*Warning – Contains spoilers for all eight episodes of Criminal Record*


With many fans having now finished watching all eight episodes of police drama Criminal Record, we've just got a big new update on the potential for a second season on Apple TV+.

The series stars Peter Capaldi and Cush Jumbo as duelling detectives – one younger and trying to fix a corrupt system, the other older, more experienced and determined to protect his legacy.

The show also tackled important and timely themes surrounding modern day policing, racism, misogyny and more. But could a second season of Criminal Record be on the horizon?

Cush Jumbo has recently suggested as much in a recent interview, but without official confirmation from Apple just yet, what do we currently know about season 2?

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Read on for everything you need to know about Criminal Record season 2.

Will there be Criminal Record season 2?

Cush Jumbo in Criminal Record, holding a phone and stood in a car park in front of a police car
Cush Jumbo in Criminal Record. Apple TV+

While Apple has not yet officially confirmed anything about the show's future, it certainly looks as though a second season is in the offing.

This is because one of the show's stars, Cush Jumbo, seemingly confirmed as much when speaking to Andy Cohen on Watch What Happens Live.

As was reported by Deadline, Jumbo was asked whether she knew anything about the show potentially returning for a second run, to which she said: "There will be, yeah."

For now, we'll have to wait for Apple to officially confirm season 2 to be fully certain, but it certainly seems like Lenker and Hegarty will be back on our screens in future.

For his part, when asked about the potential for a second season, Capaldi previously told The Hollywood Reporter: "Who knows? We’re just excited that we’ve done it and it’s out there, it’s been a real journey getting it to the screen. Working with Apple has been great but it’s a whole new world.

"When I was working with BBC or ITV, a show might get sold to Australia or Hong Kong or whatever. Now Apple just presses a button, and 130 countries all over the world get the show. Instantly. It’s a whole different ball game for me. But I’m delighted, at my age, to still be part of it."

While the central storyline of the show did wrap up, and it could certainly stand alone as a one-and-done season of television, there was a sting in the tail at the end of the final episode, as we found out some key information surrounding Hegarty's behaviour in the initial investigation – perhaps setting him on another collision path with Lenker.

Speaking to TV Insider, executive producer Elaine Collins said: "Quite honestly, we’ve been so consumed by making this series—we didn’t finish in post very long ago—and getting it out that we just haven’t really had those conversations. We just want everybody to love this season."

Executive producer Paul Rutman added: "Then we’ll see."

We will keep this page updated once we have any further information regarding the future of Criminal Record.

When would a potential Criminal Record season 2 be released on Apple TV+?

Peter Capaldi wearing a suit and looking forward in Criminal Record
Peter Capaldi in Criminal Record. Apple TV+

It's hard to say exactly when Criminal Record would be back for a second season, given that the first has just finished airing and it has not officially been re-commissioned yet.

However, we would certainly imagine that the absolute earliest we could see a second season would be in a year's time, meaning early 2025.

We will update this page if and when we get any more concrete information regarding the release of a potential Criminal Record season 2.

Criminal Record cast – Who would be back for a potential season 2?

Peter Capaldi and Cush Jumbo in Criminal Record stood talking with one another in a living room
Peter Capaldi and Cush Jumbo in Criminal Record. Apple TV+

If Criminal Record were to return for a second season then Peter Capaldi and Cush Jumbo are almost certain to both return as DCI Hegarty and DS Lenker respectively.

As for the rest of the cast, it seems less likely that some of the key players surrounding the Adelaide Burrowes case would be back, such as Cathy Tyson as Doris Mathis or Tom Moutchi as Errol Mathis.

Instead, supporting characters we are more likely to see return include Stephen Campbell Moore as Lenker's partner Leo Henratty, and Zoë Wanamaker as her mother Maureen, while Shaun Dooley and Dionne Brown could be back as their characters, too.

Here's a list of the actors and characters we may expect to see in a second season of Criminal Record:

  • Peter Capaldi as Detective Chief Inspector Daniel Hegarty
  • Cush Jumbo as Detective Sergeant June Lenker
  • Dionne Brown as Detective Constable Chloe Summers
  • Shaun Dooley as Detective Sergeant Kim Cardwell
  • Stephen Campbell Moore as Leo Hanratty
  • Zoë Wanamaker as Maureen

Is there a trailer for Criminal Record season 2?

There isn't a trailer for Criminal Record season 2 yet, but we will make sure to update this page with any new footage if and when it is released.

For now, you can rewatch the trailer for season 1 right here.

Criminal Record is available to stream in full now on Apple TV+. Sign up to Apple TV+ now. Check out more of our Drama coverage or visit our TV Guide and Streaming Guide to see what's on tonight.


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