Jason Watkins on Season 2 of ‘McDonald and Dodds’

Posted in Britbox, Interviews, TV by - August 01, 2021
Jason Watkins on Season 2 of ‘McDonald and Dodds’

There’s nothing better than a good British detective drama and the hit series McDonald and Dodds always guarantees satisfaction.

Jason Watkins (The Crown, Hold the Sunset) and breakout star Tala Gouveia lead this three-part detective drama as the unlikely pair, DCI McDonald (Gouveia) and DS Dodds (Watkins).

The series features contemporary crime stories told with warmth and humour. It follows this mismatched duo as they solve crimes in Britain’s historic city of Bath. DCI McDonald and the unassuming DS Dodds return with a growingly rumbustious and ultimately highly effective crime solving partnership.

McDonald adjusts to life in picturesque Bath. She and DS Dodds investigate three deaths across the supposedly sleepy Avon Valley. In each episode, they must investigate a new and compelling crime. They tackle three captivating cases. One case includes five friends going up in a hot air balloon and only four coming back down alive. And another has a girls’ weekend gone wrong. It becomes clear that there’s far more to the Avon Valley than first meets the eye.

ITV already renewed the popular series for a third season. Canadians can see the second season on Britbox with more mysteries and some pretty impressive guest stars.

The episodes are mini movies clocking in at 2 hours each and Season 2 will deliver three juicy episodes. These episodes include Rupert Graves, Martin Kemp, Cathy Tyson, Patsy Kensit and the hilarious Rob Brydon.

Series star Jason Watkins says shooting season 2 during the pandemic was difficult. However, everyone was under strict rules to ensure safety and good health. Thankfully for Watkins, his bubble included Rob Brydon who continuously kept him laughing for most of the shoot.

Our Bonnie Laufer spoke with Bafta winning actor Jason Watkins about Season 2. They also discuss working opposite Olivia Colman on The Crown and why he thinks Canadians love British programming.

Watch the first series on BritBox now, and catch the hilarious second season of McDonald & Dodds, which launches exclusively on BritBox in Canada on August 3. 

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