BBC orders more from The Mallorca Files
James R | On 12, Nov 2019
A second season of Balearic cop drama The Mallorca Files has been commissioned for BBC One Daytime and BBC iPlayer.
Set amongst the vibrant international community of the eponymous Spanish island, The Mallorca Files centres around Detective Miranda Blake (Elen Rhys) – an introvert who is used to living by the rules – and her German counterpart Max Winter (Julian Looman), whose approach to policing is based on gut-instinct, with little interest in process. Their dynamic – sometimes in sync, but mostly not – sets the rich humour and playful tone of the series, which marks a welcome return to the police caper.
The Mallorca Files plays out against the backdrop of sun-drenched locations and glamorous lifestyles of the Balearic islanders. It is a Cosmopolitan Pictures/Clerkenwell Films co-production for the BBC.
Season 1 will broadcast on Monday 25 November, but before it has even aired, the Been has already renewed the programme for a second run.
Dan McGolpin, BBC Controller Programming and iPlayer, commissioned the series penned by Dan Sefton (The Good Karma Hospital, Trust Me).
McGolpin says: “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. 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.”
Key cast members Elen Rhys (DC Miranda Blake), Julian Looman (DC Max Winter) and Maria Fernández-Ache (Police Chief Ines Villegas) will be reprising their roles alongside series regulars Tabata Cerezo (Carmen Lorenzo) and Tanya Moodie (Abbey Parker) and Denis Schmidt (Christian). Meanwhile the second season promises British viewers some well-known faces, with guest stars such as Phil Daniels (Sliced, EastEnders, Quadrophenia) and Josette Simon (Nightflyers, Broadchurch, Blake’s Seven) set to join the adventures.
The writing team from Season 1, spearheaded by Dan Sefton (The Good Karma Hospital, Trust Me), will also return and will be further bolstered by a group of established scriptwriting talents, including Damian Wayling (Riviera, Call The Midwife, Thanks For The Memories), Liz Lake (Riviera, EastEnders, Call The Midwife) and Tim Whitnall (Best Possible Taste: The Kenny Everett Story, The Hide) as well as emerging talents such as Jackie Okwera (Emmerdale) and Emily Fairweather. Dominic Barlow will pick up the reins of The Mallorca Files as Series Producer while Bryn Higgins and Rob Evans return as directors. Bryn and Rob will be joined in Season 2 by Christiana Ebohon-Green and Craig Pickles.
All 10 episodes of Season 1 will be available on BBC iPlayer after the first episode airs on BBC One at 2.15pm on Monday 25th November. Filming is now underway on Season 2, with the 10 new episodes set to air in 2020.