Miss Scarlet and The Duke to film in Dublin

Period detective drama Miss Scarlet and The Duke will film Dublin as 19th century London from this summer.

Period detective drama Miss Scarlet and The Duke will film Dublin as 19th century London from this summer.

Created by Rachael New, the six-part drama will star Kate Phillips as a woman who inherits her late father’s private eye agency and then works with an abrasive Scotland Yard detective inspector – nicknamed ‘The Duke’ – to tackle criminal cases in 1880s London.

Miss Scarlet and The Duke to film in Dublin
Miss Scarlet

Dublin-based ShinAwiL will produce for A+E Networks International, marking the network’s first international scripted co-production.

“Set in Victorian London, the engine of this story is a woman in a man’s world, with many themes and issues resonating with the present day,” said New.

“But I didn’t want this to be a lecture on women’s rights – above all, this is an action-packed detective show that is also filled with humour and spice, and which I hope everyone will enjoy.”

Dublin previously stood in for Victorian London in the TV drama Ripper Street, which began life as a BBC series before eventually switching to Amazon.

Penny Dreadful also used locations and production facilities in and around Dublin for similar, 19th century London story settings over the course of three seasons. The show is now relocating to California for a new, Los Angeles-set narrative.

Ireland’s production industry is centred on Dublin, but efforts are being made to expand throughout the country. Troy Studios is open outside Limerick and hosted sci-fi drama Nightflyers, but the series was cancelled after one season.

The west coast of Ireland had a profile boost after appearing in Star Wars films The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi.

See KFTV's production guide for more on filming in Ireland.

Image: A+E Networks International

Miss Scarlet and The Duke to film in Dublin
Miss Scarlet

Period detective drama Miss Scarlet and The Duke will film Dublin as 19th century London from this summer.

Created by Rachael New, the six-part drama will star Kate Phillips as a woman who inherits her late father’s private eye agency and then works with an abrasive Scotland Yard detective inspector – nicknamed ‘The Duke’ – to tackle criminal cases in 1880s London.

Dublin-based ShinAwiL will produce for A+E Networks International, marking the network’s first international scripted co-production.

“Set in Victorian London, the engine of this story is a woman in a man’s world, with many themes and issues resonating with the present day,” said New.

“But I didn’t want this to be a lecture on women’s rights – above all, this is an action-packed detective show that is also filled with humour and spice, and which I hope everyone will enjoy.”

Dublin previously stood in for Victorian London in the TV drama Ripper Street, which began life as a BBC series before eventually switching to Amazon.

Penny Dreadful also used locations and production facilities in and around Dublin for similar, 19th century London story settings over the course of three seasons. The show is now relocating to California for a new, Los Angeles-set narrative.

Ireland’s production industry is centred on Dublin, but efforts are being made to expand throughout the country. Troy Studios is open outside Limerick and hosted sci-fi drama Nightflyers, but the series was cancelled after one season.

The west coast of Ireland had a profile boost after appearing in Star Wars films The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi.

See KFTV's production guide for more on filming in Ireland.

Image: A+E Networks International

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