Ms Fisher's Modern Murder Mysteries
Ms Fisher's Modern Murder Mysteries (also stylised as Ms Fisher's MODern Murder Mysteries) is an Australian television drama series which began screening on the Seven Network on 21 February 2019. The series of four telemovies is a spin-off of the drama series Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries, which was based on author Kerry Greenwood's series of Phryne Fisher detective novels.
|Ms Fisher's Modern Murder Mysteries|
|Country of origin||Australia|
|No. of series||1|
|No. of episodes||4|
|Running time||120 minutes|
|Production company(s)||Every Cloud Productions|
|Original network||Seven Network|
|Original release||21 February –|
14 March 2019
Set in Melbourne in the 1960s, Ms Fisher's Modern Murder Mysteries revolves around the personal and professional life of Peregrine Fisher, daughter of Phryne’s half sister Annabelle (a result of an affair that Phryne’s father had), who inherits a fortune when the famous aunt she never knew goes missing over the highlands of New Guinea. Peregrine sets out to become a world-class private detective in her own right, guided by a group of exceptional women in The Adventuresses' Club, of which her aunt was also a member.
The series is produced by Beth Frey and directed by Fiona Banks, with Deb Cox, Samantha Winston, Chelsea Cassio and Jo Martino serving as writers for the series. Creators Fiona Eagger and Deb Cox also serve as executive producers.
- Geraldine Hakewill as Peregrine Fisher
- Joel Jackson as Detective James Steed
- Catherine McClements as Birdie Birnside
- James Mason as Eric Wild
- Toby Truslove as Samuel Birnside
- Louisa Mignone as Violetta Fellini
- Greg Stone as Chief Inspector Percy Sparrow
- Katie Robertson as Constable Fleur Connor
|Title||Directed by||Written by||Original air date|
|1||1||"Just Murdered"||Fiona Banks||Deb Cox||21 February 2019|
|Peregrine Fisher arrives in Melbourne to collect her inheritance from her aunt, Phryne Fisher. Wanting to be part of the same Adventuresses' Club as her aunt, Peregrine decides to follow in Phryne's footsteps and solve the murder of a dead model at a bridal fashion show.|
|2||2||"Dead Beat"||Kevin Carlin||Jo Martino and Deb Cox||28 February 2019|
|Peregrine's ex-boyfriend has been implicated in the murder of a pop singer from a popular television show and Peregrine is determined to investigate. Violetta's past may just be the key to solving the case.|
|3||3||"Space for Murder"||Lynn Hegarty||Jo Martino and Samantha Winston||7 March 2019|
|Birdie's past comes back to haunt her when her friend is found murdered after sending her a cryptic message. Peregrine's investigation takes her to a top secret military facility and rumours of alien abductions and UFOs.|
|4||4||"Seasoned Murder"||Fiona Banks||Jo Martino and Alli Parker||14 March 2019|
|A chef is found dead at a culinary school run by Samuel's ex-sister-in-law. The investigation into the chef's murder leads to chefs that can't cook, questions about the car crash that killed Samuel's wife, and an injured Chief Inspector Sparrow.|
For the UK broadcast, on the Drama channel commencing in January 2020, each episode was split into two parts.
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- "Ms Fisher MODern set to swing onto television screens" (Press release). Screen Australia. 26 July 2018.
- Knox, David (26 July 2018). "Seven spin-off, Ms. Fisher's MODern Murder Mysteries announced". TV Tonight.
- Knox, David (28 October 2018). "Further cast for Ms Fisher's Modern Murder Mysteries". TV Tonight.