The Seven Network today released the synopsis of December Media’s telemovie spin-off of The Doctor Blake Mysteries and the first pic from the set.
Series regular Ian Barry is directing The Blake Mysteries: Ghost Stories, which follows Nadine Garner’s Jean Blake after the disappearance of her husband Doctor Lucien Blake.
Scripted by another series alumni in Paul Jenner, the plot follows Jean as she is unexpectedly drawn into the investigation of a pair of seemingly disparate murders whose only link seems to be a series of newspaper articles recently published in The Courier about Ballarat’s most infamous unsolved mysteries.
Jean’s world had fallen apart when Lucien went missing, presumed dead. But that inner strength which sustained her through the losses of war and enabled her to raise two sons on her own won’t allow her to be defeated.
Aided by her friends, Chief Superintendent Matthew Lawson (Joel Tobeck) and newly appointed police surgeon Alice Harvey (Belinda McClory), she is thrown back into a world she thought she had left behind.
Screen Australia and Film Victoria are investing in the telepic, now shooting in Victoria, produced by December Media and series co-creator George Adams’ Gambit Media.