Yasmin Kaur Barn Joins BBC One’s ‘Shakespeare & Hathaway – Private Investigators’ As Series Regular

Newcomer Yasmin Kaur Barn has joined the cast of BBC One’s daytime drama series Shakespeare & Hathaway – Private Investigators as a series regular for its just ordered third season.

She will play PC Viola Deacon, a 20-something friend of Sebastian with boundless, puppy-like enthusiasm. Back in 2016, Yasmin Kaur Barn was cast as one of the leads in Fox’s pilot Recon, which ultimately did no go to series. She has also appeared in an episode of BBC Three’s Man Like Mobeen.

Shakespeare & Hathaway – Private Investigators follows Frank Hathaway, a hardboiled private investigator, and his rookie sidekick Lu Shakespeare form the unlikeliest of partnerships as they investigate the secrets of rural Warwickshire’s residents. The drama series is produced by BBC Studios and stars Jo Joyner, Mark Benton and Patrick Walsh McBride.

Season three sees Shakespeare and Hathaway dealing with an ageing heavy metal star with a pact with the devil, a Shakespeare museum full of deadly secrets and a King Lear story set in a carpet warehouse, amongst others. Shakespeare and Hathaway – Private Investigators was created by Father Brown alumni Paul Matthew Thompson and Jude Tindall. Caroline Slater is the series producer, while Ceri Meyrick is the executive producer. Filming is now underway ahead of a 2020 premiere. The series has already renewed for a ten episode fourth season, which will air on BBC One in 2021.