Acorn TV commissions the third season of "Whitstable Pearl" British crime drama

Produced by Buccaneer and distributed internationally by Cineflix Rights, the series will exclusively premiere on Acorn TV in North America, New Zealand, Australia, and the United Kingdom.

2 FEB 2024

"Whitstable Pearl"

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AMC Networks’ streaming platform Acorn TV and independent production company Buccaneer ("Irvine Welsh’s Crime") have confirmed a third series commission of the popular British crime drama "Whitstable Pearl" starring Kerry Godliman. Based on the much-loved novels, “The Whitstable Pearl Mysteries” by Julie Wassmer, the third six-part series (6 x 45’) sees the return of Godliman in the lead role as Pearl Nolan and Howard Charles as DCI Mike McGuire. Other returning cast members include Frances Barber as Dolly, Robert Webb as Tom Grant, Isobelle Molloy as Ruby Williams and Sophia del Pizzo as DS Nikki Martel.

"Whitstable Pearl" explores the dark undercurrents of murder and debauchery swirling beneath the surface of the picturesque 16th century English seaside town of Whitstable, famous for its native oysters and buffeted by the prevailing winds and spray of the North Sea.

Distributed internationally by Cineflix Rights, the Acorn TV Original Series will begin production in Whitstable, England in March 2024. The series will exclusively premiere on Acorn TV in North America, New Zealand, Australia, and the United Kingdom.

Julie Wassmer said:“I’m thrilled that 'Whitstable Pearl' will be returning for a third season, as are those all around the world who have taken this series to their hearts - together with its magical setting. Be prepared for more edge-of-the-seat drama, intriguing cases for Pearl and McGuire to solve and perhaps the greatest mystery of all – will they finally get together?”

Kerry Godliman said:“I’m so excited to once again be portraying Pearl Nolan in the third season of 'Whitstable Pearl'. I love playing such a rich character and can’t wait to get back to Whitstable to bring more of Julie Wassmer’s wonderful storytelling to the screen”.

Catherine Mackin, Managing Director, Acorn Media Enterprises (Acorn TV), shared: “With the utmost pleasure, we return to the whimsy of Whitstable and Pearl Nolan’s incomparable sleuthing.The Acorn TV audience have been big fans of the series since season one, episode one and we’re elated by Kerry’s, Buccaneer’s and the creative’s team relentless dedication to keeping this series fresh and engaging.”

Tony Wood and Richard Tulk-Hart, joint CEOs of Buccaneer, said:“It’s a delight to be back with Pearl and the gang in Kent. Whitstable Pearl is at the heart of our company: it’s a well-loved quality popular drama that runs and runs.”

James Durie, Head of Scripted at Cineflix Rights, said:“Whitstable Pearl has been a great success for us, with multiple sales of seasons 1 and 2 to buyers all over the world. We are thrilled to be able to offer up another season to the show’s global fanbase”.