The Brokenwood Mysteries comprises 24 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.
Each telefeature in the series is a standalone story which sees the show’s two lead police officers trying to solve a murder case. Sally Campbell (Mercy Peak, Power Rangers) is producer of Season 5 while Tim Balme (Stolen, The Almighty Johnsons) is the lead writer.
A seventh series will launch on TVNZ One in New Zealand in 2021.