Filming has now finished on the second series of the contemporary detective drama series.

Produced by leading independent production company, Mammoth Screen, an ITV Studios company, Mcdonalds and Dodds due to air next month on ITV. Tala Gouveia (Cold Feet) and BAFTA award-winning actor Jason Watkins (The Lost Honour Of Christopher Jefferies, Des) reprise their roles as the smart and ambitious DCI McDonald and the humble, and quietly brilliant, DS Dodds, in three new murder mysteries. They are joined in the third film by guest cast members includes Rhashan Stone (Finding Alice) and more.

Set in picturesque Bath, the series pairs feisty DCI McDonald, who has recently transferred from London’s Met Police, with the unassuming DS Dodds, who has been happy in the background for most of his working life. To McDonald’s surprise, they form an unexpectedly effective crime-solving partnership.

The third film tells the story of a social media influencer Rose Boleyn (Rosie Day) who elects to have plastic surgery at a clinic run by soon to be divorced couple Al (Rhashan Stone) and Mariel (Sarah Parish). After tragedy strikes, McDonald & Dodds are brought in to investigate the clinic and its staff. Nitin Ganatra plays anaesthetist Dr Dan McCartney, Saira Choudhry is clinic receptionist Alliyah, Nicholas Goh and Siobhan Hewlett play theatre nurses, Jian Yang and Penny Haggard. 

The new series was commissioned by ITV’s Drama Commissioner Huw Kennair Jones and Head of Drama, Polly Hill. Huw oversaw the production of the drama from the channel’s perspective.

Damien Timmer (Endeavour, Poldark) and Preethi Mavahalli (Noughts + Crosses, The War of the Worlds) are the executive producers for Mammoth Screen, an ITV Studios company, alongside writer Robert Murphy (Vera, Shetland, DCI Banks). The producer of the new series was Sarah Lewis (Noughts + Crosses, Victoria).


McDonald & Dodds returns February 2021. Watch season 1 on Britbox