'Signora Volpe' Season 2 Heats Up Acorn TV In July

Emilia Fox as Sylvia Fox in the first look photo from 'Signora Volpe' Season 2

Emilia Fox as Sylvia Fox in 'Signora Volpe' Season 2

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At long last, Signora Volpe is finally heading to Acorn TV for Season 2. The series initially premiered in May 2022 on the most popular of the AMC Network niche streaming services, with Emilia Fox (Pride & Prejudice) starring as disillusioned British spy Sylvia Fox, whose retirement to Italy is derailed by her own inability to stop solving crime whenever she finds it. The delightful series was one of many cozy crime shows launched that year in the three feature-length installment format, alongside Murder in Provence and Karen Pirie, which didn't seem to be destined for second seasons. But while Murder in Provence never moved forward, Karen Pirie and Signora Volpe eventually got renewed. After over two years away, the latter has finally landed a release date, and like Acorn TV's other major series, Harry Wild and My Life is Murder, will extend it's run to linear on BBC America.

Like most cozy crimes, the mysteries are less important than the relationships the protagonist navigates and how those mysteries reflect back on them. In the case of Signora Volpe, Fox comes with two strong emotional bonds she's working out. The first is with her younger sister, Isabel (Tara Fitzgerald), whom she moves in with when she decamps from London to Umbria in Italy. She and Isabel have a strained relationship, as Isabel has spent her life being abandoned by her older sister and spends most of the first season bracing for Sylvia to race back to London or, worse, turn up dead in a ditch.

The other relationship is the one Fox builds with the local Carabinieri Captain Giovanni Riva (Giovanni Cirfiera), as she becomes his accidental partner in crime-solving after moving into the neighborhood. Handsome and available, the two quickly establish a will-they-or-won't-they, tempered by Sylvia's known tendencies to suddenly decamp for London or propensities to do things that might leave her dead in a ditch.

Here is the Season 2 synopsis:

As a high-ranking British spy, Sylvia’s physical prowess, investigative skills, surveillance expertise, and proficiency as a markswoman have made her exceptional at solving mysteries. At the end of Season 1, having fallen in love with Italy and reestablished bonds with her sister Isabel, Sylvia resigned from her job at MI6 and started a new life in Umbria. But old habits die hard, and though Sylvia might have left her job at MI6 behind, her unique skillset and appetite for solving mysteries remain undiminished. Throughout Season 2, she finds herself investigating the murder of a pillar of the local community and going undercover for MI6 at a perilous house party by the lake. Then, a dead man comes looking for vengeance, and Sylvia’s family has to race against time to save her life. While restoring justice to the local community, Sylvia is joined throughout all three episodes by her extended family with whom she’s reestablished a connection: Isabel, Isabel’s husband Matteo, daughter Alice, and her mother-in-law Antonella. Her relationship with handsome Carabinieri Capitano also grows stronger, but as she continues interfering in his investigations, he finds himself both frustrated and grateful for her help. 

Fox, Fitzgerald, and Cirfiera will once again be joined in Season 2 by series regulars Matteo Carlomagno (All the Money in the World) as Matteo, Issy Knopfler (Before We Die) as Alice, and Imma Piro (La Mazetta) as Antonella. Season 2 will also include Nicholas Farrell (The Crown) as a guest star for two of the season's three episodes.

Series creators Rachel Cuperman and Sally Griffiths (Midsomer Murders) once again pen all three feature-length episodes. Directors Bindu de Stoppani (Finding Camille) and Declan Recks (Death in Paradise) split helming duties. Cuperman, Griffiths, and Fox executive produce the series with Marc Samuelson and Josie Law for Route 24, Catherine Mackin and Bea Tammer for Acorn Media Enterprises, Simon Cox for Banijay Rights, and Cristina Giubbetti for Cattleya.

Signora Volpe Season 2 will debut on Monday, July 29, streaming on Acorn TV and airing on BBC America at 8 p.m. ET. The series will stream/air in weekly installments through August 12, 2024.


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