I got very good news for you yet again... The owners of BritBox, BBC and ITV, have just announced that there's going to be a second season of the Nigel Stangeways novel series written by Nicholas Blake, the nom de plume of poet Cecil Day-Lewis. The British streaming service said the first two episodes of the Jared Harris and Cush Jumbo drama have broken viewing records since premièring last week without giving any actual figures.

Season two will be an original story told by Gaby Chiappe (Vera), which has been titled "A Sword in my Bones". It will centre on Billy Howle, who is planned to reprise his role as Detective Nigel Strangeways. Billy Howle said: “A lot of hard work by all the cast and crew went into making the first original drama for BritBox, during a pandemic, and it seems to have paid off. I would relish the opportunity to take on the role of Strangeways again and am really excited by the prospect of this next chapter.”

Dome Karukosk directs, while Sarada McDermott is the producer. Executive producers are Ed Rubin and Emma Broughton for New Regency, Marina Brackenbury and David Zucker for Scott Free, and Nat Parker as well as Gaby Chiappe.

Commenting on a potential second season, Rubin said: “Harnessing a similar emotional intensity and thriller pulse to season one; A Sword In My Bones will offer up even greater narrative scope, a terrific new cast of characters and a whole new cinematic setting.”

The Beast Must Die can be streamed in the USA via AMC/ AMC+. The show is scheduled to premiere on AMC+ sharp on Monday, July 5, and one week later it will release on AMC on July 12 precisely around 10:00 PM ET/PT. New Regency International is managing the worldwide sales.

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