Three International Programs from Walter Presents:
“St. Maik,” “Dignity,” and “The Good Apprentice” also added to the Channel
Arlington, VA – September 15, 2022 – This October, two new mysteries from MASTERPIECE arrive on the PBS MASTERPIECE Prime Video Channel. The new season of “Miss Scarlet and The Duke,” which follows Eliza, played by Kate Phillips (“Peaky Blinders”), as the female private detective who makes her mark in the male dominated field during London’s Victorian Era, and “Magpie Murders,” the adaptation of the New York Times Best-Seller by Anthony Horowitz, starring Oscar-nominee Lesley Manville (“Phantom Thread”), who plays the editor and informal investigator of the mysteriously deceased best-selling mystery author Alan Conway. Also available to stream on the channel is “St. Maik, Season 2” the German dramedy that follows petty criminal Maik as he continues to impersonate the local church’s pastor. Other Walter Presents titles include: “Dignity” and “The Good Apprentice.”
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Information about each of the programs is below:
MASTERPIECE: Miss Scarlet and the Duke, Season 2
Streaming Date: October 16, 2022
Genre: Crime-Drama, Mystery
Season 2 opens a few months after the conclusion of Season One: Eliza, played by Kate Phillips (Peaky Blinders, Wolf Hall) has solved her father’s murder, her relationship with William (the “Duke”), played by Stuart Martin (Jamestown) continues to slowly simmer, and she continues to face the challenges of being a female private detective in male-dominated Victorian London. Viewers can also catch up on Season 1 which is also available to stream on the channel.
MASTERPIECE: Magpie Murders
Streaming Date: October 16, 2022
Genre: Crime-Drama, Mystery
A mystery author dies under suspicious circumstances, with his last book seemingly unfinished. This leaves two mysteries: What happened to him? And how does his latest potboiler end? Oscar®-nominee Lesley Manville (The Crown, Phantom Thread) stars as the author’s editor, Susan Ryeland, who assumes the role of detective in the case. Meanwhile, Tim McMullan (Patrick Melrose) plays the fictional sleuth in the incomplete novel, whose investigation parallels Susan’s. Based on Anthony Horowitz’s (Foyle’s War) ingenious bestselling novel, the six-part series also stars Conleth Hill, Michael Maloney, Alexandros Logothetis, and Claire Rushbrook. “There is true satisfaction in watching the pieces of Horowitz’s puzzle click into place,” applauded The Telegraph (London) and The Sunday Times (London) declared, “Yikes, this is excellent.”
Walter Presents: St. Maik, Season 2
Streaming Date: October 21, 2022
Language: German with English Subtitles
On the run from the police, trickster Maik Schäfer exchanges his fake conductor uniform for a real cassock. Not baptized and anything but innocent, the Berlin criminal suddenly becomes the Catholic pastor of the Apostle Church Läuterberg.
But he and his partner Kevin are still trying to execute their getaway and they need a new plan to raise enough money to finance their dream of running a bar on a beach in Panama. Believing the Catholic Church has the money, Maik and Kevin want to fraudulently repair the “damaged” roof of the church, however it’s more complicated than they thought; there’s still a body stashed in the church and Maik has to continue to perform his duties as the pastor to the lively and demanding needs of his parishioners…
Other titles coming to the PBS MASTERPIECE Prime Video Channel in October:
Walter Presents: Dignity – 10/7
Walter Presents: The Good Apprentice – 10/14
About PBS MASTERPIECE Prime Video Channel
MASTERPIECE has been setting the standard for exceptional British drama in the US for 50 years and the PBS MASTERPIECE Prime Video Channel continues this legacy and has expanded to include award-winning TV series from around the world.
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Winner of 83 Primetime Emmys® and 18 Peabody Awards, MASTERPIECE has been essential Sunday night viewing for millions of fans since 1971. Susanne Simpson is the executive producer and Rebecca Eaton is the executive producer-at-large for the series. Series funding for MASTERPIECE is provided by Viking Cruises, Raymond James, The MASTERPIECE Trust, and public television viewers. Produced for PBS by GBH Boston, MASTERPIECE is known for hits such as All Creatures Great and Small, Sherlock, Downton Abbey and Victoria, and beloved classics such as Upstairs Downstairs, Prime Suspect, The Forsyte Saga and Poldark.
About WALTER PRESENTS
Walter Presents launched January 2016 in the U.K. as a video-on-demand service, founded by Jason Thorp, Walter Iuzzolino and Jo McGrath. Dedicated to showcasing award winning foreign language drama, the service is named after its curator, Walter Iuzzolino, a passionate drama fan. In March 2017, Walter Presents launched as an SVOD platform in the U.S., with the New York Times hailing it as a “chic TV boutique with a foreign accent.” Walter Presents launched in Italy September 2018, its first roll-out in mainland Europe, on Discovery’s Nove, Giallo and Dplay channels. In October 2018 Walter Presents partnered with PBS Distribution in the US, to make premium foreign language drama available on PBS Masterpiece on the Amazon Prime Video channel. Additionally, select top-tier titles chosen by PBS are also broadcast on PBS stations and streaming on PBS Passport, a digital member benefit available through local stations. In February 2019 Walter Presents increased its US distribution further launching on Comcast Xfinity X1 and later in June Walter Presents launched on the Roku Channel. In 2019 Walter Presents teamed up with Medialaan to make the service available to Flemish audiences on their newly launched digital channel StreamZ, and also joined forces with S4C to make its dramas available in Welsh. In 2020 we partnered with TVNZ on their VOD service, launched Walter Presents in Russia exclusively on Start, Russia’s fastest growing SVOD platform, and launched our channel on PBS Masterpiece in Canada. In 2021 Walter Presents partnered with Australia’s largest streaming service, Stan, and launched in Latin America with market leader DMD’s streaming service Cindie. From 2022 we will be available on C More in Scandinavia with over 500 hours of content.
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