Miss Scarlet and the Duke is a six episode crime drama developed by A+E Networks International starring Kate Phillips as Miss Eliza Scarlet, the first-ever female detective in 19th century London.
When Eliza’s father dies, he leaves her penniless in a time where marriage is her only option for financial security. But the headstrong Eliza is determined to find another way. Luckily, she has an ace up her bonnet – her father’s business – a private detective agency. Eliza knows all the tricks of the trade but as a genteel 19th century lady she’s never been allowed to put them into practice. To operate in this man’s world, she needs a partner. Step forward Detective Inspector William Wellington (Stuart Martin) of Scotland Yard, who is also known as “The Duke”: drinker, gambler and womaniser. Eliza and The Duke strike up a mismatched, fiery relationship that will crackle and smoulder with sexual tension as they team up to solve crime in the murkiest depths of 1880’s London.
(Source, adapted: Deadline)
The mini series was first said to be in development on 26 November 2018 by Screen Daily. On 25 March 2019 Deadline then reported that A+E Networks International gave the series a formal series order. Pre-production started in June 2019 with principal photography beginning in early July in Dublin with the Irish production company ShinAwiL overseeing it. Rachael New is credited as showrunner and creator.
On 8 July 2019 the following cast members were added to the series’ IMDb page:
- Andrew Gower … Rupert Parker
- Danny Midwinter … Frank Jenkings
- Ellise Chappell … Clara Simms
- Caitlin Drabble … Margaret Fairfax
- Cathy Belton … Ivy
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(Source: A+E Networks)
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