Dalgliesh Season 2 and 3: Renewed or canceled?

Dalgliesh Season 2 and 3: Is it renewed or canceled?
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Is Dalgliesh returning for two more seasons? Here’s everything you need to know about Dalgliesh Season 2 and 3. 

Dalgliesh is a crime drama television series developed by New Pictures based on the Adam Dalgliesh novels by PD James. The mysterious detective-poet in the title role is played by Bertie Carvel. Detective Chief Inspector Adam Dalgliesh, a published poet, and recent widower, uses his sensitivity and understanding to delve into the murkier corners of the human psyche as he investigates difficult murders in mid-1970s England. According to Rotten Tomatoes, the series has a perfect score classified as “certified fresh” with a 71% approval rating based on critics’ scores with 7 reviews and an average rating of 90% based on audience scores with 10 reviews.

Dalgliesh Season 2 and 3: Is it renewed or canceled?

On IMDb, the series has an average score of  7.4/10 with ‎3,012 votes. These scores showcase a fairly good reception for the series from critics and audiences all around the world. On the other hand, on Metacritic, the show has favorable reviews of 77 scores based on 4 critics. This easily states that the series has been well received by the viewers and the critics. Hence, it was an easy decision for the network to continue the show for another season after this fairly good reception. To help you prepare before streaming the new season, we’ve put up a quick summary of everything Dalgliesh Season 2 and 3

Dalgliesh Season 2 and 3: Is it renewed or canceled?

Will there be two more seasons of Dalgliesh?

Yes, it’s official that Acorn TV has renewed Dalgliesh for a second and third season in July 2022. According to Deadline, “Season two will comprise six episodes adapted from three P.D. James novels, with each being told over two hour-long episodes. Bertie Carvel (Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell, Agatha Christie’s The Pale Horse) will reprise the role of the enigmatic Chief Inspector Adam Dalgliesh. The novels being adapted for season two are Death Of An Expert Witness, A Certain Justice, and The Murder Room. Season three will adapt further James novels and will film in 2023, with additional details to follow.”

Dalgliesh Season 2 and 3: Is it renewed or canceled?

Dalgliesh Season 2 and 3 Potential Release Date

The series’ producer New Pictures will return to the set to film the episodes, the first of which begins filming this year in preparation for a 2023 premiere. As of July 13, 2022, the precise release dates have not yet been confirmed for Dalgliesh Season 2 and 3. However, based on the pattern of the season one release dates, we may anticipate that the premiere date for the second season will be in the next year. Season 2 will begin shooting this Summer, but information about Season 3 is still unconfirmed, though filming will begin in Northern Ireland sometime in 2023.

We’d estimate that the release date would be sometime in 2023—probably sometime in or around the month of November. Similarly, season three will be released a year later, which will be sometime around November 2023. Furthermore, we would like to emphasize that at this point, everything is just conjecture. Fans should thus be patient because the network will confirm these facts in the upcoming months, so they should keep a watch on it. 

Dalgliesh Season 2 and 3: Is it renewed or canceled?

Why is Dalgliesh renewed for Season 2 and 3?

According to Deadline, “Catherine Mackin, Managing Director, Acorn Media Enterprises said: “Bertie Carvel’s expert portrayal of Chief Inspector Adam Dalgliesh delivers a lasting charm and sophistication that is unmatched and, clearly, a must-watch. We are absolutely elated to return for not one, but two, mysterious and compelling seasons.” Channel 5/Paramount UK Deputy Chief Content Officer Sebastian Cardwell added: “Dalgliesh proved incredibly popular with our viewers, and I’m delighted to be working again with New Pictures to bring to life even more stories from P.D James’ crime novels.”

Dalgliesh Season 2 and 3: Is it renewed or canceled?

Dalgliesh Cast and Crew

The main cast members of the series are as follows: 

  • Bertie Carvel as Adam Dalgliesh
  • Jeremy Irvine as DS Charles Masterson
  • Carlyss Peer as DS Kate Miskin

Acclaimed screenwriter and playwright Helen Edmundson (The Suspicions of Mr. Whicher, An Inspector Calls, Small Island) returns as the lead writer for the second season, with Stewart Harcourt (Maigret, Hearts and Bones, Treasure Island) also joining the series as a writer for A Certain Justice.

Andy Tohill and Ryan Tohill (The Dig, Insulin) will return to direct the episodes for A Certain Justice, with Geoff Sax (Us, Endeavour) joining to direct Death of an Expert Witness. Brendan Mullin will produce the series with Elaine Pyke, Willow Grylls, Emily Russell, and Helen Edmundson serving as executive producers for All 3 Media-owned New Pictures.

Dalgliesh Season 2 and 3: Is it renewed or canceled?

Dalgliesh Episodes

Dalgliesh Season 2 and 3 are expected to be separated into three installments – Death Of An Expert Witness, A Certain Justice, and The Murder Room. Each installment will include two episodes, bringing the total season run to six episodes. For the time being, we recommend that fans wait patiently and binge-watch Dalgliesh Season 1 to know how the season will conclude. Here’s the complete episode guide for you to understand the order properly according to Acorn TV release dates. 

  • Shroud for a Nightingale, Part 1 and 2 – 1 November 2021
  • The Black Tower, Part 1 and 2 – 8 November 2021
  • A Taste for Death, Part 1 and 2 – 15 November 2021

Dalgliesh Season 2 and 3: Is it renewed or canceled?

Where to stream Dalgliesh?

The rights are held by Acorn Media Enterprises in North America, New Zealand, Australia, Argentina, Chile, and Mexico. Channel 5 will handle the rights in the UK, and Northern Ireland Screen will provide extra funding.

The distributor for the rest of the world is All 3 Media International. The viewers can also watch Dalgliesh by renting or purchasing on Amazon Instant Video or Vudu, depending on the viewers’ location and membership plans, which the users can choose from to renew their accounts and watch the series. 

Dalgliesh Season 2 and 3: Is it renewed or canceled?

Dalgliesh Official Trailer

The network has not released any trailer or promo for Dalgliesh Season 2 or 3, as it is way too early for the network to release such promotional material. Meanwhile, check out this official teaser for Dalgliesh Season 1 below to recall the events of the previous episodes in the series so far: 

Acorn TV Original | Dalgliesh | Official Trailer

Dalgliesh Official Synopsis

A recent widower and acclaimed poet, enigmatic Inspector Adam Dalgliesh employs his exceptional empathy and insight to plumb the darker depths of the human psyche while investigating complex crimes in 1970s England.

Catch up on the previous episodes of Season 1 while you wait for more Dalgliesh Season 2 and 3 updates.