A second day of filming for a murder mystery series starring Kerry Godliman, from After Life, is taking place in Thanet today (November 7).
Crews are at the Walpole Bay Hotel shooting scenes for Whitstable Pearl, commissioned by Acorn TV with Buccaneer Media and based on the novels “The Whitstable Pearl Mystery” and “Disappearance at Oare” by Whitstable author and former Eastenders script writer Julie Wassmer.
Kerry Godliman features in the lead role as Pearl Nolan and it has now been announced that Howard Charles, of Amazon’s The Widow and CBS’s The Red Line, has been cast as the co-lead.
Whitstable Pearl explores the dark undercurrents of murder and debauchery swirling beneath the surface of the seaside town.
Distributed internationally by Cineflix Rights, the Acorn TV Original Series began production in Whitstable last month. The series will exclusively premiere on Acorn TV in North America, New Zealand, Australia, and the United Kingdom in 2021.
The series follows local celebrity Pearl Nolan, a chef-proprietor of the eponymous Whitstable Pearl restaurant which she runs alongside her son, Charlie, waitress Ruby, and in spite of her mother Dolly. She is also the proprietor of a newly-formed detective agency, finally putting her distant police-training to good use.
BREAKING NEWS! The AMAZING @MrHowardCharles is cast as McGuire in the TV series, Whitstable Pearl based on my @LittleBrownUK crime books of the same name co_starring @KerryAGodliman as Pearl! https://t.co/u4OtGXTA86 @kjbailes @JohnNurden @TripFiction @kentlibraries @GoWhitstable
— Julie Wassmer (@juliewassmer) November 5, 2020
When Pearl discovers the body of a close family friend, she takes it upon herself to investigate what she believes to be murder. Howard Charles takes the role of DCI Mike McGuire.