Sunday, May 28, 2017

Miss Fisher Murder Mysteries: Will There Be a Season Four?

Fans of Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries are wondering about the future of the series and Kerry Hammond did a little digging to try and find out. Here's what she found.

I don’t know about you, but I’ve watched every single episode of Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries…..three times. It really says a lot about a show when viewers will re-watch episodes of a show before they will look for a something that is new to them. Re-watching a favorite mystery is like re-reading one. You may remember the plot, but you enjoyed it so much the first time around that the second allows you to visit with old friends. You might even see (or read) things you missed the first—or second—time around.

With that said, I would really love to see another season of Miss Fisher. Season One introduced us to Miss Fisher and all her charms. We met Jack Robinson and saw the attraction between the two characters. We got to know all of the supporting characters as well, including her companion Dot and her two drivers/go-to men Cec and Bert.

Season Two really got us hooked on the characters. Hugh Collins showed us how adorable he can be and how loyal he is, and devoted to Dotty. Jack’s ex-wife got herself mixed up in one of the mysteries, and Jack and Phryne continued to get closer.

Season Three revisits Phryne dealing a bit more with family issues, in the form of her father and of the craziness that comes with him. He was a big part of Season Two as well, but comes back for more mayhem.

Season Four, oh wait, there ISN’T a Season Four. Unfortunately, there also isn’t much hope that there will be. I did a little online investigation to satisfy my curiosity and found out that it’s not all bad news. There isn’t a Season Four in the works, but there is a movie script that actors Essie Davis and Nathan Lane are reading. This photo is from a MissFisher Facebook page post showing the actors in Melbourne reviewing the script for Miss Fisher and the Crypt of Tears.

According to gossip, it is the first in a proposed trilogy featuring the cast and might put us in mind of the adventures of Indiana Jones. Miss Fisher would be traveling the world to find her excitement rather than just waiting for it to land on her doorstep in Melbourne. Since Essie Davis, the actress who plays Phryne, has moved back to London, this would fit better into her schedule.

Fingers crossed everyone! In the meantime, we can read and re-read all of the Kerry Greenwood books featuring this wonderful lady detective. There are 20 books in the series so far.


  1. Don't you just hate when a favorite show is cancelled. It is like losing a friend/friends.

  2. It's REALLY hard for this kind of TV to get traction in Australia as it is so expensive to make and the local audience is so small. The production companies have to sell internationally from the outset to have any hope and sadly Miss Fisher took a while to get that international support and by then many of the actors had taken on other projects (both the main actors moved to the UK)

    I'm crossing my fingers for the movie though :)

  3. Oh NO !! No season 4? You're breaking our hearts!! That's just wrong. Why on earth wouldn't this awesome series be continued!!!