Another season of Murdoch Mysteries is coming, and this one will have an important milestone for the series during its airing. The season will return for season 13 in 2020, and the exact has now been revealed. The series will return with brand new episodes on February 1. The series will air back to back episodes on Saturday nights. The season has a total of 18 brand new episodes, which will air over a span of nine weeks.
Ovation revealed more about the return of the series in a press release. Check that out below.
“Ovation, America’s only arts network, has announced the season 13 premiere date for long-running fan favorite Murdoch Mysteries. The drama series is set in Toronto in the late 1890s and early 1900s during the age of invention, where Detective William Murdoch (Yannick Bisson), the methodical detective, and his impassioned wife Dr. Julia Ogden (Hélène Joy) enlist radical forensic techniques like fingerprinting and ultraviolet light to solve a range of gruesome murders. Airing back to back episodes all season long, the 13th season premiere of Murdoch Mysteries will air on Ovation starting Saturday, February 1 at 7pm ET / 4pm PT.
Season 13 of the internationally acclaimed series continues to explore the personal and professional developments in the lives of Detective William Murdoch (Yannick Bisson), Dr. Julia Ogden (Hélène Joy), Inspector Thomas Brackenreid (Thomas Craig), Constables George Crabtree (Jonny Harris) and Henry Higgins-Newsome (Lachlan Murdoch), and Detective Llewelyn Watts (Daniel Maslany) as they tackle Toronto’s toughest mysteries, from the serious and historic to the comical and unusual. This season also features the 200th episode of the series, which will air on Saturday, March 7th at 7pm ET / 4pm PT.
Murdoch continues his deft detective work and bolsters his investigations with new innovations including a “searchizer” device that measures facial features and matches them with existing police files. Unfortunately, he is still rattled by suspicions about Violet Hart’s (Shanice Banton) appointment to coroner and doesn’t completely trust her abilities or motives. The station also sees a new addition with Special Constable Robert Parker (Marc Senior), an African American former Pinkerton who went from suspect in a union murder to helping solve the case.
Murdoch Mysteries is based on Maureen Jennings’s popular Detective Murdoch series of novels and premiered in Canada in January 2008. Murdoch Mysteries is executive produced by Christina Jennings, Scott Garvie, Yannick Bisson, Hélène Joy, and Peter Mitchell, who also serves as showrunner, and produced by Stephen Montgomery and Julie Lacey. Murdoch Mysteries is developed and produced by Shaftesbury, in association with CBC, ITV STUDIOS Global Entertainment and UKTV, and with the participation of the Canada Media Fund, the IPF’s COGECO Television Production Fund, the Canadian Film or Video Production Tax Credit, and Ontario Creates. Shaftesbury Sales Company and ITV STUDIOS Global Entertainment hold worldwide distribution rights for the series.”
What do you think? Are you a fan of Murdoch Mysteries? Will you watch the new season?