Midsomer Murders: Season 23 delays, renewal, and release date

Midsomer Murders is believed to be in production for season 23 despite official word from ITV, with details including that its release date is still unconfirmed.

Midsomer Murders is one of the longest-running ongoing crime-drama series for ITV and it first premiered on the channel in 1997.

However, in the years since, the series has also earned an international following with the rise in the use of streaming platforms.

Due to the delays during season 22 of the series, there have been questions about whether the series has been cancelled.

While ITV has not come out publicly with official word for season 23, it is believed that the season is already in production, as filming reportedly started earlier this year. But currently, other details regarding the matter are few.

Where can I watch all the seasons of Midsomer Murders?

Midsomer Murders is one of the flagship series of ITV. As a result, the series is available on several of the leading paid subscription video-on-demand leading British platforms. AcornTV is a British platform that has all the seasons of the series.

Moreover, AcornTV was the only platform that enjoyed an exclusive premiere of season 22 with the release of the season in its natural television run simultaneously.

In order to access AcornTV, subscribers can add the platform to their Amazon Prime Video subscription for an additional $6 per month, which is automatically added to your bill monthly.

How to watch and stream Midsomer Murders?

Midsomer Murders: Season 23 delays, renewal and release date

The global pandemic resulted in delays throughout many industries. This included the television and film industry, which was one of the most affected industries as it experienced disruptions that still have current implications on releases and show renewals.

One of the popular British shows that experienced delays which impacted its new season releases was Midsomer Murders.

Following the release of season 20 in 2019, the show first experienced a delay in the release of season 21 as it was released in 2021.

Moreover, the season had a total of four episodes instead of the usual six episodes per season. As such, when season 22 was also released with delays between episodes, fans started questioning the survival of the series.

However, fans of the series were left hopeful about its future due to unofficial word from the production rather than from ITV.

This is as executive producer, Michele Buck was quoted as having said, “We are delighted ITV has asked us to produce more Midsomer Murders”, when she was asked about the future of Midsomer Murders on the channel.

Her sentiments led to the understanding that the series has been renewed. This is despite a lack of official word from the channel about whether the show has been renewed or not.

Further proof Midsomer Murders is not cancelled

While ITV may be mum about Midsomer Murders renewal or cancellation, fans of the series have found corroborators that suggest the continued future of the series.

Firstly, ITV has not alluded to the cancellation of the series, meaning that at least it is not cancelled.

Secondly, since the series’ Instagram account is still very much active, this supports the belief that the show is still in production as the account would be inactive or deleted if it was cancelled.

However, the biggest contributor to the notion that the show has been renewed is the reports that production of the new season began in March 2022.

Returning cast members for Midsomer Murders season 23

The plot of season 23 of Midsomer Murders is still unknown, however, it is believed that it will not deviate from its established premise of episodic murders, along with the personal dramas of our main cast members.

In light of this, it is believed that the entire main cast will return. This includes Detective Chief Inspector (DCI) Thomas “Tom” Geoffrey Barnaby, who was played by John Nettles, Detective Sergeant Gavin Troy, who was played by Daniel Casey is Barnaby’s who is DCI Tom’s trusted crime-solving partner.

Doctor George Bullard was played by Barry Jackson and DCI John Barnaby was played by Neil Dudgeon. Tom’s wife, Sarah Barnaby, is played by Fiona Dolman, and Joyce Barnaby is played by Jane Wymark.

Midsomer Murders’ release date

Since ITV has yet to even confirm the renewal of season 23 of Midsomer Murders, other details about the series, like the official release date, have yet to be revealed.

However, fans are hoping that the series may make a return to screens in the last quarter of 2022, or the first quarter of 2023.

These are projected release dates that are based on the fact that many believed that the series has already ended production of the season, which started shooting the season in March 2022 and has already concluded season 23’s production.