The Brokenwood Mysteries comprises 30 two-hour murder mystery stories set in a seemingly quiet country town where the town’s newest resident, Detective Senior Sergeant Mike Shepherd, finds that murder lurks in even the most homely location.

Neill Rea (Scarfies, Legend of the Seeker, Go Girls) stars in the lead role of DI Shepherd while Fern Sutherland (The Almighty Johnsons) plays Detective Constable Kristin Sims. Recurring cast include: Nic Sampson (Step Dave, Go Girls) as DC Sam Breen and Cristina Ionda (Cold Mountain, Filthy Rich) as Dr Gina Kadinsky and new addition Jarod Rawiri as DC Daniel Chalmers (Shortland Street, Waitangi: What Really Happened?)

Each telefeature in the series is a standalone story which sees the show’s two lead police officers trying to solve a murder case. Tim Balme (Stolen, The Almighty Johnsons) is the lead writer and series Producer

A seventh series is currently screening on TVNZ1 in New Zealand.