Sleuth on a global hunt

The Gold Coast Bulletin - Play Magazine - - TV -

ac­tress Essie Davis (pic­tured) and her pearl-han­dled pis­toltot­ing lady de­tec­tive Phryne Fisher are go­ing global in a deal sealed at Cannes tele­vi­sion fes­ti­val MIPTV. Al­l3­me­dia In­ter­na­tional has closed deals to show the Miss Fisher’s Mur­der Mys­ter­ies in Rus­sia, Den­mark, Swe­den and Brazil, web­site C21 Me­dia re­ports. The Aus­tralian pe­riod crime drama, adapted from the books by Kerry Green­wood, fol­lows a fe­male sleuth who, armed with a dag­ger-sharp wit, solves mur­ders in back streets, jazz clubs and man­sions dur­ing the 1920s. A sec­ond sea­son of 13 episodes is in de­vel­op­ment. ‘‘The Miss Fisher Mur­der Mys­ter­ies leapt out – it’s so dis­tinc­tively stylish, sump­tu­ous even, and full of charm,’’ Al­l3­me­dia’s head of ac­qui­si­tions Maartje Horch­ner says. ‘‘The cen­tral char­ac­ter is so en­gag­ing, with more than a hint of ir­rev­er­ence.’’

Fri­days, 8.30pm; en­cores Sun­days, 10.25pm, ABC1

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