Per deadline, Miss Scarlett and The Duke will begin production in Dublin this June. The series will be made up of six episodes and stars Kate Phillips as Eliza Scarlet.
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 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.
A&E Networks Director RIchard Tulk-Hart had the following to say of the new series at Series Mania 2019.
“We are thrilled to greenlight our first international co-production featuring the amazingly talented Kate Phillips in an incredibly strong lead female role,” said Richard Tulk-Hart, Managing Director, International Content Sales & Co-productions, A+E Networks, who announced the project Monday at Series Mania 2019. “Solid performances together with a remarkable team of exec producers and ShinAwiL’s production prowess are certain to result in an engaging series that will skillfully deliver on Rachael New’s captivating storyline.”