available to stream on the BBC iPlayer in the UK  and for viewers with PBS Passport in the US.

Anthony Horowitz’s Magpie Murders novel is available on Amazon.