26th July 2018
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Credit: Every Cloud Productions
Ms Fisher’s MODern Murder Mysteries
Set To Swing Onto Television Screens
The Seven Network, Screen Australia and Every Cloud Productions today announced that Ms Fisher’s MODern Murder Mysteries, a glamorous new television series set in swinging 60’s Melbourne, will go into production in October.
Ms Fisher’s MODern Murder Mysteries is the spin-off from one of Australia’s most loved and successful television series, Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries.
Set in 1964, audiences will meet the gorgeously reckless Peregrine Fisher who inherits a windfall when the famous aunt she never knew goes missing over the highlands of New Guinea. Peregrine must prove herself brilliant enough to become a world class private detective in her own right.
The series is created by Every Cloud Productions’ Deb Cox and Fiona Eagger.
“We’re very excited to tell our legion of Australian and international fans that we’re expanding the world of Miss Fisher into the fabulous era of the 1960s. The series will be full of the usual three F’s our fans have come to expect – feminism, fashion and fun!” Fiona says.
“Ms Fisher, next generation, will be as glamorous as her aunt, brandishing her signature pearl-handled pistol and bantering endlessly with the main man in her life – but her stylish apartment, her sleek sports-car and her cutting-edge wardrobe have certainly moved with the times,” Deb Cox adds.
Author of the original Phryne Fisher Books, Kerry Greenwood, is delighted. “To see fabulous Phryne inspire a whole new generation of murder mysteries and for the Fisher family to expand in this way gives our lovely fans even more of what they crave. The 1960’s was another decade of exciting change for women and we’re all in for a real treat,” she says.
Head of Production at Screen Australia, Sally Caplan said: “The Miss Fisher TV Series has had extraordinary success with international sales in over 170 territories. “It’s fantastic to see such a clever reimagining of this popular series involving strong female characters, which will appeal to a highly engaged fan base and will be driven by a talented female creative team. I look forward to seeing director, Fiona Banks, and producers Fiona Eagger, Deb Cox (also writing) and Beth Frey, bring to life the action-packed world of 1960s Melbourne and our new heroine Peregrine Fisher.”
Later this year, the feature film Miss Fisher & The Crypt of Tears, set in 1929 and starring Essie Davis, the star of the original Miss Fisher series, will also go into production.
The series has been developed by Fiona Eagger, Deb Cox and Jo Martino and is a spin-off from the TV series Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries, which is based on the Phryne Fisher Mystery Books by Kerry Greenwood. Executive producers are Fiona Eagger and Deb Cox, Producer is Beth Frey, Director is Fiona Banks and Writers are Deb Cox, Samantha Winston, Chelsea Cassio and Jo Martino.