ITV’s The Bletchley Circle spin-off The Bletchley Circle: San Francisco will premiere on Wednesday July 25th at 9pm, it has been announced.
The Bletchley Circle followed a group of women who worked as codebreakers at Bletchley Park during the second world war and, having now returned to civilian life, find themselves investigating murder cases which have the police stymied. The drama series is produced by World Productions and stars Anna Maxwell Martin, Rachael Stirling and Sophie Rundle. Two seasons aired on ITV between 2012 and 2014.
The spin-off series, San Francisco, is set in 1956, three years after the events of the original series. Jean and Millie depart London for San Francisco to investigate the murder of a close friend. There they are joined by North American code-breakers Iris and Hailey who, like their British counterparts, find themselves undervalued and overlooked despite their indispensable contributions to the war effort. With renewed purpose, the code-breaking team will stay in San Francisco and continue to solve mysteries together in the Bay Area.
Original series stars Julie Graham (Doc Martin) and Rachael Stirling (Churchill’s Secret) are reprising their roles as Jean and Millie. They are joined in the main cast by Crystal Balint (Prison Break), Chanelle Peloso (Incredible Crew), Jennifer Spence (You Me Her) and Ben Cotton (The X-Files). The Bletchley Circle: San Francisco is produced by Omnifilm Entertainment in association with World Productions, with original series creator Guy Burt serving as executive producer. World Productions’ Jake Lushington; Omnifilm Entertainment partner Brian Hamilton; and Canadian showrunner Michael MacLennan also executive produce.
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