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Acorn TV has commissioned a second season of the British crime drama Whitstable Pearl.

Based on the The Whitstable Pearl Mysteries novels by Julie Wassmer, the second six-part series (6 x 45’) sees the return of Kerry Godliman (After Life) in the lead role as Pearl Nolan.

Howard Charles also returns as DCI Mike McGuire and Frances Barber as Dolly Nolan, Pearl’s mother.

The series follows local celebrity Pearl Nolan, chef and owner of the eponymous Whitstable Pearl restaurant which she runs alongside her son, Charlie, waitress Ruby, and in spite of her mother, Dolly. She is also the proprietor of a detective agency, finally putting her distant police training to good use.

In Season One, Pearl juggled her commitments to her restaurant, with her ‘side hustle’ as a PI. In Season two, Pearl will prioritise her detective work and transition from being a chef who solves crimes, to a full time investigator who just happens to own a restaurant.

Catherine Mackin, Managing Director, Acorn Media Enterprises, said: “Pearl was an instant favorite for the Acorn TV audience and one of our top performers of 2021 in multiple territories.”


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