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McDonald and Dodds went down a hit with fans when it first appeared on our screens last year for just two episodes. The ITV crime series was soon renewed and now it’s almost time to dive straight into another three brand new episodes starring actress Tala Gouveia as DCI Lauren McDonald and actor Jason Watkins as DS Dodds.
WARNING: This article contains spoilers from McDonald and Dodds and Bridgerton.
McDonald and Dodds will be back for series two in February 2021 but as of yet, an official release date hasn’t been revealed.
Talk has surrounded the first instalment though as numerous well-known actors will be starring in the series two premiere.
Episode one will be about a group of friends who grew up together in the 1980s who decide to take a luxury ride in a hot air balloon.
But it all ends in tragedy when one of the five “falls” out of the balloon and it’s up to McDonald and Dodds to decipher what really happened.
Starring in this episode includes Spandau Ballet’s Martin Kemp, Emmerdale’s Patsy Kensit and Gavin and Stacey’s Rob Brydon.
Meanwhile, period drama Bridgerton was released on Christmas Day 2020 on Netflix.
The series focuses on the Bridgerton family in the early 19th Century, with the older children starting to be introduced to society to try and find their life partner.
The saucy scenes with Daphne Bridgerton (Phoebe Dynevor) and Simon Basset (Rege-Jean Page) as well as the scandalous storylines made the drama a success.
So much so that Bridgerton has been renewed and will return for series two on Netflix.
What do McDonald and Dodds and Bridgerton have in common?
While McDonald and Dodds and Bridgerton may seem like shows that are worlds apart, they do have one similarity in common.
The shows share the same filming location as both of them were filmed in Bath.
McDonald and Dodds is filmed and set in modern-day Bath, whereas Bridgerton is set in 1813 London.
However, many of the street scenes in Bridgerton were actually shot in the beautiful city of Bath.
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Speaking to press including Express.co.uk about filming for McDonald and Dodds series two, producer Sarah Lewis said: “We see the Roman Baths, we haven’t filmed there before, we were at Abbey Green which we did use last year but we’ve used different parts this year.
“That was featured quite heavily in Bridgerton as well so it was quite interesting to see how they’d used it set so far in the past and how we’ve been using it – it’s such a small space that area.”
Another aspect of Bath used in both McDonald and Dodds and Bridgerton is the Royal Crescent, the iconic row of houses laid out in the shape of a crescent.
The iconic landmark can frequently be seen in the backdrop of both dramas.
McDonald and Dodds season two will consist of just three episodes on ITV.
Bridgerton series two on the other hand could have more than double the amount of instalments as McDonald and Dodds.
The first series of Bridgerton was made up of eight episodes and so series two could follow suit.
McDonald and Dodds season 2 will premiere in February 2021 and Bridgerton is available to watch on Netflix.
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