By Sahil Patel
Shaftesbury has launched a companion web series to its Canadian mystery TV series “Murdoch Mysteries.”
Filmed during season eight of “Murdoch Mysteries,” the 20-episode “Making Murdoch” companion is currently available on Canadian broadcaster CBC’s YouTube channel and website. (CBC airs the TV drama in the country.) Produced by Shaftesbury, the web special offers a behind-the-scenes look into the making of season eight, including interviews with cast and crew, and information about the TV show’s Ontario-based shooting location.
One of Canada’s longest-running dramas, “Murdoch Mysteries” follows a progressive detective in early 20th century Toronto, as he uses innovative forensic techniques to solve some of the city’s most gruesome murders. Adapted from author Maureen Jennings’s popular series of novels, the drama has also been licensed to different broadcasters in 110 countries and territories including the US, UK, France, Finland, and China.
A collaboration with the Ontario government, “Making Murdoch” has been “shared” with the TV show’s international distribution and broadcaster partners, said Shaftesbury.
“Making Murdoch” is directed and produced by Jean Greig and produced by Lorraine Clark and Katherine Wolfgang. Executive producers include Christina Jennings and Scott Garvie.
“Murdoch Mysteries” is developed and produced by Shaftesbury in association with CBC, ITV Studios Global Entertainment, and UKTV, with participation from the Canada Media Fund, the Canadian Film or Video Production Tax Credit, the Ontario Film and Television Tax Credit, and the COGECO Program Development Fund. Shaftesbury Sales Company and ITV Studios hold worldwide distribution rights.