Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries is one of Australia’s most successful and exported shows. We do love a bit of the Golden Age crime shows, but now news reaches us that a modern-day spin-off will hit Aussie screens very soon.
In its ‘upfronts’ channel Seven announced that Ms Fisher’s Modern Murder Mysteries is ready to go and will air in its homeland in 2019.
Geraldine Hakewill, Joel Jackson and Catherine McClements headline the spin-off. Set in swinging ’60s Melbourne, Hakewill portrays the gorgeously reckless Peregrine Fisher who inherits a windfall when the famous aunt she never knew, Phryne Fisher, goes missing over the highlands of New Guinea. Detective James Steed (Jackson) is a smart, ambitious cop constantly hamstrung by the rigid leadership of his immoral boss but respectful of the hierarchy. Instantly attracted to Peregrine, he’s dazzled by her audacity and often drawn into her mad plans. With a mind like a steel trap, and ex-member of WW2 Special Forces, Birdie (McClements) is the ‘M’ of The Adventuresses’ operation and club president. A tough woman of high expectations, she recognises the ’60s are changing and they need new blood – but having Peregrine under her wing is also a way of staying connected to the old friend she misses desperately.
Sounds like Miss Fisher is turning into the crime version of Edmund Blackadder, reappearing through the generations.
Also announced by Seven were new crime series Australian Gangster and Secret Bridesmaids’ Business