Madame Blanc Mysteries, Season 2: What We Know Right Now

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Sally Lindsay and the cast of Madame Blanc Mysteries

If you enjoyed Madame Blanc Mysteries when it premiered last year on Acorn TV, you'll be pleased to know Acorn TV and the UK's Channel 5 have ordered a second season of the light mystery.

What is Madame Blanc Mysteries About?

Madame Blanc Mysteries begins when Jean White, a respected antiques dealer in Cheshire, gets the news that her husband Rory died on his way home from one of their favourite antique sourcing spots in the South of France. Unfortunately, the situation only gets worse from there.

She soon finds that not only is her husband dead, but all their money is gone. The shop has been re-mortgaged, everything valuable has been pawned off, and since she thought they were doing well, she spent all the money in their joint account on Rory's funeral. Even the valuable ring he was supposed to be bringing back is gone.

Her solicitor tells her that the only thing left is their cottage in the French antiques hub of Saint Victoire. With that in mind, she does the only logical thing: she heads to Saint Victoire to figure out where it all went wrong.

You can watch the official trailer below:

 

Will There Be a Season 2 of Madame Blanc Mysteries?

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Sally Lindsay as Jean – The Madame Blanc Mysteries | Photo Credit: Andrew Gauci Attard/AcornTV

Yes! As of early August 2022, the UK's Paramount-owned Channel 5 and AMC's Acorn TV have renewed the series with an order for a second season AND a Christmas special. 

The new season will have 7 60-minute episodes, again set in the “French” village of Saint Victoire (we use the quotation marks because it's actually filmed in Malta). 

What's Happening in Season 2 of Madame Blanc Mysteries?

So far, details are sparse. We know they're back in Saint Victoire, we know there's to be a Christmas special, and we know (spoiler alert in case you need to look away and skip to the next section) Jean will be returning after an attempt on her life.

With any luck, they'll drip a few more details between now and the premiere – but even if they don't, we'll just have more surprises to look forward to in season 2.

Who's Involved in Madame Blanc Mysteries, Season 2?

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Sally Lindsay as Jean – The Madame Blanc Mysteries | Photo Credit: Mark Cassar/AcornTV

The UK production companies Clapperboard and Saffron Cherry Productions will co-produce with Acorn Media Enterprises serving as international distributor. Saffron Cherry PRoductions is the company co-led by star Sally Lindsay, Caroline Roberts-Cherry, and Martin Riley.

The second season will be directed by Dermot Boyd (Mount Pleasant). Mike Benson (Cold Call) will act as executive producer for Clapperboard alongside Sally Lindsay and Caroline Roberts-Cherry (The World According to Grandpa) for Saffron Cherry.

When & Where Will Season 2 of Madame Blanc Mysteries Premiere?

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Sally Lindsay as Jean and Steve Edge as Dom – The Madame Blanc Mysteries | Photo Credit: Mark Cassar/AcornTV

Though we don't usually have many details at this stage, the addition of a Christmas special gives us a little more to work with. Filming for season 2 begins on location (in Malta) in late 2022. 

The Christmas special will air on Channel 5 in the UK on or around Christmas day, and we'd expect to see it on Acorn TV around the same time (no official dates given).

The remaining episodes of season 2 will air in 2023, but there's been no indication of how far into the new year it will be.

Where is Madame Blanc Mysteries Filmed?

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A street in Victoria, capital of Gozo (one of the islands in the Maltese archipelago where The Madame Blanc Mysteries was filmed)

Though the series is set in France, it was actually filmed in Malta and Gozo (perhaps because Malta has some enticing tax rebates for certain types of expenses incurred by productions that film there). 

If you enjoy virtually wandering around unfamiliar places, you might like to take a virtual walk around the place that serves as the fictional Saint Victoire. The window below allows you to click around the area – and while it does work on mobile, you'll probably have a better experience on desktop or laptop. 

 

While You Wait for Season 2 of Madame Blanc Mysteries…

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Signora Volpe _ Season 1, Episode 2 – Photo Credit: Moris Puccio/AcornTV

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