Midsomer Murders Season 21: Premiere Date & Where to Watch It

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Series 1-20 of Midsomer Murders can already be found on both BritBox and Acorn TV

Great news for Midsomer Murders fans. It's been a long wait, but the Midsomer Murders Season 21 premiere is now in sight. When we interviewed Neil Dudgeon back in late 2018, he mentioned he expected to get word of plans for Season 21 sometime after Christmas. By this summer, new episodes were filming. 

Now, we have a firm premiere date for Season 21 of Midsomer Murders on both BritBox and Acorn TV

 

When Will Season 21 of Midsomer Murders Air?

Midsomer Murders (not a shot from Season 21)

 

Series 21 will come to US audiences via BritBox and Acorn TV on December 1, 2019. We don't know if Canadian audiences will also get the new episodes, or if there are rights conflicts that might prevent it. 

It's unknown when it will air in the UK, but the latest estimates we've seen predict 2020. BritBox is currently planning on offering a streaming service to UK residents, with a nonspecific launch date of “late 2019”. Does that mean the UK will be able to get Midsomer Murders episodes via BritBox at that time? Maybe.

It's unlikely the UK version of BritBox will offer precisely the same programs the US version gets (and the Canadian version is also a bit different due to various streaming rights differences). For example, the show Living the Dream is available on the US version of BritBox, but it's broadcast by Sky rather than the BBC or ITV (co-partners on BritBox). In the UK, Living the Dream is available on Sky's streaming service, Now TV, so it seems less likely they'd also allow BritBox to stream it there. 

Ultimately, we'll just have to wait and see whether Season 21 of Midsomer Murders premieres on BritBox in the UK at the same time as the US premiere. It WOULD be a great incentive for new subscribers.

 

Not a member of BritBox or Acorn? You can start a free trial at the links below:

Not sure which one is best for your British TV watching needs? Check out our BritBox vs. Acorn TV comparison HERE

 

What's Happening in Season 21 of Midsomer Murders?

Midsomer Murders (not a shot from Season 21)

 

Very little is known about Season 21 so far. We know Neil Dudgeon is returning as DCI John Barnaby. We also know Nick Hendrix has returned to play the role of DS Jamie Winter. He joined the cast back in Season 19, and he's DCI Barnaby's third regular sergeant. Hendrix has expressed an interest in returning for another season, assuming they make another season, want him back, and he's free. 

We'll also see the return of Annette Badland as Fleur Perkins, along with Fiona Dolman as Sarah Barnaby.

Episode titles could potentially change, but three titles have been offered up to the public so far (with a fourth unnamed episode listed):

  • The Point of Balance
  • The Miniature Murders
  • Unknown 
  • With Baited Breath

Guest stars currently listed for the new season include Roger Barclay (Holby City), Katy Brand (Mongrels), Eleanor Bron (Absolutely Fabulous, Fat Friends), and Clare Holman (Lewis). 

No images or plot summaries have been released, but we'll update this post as soon as we have more details on that front.

 

Will You be Tuning in for Season 21 of Midsomer Murders?

Midsomer Murders – Season 21 is premiering soon

There are certainly those who think the show has gone stale in its old age – but as far as we're concerned, few shows on television offer the kind of cozy escapism you get from Midsomer Murders. While we've liked some detective pairings and plot lines more than others, we wouldn't dream of not watching for as long as the show continues. 

22 Comments

  1. Guess I’ll be dropping Netflix, they’ve ditched, or will be ditching, most of my favorite shows. Looking forward to seeing the newest Midsummer Murders on a different streaming service. I think that Netflix is slowly putting itself out of business.

  2. Absolutely love Midsummer. Am in the process of watching for the 3 rd time. Hope it continues after Season 21. I have both Acorn and Britbox. Love them both

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  3. Will defenitly watch all Midsomer Murders..in the process of watching season 1 and all up to 12 right now…have watched with the new Barnaby and will research to come up to season 21!! Keep them coming!! I od’d on Inspector Lewis (please come back!) So this is right up my alley!!

  4. I love Midsomer and was just grieving the fact that Netflix was removing it from their lineup. So, thank you for having such a fun show!

  5. I love this show – I recently “cut the cable cord” so will be subscribing to Britbox. I live in the USA and really enjoy British TV programs as they are so different than ours. Can’t wait for the premiere and hope I get every season on Britbox.

  6. I love BritBox, Acorn, Midsomer Murders, Father Brown, and all things British! So happy to see my favorites return. I live in the U.S., but never watch cable t.v. Your shows are the best!

  7. I have the TV on all night and it is tuned to Midsomer Murders every night. I have Netflix which is getting boring compared to the Brit shows. Also have Britbox so I will survive. lol

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