Based on the Kate Atkinson novels Jason Isaacs (Harry Potter) returns as street smart but easy on the eyes Edinburgh private investigator Jackson Brodie. The second series consists of three 90 minute episodes with each case brining more to the investigation than what it seems at first.
In episode one Jackson helps a young woman search for her birth parents. As he unearths clues and crosses paths with a former police officer the investigation leads him to a 1970s police corruption case and a 35-year-old secret. Busy with work Jackson must also juggle a complicated relationship with his love interest DCI Louise Monroe (Amanda Abbington) and care for his daughter Marlee.
Speaking about his character to the Edinburgh Evening News Isaacs said, “He wants to understand the human condition. It’s more that he connects with people and he understands who they are and what makes them tick and why they are lying as opposed to when they are lying. I can’t wait to put on the crumpled, witty, self-destructive, noble and naughty skin of Jackson Brodie again and dive into the unique flavour of Kate Atkinson’s worlds.”
Case Histories airs Sunday, May 19th on BBC One.