CBC officially renewed the popular detective series Murdoch Mysteries for Season 10 expected to debut in fall 2016. The channel further announced that a plot of the upcoming season will include American horror author H.P. Lovecraft. Who else will be joining the cast as guest stars? Learn below.
The confirmation news for the 10th season came from Canadian actor Yannick Bisson on March 13. Bisson is a recurring character who plays Detective William Murdoch in the series.
On Season 9, Brendan Coyle, who plays Mr Bates in the British-American historical television series “Downtown Abbey,” was a guest star on the series. Going by the trend, this time, Murdoch Mysteries Season 10 will welcome another former “Downtown Abbey” cast member to do a guest turn.
Samantha Bond, who we know as Lady Rosamund on the popular British period drama, will be the guest-of-honor star. Bond will join guest actors including Peter Keleghan, Peter Stebbings, Alex Paxton-Beesley, Daniel Maslany and Bea Santos in Season 10 of Murdoch, which has started filming in Ontario since May 24, The Star reveals.
“The series returns with debutantes vying for the hand of Toronto’s most eligible bachelor — think The Bachelor in 1904! — and there is a killer on the loose,” executive producer Christina Jennings communicated during a news release. “At the same time, Toronto is thrown into chaos by the Great Fire. It will be a great launch to a great season.”
Thus far, we have seen that Murdoch has fictionalized historic personalities including Mark Twain, Nikola Tesla, Thomas Edison, Harry Houdini, Winston Churchill and Bat Masterson. There is also an information underlining the fact that this season, Murdoch Mysteries will have horror author H.P. Lovecraft in a plot. Sounds intriguing, isn’t it?
The Star also reports that the series managed to pull an average 1.4 million viewers each week in Canada last season. Add to its burgeoning success, Murdoch Mysteries is now approved in 110 countries and territories.