U.S. streaming service BritBox is getting into original programming, ordering “The Bletchley Circle: San Francisco,” a spinoff of popular U.K. period drama “The Bletchley Circle.”
Source and more: Variety
The original miniseries, set in 1952, focused on four women who return to normal lives after working at Bletchley Park, the site where the Germans’ infamous “enigma cypher” was broken by British mathematicians and code breakers during World War II. One of them, Susan, notices a pattern to the murders of several women, which is in the news. When the police don’t listen to her, she enlists the help of former friends and fellow cryptographers to investigate the cases.
The Bletchley Circle: San Francisco picks up in 1956 and follows two of the original lead characters, Millie (Rachel Stirling) and Jean (Julie Graham), as they travel to America and join forces with two U.S. code breakers to tackle a string of new murder cases. “Using their unique skills and intellectual abilities, the four women solve complex mysteries that baffle local law enforcement,” according to a show description.
Source and more: THR
The original Bletchley Circle ran for two seasons from 2012 to 2014 on ITV, before being cancelled with no Season 3.
Do you plan on watching the Bletchley Circle spinoff series?