The Chelsea Detective Renewed by Acorn TV & ZDF


AMC Networks’ Acorn TV and ZDF have ordered a second season of the hit U.K. mystery drama series The Chelsea Detective from Expectation.

Returning in 2023, the series sees Adrian Scarborough (Killing Eve, The King’s Speech, 1917) back as Detective Inspector Max Arnold alongside new co-lead Vanessa Emme (Dublin Murders, Three Families) as Detective Sergeant Layla Walsh.

The 4×90-minute season two brings new cases for DI Max Arnold and the team to investigate as Detective Sergeant Layla Walsh joins Chelsea CID from Exeter.

Scarborough commented: “It’s great to be back, returning to my role as DI Arnold. Max and the team are resuming investigations in Chelsea with new stories set to intrigue and entertain. It’s also my great pleasure to welcome Vanessa Emme to the station. She’s a terrific addition to our cast, and it’s a joy to be working alongside her.”

Emme added: “I’ve always been a huge fan of crime drama—the guessing games, the mind mapping enveloped in great characters and strong storylines, so I am thrilled to be here and to be playing Layla. Straight-talking with a zero-tolerance policy for nonsense, she is already bringing me so much joy. I have been welcomed with open arms by an incredibly talented team led by the artfully sublime Adrian Scarborough. I adore working with him.”

BBC Studios distributes the series internationally.