With her impeccable style and talent for bringing down bad guys, Phryne Fisher captured our hearts in Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries. Ever since the series concluded in 2015, fans have been anxiously awaiting the return of the glamorous lady detective. The wait may be almost over.
The movie based on the series, Miss Fisher and the Crypt of Tears, is set for a limited theatrical release in North America in 2019. Acorn TV made the announcement at the Television Critics Association tour, according to Vox. Miss Fisher and the Crypt of Tears, which was partially funded by fans via a Kickstarter campaign in 2017, has finished production. It will also come out in the series’ native country, Australia, in 2019. No release date is currently set for Australia or North America.
If you’re unfamiliar with Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries, then now is a great time to get caught up. All three seasons are available on Netflix and on Acorn TV, a subscription service for British and international TV. Our heroine, Phryne (fry-knee) Fisher (Essie Davis), is a beautiful and well-to-do private detective who doesn’t stand on ceremony and doesn’t believe in 1920s gender roles. She’s not afraid of a fight, is determined to get justice for every client (no matter their social status), and lights up the screen with her romantic encounters. Nothing is hotter than her ongoing flirtation with Detective Inspector Jack Robinson (Nathan Page), who is simultaneously annoyed with and intrigued by Phryne’s detective skills. I mean…
The series is based on the novels by Kathy Greenwood and also stars Miriam Margolyes as Phryne’s Aunt Prudence and Ashleigh Cummings as Phryne’s assistant, Dot. All four actors are set to return in Crypt of Tears.
There is also a spinoff in the works, which is titled, Ms. Fisher’s Modern Murder Mysteries. The new series would follow Phryne’s niece, Peregrine Fisher (Geraldine Hakewill), a character not introduced in the original series, as she becomes a private detective in the 1960s.
The spinoff is set to premiere later this year.
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