Agatha Raisin Renewed by Acorn TV for Season 3


Acorn TV is renewing the mystery series Agatha Raisin for a third season with three feature-length episodes and a winter special.

Season three begins production in mid-March through mid-July. While season two adapted three of M.C. Beaton’s novels, the third season will increase to four novels and be available internationally as four by 90-minute television movies or eight by 45-minute episodes. The novels being adapted are Agatha Raisin & the Haunted House, Agatha Raisin & the Deadly Dance, Agatha Raisin & the Love from Hell and Agatha Raisin & the Pig That Turned.

For season three, Free@Last TV’s Barry Ryan and David Walton will continue to produce the series for Acorn TV with Catherine Mackin from Acorn Media Enterprises and Michele Buck from Company Pictures (an all3media company) as executive producers, and produced in association with all3media international. Guy Hescott returns as producer as does Ian Strachan as line producer. Acorn Media International will distribute in most English-speaking territories and all3media international will distribute in the rest of the world, including the U.K. and Australia.

Ashley Jensen (Catastrophe, Extras, Ugly Betty) reprises her role as the eponymous London PR whizz turned amateur sleuth. Jensen commented, “I am beyond excited to be returning to my high heels with another series of Agatha Raisin with Acorn TV. I can’t wait to get started on her next fun and frolicsome journey.”

Catherine Mackin, managing director of Acorn Media Enterprises, said, “After a groundbreaking year with commissioning the second series of Agatha Raisin as well as London Kills and Queens of Mystery, my colleagues at Acorn TV are thrilled by the continued popularity of Agatha Raisin so it was an easy decision to renew it for a third season with even more episodes. M.C. Beaton and Ashley Jensen have created the world’s most fashionable and entertaining amateur detective. We’re excited to partner with Barry Ryan, David Walton and Michele Buck on another series of one of Britain’s most enjoyable mystery series.”

Barry Ryan, executive producer and creative director of Free@Last TV, noted, “We are delighted that our partners at Acorn TV have decided to renew Agatha Raisin for a further four feature-length episodes. Even though our instincts told us it would work, the reformat was a gamble. We are excited and overjoyed that it paid off and to be bringing our wonderful cast of characters led by the brilliant Ashley Jensen back for more.”