We’re getting a bit excited about The Bletchley Circle: San Francisco – a third series of the ITV crime drama or a spin-off series of the ITV crime drama depending on your point of view.
It’s been in the pipeline for a while, but now we know when it will be transmitted.
Series one and two, if you remember, saw Julie Graham, Anna Maxwell Martin, Rachael Stirling and Sophie Rundle form group of women who worked as codebreakers at Bletchley Park during the second world war and, having now returned to civilian life, find themselves investigating murder cases which have the police stymied.
The spin-off series, San Francisco, sees Graham and Stirling return is set in 1956, three years after the events of the original series. Jean and Millie depart London for San Francisco to investigate the murder of a close friend. There they are joined by North American code-breakers Iris and Hailey who, like their British counterparts, find themselves undervalued and overlooked despite their indispensable contributions to the war effort. With renewed purpose, the code-breaking team will stay in San Francisco and continue to solve mysteries together in the Bay Area.
Graham and Stirling are joined by Crystal Balint, Chanelle Peloso, Jennifer Spence and Ben Cotton.
Here’s a trailer:
And here’s the transmission date…
The Bletchley Circle: San Francisco: Wednesday 25th July, 9pm, ITV