Midsomer Murders is returning with six new feature length episodes and a new member to the team.
Filming is now underway on the 18th series which will once again star Neil Dudgeon as DCI John Barnaby and Gwilym Lee as DS Charlie Nelson. The pair will be joined by Manjinder Virk as new pathologist Dr Kam Karimore.
Storylines will include bodysnatching, competitive cycling and the sighting of UFO’s over Midsomer County.
Director of Drama, ITV Channels Steve November and Controller of Drama Victoria Fea have commissioned the new episodes.
“Midsomer Murders is one of ITV’s most enduring and successful dramas,” said Steve November, Director of Drama,
Jo Wright, executive producer, said: ” We are back for even more episodes next year thanks to ITV, which gives us chance to explore more strange and entertaining tales of Midsomer life. And with a new pathologist who will cause DS Nelson trouble in more ways than one.”
The series, which is made by Bentley Productions, will air next year.