Fans of Nicola Walker, you can rest certain that she will reprise her role as DI Annika Strandhed in the upcoming second season of Alibi’s Annika. Walker has appeared in several high-profile British television shows, including The Split and Unforgotten.
Walker said in a statement, “We are all looking forward to fighting crime on sea and land with the MHU for a second series.” Teasing future storylines, she added: “There are secrets closer to home for Annika that will have to be faced. It’s going to be a bumpy ride.”
For those who need a refresher, DI Annika Strandhed was introduced in Season 1 as the speedboat-driving leader of the Marine Homicide Unit (MHU), which investigates the horrific and mysterious murders that occur in the waterways of Scotland.
Strandhed had plenty to deal with in Season 1, including a hostage situation with one of her officers, her moody teenage daughter, and general work drama. Find out what we know about the sequel thus far.
Annika Season 2: Release Date
As it is still early in the process, an official release date has not yet been confirmed; however, there are rumours that it could make its debut in the early 2023 according to Bustle. Although a trailer has not yet been made available, we will update this article as soon as we have additional information to share with you.
Has the Production Begin?
The crime drama created by Nicola Walker and titled Annika has been renewed for a second season. On Monday, August 8th, the production company behind the show, Alibi, tweeted out this image as production got underway.
— Alibi Channel (@alibi_channel) August 8, 2022
Who Will Reprise Their Role in Season 2?
The drama that was broadcast on BBC Radio 4 and was written by Nick Walker served as the inspiration for this series.
In the second season, Nicola Walker will reprise her role as Detective Inspector Annika Strandhed, Jamie Sives will play Detective Sergeant Michael McAndrews, Katie Leung will play Detective Constable Blair Ferguson, and Ukweli Roach will play Detective Sergeant Tyrone Clarke. In addition, Silvie Furneaux will be seen in her previous role as Morgan Strandhed, who is Annika Strandhed’s daughter.
According to a statement made by Walker: “We are all looking forward to fighting crime on sea and land with the MHU for a second series and there are secrets closer to home for Annika that will have to be faced. It’s going to be a bumpy ride!”
Phillippa Collie Cousins, the senior drama commissioner, said: “I’m thrilled to get the team back together on a second series of this refreshing, character led crime drama. Nicola has such an authentic approach, she brings the character of Annika to life in a unique way and, by breaking the fourth wall with conviction and wit, she adds both real depth and laugh out loud moments. The first season stole the audience’s hearts, and the second season will too!”
What Will Be the Storyline of Annika Season 2?
The audience will be presented with six episodes that are each one hour long, just as they did the first time. An independent murder mystery will be presented to the MHU team to investigate each and every week.
Black Camel Pictures producer Arabella Page Croft said, “The new series will see Annika and her brilliant MHU uncover bodies in Edinburgh, Glasgow and as far as the Hebridean island of Jura, keeping in high literary company with the likes of Robert Louis Stevenson, George Orwell and Walter Scott to help solve the cases. Nick Walker is again at the helm, so this series promises more twisty crimes and grisly reveals while delving into our exciting serial hooks from the first series.”
Annika Season 2: Trailer
The trailer of season 2 is not released yet. Here is the trailer of season 1 below:
“We are happy to be setting sail with our fantastic partners UKTV, Black Camel Pictures and MASTERPIECE for a second series of Annika,” said David Swetman, SVP content and commercial strategy at All3Media International.
A compelling, unique detective drama, Annika is an exciting addition to our bestselling sleuth/detective slate, and we’re thrilled the first series has already sold to such a number of renowned international partners – it’s a testament to the hard work of the whole Annika team. I’m excited for audiences to see the new cases and adventures we have in store for series 2.”
Frequently Asked Questions
Is It Worthwhile to Watch Annika?
The sitcom Annika is great fun to watch since its main character, played by Nicola Walker, is superb. In addition, Paul McGann is outstanding. The tales are what make it so interesting to watch, while the acting is also strong.
Where to Stream It?
Both season 1 and season 2 of Annika will be available to watch on PBS Masterpiece and Amazon Prime Video.
Will Annika be Featured on BritBox?
Annika is available to watch on BritBox. In it, Olivier Award winner Nicola Walker stars opposite Sanjeev Bhaskar. Walker has also appeared in the BritBox film Unforgotten. She plays DI Annika Strandhed in the TV show based on the BBC Radio 4 show of the same name.