More Recipes for Love and Murder in Production


Acorn TV and M-Net have begun prepping a second eight-episode season of Recipes for Love and Murder.

Season two builds on the success of the first season, which was sold in 94 countries. The series is directed by writer Karen Jeynes, along with Jozua Malherbe, and is produced by Thierry Cassuto in a partnership between AMC Networks’ Acorn TV, MultiChoice and Both Worlds Pictures, in association with Global Screen and Paradoxal.

Returning leads include Maria Doyle Kennedy, Tony Kgoroge and Kylie Fisher.

“Our aim for season two is to provide viewers with the same original ingredients that made them love the inaugural season, while adding new layers and more unexpected flavors,” said Malherbe. “We’re raising the stakes with the trauma of a large fire—and some of our most familiar characters meet mysterious and violent deaths.”

“The success of the first season demonstrates how successfully the production team managed to bring Tannie Maria and small-town Karoo to life on screen,” added Waldimar Pelser, director of premium channels at MultiChoice. “We’ve proven time and time again that home-grown South African stories have a place at the global content table, and we can’t wait to shock, charm and entertain local and international audiences with the intricacies and intrigue of small-town life, where nothing is ever as it seems.”