Miss Fisher creators in Shanghai for Chinese version of period drama

This is the first Australian series to have been re-versioned in China.

Production is underway in China on a Mandarin-language version of Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries, with the series to screen on the Tencent Network in the first half of 2020.

Every Cloud Productions originally announced that Shanghai-based production company Shanghai 99 Visual Company had acquired the China format rights to their top-rated drama series Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries 18 months ago.

The format deal allowed Shanghai 99 the option to produce up to 52 x 1 hour episodes of the series.

The company has announced it will produce 30 × 42-minute episodes, partnering with Tencent Penguin Film, art of the biggest TV network in China, and Easy Entertainment, one of China’s top artist-management companies.

This is the first Australian series to have been re-versioned in China.

Every Cloud’s Fiona Eagger and Deb Cox, who created the series, will serve as creative consultants to the production.

“It’s such a thrill to be on set in China for the first week of production and to see Miss Fisher incarnated in the fabulous setting of 1930s Shanghai. The cast and crew here are wonderful custodians of the Miss Fisher brand and we look forward to a continuing successful relationship with Shanghai 99,” said Cox and Eagger.

See also: Producers Deb Cox and Fiona Eagger go ‘Mod’ on commercial TV

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