Agatha Raisin fans have waited almost a year for this news. Acorn TV has finally confirmed there will be a Season 4. What do we know about the Acorn original series?
Agatha Raisin Is Back For Fourth Series
Acorn TV has announced that they have renewed Agatha Raisin for Season 4, or as the Brits say, Series 4. This humorous mystery series follows Agatha, a former high-powered London PR guru. She has retired to the picturesque Cotswolds and has reinvented herself as a “sassy” private investigator.
Played by Ashley Jensen (Ugly Betty, Catastrophe, Extras), this popular mystery series has become a huge hit in the states.
According to the Acorn TV press release, Ashley Jensen is thrilled to return as the crafty detective. “I am overjoyed to be returning as Agatha Raisin. A role I love playing and a show that is very close to my heart. I am excited to see what’s in store for Agatha and her merry band of misfits in Series 4.”
What Are Four Agatha Raisin Season 4 Movies?
As cozy mystery fans are well aware, Agatha Raisin is based on M.C. Beaton’s best-selling novels. There will be four new movies. Each will be 90-minutes long. What four titles will be part of Season 4?
- “Kissing Christmas Goodbye” – With business booming for Agatha Raisin Detective Agency, Agatha’s in need of a well-earned break and with Christmas just around the corner it looks like the perfect opportunity to relax. However, when she receives a letter from an old lady begging for protection, Agatha can’t help but spring into action.
- “Love, Lies and Liquor” – James has finally returned to Carsely and promised to whisk Agatha away on holiday where she can help him write his next novel. Agatha’s dreams of the French Riviera quickly fade when she finds herself in Snoth-on-Sea, a seaside resort whose glory days are far behind it. When a hotel guest is found murdered, it’s up to Agatha to prove who the killer is.
- “A Spoonful of Poison” – The competition to be crowned winner of the Carsely Jam-Off has always been fierce, but when the prize jam is poisoned leading to the death of a judge, things may finally have gone a step too far. Determined to bring the killer to justice, Agatha resolves to restore the competition’s name.
- “There Goes The Bride” – Agatha reluctantly promises to support James by attending his wedding. However a body is found during the morning of the big day. Now, it is up to Agatha and the gang to come to the rescue.
Series Delayed Due To Covid
It has been over a year since Agatha Raisin Season 3 completed airing. Unfortunately, just as they were about to start filming in March 2020, production was halted due to the worldwide coronavirus pandemic.
Who Is Returning For Agatha Raisin Season 4?
Clearly, Ashley Jensen will return as Agatha Raisin. In addition, fan favorites Mathew Horne (Gavin & Stacey) as Roy Silver, Jamie Glover (Waterloo Road) as James Lacey, Jason Merrells (Safe House) as Sir Charles Fraith, Lucy Liemann (Rev) as Sarah Bloxby, Matt McCooey as Bill Wong (Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends), Jason Barnett (Bridgerton) as Inspector Wilkes, and Marcia Warren as Mrs. Boggle.
Currently, there is no information on whether Katy Wix (The Windsors), who plays Gemma Simpson or Jodie Tyack (The Window), who plays Toni Gilmour, will return. Of course, there will be a lot of familiar faces returning to Causley, as actors from Patsy Kenset to John Hopkins have guest starred in the Acorn TV series.
When Will Agatha Raisin Season 4 Premiere?
Acorn TV plans to debut the new episodes in late 2021/early 2022. Right now, they need to get filming these four episodes. However, based on the first title, “Kissing Christmas Goodbye,” it would make sense if Acorn TV dropped this episode before Christmas 2021.
Mystery fans surely hope for that Agatha Raisin Christmas miracle!