BritBox’s highly anticipated original production, Karen Pirie, starring Outlander’s Lauren Lyle, premieres in North America on the premium British streaming service, October 25.
Based on Scottish crime writer Val McDermid best-selling novel and adapted by British actress and screenwriter, Emer Kenny (Father Brown), this BritBox exclusive production follows the cold case detective Karen Pirie (Lauren Lyle) as she is tasked with reopening a murder investigation from 1996.
Adapted by Emer Kenny from the celebrated crime writer’s best-selling series of novels, the drama centers of DS Karen Pirie, a truly contemporary and brilliant young Scottish detective with a quick mouth and tenacious desire for the truth. In this opening story, based on the first Karen Pirie novel A Distant Echo, newly promoted Karen is tasked with reopening a murder investigation that has been the subject of a controversial true crime podcast. When teenage barmaid Rosie Duff was found brutally murdered in a St. Andrew’s graveyard in 1996, suspicion fell on the three students who discovered her body. But with a lack of forensic evidence, no charges were brought, and the investigation floundered. Twenty-five years on, someone is willing to risk everything to keep the secrets surrounding the case hidden. DO the three men know more than they previously revealed? How flawed was the original investigation? And can Karen uncover the truth of what happened to Rosie that fateful night?