Annika Season 2 is here, and fans of Nicola Walker’s character, a detective who loves books, are in for a treat. The show looks like it will be a lot of fun, with a great cast and an interesting story. This article will talk about the cast and characters, the plot, and when Season 2 of Annika will be out.

Annika Season 2 Cast & Characters Explained;

Nicola Walker as DI Annika Strandhed

Nicola Walker continues to do a great job as the titular character, Annika. Annika is known for breaking the fourth wall and talking straight to the viewers as the bibliophile detective. Her character gives the show a unique way of telling stories by making clever comments about her work and personal relationships at the same time.

Jamie Sives as DS Michael McAndrews

Sives plays DS McAndrews, a search diver for the Marine Homicide Unit. He thought he was a lock for the lead role Annika ends up getting, and it makes his character very angry.


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Katie Leung as DC Blair Ferguson

The clever and strange DC Ferguson is the team’s analyst, and during cases, he sorts through data and makes technology work better. Many people don’t understand her funny sense, but that doesn’t worry her.

Ukweli Roach as DS Tyrone Clarke

DS Clarke joined the Marine Homicide Unit right after being in charge of the border and looking for people carrying drugs. He wants to try something new, and the idea of working for the strange DCI Strandhed interests him. He’s not very good at working with others, though.

Paul McGann as Therapist Jake Strathearn

Paul McGann, known for his role in Doctor Who, returns as child therapist Jake Strathearn. His character’s relationship with Annika provides emotional depth to the series. Jake’s presence adds layers to the story, exploring the complexities of their connection.

Silvie Furneaux as Morgan Strandhed

Morgan is Annika Strandhed’s 15-year-old daughter, and she is tough and rebellious. She is going through the awkward stages of growing up, trying new things, and falling in love.

Sven Henriksen as Magnus 

Sven Henriksen joins the cast as Magnus, Annika’s father. His addition introduces a new family dynamic. Moreover, his interactions with Annika promise to shed light on her past and personal history.

Varada Sethu as DC Harper Weston

Varada Sethu takes on the role of DC Harper Weston, a new recruit at the Marine Homicide Unit. Harper’s introduction injects fresh energy into the team, and viewers can look forward to seeing how this character impacts the group’s investigative dynamics.


Annika and her team are back to solve a new set of sea-based mysteries. Obviously, the show will not only be about solving crimes but will also explore more about Annika’s personal life, such as her complicated relationship with her daughter Morgan and her relationship with Jake Strathearn. Hidden truths from the past will surface, making her life even more difficult.

As things change and more complicated killings happen, the team will have to deal with new problems. For the crimes, they will have to go to beautiful places all over Scotland, from the Hebridean Islands to Edinburgh, the country’s lively main city. As is her habit, Annika breaks the fourth wall to share her thoughts while figuring out how to be a mother to her smart but complicated teenage daughter, Morgan.

Release Date:

For those eagerly awaiting the new season, it began airing on August 9, 2023, at 9 p.m. Subsequent episodes will air weekly on Wednesdays. In the United States, Annika Season 2 premiered on October 15, 2023, giving American fans the opportunity to enjoy the show as well.

Where to stream Annika Season 2?

Annika Season 2 is available to stream on PBS Masterpiece.

Episode Listings:

Episode 1

When a video of a brutal drowning is sent to MHU, the team is under a lot of pressure to find the killer.

Episode 2

The team looks into the death of a prisoner whose body is found in the Forth River after being freed.

Episode 3

Annika thinks about Jekyll and Hyde as she and the team look into the death of a rich who was found in his own shark tank.

Episode 4

When the team looks into the death of a man found in a block of ice on the Hebridean islands in 1984, Annika thinks back to that time.

Episode 5

An area builder is found dead in a nearby stream, which stops Annika from going to see Morgan.

Episode 6

A brutal murder on Glasgow’s canals hits close to home when it’s found out that the victim used to be a police officer.

Watch the trailer here:

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