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MASTERPIECE Mystery 2022 Schedule: 7 New and Returning Mysteries to Watch on PBS

From Miss Scarlet and the Duke to Grantchester, Endeavour, Magpie Murders, and more, MASTERPIECE Mystery has exciting new seasons and mysteries coming soon.

PBS’ MASTERPIECE Mystery is returning in 2022 with an entirely new season of mysteries with something for every type of palate. They’ve got cozy, gritty, British, period, romantic. Some are returning favorites while others are brand-new!

MASTERPIECE Mystery 2022 Schedule: 7 New and Returning Mysteries to Watch on PBS

So, if you’re wondering when your favorite mystery show will return or what new mysteries MASTERPIECE Mystery has to offer this year, we’ve got the complete list below with premiere dates and how to watch.

In total, MASTERPIECE will air seven mysteries this season, and they all look fantastic. We’re particularly excited for the second season of Miss Scarlet and the Duke.

Based on the new trailer, it looks fantastic – and even more romantic than the first season. Let’s all just swoon now.

Okay, without further ado, let’s explore the complete lineup for MASTERPIECE Mystery 2022.

TABLE OF CONTENTS:

MASTERPIECE Mystery 2022: THE COMPLETE SCHEDULE

(In Order of Premiere Dates)


ENDEAVOUR, SEASON 8

The beloved British mystery series about the solitary Detective Constable Morse returns with three exciting new episodes, the first premiering on Sunday, June 19, at 9/8c on PBS (your local station). It will also be available to stream on the PBS Passport streaming app. 

And if you don’t want to wait to watch new episodes on PBS weekly, PBS Passport will have all three episodes of Endeavour ready to binge on June 19.

The final episode of the season airs on PBS on July 3, 2022.

About Season 8
Roger Allam as Thursday and Shaun Evans as Morse in Endeavour season 8, episode 1.
Roger Allam as Thursday and Shaun Evans as Morse. Credit: Courtesy of Mammoth Screen and MASTERPIECE.

Season 8 picks up in February 1971 after the tragic events from season 7, digging deeper into Morse as a character and his everyday life as he continues to solve new complex cases and repair his friendship with his mentor, Fred Thursday.

Where to Watch

If you’ve yet to watch the brilliant period drama, you can watch the first seven seasons on PBS Passport, Prime Video, and the PBS Masterpiece Amazon channel.

Will There Be a Season 9 of Endeavour?

Yes! Unfortunately, however, season 9 will be the final season, so enjoy the show while you still can. But at least it will have a proper ending.

GRANTCHESTER, SEASON 7

The popular drama series, Grantchester, has six all-new episodes airing on Sundays at 9/8c on PBS between July 10, 2022, and August 14, 2022. It will also be available to stream on PBS Passport.

About Season 7

Grantchester, Season 7 takes place during the summer of 1959 as the lovable vicar-detective-duo, Will and Geordie, continue to solve murders in their cozy English village.

Expect lots of romance, murder, and laughter this season, with Will representing the life of a clergyman in unique ways. Wedding season will also happen to be in full swing, so that’s fun!

Call the Midwife fans will be happy to see Charlotte Ritchie (aka Barbara) in a significant role this season. She may even be a potential love interest based on the sneak peek in the trailer.

Where to Watch
Tom Brittney as Rev. Will Davenport and Robson Green as DI Geordie Keating in Grantchester season 6.
Tom Brittney as Rev. Will Davenport and Robson Green as DI Geordie Keating. Credit: Courtesy of MASTERPIECE and Kudos

You can watch previous seasons of the historical drama on PBS Passport, PBS Masterpiece Amazon Channel, and Amazon Prime Video (although prime only has the first five seasons).

RELATED: 35 Amazing Romantic British Mystery Series to Watch

GUILT, SEASON 2

Max and Jake in Guilt; promo image
Max (MARK BONNAR) and Jake (JAMIE SIVES). Credit: Courtesy of Expectation/Happy Tramp North 2019

If dark comedies and Scottish mysteries are more your speed, you’ll be happy to know Guilt is back for a second season on MASTERPIECE (with four all-new episodes) – premiering on Sunday, August 28, 2022, at 9/8c on PBS.

Guilt will also be available to watch on PBS Passport.

About Season 2

Season 2 picks up two years after Season 1 and is full of revenge and dark humor. Mark Bonnar and Emun Elliot (The Paradise) return with “new episodes full of twists, turns, and deception.”

New cast members include Phyllis Logan from Downton Abbey and Sara Vickers from EndeavourGuilt is an excellent show for a modern audience looking for a mystery with a touch of black comedy.

Where to Watch

Season 1 is available to stream on PBS Passport and the PBS Masterpiece Amazon Channel.

Van der Valk, SEASON 2

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Van der Valk Key art. Marc Warren as Van der Valk. Credit: Courtesy of © Company Pictures and all3media international

Van der Valk, the gritty detective series, returns to PBS – airing three all-new episodes on Sundays between September 25-October 9, 2022, at 9/8c.

Van der Valk will also be available to stream on PBS Passport.

About Season 2

Marc Warren (from the drama Beecham House) returns as detective Piet Van der Valk as he and his team solve crimes in contemporary Amsterdam. Van der Valk has a political angle and some humor – just don’t compare it to the original as this is a remake with its own take on the material. 

Where to Watch

Season 1 is available to stream on PBS Passport and the PBS Masterpiece Amazon Channel.

MISS SCARLET AND THE DUKE, SEASON 2

One of our favorite shows, the romantic period mystery, Miss Scarlet and the Duke, finally returns to MASTERPIECE for Season 2 with thrilling six all-new episodes on Sunday, October 16, 2022, at 8,7c.

