Crime drama fans, you're in for a treat as it's now been confirmed that BBC Scotland's Granite Harbour is returning for season 2.


The series, which premiered with season 1 in 2022, follows a member of the Royal Military Police as he relocates from Jamaica to Aberdeen for a training scheme with the local police force.

Soon after, he finds himself thrown headfirst into the headline-grabbing murder of a local oil magnate, who is found dead just as his company merges with a renewables firm.

With no shortage of suspects ranging from executive rivals to disgruntled employees, Davis Lindo (Romario Simpson) and supervising officer DCI Lara Bartlett (Hannah Donaldson) set about finding the culprit.

Well, both Simpson and Donaldson will be reprising their roles as Lindo and Bartlett respectively in season 2, with further cast details to be announced.

Speaking about the series renewal, executive producer for BBC Scotland, Gavin Smith, said: “We’re delighted to have Granite Harbour return to BBC Scotland and can’t wait to see Aberdeen shining on screen next year.

"Lindo and Bart are a great double act detective duo and we’re excited to see what crime they come against this time around. The first series of Granite Harbour was an iPlayer success story for the North East and BBC Scotland will continue to develop and support scripted content representing different areas of Scotland.”

The show is lighter in tone than viewers might initially expect, leading one of its stars to describe it as "quite different" to fellow Scottish production Shetland.

Those won over by its off-beat charm will undoubtedly be excited over the news of a second season of Granite Harbour. Here's what we know so far about season 2.

Will there be Granite Harbour season 2?

Hannah Donaldson, Bhav Joshi and Romario Simpson in Granite Harbour
Hannah Donaldson, Bhav Joshi and Romario Simpson in Granite Harbour BBC

There most certainly will be. As confirmed by the BBC, the crime drama will be returning for season 2.

The new season will comprise of three episodes, with filming due to commence later in 2023 in Aberdeen and across Scotland.

The show got off to a decent start in terms of ratings, netting millions of viewers for its premiere and the first season was also a BBC iPlayer favourite in 2022 with 7.6million streams.

Granite Harbour season 2 release date

Filming on the new three-part series will kick off in late 2023 in locations throughout Aberdeenshire and Glasgow.

That means that Granite Harbour will premiere on the BBC Scotland channel, followed by BBC One and iPlayer in 2024.

While an exact release date is yet to be confirmed, the first season premiered in December 2022 so we could be looking at another winter release for the crime drama. Watch this space.

Who could return for a possible Granite Harbour season 2?

Romario Simpson and Hannah Donaldson star in Granite Harbour
Romario Simpson and Hannah Donaldson star in Granite Harbour BBC

As of now, only series leads Romario Simpson (who plays Davis Lindo) and Hannah Donaldson (who plays Lara ‘Bart’ Bartlett) have been confirmed to be returning for Granite Harbour season 2.

Romario Simpson, who plays Davis Lindo, said about the series renewal: “I'm delighted to be returning to Scotland to film season 2 of Granite Harbour. I'm looking forward to reuniting with the original cast and collaborating with some new creatives. It’s another opportunity to learn more about Aberdeen, and take in some vital fresh air and open space."

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The Granite Harbour cast also includes Katia Winter (The Boys), Bhav Joshi (Vigil), Gary Lewis (His Dark Materials) and Dawn Steele (Holby City), although its unclear at this stage which of these cast members would be back for season 2.

What could happen in Granite Harbour season 2?

The show's first season focused on a topic of particular relevance to Scotland – Aberdeen's history as an oil powerhouse.

But the second season will see Lindo and his new colleagues tackle another brand new case, which will likely bring new allies and suspects to the fore.

According to the brief synopsis for season 2 so far: "The second series will see Lindo and Bart called to the harbour to investigate the origins of a new crime wave sweeping the city."

Is there a Granite Harbour season 2 trailer?

Not just yet – seeing as it's just been confirmed that Granite Harbour will continue beyond its first season, there's no trailer for season 2 just yet.

In the meantime, relive the drama of season 1 with the trailer below.

Granite Harbour season 2 will be released in 2024, season 1 is available to stream on BBC iPlayer. Check out more of our Drama coverage or visit our TV Guide and Streaming Guide to find out what's on.


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