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3 August 2018

Miss Fisher is coming back - and into the swinging 1960s - with the announcement of Miss Fisher MODern, a spin-off new series that will go into production in October.

A photo of Essie Davis in Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries

Essie Davis in Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries. Courtesy ABC.

Set to air on the Seven Network, the new series will be a follow up from one of Australia’s most loved and successful television series, Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries, which was based on the Phryne Fisher Mystery Books by Victorian author Kerry Greenwood.

Set in 1964, the new series will follow the gorgeously reckless Peregrine Fisher who inherits a windfall when the famous aunt she never knew goes missing over the highlands of New Guinea. Peregrine must prove herself brilliant enough to become a world class private detective in her own right.

The series will be helmed by Victoria’s Every Cloud Productions with support from Film Victoria, The Seven Network and Screen Australia.

Created by Fiona Eagger and Deb Cox of Every Cloud Productions, Miss Fisher MODern will be produced by Beth Frey and directed by Fiona Banks. The writing team consists of Cox, Samantha Winston, Chelsea Cassio and Jo Martino.

Miss Fisher MODern isn’t the only Miss Fisher fix headed to the screen. Later this year, the feature film Miss Fisher & The Crypt of Tears, set in 1929 and starring Essie Davis, the star of the original Miss Fisher series, will also go into production.