'The Pembrokeshire Murders' with Luke Evans Will Stream on Britbox in February

Luke Evans in "The Pembrokeshire Murders" (Photo: Britbox)

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Hit crime drama The Pembrokeshire Murders is coming to America this February, just a few short weeks after its U.K. broadcast.

The Hobbit's Luke Evans stars in the three-part series, created by the producers behind hits Bodyguard and Line of Duty.  It is based on the true-crime book The Pembrokeshire Murders: Catching the Bullseye Killer, which depicts the extraordinary cold-case pursuit of the most notorious serial murderer in Welsh history. 

As the series opens it is 2006 and two unsolved double murders from the 1980s cast a shadow over the work of the Dyfed Powys police force. Newly promoted Detective Superintendent Steve Wilkins decided to reopen both cases. Employing pioneering forensic methods, Wilkins and his handpicked team found microscopic DNA and fibers that potentially linked the murders to a string of burglaries committed in the 80s and 90s. The perpetrator of those robberies was nearing the end of his prison sentence, but if Wilkins is right, he is also a serial killer...

Can Steve and his team find enough forensic evidence to charge their suspect before he was released to potentially kill again?

Evans plays Wilkins alongside Keith Allen as John Cooper, Owen Teale as Gerard Elias, Alexandria Riley as Ella Richards, Caroline Berry as Pat Cooper, Oliver Ryan as Andrew Cooper, and David Fynn as ITV News journalist Jonathan Hill.

Watch the trailer for yourselves below. 

The Pembrokeshire Murders aired in the U.K. on ITV and was a big hit for the network, pulling in some of its best drama numbers in years

The series debuted to 6.3 million viewers and was, according to ITV,  it was the network’s biggest new drama series launch since The Durrells in Corfu in April 2016. It also registered the largest overnight audience for any drama since Vera in 2018. 

The first episode of The Pembrokeshire Murders arrives on Britbox on Tuesday, February 2, and new episodes will drop over the following two weeks. 

Are you looking forward to giving this series a try? Have you heard good things? Let's discuss in the comments. 


Lacy Baugher

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