Miss Scarlet and the Duke was an instant hit with viewers when it premiered in early 2020 and we're so pleased that it will be returning later this year. It's been revealed that new episodes will arrive on Alibi in the UK in 14 June 2022 and PBS for US audiences on 16 October 2022.
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The official Masterpiece PBS Twitter account announced the exciting news alongside a brand new teaser trailer showing Peaky Blinders actress Kate Phillips and Jamestown's Stuart Martin back on the case as Eliza Scarlet and William 'The Duke' Wellington. Check it out below…
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"Miss Scarlet and The Duke are back for an all-new season... Mark your calendars for the premiere on Sunday, October 16th at 8/7c on MASTERPIECE Mystery! #MissScarletPBS," the post was captioned - and it sparked a huge reaction from fans who have been waiting over two years for the follow-up.
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"Yay! Let the countdown begin!!! one wrote while another said: OMG! I'm so excited!!!" Someone else added: "CALENDAR MARKED!!!"
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However, many stateside fans of the show couldn't help but express their disappointment at the fact that UK viewers are getting the series five months earlier than them.
"OCTOBER!?! But the Brits get it in JUNE?! First you make me wait until 2023 for #SanditonS3 and now this! Are you trying to kill me?! (And no I don't think I'm being too dramatic about this)," one said while another grumbled: "Why such a long wait between the June release in the UK and the US release?"
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Last year, series creator and writer Rachael New opened up about how Eliza and the Duke's will-they-won't-they-romance will progress in the new season, telling Indie Wire: "I'm a romantic at heart. I'd like to think they're in love with each other… but [Eliza] is not ready to settle down. She'd make a terrible wife!"
The former Grantchester writer has since remained tight-lipped on details, but when season two was commissioned in April, she did hint that the slow burn romance might be speeding up slightly, telling the press in a statement: "I have so much in store for Duke, Eliza and her crew. With even more action, adventure and of course a nice big dollop of romance, it's going to be a cracking season."
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