Magpie Murders gets follow-up series and moves to BBC

Magpie Murders gets follow-up series and moves to BBC

The BBC has acquired crime drama Magpie Murders (previously shown on Britbox) and will also air its follow up, Moonflower Murders, to shoot later this year. 

The Anthony Horowitz-penned series – based on his books of the same name – are from Eleventh Hour Films, with Moonflower Murders being made in association with Salt Films (producer Suzanne McAuley’s Ireland-based company) for the BBC and PBS Masterpiece. Jill Green exec produces. 

In Moonflower Murders, Lesley Manville and Timothy McMullan will resume their roles of editor-turned-sleuth Susan Ryeland and literary detective Atticus Pünd respectively. 

Horowitz said: “I’m very happy that Magpie Murders is going to be shown on BBC – its natural home. I had such fun writing the scripts and they’ve been brought to life by a brilliant director and cast.”

Green added: “I’m so thrilled that this playful, distinctive murder mystery will now reach an even wider audience.”

Eleventh Hour Films has a busy production slate – the company is currently in production on the third series of Alex Rider as well as new legal drama The Killing Kind, and is in prep on a new iteration of Rebus.

Full details of all these projects can be found on Production Intelligence.  


Image via Eleventh Hour Films and Sony Pictures Television. 

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