ABC’s Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries Starring Essie Davis Begins Filming Series 2 This Week In Melbourne
18 Feb 2013 in ABC-1 / Australian TV News
One of the best shows made by the ABC last year, Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries, is due to begin filming its much anticipated second series in Melbourne this week.
The series, which has been bought by 120 territories worldwide including Europe, Canada, USA, Asia and Latin America, will once again have 13 episodes and Essie Davis (The Slap, Cloudstreet) returns as the elegant, unconventional lady sleuth Phryne Fisher along with Ashleigh Cummings (Puberty Blues, Dance Academy) as Dot Williams, Nathan Page (Paper Giants: The Birth of Cleo, Redfern Now) as Detective Inspector Jack Robinson, Hugo Johnstone-Burt (Rake, Cloudstreet) as Constable Hugh Collins, Miriam Margolyes (Harry Potter The Chamber of Secrets, Harry Potter The Deathly Hollows) as Aunt Prudence, Tammy MacIntosh (Crownies, East West 101) as Dr Mac, Travis McMahon (Howzat! Kerry Packer’s War) as Bert, Anthony Sharpe (City Homicide) as Cec, and Richard Bligh (The Mystery of a Hansom Cab) as Mr Butler.
The show follows the independent, glamorous and unflappable leading lady detective Phryne as she investigates crime in 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.
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.”
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 all 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.