Two UK mysteries have been renewed for two new seasons each.
Father Brown will return for an eighth and ninth season, while Shakespeare & Hathaway will be back for a third and fourth season.
“Fans can now look forward to another 20 episodes of Father Brown over the next two years and the same again for Shakespeare & Hathaway: Private Investigators”, said Dan McGolpin, Controller BBC Programming and iPlayer. “These comic crime series are much loved by viewers in the daytime on BBC One and by others at any time on BBC iPlayer. They are masterfully produced by the team at BBC Studios, with a hugely talented cast on each series.”
Season eight of Father Brown sees returning guest stars John Light as Hercule Flambeau, Alan Williams as Blind ‘Arry and Tom Chambers as Chief Inspector Sullivan.
Season three of Shakespeare & Hathaway, which begins filming this month, sees them dealing with an ageing heavy metal star with a pact with the devil, a Shakespeare museum full of deadly secrets and a King Lear story set in a carpet warehouse, amongst others.
Both shows air in Australia on ABC.
Source: TV Wise