From a media release:
Murdoch Mysteries builds on the success of the highly-rated Detective Murdoch Mysteries made-for-television movies adapted from Maureen Jennings’ bestselling mystery novels. The series, set in 1895 Toronto, combines compelling Victorian tales of murder with the fast-paced, visually-intriguing styles of today’s leading crime series. Produced by Shaftesbury Films in association with CHUM Television, the series stars Yannick Bisson (Sue Thomas: F.B.Eye.) and Helene Joy.