Afterlife’s Kerry Godliman is to star in Acorn TV’s new crime series The Whitstable Pearl Mystery.
Based on Julie Wassmer’s novels, it will be adapted by Norwegian filmmaker Øystein Karlsen.
The series follows big-hearted local restaurant owner Pearl Nolan who sets up a local detective agency after undergoing police training in an earlier career. She is soon embroiled in her first case when she discovers the body of close friend, Vinnie.
Pearl forms an unlikely partnership with DCI Mike McGuire, a new local police chief who has transferred from London to escape his past. And when a second body shows up, Pearl finds herself pulled into the dark underbelly of the picturesque town she calls home.
Filming is due to start in the Kent seaside town later this month.