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D.I. Ray Returns for Season 2 on WPBS-TV Starting June 16, 2024

WATERTOWN, NY (June 10, 2024) – Fresh, relevant and thought-provoking, D.I. Ray, executive produced by Jed Mercurio (Line of Duty) and starring Parminder Nagra (The Blacklist, Bend it Like Beckham) introduces viewers to Leicester-born Rachita Ray, a police officer who takes on a case that forces her to confront a lifelong personal conflict between her British identity and her South Asian heritage. The gripping series returns for season 2 with 6 parts – premiering on WPBS-TV Sundays, at 10:00 pm, starting June 16, 2024.

During its UK broadcast, “D.I. Ray” received critical praise for its updated take on the formulaic crime thriller, “A police procedural with a fresh perspective…” cheered The Guardian, and National World commended “…a clever blend of thoughtful character study with an engaging police procedural, worth watching for its lead alone.”

Nagra is joined by a highly-talented cast including Gemma Whelan (Game of Thrones), as her boss DCI Kerry Henderson, Jamie Bamber (Battlestar Galactica) as DI Martyn Hunter who is also Ray’s fiancé, and Maanuv Thiara (Landscapers) as PS Tony Khatri, Rachita’s partner.


After being suspended from the force when her fiancé was found to have links to organized crime, DI Rachita Ray returns to homicide to investigate another sensitive and high-profile case centering on the murder of Frank Chapman, the head of a notorious crime family, and a local nurse caught in the crossfire. Their deaths ignite tensions across the city, putting DI Ray in a race against time to uncover the truth before the Chapman family act out their revenge and an all-out gang war erupts onto the streets. All evidence points towards a rival crime family, the Mochanis, being responsible for the murders, but as DI Ray starts pulling at the threads of the case, a much more insidious mystery begins to unravel. Once again, the series will explore deep personal conflicts for Rachita as both a British Asian woman and as a police officer.

Episode One (Sunday, June 16 at 10:00 pm) 

D.I. Ray is thrust back into homicide after a fatal shooting outside a Birmingham hospital.

Episode Two (Sunday, June 23 at 10:00 pm) 

D.I. Ray leads the mission to rescue her prime suspect before it’s too late.

Episode Three (Sunday, June 30 at 10:00 pm)

The hunt for the killer intensifies as a third victim is found; Rachita is forced to confront a familiar face from the past.

Episode Four (Sunday, July 7 at 10:00 pm) 

The investigation takes an emotional toll on Rachita as she questions who she can trust.

Episode Five (Sunday, July 14 at 10:00 pm) 

As pressure mounts for D.I. Ray, surveillance on a new suspect yields shocking results.

Episode Six (Sunday, July 21 at 10:00 pm) 

Following the discovery of the missing gun, D.I. Ray’s lens turns back to the Chapman family.

D.I. Ray Season 1 is available to watch on demand for viewers with WPBS Passport, an added member benefit, which provides extended access to a digital, on-demand library of PBS programs. Binge all six episodes of D.I. Ray Season 2 with WPBS Passport starting on the night of its broadcast premiere. 

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