Murdoch Mysteries is returning. Canadian public broadcaster CBC has picked up the long-running drama for a fifteenth season. As they have done for the show’s entire run, UKTV will once again co-produce the series for the UK market. Murdoch Mysteries airs on UKTV’s Alibi channel on this side of the pond.
24 episodes have been ordered for the show’s fifteenth season; making it the longest season of the series to date. That comes after season 14 ran a shorter-than-usual length of 11 episodes due to the COVID pandemic. Production on the show’s fifteenth season started on location in Ontario last month and is expected to continue until early 2022.
Based on the novels by Maureen Jennings, Murdoch Mysteries is set at the turn of the 20th century and revolves around Detective William Murdoch of the Toronto constabulary, who uses ground-breaking forensic techniques to close his cases. The drama series is produced by Shaftesbury in association with CBC, ITV Studios Global Entertainment and UKTV and stars Yannick Bisson, Thomas Craig, Helene Joy, Jonny Harris, Lachlan Murdoch , Daniel Maslany, Shanice Banton and Arwen Humphreys.
The show’s fifteenth season opens with Detective Murdoch as he journeys to Montreal, seeking to find and protect his son, Harry, from the Black Hand gang; Brackenreid’s son has sprung loose from jail and is on the run after a murder at the Kingston Pen; Crabtree finds himself in a compromised situation as he tries to save Effie from her kidnappers; Violet Hart explores an interesting way to deal with her not-so-new husband; and Watts, still embroiled in an illicit affair, encounters a brand-new murder mystery. The season will also feature special episodes set at Christmas and Halloween, see the return of favourite characters like Percival Giles and Terence Meyers, and witness historic events like the founding of the NAACP.