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Murder Island: Release Date Confirmed, Writer & Premise

Murder Island release date
Murder Island writer Ian Rankin

A bunch of amateur Sherlocks trying hard to prove that they have what it takes to solve a crime in return for a lump sum amount. This is precisely what Murder Island is about. While there are murder mystery fans in lots, only a few have a chance to prove their expertise on the show. The best part is that they get help from pro-police forces along their journey of discovering the truth about the given fake cases. While this is a brief description for the uninitiated, let us go deep into the details of Murder Island release date for fans around the globe.

Murder Island is a favourite for folks who love thrillers, precisely murder-mystery thrillers. Murder Island is a programme of such genre which has recently been launched on Channel 4 network. Two people are asked to play detectives and solve a murder case. The show seeks to see if two regular people can work together with a team of professionals to solve the case and bring the criminal to justice. Let us hop on to the gut-chilling adventure of Murder Island as we dive into its specifics like Murder Island release date, writer, premise, and much more.

To solve the crime, eight participants will be divided into four teams of two, and they will be escorted to the crime site as soon as they get on the island. The show Murder Island is split into a 6 part series. The locations of where it was filmed also add to the thrill and anticipation of the audience. The murder mysteries stories were written by the prominent Ian Rankin, who is a well-known novelist of the mystery-thriller genre. The mysterious cases written by Ian are brought to life at the murkiest locations of Scotland, like on the Isle of Gigha.

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This thrilling new program follows in the footsteps of Channel 4’s Hunted, in which teams try to avoid being apprehended by a collection of current and former police and intelligence personnel. This time, they’re the folks hoping to uncover out who’s responsible for the murder just in time before the other teams.

The nerve-chilling murder cases written by the writer doesn’t at all give the vibes of being fake with the brilliant involvement of the contestants and crew. Top senior investigative officers will keep an eye on the teams and will be able to see any mistakes as they arise and provide their experience.

Murder Island release date

Murder Island filming location: Isle of Gigha

Charly Hendricks’ corpse is discovered in a dilapidated home she was renting from a local landlord. There will be hints as to who she is among the forensics. This brings in the noob sleuths to discover the obscure. After that, people who solve the crime will be eligible for a £50,000 award. Woah that number sounds and looks rich, we can imagine the pride it hands to the one who wins. Let us now see about the Murder Island release date.

Release date

Murder Island is all set to smash the screens in the UK on 5th October 2021 on Channel 4 at 9:30 pm GMT. It comes in a whole of 6 episodes which are aired over the coming weeks. Murder Island is also available on All 4 streaming services. The murder island release date in the UK is 9:30 pm.

Murder Island release date

Island of Gigha, Scotland


Ian Rankin is well known for his Detective and mystery thriller books, which have also been taken as adaptations for television films and shows. His prominent works include “In a house of lies”, “Black and blue”, “Knots and Crosses” and who can forget his famous creation of John Rebus. This character was adapted by the ITV network’s show named “Rebus”. The show Rebus featured John Hannah and Ken Stott and had a long run on ITV for five seasons.

The famous writer hails from Cardenden, Scotland, and is currently based in Edinburgh, where most of his works are set, and is regarded as a key contributor to the Tartan Noir genre. 

“When it comes to writing a whodunnit, I generally make the decisions, bringing the audience only to the locations I wish them to go and only presenting them the characters I want them to see,” said Ian Rankin when asked about the series.

Stay tuned to know more about the latest updates of the show “Murder Island”.

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