About Season 1 – Official Description

“Go on the case with private eye Eliza Scarlet, Victorian England’s first-ever female sleuth, as she solves crimes – and sometimes flirts – with her partner and childhood friend, Detective Inspector William “The Duke” Wellington.”

About Season 2
Season 2 first look of Miss Scarlet and the Duke.
Season 2 first look. Eliza Scarlet (Kate Phillips) and The Duke (Stuart Martin). Credit: Courtesy of MASTERPIECE

The will-they-won’t-they detective duo return for season 2 in new episodes set in Victorian London. The private detective and young woman Eliza Scarlet (Kate Phillips) and The Duke (Stuart Martin) continue to compete against each other for cases – unless they’re teaming up!

Watch as their relationship “delightfully and maddeningly simmers on.” Could Eliza’s childhood friend become something more? The new season about the popular female detective is sure to be just as good as the first season!

Kate Phillips describes the new season as “Witty. Bouncy. Romantic,” while Stuart Martin calls it “full of fun!”

Could true love be heading their way? Oooh, we can’t wait to find out!

The first season was a massive hit for PBS, with almost eight million viewers watching! So, it will be interesting to see how season 2 fares. If you love powerful women and a simmering romance like Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries, then this is the show for you.

For more season 2 details, check out Miss Scarlet and the Duke Season 2: Everything We Know So Far.

Where to Watch

Season 1 is available to stream on PBS Passport and the PBS Masterpiece Amazon Channel.

For more on Miss Scarlet and the Duke, see the ‘Miss Scarlet and the Duke’ Review: An Absolutely Entertaining New Mystery Series.

MAGPIE MURDERS

Magpie Murders stars Lesley Manville as Susan Ryeland, Tim McMullan as Atticus Pünd.
Magpie Murders stars Lesley Manville as Susan Ryeland, Tim McMullan as Atticus Pünd. Photographer: Nick Wall

Magpie Murders, a new murder mystery show, has its U.S. television debut on PBS on Sunday, October 16, 2022, at 9/8c.

Official PBS Description: 

“A beguiling murder mystery with a solution that will both astonish and shock viewers, the plot of Magpie Murders revolves around the character Susan Ryeland, an editor who is given an unfinished manuscript of author Alan Conway’s latest novel, but has little idea it will change her life.”

About Magpie Murders

Award-winning actress, Lesley Manville, stars as Susan Ryeland in this 6-part adaptation of Anthony Horowitz’s bestselling novel. You may recognize Horowitz from his numerous bestselling novels or even from his popular TV series, Foyle’s War!

In this dual timeline story (the present day and the 1950s), Susan is thrust into an unexpected mystery case.

RELATED: North and South (2004) Review – A Look Back at One of the Best Period Dramas of All Time (This is the best television limited series ever!)

ANNIKA

Nicola Walker (MI-5, Unforgotten) stars in Annika, a brand-new series. It’s a police procedural with wit and premieres on Sunday, October 16, at 10/9c on PBS.

In a surprise twist, you can actually watch all six episodes on PBS Passport and the PBS Masterpiece Amazon Prime channel right now – months in advance of its TV premiere.

PBS’ Description:

“Juggling enigmatic cases while trying to raise her rebellious teenage daughter, the droll and dry-witted skipper of Glasgow’s newly-formed Marine Homicide Unit drops literary references, breaks the fourth wall, and keeps viewers riveted through twists and turns galore. Walker is joined by Jamie Sives (Guilt) as DS Michael McAndrews, Annika’s old colleague; Katie Leung (The NestRoadkill) as DC Blair Ferguson, the forensic brains behind the unit; and Ukweli Roach (Grantchester) as DS Tyrone Clarke, the new cop at the station.”

It sounds like a winner!

WATCH PBS MASTERPIECE MYSTERY! 2022 SEASON PREVIEW

Watch the above preview for a sneak peek at every seven of the new or returning mystery shows. Mystery fans are in for a treat this year.

What mysteries on MASTERPIECE Mystery do you plan to watch? Do you have a favorite or a new one you’re especially excited about this year? Let us know in the comments below. 


Featured image credit: Masterpiece Mystery 2022! Eliza Scarlet (Kate Phillips) and The Duke (Stuart Martin). Credit: Courtesy of MASTERPIECE / Shaun Evans as Morse. Credit: Courtesy of Mammoth Screen and MASTERPIECE. / Magpie Murders stars Lesley Manville as Susan Ryeland. Photographer: Bernard Walsh


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By on June 6th, 2022

About Amber Topping

Amber works as a writer and digital publisher full-time and fell in love with stories and imagination at an early age. She has a Humanities and Film Degree from BYU, co-created The Silver Petticoat Review, contributed as a writer to various magazines, and has an MS in Publishing from Pace University, where she received the Publishing Award of Excellence and wrote her thesis on transmedia, Jane Austen, and the romance genre. Her ultimate dreams are publishing books, writing and producing movies, traveling around the world, and forming a creative village of talented storytellers trying to change the world through art.

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4 thoughts on “MASTERPIECE Mystery 2022 Schedule: 7 New and Returning Mysteries to Watch on PBS”

  1. Great shows, so much better acting than U S mini-series. The British really know how to write and portray the ” Who done it “

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  2. Here was a wonderful series that begs an answer! When will World on Fire return to PBS!

    It’s been a few years now since its first season and we are very disappointed that you haven’t brought it back. It was a very well-done drama. We made a few large donations based on this program and will wait for its return to continue our future donations.

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