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Karen Pirie Season 1 is now available to binge-watch on BritBox. Will there be a second season of the crime drama starring Lauren Lyle?
Why haven’t you watched Karen Pirie Season 1 yet? Lauren Lyle, from Outlander, takes on the lead role, and she is fantastic. This is a series worth watching, whether you want to watch it for Lauren or if you like crime dramas.
Now all eyes are on whether there will be more. One of the series’ drawbacks was that it was only three episodes long. Even though they were lengthy episodes, we only received three. So we want more. Is that going to happen?
Karen Pirie Plot
The first series of Karen Pirie, revolved around the historic case of Rosie Duff’s murder, which Karen is assigned to after the cold case becomes the subject of a provocative true-crime podcast a quarter-century after her death.
Rosie was discovered murdered in the Scottish university town of St Andrews in 1996, and three drunken students (Tom, Jason, and Alex) claimed to have discovered the body. Despite the boys’ suspicions, no charges were filed due to a lack of forensic evidence.
Now that the case has been reopened, it appears that someone is willing to go to any length to keep the truth hidden. Do the three men know more than they admitted years ago? What was the original investigation’s flaw? Will Karen ever learn the truth about what happened that fateful evening?
Karen Pirie Cast
Lauren Lyle (Outlander) will play the title character. Karen is described as “a young and fearless Scottish investigator with a quick mouth and tenacious desire for the truth” by ITV.
“I am overjoyed to be bringing the formidable force that is DS Karen Pirie to life through Emer Kenny’s slick adaptation,” Lauren says. Emer’s world, built on the foundation of Val McDermid’s beloved books, is enthralling and immediately drew me in.
“I couldn’t have asked for a more creative, supportive, and energetic team to join. I’m grateful to Val, Emer, World Productions, and ITV for welcoming me with open arms.”
Emer Kenny (Harlots) plays Karen’s friend River Wilde, Chris Jenks (Sex Education) as Jason ‘Mint’ Murray, and Zach Wyatt (Blithe Spirit) as DS Phil Parhatka joins Lauren.
John Lumsden (Pancake), Jack Hesketh (Besa), and Buom Tihngang (Death in Paradise) will play Sigmund ‘Ziggy’ Malkiewicz, Tom ‘Weird’ Mackie, and Alex Gilbey, the three students originally suspected of her murder.
The adult versions of the three boys are played by Michael Schaeffer (The Salisbury Poisonings), Ariyon Bakare (His Dark Materials), and Alec Newman (Unforgotten).
When is Karen Pirie on Tv?
Karen Pirie premiered on ITV on Sunday, September 25 at 8 p.m., with the remaining two episodes airing on a weekly basis.
The third and final episode of Karen Pirie will air on Sunday, October 9.
Outlander Star Reveals if She Would Return for Karen Pirie Season 2
Lauren Lyle, who plays Karen Pirie, has expressed interest in returning for a second season.
ITV’s newest detective thriller, starring Outlander’s Lyle, debuted early last month and could run for years thanks to author Val McDermid’s six-part crime series.
“I think there’s a lot more to be done, the books are phenomenal. Why not? The next one [A Darker Domain] is partially set in Tuscany, so why not?
“But, yes, she’s my favorite character I’ve ever played, and the one with whom I’ve felt the most trusted; I’ve had a lot of creative control, which is just awesome. If we are allowed to return, I believe we should “RadioTimes obtained information from the actress.
These sentiments were echoed by the show’s executive producer Simon Heath, who stated that while it will “ultimately depend on how well the audience responds to the first season,” the producers “have our fingers firmly crossed” for a second season.
Is There a Karen Pirie Trailer?
Yes! The full trailer introduces the case and shows Karen and her team get to the bottom of things in what will be Karen Pirie’s first murder case.
According to the initial investigation, it was clearly mishandled. Hopefully, they’ll be able to discover what really happened all those years ago. View the trailer below: