Second series of The Doctor Blake Mysteries in development
A second series of ABC TV hit series, The Doctor Blake Mysteries, is currently in development.
The 10-part murder mystery series, produced by December Media, follows maverick country town doctor Lucien Blake, played by Craig McLachlan, in 1950s Australia.
The first episode premiered in February with a national audience of 1.8 million and has achieved a five-city series average of 1.2 million according to OzTAM metro consolidated data and RegionalTAM data quoted by ABC TV. The series has also attracted a total of 160,000 plays on ABC iview across four episodes.
In a statement announcing the second series, McLachlan said: “I can't even begin to express how thrilled I am to be traveling back to late 50's Ballarat for another round of The Doctor Blake Mysteries. My heartfelt thanks to everyone for tuning in.”
December Media’s head of drama and series creator, George Adams, said: “The audience response to the show has been overwhelming and we are delighted ABC TV want more. Tony Wright and I are beyond pleased the show has found such a loyal following so quickly. The show has been blessed with wonderful stories, a great cast, a tremendous crew and memorable locations. All of these elements plus Craig McLachlan’s finely-tuned performance as Doctor Lucien Blake have helped create a classic murder mystery series for a Friday evening on the ABC.”