Cameras roll on more Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries

By David Knox on February 18, 2013 / Filed Under News 4

11mffFilming begins this week on the second series of ABC1′s Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries.

Returning for another 13 episodes are Essie Davis, Ashleigh Cummings, Nathan Page, Hugo Johnstone-Burt, Miriam Margolyes, Tammy MacIntosh, Travis McMahon, Anthony Sharpe and Richard Bligh.

ABC1’s Head of Fiction, Carole Sklan says, “ABC TV is delighted to be bringing a second series of Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries to the screen. The first series proved an instant hit with viewers and Every Cloud Productions has again assembled a stellar cast and team for 13 more exciting, intriguing, and unpredictable mystery stories.”

The series has been bought by 120 territories worldwide including Europe, Canada, USA, Asia and Latin America.

Produced by Fiona Eagger and Deb Cox, Miss Fisher’s new adventures are based on Kerry Greenwood’s Phryne novels Dead Man’s Chest, and the latest instalment, Unnatural Habits, and her various short stories, as well as exciting new crimes from the creators of series one.

“Fiona Eagger and I are thrilled that so many of our wonderful cast and crew from series one of Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries have returned for series two and with the incredible response from viewers and broadcasters in Australia and around the world. It seems that everyone loves Phryne!” Deb Cox said.

The second series of Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries follows the independent, glamorous and unflappable leading lady detective Phryne (pronounced Fry-nee) Fisher’s latest adventures. The crime drama explores the fascinating and varied sub cultures of 1920s ‘between-the-wars’ Melbourne. From the shadowy lanes of the city to the halls of academia and high-class brothels to haute couture, Phryne defends the innocent and juggles admirers with her usual panache, all the while keeping up her delicious dance around Detective Jack Robinson.

4 Comments »

  1. Secret Squirrel February 19, 2013 at 10:29 pm -

    @iolanthe – there’s nothing wrong with the script, directing, or acting. It’s not The Wire but it doesn’t pretend to be. It works very well as light Friday evening fare.

  2. iolanthe February 19, 2013 at 11:55 am -

    Why? The first series was beyond atrocious. It would be nice to think they had ironed out the crap script, directing and acting (without which it could have been quite good) but the orgy of self congratulation suggests they think they got it right first time and will deliver more of the same. Still I was slightly reassured to see how bad the latest series of Midsomer Murders is, down there with Miss Fisher so it’s not just Australia that can make atrocious TV. Still Miss Fisher has rated surprisingly well so some people like it. I wonder whether the ratings will hold up for series 2?

  3. poss February 18, 2013 at 7:54 pm -

    Great drama!

  4. Gaz February 18, 2013 at 6:26 pm -

    Great news. I absolutely love this show, and the attention to detail with the sets, costumes etc really captures the era in which the series is set.

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