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Alibi, masterpiece, All3Media co-commission Annika return | Offers | New

After what they say, according to crime drama channel UKTV, not only stellar ratings but also a string of international sales, Alibi has co-ordered with US broadcaster Masterpiece and All3Media International a second series of Annika (6×60′) produced by Black Camel Pictures.
The critically acclaimed series is based on the hit BBC Radio 4 drama, written by Nick Walker. Annika follows sharp, witty and enigmatic DI Annika Strandhed, played by Nicola Walker, as she leads the specialist Marine Homicide Unit (MHU) which is tasked with investigating the unexplained, brutal and seemingly unfathomable murders that wash up in Scottish waterways. . Throughout the series, Annika makes the public her confidante by breaking the fourth wall and sharing her ironic observations on the case and her life, as she manages her brilliant but unconventional team and her equally brilliant but complex teenage daughter. .

The first series, produced by Black Camel Pictures, became Alibi’s highest-grossing title of all time, reaching 1.32 million viewers since its launch. Series two will see Walker return with Jamie Sives as DS Michael McAndrews, Katie Leung as DC Blair Ferguson, and Ukweli Roach as DS Tyrone Clarke. Silvie Furne is also reprising her role as Morgan, the daughter of Annika Strandhed.

The UKTV Original series was commissioned by Senior Theater Commissioner Philippa Collie Cousins ​​with head of script Pete Thornton. The series is commissioned by Alibi channel director Emma Ayech. Richard Watsham is director of commissioning for UKTV and Adrian Willis is general director of genre for drama and lifestyle. Arabella Page Croft and Nicole Fitzpatrick are executive producers at Black Camel Pictures, and Kieran Parker is the series producer.

After a first round of presales on three continents, Annika has since been acquired by several broadcasters from European territories, including France Télévisions Outre Mer 1ère, Sky Deutschland took the series to Germany, Austria and German-speaking Switzerland in a first window agreement and ZDF acquired a second window contract for Germany. Additionally, the series traveled to AXN in Spain (Sony Pictures Television Networks), Warner Bros. Discovery in Italy where it will be broadcast on the free television channel Giallo, RSI in Italian Switzerland, Siminn hf in Iceland, HRT in Croatia and COSMOTE in Greece.

Annika’s first series will premiere on Masterpiece in the United States on October 16. Commenting on the order, Masterpiece executive producer Susanne Simpson said, “Nicola Walker absolutely owns the role of Annika, who comes across as smart, quirky and funny. She leads an extraordinary cast of characters that makes this show unique. Masterpiece is presented on PBS by GBH Boston.

Arabella Page Croft of Black Camel Pictures, added: “The new series will see Annika and her brilliant MHU discover bodies in Edinburgh, Glasgow and as far as the Hebridean island of Jura, in good literary company with the likes of Robert Louis Stevenson. , George Orwell and Walter Scott to help solve the cases.Nick Walker is once again at the helm, so this series promises more twisty crimes and grisly revelations while delving into our thrilling serial hooks from the first series.

Annika is the third UKTV Original to return for a second series on Alibi, alongside Traces, starring Molly Windsor and Martin Compston, and We Hunt Together, starring Eve Myles and Babou Ceesay. The Diplomat, produced by World Productions, will also air in 2023.