Welsh crime drama Hidden season 2 to premiere on Acorn TV

Hidden Season 2The second season of the award-winning Welsh psychological thriller Hidden will be premiering exclusively in the US and Canada on Acorn TV on June 15.

Hidden features the detective duo DCI Cadi John (played by Sian Reese Williams) and DS Owen Vaughan (Siôn Alun Davies) as they investigate grisly crimes in a mining town in the mountains of Blaenau Ffestiniog. Both lead actors are also former cast members of the Hidden team’s previous crime drama, Y Gwyll/Hinterland. The Guardian has compared the show to the Scandinavian crime series The Bridge and has praised the production particularly for the gothic opening credits, the brooding landscapes, and the ominous soundtrack.

The show was filmed back-to-back in Welsh and English and the all Welsh version Craith premiered on Wales’ S4C in November 2019 and the bilingual version premiered in BBC One Wales and BBC Four in February 2020. Acorn TV will be airing the bilingual version with English subtitles.

Here is the official synopsis of the second season:

Hidden S2 photo“Nine months after the action in series 1, Cadi and Owen head out on their next major assignment when an anonymous phone call is received at the police station about a local retired chemistry teacher, Geraint Ellis, who was found murdered in his bathtub. Rumors about the victim – and the reasons for his sudden and unexpected retirement – soon emerge. While Cadi and Vaughan have a new case on their hands, three teenagers – Mia Owen (Annes Elwy, BBC’s Little Women), Connor Pritchard (Steffan Cennydd, Last Summer) and Lee Williams (Siôn Eifion, 35 Awr) have blood on theirs. As their lives – and the investigation – unravel, they soon find out there is nowhere to hide. Was Ellis targeted for previous sins, or an innocent man unjustly singled out by disaffected teenagers?  The investigation draws Cadi and Owen deeper into the troubled lives of these young mysterious characters – as they uncover a world of lies, revenge, cruelty and neglect.

When not hotly pursuing new leads and navigating endless twists over the course of this complicated investigation, Cadi and Owen deal with major life events: Cadi is grieving over the recent death of her ex-police detective father and feels guilt about disproving an important case of his before his passing, while lending much-needed emotional support to her family. Meanwhile, Owen adjusts to caring for his newborn baby girl.”

Series writer Caryl Lewis warns viewers about the complexity of the show, saying:

Hidden is not meant to be an easy watch. It pushes us sometimes into difficult spaces. Hidden is about shining a light into dark places. Bracing yourself and trying not to judge. It is an exercise in understanding and compassion, and ultimately, because of that, an impulse towards hope.”

Don’t miss season 2 of Hidden when it premieres on June 15 on Acorn TV.

Check out the trailer below: