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Ben Miller and Frances de la Tour fans will be pleased to know that even though the first season of Professor T received somewhat mixed reviews (especially by those familiar with the original), the British adaptation of Professor T will be returning for Season 2.
Renewed for Season 2: The British Adaptation of Professor T
ITV have recently announced that the Ben Miller-led British adaptation of Professor T will return for a second six-part season, to be produced by Eagle Eye Drama.
Belgian director Dries Vos will return to direct the series, and it will again be filmed in Belgium and Cambridge, England. Jo McGrath and Walter Iuzzolino will serve as executive producers, and the series will be written by returning writers Matt Baker and Malin-Sarah Gozin.
Of the renewal, lead actor Ben Miller said:
We’re incredibly grateful to the ITV and PBS audiences for taking Professor T to their hearts, and we are actively plotting an even quirkier and uplifting Season Two. Expect more baffling crimes, more breath-taking scenery, and some answers to the most intriguing mystery of all: what is it, exactly, in his childhood, that makes the Professor tick?
What is Professor T About?
The British Professor T series is based on a hit Belgian series about an eccentric Antwerp University professor who serves as a special advisor to police. You can watch the original HERE on PBS Masterpiece. There's also a German version about a professor at Cologne University.
The really interesting part about this (aside from the fact that Ben Miller makes a great detective) is that Ben Miller is no stranger to Cambridge. The brainy comedian was actually working on PhD in semiconductor physics before he became a famous actor. He even writes books designed to explain advanced scientific topics to laymen.
Alongside Miller, Tony award-winning actress Frances de La Tour (Vicious) plays his quirky and overbearing mother, Adelaide. Relative newcomer Emma Naomi plays the role of former student DI Lisa Donckers. Barney White is her sidekick, Dan Winters.
When Will Season 2 of Professor T Premiere?
It's far too soon to have an official premiere date, as filming won't begin until spring 2022. Based on that filming date, we'd expect to see new episodes arriving on our screens anytime between autumn 2022 and spring of 2023 – but of course, all the depends on keeping COVID at bay. As we've all seen in the last couple years, new outbreaks or variants can certainly throw a spanner in the works.
In the UK, season 2 of Professor T will premiere on ITV. In the US, season 1 aired on PBS and PBS Masterpiece, so that's where we would expect to see the second – but of course, there are never any guarantees until the official announcement.
Explore the Professor T Filming Locations
Professor T is set in the lovely university town of Cambridge, making the series another one that's worth watching for the scenery alone.
Want to have a wander around the town and university? You can use the embedded window below to virtually walk through different areas in Cambridge. It works best on desktop and laptop computers, but you should be able to make it work on mobile or tablet, too.
Will You be Tuning in for Season 2 of Professor T?
Though season 1 may have been a bit of a rocky start, the series was at its best when it was showcasing the unique quirks of Professor T and his relationship with his mum. Hopefully, they'll find their rhythm in series 2 and it will become the show we know it has the potential to be.
If Endeavour doesn't come back for another season, we're all going to be desperately in need of a brainy mystery set in a gorgeous university town – so fingers crossed they'll pull it off.