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Annika returning to Alibi for a second series

Nicola Walker will return to the hit drama as DI Annika Strandhed.

Written by Nick Walker, Annika is based on the hugely successful BBC Radio 4 drama and follows the sharp, witty and enigmatic DI Annika Strandhed, played by Nicola Walker, who leads the specialist Marine Homicide Unit (MHU) that is tasked with investigating the unexplained, brutal, and seemingly unfathomable murders that wash up in the waterways of Scotland.

Through the series, Annika makes the audience her confidante by breaking the fourth wall and sharing her wry observations on the case and her life, as she manages her brilliant yet unconventional team, and her equally brilliant yet complex teenage daughter.

Alongside Nicola Walker, Jamie Sives returns as DS Michael McAndrews, Katie Leung is back as DC Blair Ferguson as are Ukweli Roach as DS Tyrone Clarke and Silvie Furneaux as Annika Strandhed’s daughter, Morgan.

Speaking about the show's return, Nicola Walker said "We are all looking forward to fighting crime on sea and land with the MHU for a second series and there are secrets closer to home for Annika that will have to be faced. It’s going to be a bumpy ride!"

UKTV's senior drama commissioner Philippa Collie Cousins said "I’m thrilled to get the team back together on a second series of this refreshing, character led crime drama. Nicola has such an authentic approach, she brings the character of Annika to life in a unique way and, by breaking the fourth wall with conviction and wit, she adds both real depth and laugh out loud moments. The first series stole the audience’s hearts, and the second series will too!"

To which Alibi's channel director Emma Ayech added "The response to this series has been incredible – Alibi viewers have really embraced the dry humour of Nick Walker’s original series. We are thrilled to be bringing the wonderful Nicola Walker and the whole Annika team back for a second series. I can’t wait for the Alibi audience to step back into Annika’s world once again."

Produced by Black Camel Pictures, the new series has been co-commissioned by UK broadcaster Alibi and US broadcaster Masterpiece and All3Media International ahead of series one airing in the US for the first time on Masterpiece on 16th October. Arabella Page Croft is the executive producer and Kieran Parker is the series producer for Black Camel Pictures.

Annika will air on Alibi


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