Frankie Drake is making a stop in the UK. UKTV and CBC’s co-production Frankie Drake Mysteries recently kicked off production on its ten episode third season with a shoot in London. Production will continue on location in Ontario through to the autumn.
Frankie Drake Mysteries is set in 1920s Toronto and follows the city’s only female private detectives as they take on the cases the police don’t want to touch. The drama series stars Lauren Lee Smith, Chantel Riley, Rebecca Liddiard, Sharron Matthews, Wendy Crewson and Grace Lynn Kung.
The third season of Frankie Drake Mysteries sees Frankie face a family secret while episodes bring her and the Drake Private Detectives team into the world of British aristocrats, illegal boxing, the supernatural, and political fundraisers. The series is produced by Shaftesbury in association with CBC and UKTV with the participation of the Canada Media Fund, the Canadian Film or Video Production Tax Credit, and the Ontario Film and Television Tax Credit. It was created by Carol Hay and Michelle Ricci.
As with the first two seasons, the producers have tapped a prominent British actor to guest star. Honeysuckle Weeks, best known for her turn on Foyle’s War, will play none other than Agatha Christie. She follows in the footsteps of Laurence Fox, who appeared in season one, and Alan Davies, who guest starred in season two. The executive producers are Christina Jennings, Scott Garvie, Peter Mitchell, and Carol Hay. Peter Mitchell also serves as showrunner.
“Audiences have fallen in love with the bold heroines of Frankie Drake Mysteries, and we are thrilled to be back in production on a third season. There will be more history, fashion, and action for our characters as they tackle murder, mystery, and mayhem on their cases – all the while toeing the line of society’s expectations of women. This is a series that has resonated with a global audience and garnered international award nominations since its first season – we look forward to continuing to tell these stories”, said Christina Jennings, Chairman & CEO of Shaftesbury