Agatha Raisin to return

Monday 15th January 2018, 5:24pm

Agatha Raisin. Agatha Raisin (Ashley Jensen).

Agatha Raisin, the comedy drama starring Ashley Jensen, is to return to TV for another series.

However, whilst Series 1 was made by Sky, the next series has been commissioned by American streaming service Acorn TV.

Radio Times reports that, following Sky opting not to recommission its 2016 show, Acorn has stepped in to make more episodes for their streaming platform. The deal has been prompted by the good reception the first series garnered on the platform.

The show, based on the books by M.C. Beaton, follows the adventures of Agatha Raisin, a PR whizz who gives up her successful life in London for a new life in the quiet village of Carsely. Each week the light-hearted programme sees her involved in helping solve a new crime mystery.

Jensen will be joined on the new series by Mathew Horne, who reprises his role of friend Roy, with Matt McCooey returning as Detective Constable Bill Wong and Katy Wix back as Agatha's cleaner friend Gemma.

Shane Murphy from Acorn Media Enterprises told Radio Times: "When the UK broadcaster chose not to renew it, Acorn decided to step in and fully commission the show itself in order to keep this terrific series going for our subscribers."

Acorn TV is currently only available in North America, however the producers are aiming to distribute the new series in "all English speaking territories". They are now reportedly discussing details with "various channels."

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