Midsomer Murders, Season 23: What We Know So Far

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Though the pandemic created some delays for Midsomer Murders, season 23 is underway – and so far, it looks like things are going smoothly. That's great news for fans, considering there was a two-year gap (understandably) between series 21 and 22.

It's still too early to know all the details of the new season, but here's what we know so far.

Has Midsomer Murders Been Renewed for Season 23?

Yes! Though we've yet to see an official announcement, casting announcements went out earlier this year. It's not unusual for ITV shows to send out casting notices long before the official renewal announcements go out, so we don't have any reason to think of that as odd.

The official Midsomer Murders social media continues to stay active, as well – something that doesn't generally happen if a show has been cancelled. 

When Will Midsomer Murders, Season 23 Premiere?

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Neil Dudgeon as DCI Barnaby, Nick Hendrix as DS Winter-Midsomer Murders_Season 22, Episode 3-Photo Credit:Mark Bourdillon/AcornTV

Unfortunately, it's far too early to know when the new episodes of season 23 will premiere – and even when they're completed, it's worth noting that schedules have been a bit wonky in recent years. 

With the most recent seasons, episodes have premiered on American streaming services BEFORE airing in the UK – something quite unusual among British TV classics like Midsomer Murders. Given those irregularities, it's still anyone's guess when the episodes will actually arrive in all the different locations.

What we do know is that the new season is set to begin filming in March 2022. It surely won't be long before we start to see social media posts from people who've spotted crew members out and about in various towns and villages.

If you happen to be in the area and hoping to catch a glimpse, there are a few towns that pop up as locations again and again. They are:

  • Wallingford – This one was the original location for Causton, though it hasn't popped up as much in recent seasons.
  • Henley-on-Thames – Several locations in this lovely town have served as Midsomer sets – including the town hall and local butcher's shop.
  • Thame – This one's often used to portray parts of Causton, particularly the town hall and art centre.
  • Dorchester-on-Thames – This impossibly pretty village is one of those places that make you wonder how it could possibly be fair that some people get to live in such peaceful locations – but it's a great place for spotting Midsomer filming locations, too. All of the town's historic inns have appeared in past episodes.
  • Watlington – This is where you'll find the Causton library, along with a number of other Midsomer locations. Their high street has also been featured. 

Who's Returning for Season 23 of Midsomer Murders?

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Neil Dudgeon as DCI John Barnaby, Nick Hendrix as DC Jamie Winter-Midsomer Murders, Season 22, Episode 1 | Photo Credit: Mark Bourdillon/AcornTV

No official announcements have been made, but it's a reasonably safe bet Neil Dudgeon will be back, given that he wasn't written out of the series in the most recent episodes, and there have been no announcements about anyone taking his place. 

Beyond that, there's also no indication that Nick Hendrix (DS Jamie Winter), Fiona Dolman (Sarah Barnaby), and Annette Badland (Fleur Perkins) are going anywhere anytime soon. Recent video interviews on the official Facebook page have included Dudgeon, Badland, and Dolman, too, so that's a good sign they're still involved on some level. We can never be sure until the new episodes premiere, though.

Catch Up on Past Seasons of Midsomer Murders While You Wait for Season 23

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Midsomer Murders: The Killings at Badger's Drift

If you haven't already seen all the episodes several times each, there's no better time than the present to get started. It's certainly more enjoyable than doom-scrolling news sites to read about everything going on in the world these days.

In the US, you can watch older seasons of Midsomer Murders on:

  • Pluto TV
  • Tubi
  • Plex
  • Crackle
  • IMDb TV
  • Roku Channel

If you want to see older seasons AND the most recent episodes (season 22), you'll need a subscription to British TV-heavy streaming service Acorn TV. They were the exclusive US location for the season 22 premiere, and they're ad-free (unlike the free services mentioned above). 

If anyone needs us before the season 23 premiere, we'll be re-watching “The Killings at Badger's Drift”. John Nettles, an Anthony Horowitz adaptation, and those sublimely creepy Rainbirds…does it get any better than classic Midsomer Murders?

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6 Comments

  1. I just finished Murder in Provence. Looking forward to more episodes. What about Endeavor? And what’s going on with Vera?

  2. Murder in Provence? any more episodes?
    Death in Paradise? have not seen release of season 11 yet here

  3. You can catch Midsomer Murders Season 1 to 22 on Acorn. That was not mentioned in the list.

  4. Does John Nettles and his
    t.v. wife and daughter/son- in law every return to visit his cousin,in Midsomer Murders?

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