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Criminal Record Season 2: Is It Confirmed? Everything We Know So Far

Criminal Record Season 2

Criminal Record is a British crime thriller television series. It has been created by Paul Rutman who also wrote the series; Jim Loach and Shaun James Grant directed the episodes. Upon its release, the first season met with positive critical as well as audience response.

Criminal Record Season 2
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The show has carved a strong fan following since its release and people are now curious to know if a second season of Criminal Record has been canceled or commissioned. If you are also wondering about season two, this article is for you.

What Is Criminal Record All About?

Criminal Record follows DCI Daniel Hegarty (Peter Capaldi) and DS June Lenker (Cush Jumbo) While Daniel is an experienced detective, June is a relatively new person in the field. The story follows them trying to unravel the mystery of a murder case from a few years ago.

What Is Criminal Record All About?
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This is triggered after a phone call received anonymously. a seasoned veteran and the other early in her career, clash on an old murder case after an anonymous phone call draws them to it. The two go into loggerheads with each other due to their differences and generation gap.

The first season premiered on Apple TV+ on January 10, 2024. Its final episode was aired on the streaming platform on February 21st.

What Happened In The Previous Season?

Season one of Criminal Record consisted of eight episodes. It follows the story of two detectives trying to unravel an old and unsolved murder case after a tip-off from an anonymous caller. June tries to put the pieces together to convince everyone that all the emergency phone calls have a connection.

Right after an incident, she joins the team of Hegarty which she uses to win over his confidence. At the same time, she also digs deep into the case of Errol Mathis. During her journey, she finds something important about the case.

However, things aren’t going well on her personal front as her son is having a difficult time in school. In the final episode, tension reaches its peak as both June and Hegarty have to finally join hands and work together as the public is angry over the case.

Has Criminal Record Been Renewed For A Second Season?

So far, the makers of Criminal Record have not confirmed the Season 2. But fans should not lose hope as one of the actors of the series, Cush Jumbo, spoke about the possibility of a follow-up season in one of her interviews. She said that there will be a second season.

However, we will have to wait for Apple TV+ to make an official confirmation on the same.

What Happened In The Previous Season?
Credits: Apple TV+

What Can We Expect From The Second Season?

Since the makers are yet to confirm a second season, we can only guess and conjecture as to what it might offer. The first season saw the main story reaching a satisfying conclusion. But there are little strings that are worth exploring in a follow-up season. It can be the reason behind the behavior of Hegarty during the first investigation.

What Can We Expect From The Second Season?
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He can also go on a faceoff with Lenker. Paul Rutman, who serves as the show’s executive producer, has said that they will have to see how the first season is received. Looking at the amazing reviews the first one has received, we won’t be surprised if a second one is greenlit in no time.

When it comes to a release date, there is no sure-shot answer as of now. But we can expect the second season to premiere in a year from now. This means it might be available to watch around the early days of 2025.

Who Will Be In The Cast?

Peter Capaldi (who plays DCI Daniel Hegarty) and Cush Jumbo (portraying DS June Lenker) will surely return for the second season as they are the two main characters. Apart from them, we might also see people involved with the case of Adelaide Burrowes.

Cathy Tyson (Doris Mathis) and or Tom Moutchi (who played Errol Mathis) are two such names and either of them can make a return.

Who Will Be In The Cast?
Credits: Apple TV+

Some of the supporting cast can also act in the second season like Stephen Campbell Moore (Leo Henratty), as well as Zoë Wanamaker (Maureen). Apart from them, there are chances that Dionne Brown (DC Chloe Summers) and Shaun Dooley (DS Kim Cardwell) will also return.

Conclusion

Criminal Record is a crime thriller series where the characters are detectives and they are trying to unravel a murder case. Luckily, the series successfully manages to become more than what’s only visible on the surface. Through a mystery story, the makers also get to tackle some important issues like misogyny, policing in modern times, racial bias, and other things.

The series gets uplifted through the incredible performance of its lead actors. Most British shows in the crime and thriller genre are a cut above what’s being made these days. They have a touch of realism as well as thrill that is missing in most shows.

Criminal Record is one such show and it remains engaging and shocking throughout its many episodes. It could have only been a mystery series involving detectives and cops but the plot goes way beyond that and remains an interesting show. Right after it premiered on Apple TV+, Criminal Record received a positive critical response. The buzz around it helped in the viewership getting increase.

The year 2024 started off on a good note with Criminal Record and it was particularly a gift for those who are a fan of the genre. It gives a unique spin to the usual tropes of a detective story since it also has two people from different generations and worlds as they try to work together.

Ever since the first season ended, fans have been demanding another season. We can hope that a warm response to the first season forces the makers to return with another season.

About Yash Singh

A film school graduate, Yash Singh lives and breathes movies and television shows. He also enjoys writing about them passionately.

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