From a media release:
ShaftesburyÂ announced today thatÂ #1 Canadian drama* MURDOCH MYSTERIESÂ has begun production on Season 13, forÂ CBCÂ andÂ UKTV, distributed byÂ ITV STUDIOS Global Entertainment. With 18 new one-hour episodes, Season 13 will see the beloved series celebrate its 200thÂ episode. StarringÂ Yannick Bisson,Â HÃ©lÃ¨ne Joy,Â Jonny Harris, andÂ Thomas Craig, the internationally acclaimed series averaged 1.1 million viewers each week on CBC in Season 12,** and in the U.K. remains one ofÂ Alibiâ€™s top-performing shows.Â MURDOCH MYSTERIESÂ Season 13 will film on location in Ontario until November 2019, and premiere on CBC this fall, with international dates to follow.
With personal and professional changes for some of the Station House No. 4 team last year, Season 13 will continue to explore new developments in the lives of Detective William Murdoch (Bisson), Dr. Julia Ogden (Joy), Inspector Thomas Brackenreid (Craig), Constables George Crabtree (Harris) and Henry Higgins-Newsome (Lachlan Murdoch), and Detective Llewelyn Watts (Daniel Maslany) as they tackle Torontoâ€™s toughest mysteries, from the serious and historic to the comical and unusual. Returning cast also includeÂ Shanice Banton,Â Arwen Humphreys, andÂ Siobhan Murphy. Season 13 guest stars includeÂ Colm FeoreÂ (The Umbrella Academy,Â House of Cards) andÂ Claire GooseÂ (The Coroner,Â Casualty).
Yannick Bisson returns to the directorâ€™s chair for a Season 13 episode. Other episodes will be directed by showrunner Peter Mitchell, Harvey Crossland, Gary Harvey, Mars Horodyski, Sherren Lee, Mina Shum, and Craig David Wallace. Season 13 episodes are written by Mitchell, Paul Aitken, Noelle Girard, Maureen Jennings, Simon McNabb, Mary Pedersen, andÂ Dan Trotta.
One of Canadaâ€™s most successful and longest-running dramas,Â MURDOCH MYSTERIESÂ (13 seasons; 207 total episodes â€“ 204 x one-hour episodes, 3 x two-hour specials) has become a staple for CBC and broadcasters around the world with its winning formula that brings together compelling mysteries, unique slices of turn-of-the-century history, ingenious inventions and personal moments for each character. The series is licensed to broadcasters in 150+ countries and territories including the U.S., U.K., France, Finland and China.
TheÂ MURDOCH MYSTERIESÂ brand continues to grow and evolve â€“ brand licensing deals include an all-ages immersive game experience,Â TheÂ Murdoch MysteriesÂ Escape Series, a collaboration between Shaftesbury and Company & Co. that launched in early 2017 in Toronto, and recently relocated to historic Casa Loma in Toronto.
MURDOCH MYSTERIESÂ is based on Maureen Jenningsâ€™s popular Detective Murdoch series of novels and premiered in Canada in January 2008.
MURDOCH MYSTERIESÂ is executive produced by Christina Jennings, Scott Garvie, Yannick Bisson, HÃ©lÃ¨ne Joy, and Peter Mitchell, who also serves as showrunner, and produced by Stephen Montgomery and Julie Lacey.