From a media release:
- Premieres in Spring 2009 on Citytv
Shaftesbury Films is pleased to announce that production has begun on season two of its successful one-hour drama series Murdoch Mysteries (13 X 60′). Filming runs until November 11 in Toronto and Hamilton, with days scheduled to shoot in Calgary and Vancouver. The second season of Murdoch Mysteries will air on Citytv in spring 2009.
Based on Maureen Jennings’s popular Detective Murdoch Mystery novels, Murdoch Mysteries is set in 1895 Toronto, and explores the intriguing world of William Murdoch (Yannick Bisson), a handsome young detective who uses radical forensic techniques to solve some of the city’s most gruesome murders. Murdoch’s small circle of confidantes includes pathologist Julia Ogden (HÃ©lÃ¨ne Joy), a staunch ally who shares the detective’s fascination with forensic science, and Constable George Crabtree (Jonny Harris), Murdoch’s eager but inexperienced right-hand man. Though his unconventional approach elicits skepticism from his boss, Inspector Brackenreid (Thomas Craig), Murdoch is often the only one who can crack the case.
Murdoch Mysteries is executive produced by Christina Jennings and Scott Garvie for Shaftesbury Films and Cal Coons. It is produced by Peter Meyboom and Laura Harbin for Shaftesbury Films and Shauna Jamison. Series directors include Paul Fox (Life with Derek), Farhad Mann (Painkiller Jane), and Don McBrearty (ReGenesis); and director of photography is Jim Jeffrey (Blue Murder). Production executives are Alain Strati and Diane Boehme for Citytv, Noel Hedges for Granada and Alexandra Finlay for UKTV.
Murdoch Mysteries is developed and produced by Shaftesbury Films, in association with Citytv, a division of Rogers Media Inc., Granada International and UKTV, and with the assistance of the Canadian Film or Video Production Tax Credit, the Ontario Film and Television Tax Credit, the Canadian Television Fund and the Independent Production Fund. Granada International has worldwide distribution rights (excluding Canada and UK TV rights).