‘The Chelsea Detective‘ follows the story of a police couple who solve a puzzling crime in well-heeled west London.
The Chelsea Detective is another case-solving crime drama coming to Acorn TV soon. Best known for playing Dawn’s downtrodden husband Pete Sutcliffe in the hit BBC comedy Gavin & Stacey, Adrian Scarborough is now even more fit and booted for his role as Detective Inspector Max Arnold in The Chelsea Detective alongside Sonita Henry as Max’s DC partner Priya Shamsie and Anamaria Marinca who plays Max’s wife, Astrid. Check out the cop duo in action in our first look image above and further images below.
So, here’s everything you need to know about the new detective drama The Chelsea Detective coming to Acorn TV this February.
The Chelsea Detective Release Date
The first episode of the four-part series will launch on Acorn TV on Monday, February 7, 2022, with further episodes following each week on Mondays.
You can stream the series by subscribing on the Acorn TV’s website or download the Acorn TV app on your device to start a 30-day free trial. You can also get The Chelsea Detective through Acorn TV on Amazon Prime Video (for an additional fee).
The Chelsea Detective Plot
‘The Chelsea Detective’ Max Arnold and his Streatham-born colleague DC Priya Shamsie, are very down-to earth and don’t quite fit in with the well-heeled residents of London’s most prestigious borough. In fact, most days DI Max Arnold, the son of a local bookshop owner, can be spotted tending to the plants on his houseboat just yards from some of the most valuable real estate in Europe.
Max is just getting back on his feet after separating from his wife, art dealer Astrid, played by Anamaria Marinca, yet his determination and quick mind make him the perfect person to dig deep into the dark underbelly of deprivation, violence, greed and murder that lies under the shiny façade of Chelsea’s glamour. He will leave no stone unturned to root out the truth and bring those responsible to justice, regardless of their wealth or status.
The Chelsea Detective series creator and executive producer Peter Fincham, an Emmy Award winner, says: “Working with Acorn, ZDF and BBC Studios to realise the vision for the series has been truly exciting. Chelsea is the perfect precinct for a long-running crime series – it’s known for its wealth and history, but there’s so much more to it than that. Our brilliant cast will be taking the viewers to unexpected places and meeting some unlikely characters.”
The Chelsea Detective Cast: Who’s In It?
Adrian Scarborough as DI Max Arnold
Adrian won our hearts as Peter Sutcliffe in the hit BBC comedy Gavin & Stacey, whose unstable relationship with his wife Dawn (Julia Davis) has everyone on high alert.
Sonita Henry as DS Priya Shamsie
Sonita is Max DS police partner Priya Shamsie who is from Streatham rather than Chelsea. No stranger to police drama, she played as Daria Shubik in the 2019 BBC series Luther.
Anamaria Marinca as Astrid
Anamaria plays Max’s estranged wife, Astrid, a local art dealer.
The Chelsea Detective — Episodes and Cases
Each feature-length episode of Detective Chelsea covers a different case that takes place in an exclusive area of west London.
Episode 1 on February 7
Detectives investigate the death of a lonely stonemason on the London Underground. The victim was a deeply troubled and religious man who believed he was haunted by a spirit who left vengeful biblical messages. As DI Arnold and DC Shamsie uncover the truth behind his life, they begin to realize that the answers may actually lie in the real world.
Episode 2 on February 14
The next case follows the disappearance of a social media sensation who is married to an upscale Chelsea restaurant owner. Soon the investigation turns into a murder investigation and Max finds himself entangled in explosive family politics.
Episode 3 on February 21
The third episode follows the story of a popular security guard stabbed to death in a patch of waste land. He leaves behind his terminally ill wife and at first, it appears that she died from a drug deal gone wrong. However, as Max and Priya soon realize, nothing is what it seems.
Episode 4 on February 28
The last case is about a teacher at a prestigious international school who was murdered at home shortly before he moved to Japan. Although the teacher is said to be well-liked, there seems to be a lot of suspects in his murder.
The Chelsea Detective Trailer
The trailer for The Chelsea Detective by Acorn TV has come out with character Frances Barber opening her door to Max Adrian Scarborough with the words ‘Hello stranger!’. It also explains the first murder in an underground station. Enjoy!