Annika's starting date, casting, and everything you need to know about the new adaptation

Annika's starting date, casting, and everything you need to know about the new adaptation

The new crime drama,, has been inspired by Nick Walker''s BBC Radio 4drama (opens in a new tab) and stars Nicola Walker as DI Annika Strandhed in the television adaptation, which stars Annika in the titular role.

Nicola Walker''s detective series has been described as "a breath of fresh air with a whip-smart detective, fantastic cases, and the breathtaking Scottish scenery." Nicola Walker has been instrumental in guiding us through her portrayal, drawing a maverick female detective, who is dryly funny, a chastised parent, and a fish out of water."

Here''s all you need to know about Annika.

Annika release date

Annika, the first UK on Alibi, took place in August 2022. The US premiere will be on October 16, at 10:00 pm on the PBS Masterpiece.

What is Annika about?

After forming a new specialist division called the Marine Homicide Unit (MHU), who is tasked with investigating the unexplained, brutal, and seemingly unfathomable murders in Scotland''s waterways, Di Annika Strandhed follows her.

Annika makes the audience her confidante by breaking the fourth wall and sharing her wry observations on her case and her life, as she manages her outstanding yet unconventional team and her equally fantastic yet complex teenage daughter.

Nicola Walker told : "The show is set in Glasgow, and it''s a Marine Homicide Unit. It''s dangerous to classify it as a crime drama because it''s a lot more than that, and the unusual thing about it is that my character breaks the fourth wall constantly, so the audience is very much the other character in the show you''re all in."

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Who stars in Annika?

DI Annika Strandhed plays Nicola Walker. Speaking about her new role, Nicola said: "Annika navigates the world, her work, and her home life in spectacular and unusual ways, and I''m unable to wait to see her come to Scotland."

Walker has a broad spectrum of credits, including recent awards, and.

Jamie Sives () plays Annika''s second-in-command DS Michael McAndrews, who is not only a trained diver but also has his nose out of joint after losing out on the role to lead the Marine Homicide Unit. "He''s wowed back into Glasgow and taken his job," Jamie said. "He''s in a bit of a huff."

Katie Leung () appears as DC Blair Ferguson, the team''s tech expert, with a mild sense of humor and a strong desire. "Blair" is the data analyst, so she is interested in learning more about Annika. "She really admires Annika and maybe sees her in that kind of position when she''s older."

DS Tyrone Clarke, a young and ambitious officer who acts first and stops asking questions later, stars Ukweli Roach. "He''s always striving to impress, sometimes a little too hard," Ukweli admits, "But he certainly looks up to Annika."

Silvie Furneaux () star as Annika''s clever, complicated daughter, Morgan Strandhed.

Is there a trailer for Annika?

Yes, the trailer for Nicola Walker shows off her role as the titular character, including her breaking the fourth wall, which will be a frequent component throughout the series. It does not give much away, but Annika describes solving a murder as "a slippery business."

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