From a media release:
Take yourself to a whole other place and time withÂ Dead Still, a six-part one-hour Victorian-era drama, premieresÂ Friday, May 15Â on Citytv atÂ 10:00Â p.m. TheÂ Canadian/IrishÂ co-production byÂ award-winningÂ ShaftesburyÂ (Murdoch Mysteries, Frankie DrakeÂ Mysteries) andÂ Deadpan PicturesÂ (Moone Boy, Trivia) brings us to 1880 Dublin. The cameras areÂ cheapÂ and the country is flourishing with photo studios. However, the practice ofÂ post-mortem photographyÂ is not doing so well.
Enter Brock Blennerhasset, renowned memorial photographer. Together with his assistant Conall Molloy and estranged niece Nancy Vickers, they are struggling to revive his business,Â butÂ it appears someone more sinister is getting in on the death photography game.Â WhenÂ a string of strange murders that appear to be attached toÂ BlennerhassetÂ take place,Â Detective Frederick ReganÂ is on the case. Regan suspects that aÂ killer may be cashing in on a developing taste for a different type of memorial imagery, in this case, pictures of people in their death throes. As the body count begins to escalate, BlennerhassetÂ and his teamÂ have to stop a murderer intent on ruining not just their business, but their lives.
In the first two episodes:
â€œPhotochemistryâ€ – Blennerhasset, Conall and Nancy are thrown together in a story of a family feud, a vengeful husband and a stolen photograph.
â€œDevelopmentâ€ – Blennerhasset and Molloy are trapped in a coastal town during a storm where some ghostly occurrences make them feel most unwelcome.