Samantha Bond (Downton Abbey), Daniel Maslany (Four in the Morning) and Bea Santos (World Away) have been tapped for gust starring roles in the upcoming tenth season of Canadian period drama Murdoch Mysteries, TVWise has learned.
The trio are the first guest stars that series producer Shaftesbury Films has recruited for the tenth season of the hit period drama, which was picked up by Canadian public broadcaster CBC with an 18 episode order several months ago. Details of characters they will be playing are being kept under wraps.
Murdoch Mysteries’ tenth season, which is now in production in Ontario, will kick off with a two-part season premiere set in the world of Toronto debutantes, whose coming out is interrupted by the 1904 Great Fire of Toronto, one of the seminal events in the city’s history.
Other cases lined up for season 10 include a murder involving the Olympic Champion Canadian soccer team, an investigation into a man wrongfully jailed, and the introduction of H.P. Lovecraft, a wronged woman who goes on a serial killing spree, and the death of a prize pooch at a dog show. While all this is going on Murdoch tries to deliver on his promise to build Ogden the home of her dreams. But will it be his nightmare?
The new season will also feature the return of several fan favorite characters; with Peter Keleghan, Peter Stebbings and Alex Paxton-Beesley all on board to reprise their roles as Terence Meyers, James Pendrick and Winifred Pink, respectively. They join returning regular cast members Yannick Bisson, Hélène Joy, Jonny Harris, Thomas Craig and Mouna Traoré.
Murdoch Mysteries, based on the novels by Maureen Jennings, follows Detective Murdoch and the heroes of the Toronto Constabulary’s Station House No. 4. The drama series is produced by Shaftesbury Films, with the indie’s CEO Christina Jennings serving as executive producer alongside Scott Garvie, Yannick Bisson and Peter Mitchell, who also serves as showrunner. UKTV is again co-producing for their Alibi channel and will air the new season in early 2017.