Seven Network unveils four local dramas and ‘Ms Fisher’ cast

Geraldine Hakewill as Ms Fisher. (Photo: Ben King).

After proclaiming yesterday it had won the 2018 ratings for the 12th consecutive year, the Seven Network today unveiled an ambitious line-up for 2019 including four new local dramas and a slew of fresh reality shows.

At its AllFronts the broadcaster revealed the cast of Ms Fisher’s Modern Murder Mysteries, the spin-off of the popular ABC series from Every Cloud ProductionsFiona Eagger and Deb Cox. Set in 1960s Melbourne, the show stars Wanted’s Geraldine Hakewill as Peregrine Fisher, who inherits a windfall when the famous aunt she never knew, Phryne Fisher, goes missing over the highlands of New Guinea.

Joel Jackson is Detective James Steed, a smart, ambitious cop who is instantly attracted to Peregrine and drawn into her mad plans. Catherine McClements is Birdie, an ex-member of WW2 Special Forces who is the president and mastermind of The Adventuresses’ club.

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