In what is a strong sign of confidence in their new daytime drama, BBC One has handed out an early second season renewal to The Mallorca Files. The renewal comes some two weeks before the series is set to premiere on the BBC’s flagship channel. Ten episodes have been ordered for the show’s second season.
The Mallorca Files is set amongst the expat community on the eponymous Spanish island. While self-confessed introverted Brit Miranda Blake takes her career – as well as everything else in life – seriously, German Max Winter is a classic extrovert and unashamedly unconventional.Yet despite – or perhaps because of – their very different approaches, the sleuths form a perfect complementary partnership as they seek to solve a new crime on the island each week.
The ten episode drama series, which was created by The Good Karma Hospital scribe Dan Sefton, is produced by Cosmopolitan Pictures and Clerkenwell Films and stars Elen Rhys (Broadchurch), Julian Looman (Cop Stories), Maria Fernández-Ache (Holby City), Nacho Aldeguer (Borgia), Denis Schmidt (Dark) and Tabata Cerezo (The Night Manager). BritBox co-produces for the U.S. market. The executive producers are Ben Donald, Murray Ferguson and Dan Sefton. Production on the show’s second season is now underway ahead of a 2020 premiere.
“With the nights drawing in, the time is right to transport yourself to sunnier climes by watching The Mallorca Files on BBC One and on BBC iPlayer from later this month”, said the BBC’s Controller of Programming and iPlayer Dan McGolpin, who commissioned the show’s second season. “People are going to love spending time with Miranda and Max in this exciting and stylish first series and I’m delighted to announce that our crime-fighting duo will return for more capers in 2020.”