The release date for Agatha Raisin series 2 — Pending
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Series information and storyline
Agatha Raisin is a British comedy-drama television series based on an eponymous book by M.C. Beaton. It is executive produced by Cameron Roach, Michele Buck, Barry Ryan, Kathleen Hutchison and Stewart Harcourt, written by Harcourt and Chris Murray and hails from Mammoth Screen and Free@Last TV. A 2-hour pilot episode, titled Agatha Raisin and the Quiche of Death debuted successfully in December 2014, and an eight-part first series of Agatha Raisin premiered on Sky1 on June 7, 2016. The episodes follow a 60-minute format.
The quirky drama series spotlights Agatha (Ashley Jensen), her best friend Roy (Matthew Home) and cleaning lady Gemma (Katy Wix). The main heroine is a public relations specialist from London who decides to turn her life around, leaves the big city and attempts to settle in a small and seemingly peaceful village. Soon afterwards she becomes involved is solving mysterious criminal cases, starting with the one where she herself is set up as a suspect.
Critical reception and potential reception
Agatha Raisin premiere drew an audience of 0.86 million viewers, and lost some of the audience by the second episode, attracting 0.74 million viewers. The critical reception is average, with a 6.6/10 IMDb score, with most reviewers agreeing that the series provides decent light entertainment, but is too flimsy to be compelling. Agatha is obviously incompetent, which is not necessarily a problem for a comedy series, but she may be a bit too ditzy to charm the viewers. However, it has earned some fan support which may carry it over into another series. Stay tuned, and we will keep you informed on the series fate.
Series 1 recap
Agatha Raisin, Sky1`s quirky comedy / drama series has wrapped up the broadcast of its first series on July 26, 2016. The final episode, Murderous Marriage, features the marriage of Agatha and James interrupted by the appearance of her ex-husband who was supposedly dead, but now wants a financial reward for agreeing to a divorce. On the day after he is indeed found dead and Agatha is in the focus of the investigation, so she is forced to conduct her own investigation so as to clear her name. Agatha and James team up and make a startling discovery. The series has garnered average reviews, leaning towards positive, and the critical community`s consensus is that it is not a bad option for light entertainment. Sky1 has not yet renewed Agatha Raisin for a second series, and the renewal is not necessarily guaranteed considering the average viewership of 0.7 million viewers per episode, which is neither hugely impressive, nor a flop, so there`s the intrigue of Agatha Raisin`s future.
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