Acorn TV’s Fan-Favorite Crime Drama “The Chelsea Detective” Returns Today on Monday, August 28

Acorn TV's Fan-Favorite Crime Drama "The Chelsea Detective" Returns Today on Monday, August 28

The Chelsea Detective, the hit British crime drama starring Adrian Scarborough (Killing Eve, The King’s Speech, 1917) as the sharp, intuitive Detective Inspector Max Arnold, is making its highly-anticipated return to Acorn TV on Monday, August 28, with new episodes dropping weekly. The second season, consisting of four feature-length episodes, sees DI Arnold teaming up with new colleague Detective Sergeant Layla Walsh, played by Vanessa Emme (Bloodlands, A Discovery of Witches), who joins Chelsea CID from Exeter. In addition, Acorn TV today released the official Season 2 trailer.

This season, London’s richest borough hides a dark side that DI Max Arnold (Scarborough) knows all too well. Killers lurk among the art galleries and luxury homes, and it’s up to DI Arnold and new partner Layla Walsh (Emme) to expose them.

Sophie Stone (Shetland) returns as the brilliant, if occasionally daunting, Chief Forensics Officer Ashley Wilton, Lucy Phelps (Grace) as research and tech queen DC Jess Lombard, Peter Bankolé (Peaky Blinders) as officer DC Connor Pollock, Anamaria Marinca (Deadline) as DI Arnold’s ex-wife Astrid, and Frances Barber (Whitstable Pearl) as DI Arnold’s aunt, Olivia Arnold. Guest stars this season include Rachael Stirling (Hollington Drive) who stars as gallery owner Rebekah Chaban in the season premiere, as well as Simon Williams (EastEnders) who portrays nursing home resident Maurice Swift in the second episode.

Created and executive produced by Emmy(R) Award-winning Peter Fincham (The Lost Prince, Smack the Pony, I’m Alan Partridge), the four episodes are written by Glen Laker (Vera, Prime Suspect), Peter Fincham, Liz Lake (Riviera, Call the Midwife) and Laura Poliakoff (Devils). The series producer is Ella Kelly (Death in Paradise, Midsomer Murders). The directors are Richard Signy (Death in Paradise, Silent Witness) and Sarah Esdaile (Call the Midwife). The Chelsea Detective is produced by Acorn TV’s Acorn Media Enterprises, Germany’s ZDF and BBC Studios’ invested indie Expectation. Acorn TV serves as the exclusive home for the series in the U.S., Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand, among others. BBC Studios distributes the series internationally.


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