Ms Fisher’s Modern Murder Mysteries Returns At Acorn TV
Streaming service Acorn TV has announced that it will be the exclusive North American partner for the new feature film Miss Fisher And The Crypt Of Tears starring Essie Davis, as well as a new spin-off, 1960s-set series Ms Fisher’s Modern Murder Mysteries.
Bringing back one of Australia’s greatest heroines, Every Cloud Productions’ Fiona Eagger and Deb Cox are executive producing the film and series.
From the creators of Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries series, the Modern Murder Mysteries series moves the setting to the 1960s and features every bit the embodiment of style, glamour and adventure as the 1920s-set original.
In 1964, when the famous aunt she never knew, Phryne Fisher, goes missing over the highlands of New Guinea, the gorgeously reckless Peregrine Fisher (Geraldine Hakewill, Wanted) inherits a windfall. Peregrine sets out to become a world-class private detective in her own right with the unerring guidance of The Adventuresses’ Club, a group of exceptional women of which her celebrated aunt was a member.
A natural rule breaker, Peregrine is fearless, fun, and charmingly down-to-earth, as well as having a keen instinct for solving crimes. With newfound wealth and The Adventuresses to hone her rough edges and become the family she’s never had, Peregrine is unstoppable.
The series co-stars Joel Jackson (Peter Allen: Not The Boy Next Door, Deadline Gallipoli) as smart, ambitious cop Detective James Steed and Catherine McClements (Wentworth) as Birdie, an ex-member of WW2 Special Forces and head of The Adventuresses.
The highly anticipated feature film, Miss Fisher and The Crypt of Tears, continues the story of global sensation Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries, which aired for three seasons (2012-2015).
Essie Davis (The Babadook, Game of Thrones) returns in the five-time Logie-nominated role that made her a worldwide star. Set in the late 1920s, The Crypt of Tears follows the Honourable Miss Phryne Fisher on a Middle Eastern adventure in search of an ancient treasure. The film features several series regulars, including Nathan Page as Detective Inspector Jack Robinson, Miriam Margolyes as Aunt Prudence and Ashleigh Cummings as her loyal assistant and maid Dorothy ‘Dot’ Collins.
Acorn TV first introduced U.S. audiences to Miss Fisher’s Murders Mysteries in 2013 with the U.S. Premiere of Series 1. The universally adored debut won fans across North America and the series received an additional boost when Netflix picked it up. However, Acorn TV now has exclusive rights to the new film and series.