Midsomer Murders is a popular British detective series adapted by Anthony Horowitz and Douglas Watkinson. It is a crime drama inspired by the Caroline Graham Chief Inspector Barnaby series.
The show has been running for over 20 years with its two lead characters. The show’s 20th and 25th anniversary has been celebrated by airing a one-hour-long documentary. The show has won many awards from Online Film & Film Association and has been nominated for Edgar Allen Poe Awards and Monte-Carlo TV Festival.
The show has been broadcasted internationally in over two hundred countries and territories. The show’s IMDb rating is 7.9/10.
The Loved Midsomer Murders has won many awards and now fans are anticipating its 24th season. Here is what we know about the upcoming season so far.
Midsomer Murders Season 24 Release Date
If fans are afraid of the cancelation of the twenty-fourth season of the series then rest assured as it has been already announced the renewal of Midsomer Murders Season 24th.
|Name Of The Show||Midsomer Murders|
|Season Number||Season 24|
|Streaming On||HBO Max|
|Midsomer Murders Season 1 Release Date||23 March 1997|
|Midsomer Murders Season 24 Release Date||Canceled|
The release date is yet to be declared by the production team but the twenty-fourth season is expected to premiere in 2023 or 2024.
The show first premiered on 23rd March 1997, the released seasons had four or eight episodes so it is expected that the upcoming season episodes number will remain the same.
Midsomer Murders Plot
The show’s plot has been adapted from the novels of the series Chief Inspector Barnaby by Caroline Graham.
The story has been set in the fictitious English County Midsomer. Midsomer is a picturesque and serene place, which is disturbed by the violence occurring within it.
Detective Chief Inspector Tom Barnaby lives with his wife in the Midsomer. His job is to investigate the murders which happened in and around the Midsomer.
The murderer in the series is never a serial killer, they are usually an ordinary person who was agitated to kill the victim and continues to kill more people to cover up the original murder.
The show is extremely famous for its high body count in each season. The show’s key main feature is humor and dark comedy, for example in of the episodes a woman is killed by a cheese wheel.
Nostalgia is another feature of the show, changing from its rural setting to the present time.
The detective role was given to John Barnaby, cousin of Tom Barnaby since the actor playing the role of Tom retired from the show.
How Many Episodes Are Going to Be There And The Plot Of Season 24?
There are going to be four episodes just like the previous season. The episodes are going to be named – ‘The Devil’s Work’, ‘Book of the Dead’, ‘Claws Out’, and ‘A Climate of Death’.
The showrunners have yet to disclose the plot of the future season.
Cast Of Midsomer Murders
The original star of the show John Barnaby is played by Neil Dudgeon who is the cousin of the detective Tom Barnaby.
He and his wife Sarah live with their little daughter and a dog name Paddy in the Midsomer where the death rate is high.
Then we have John’s assistant and a detective sergeant played by Nick Hendrix.
John’s wife, Sarah Barnaby was played by the actress Fiona Dollman.
John Nettles played the character of Tom Barnaby, the previous lead actor of the show.
Since the show has been running for a long time, there were many supporting cast alongside the two main cast – Jane Wymark, Barry Jackson, Daniel Casey, John Hopkins, Jason Hughes, and Gwilym Lee.
Frequently Asked Questions
1. How many seasons and episodes are in Midsomer Murders?
There are 23 seasons and 132 episodes in Midsomer Murders. Each season consists of four or eight episodes.
2. Is Midsomer County a real place?
No, Midsomer County is a fictional English country.
3. Will there be Midsomer Murders Season 24?
Yes, there will be Midsomer Murders Season 24 even though the release date is yet to be announced but the renewal of the upcoming season has been declared.
4. Midsomer Murders is adapted from which novel?
It has been adapted from the novel series Chief Inspector Barnaby by Caroline Graham.
5. Where is Midsomer in Midsomer Murders?
Fans will know Wallingford as Causton, it is the capital of the fictitious Midsomer County where Tom lives.