Tuesday, January 17, 2023

MOONFLOWER MURDERS: PBS Masterpiece News

PBS MASTERPIECE announced today
at the Television Critics Association press tour that it will co-produce and broadcast Moonflower Murders, a new six-part drama based on the best- selling novel written by Anthony Horowitz, CBE. A sequel to the acclaimed 2022 MASTERPIECE adaptation of Horowitz’s Magpie MurdersMoonflower Murders is executive produced by Jill Green and Eleventh Hour Films and adapted by Horowitz. BBC is the UK partner on the series.

Anthony Horowitz said: “I can’t wait to get started on the scripts of Moonflower Murders. We had a fantastic response to Magpie and, speaking personally, it was a joy bringing Susan Ryeland and Atticus Pünd to life on the screen. There are lots of surprises in the second book, including something I’ve never done before in a murder mystery. It’s going to be great fun.”

Returning in the lead roles they originated in Magpie Murders are Academy Award-nominee Lesley Manville (The CrownPhantom Thread) as editor turned sleuth Susan Ryeland and Timothy McMullan (Patrick MelroseThe Crown) as famous literary detective Atticus Pünd.

MASTERPIECE executive producer Susanne Simpson said, “We’re delighted to partner with Eleventh Hour Films on another ingenious mystery from Anthony Horowitz. Magpie Murders was a hit with our audience, who loved its clever storytelling of a mystery-within-a-mystery. It’s thrilling to know that Lesley and Tim will be returning to MASTERPIECE in Moonflower Murders.” MASTERPIECE is presented on PBS by GBH Boston.

Moonflower Murders is the second novel in Horowitz’s Susan Ryeland series. Published in 2020, it was lauded as “a fiendishly plotted crime novel, with a fabulous twist” by the Guardian and picks up where Magpie Murders left off: Susan has left the cut-throat world of publishing and is living in Crete with her longtime boyfriend, Andreas. She ends up returning to London when she is asked to investigate a mystery relating to Alan Conway, the author of the best- selling Atticus Pünd mysteries, whose death changed her life in Magpie Murders.

Moonflower Murders will be available to stream in the US on PBS.org, the PBS App and the PBS MASTERPIECE Prime Video Channel. In the UK, the series will be available to stream on iPlayer.

Moonflower Murders is an Eleventh Hour Films production in association with Salt Films for MASTERPIECE and BBC One, and distributed worldwide by Sony Pictures Television and PBS Distribution in North America. 

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

I guess these won't be on KQED because they would have to cut a cooking show or one those fake medical shows?

Anonymous said...

I only saw 2 of the magpie series. Where are the rest?

Janet Rudolph said...

Magpie Murders appeared on PBS Masterpiece. All episodes. You should be able to view them through PBS Masterpiece..They may be on other streaming services.