[Detective From The Crypt]Miss Fisher & The Crypt Of Tears Sequel Updates: Release Date & Story

  TV private detective Phryne Fisher got a feature film with Miss Fisher And The Crypt Of Tears but is a sequel happening? Here’s what we know.

  By Helen Armitage

  Published Mar 07, 2021


  Essie Davis and Nathan Page in Miss Fisher And The Crypt Of Tears

  Can murder mystery fans expect to see a Miss Fisher And The Crypt Of Tears sequel anytime soon? Australian period crime drama Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries is a three-season show that premiered in 2012 and is based on a series of novels penned by Kerry Greenwood. The series stars Essie Davis (The Babadook) as its titular heroine Phryne Fisher, a female private detective living in 1920s Melbourne who has a knack for solving murders. Nathan Page (Underbelly) also stars as police detective Jack Robinson, Hugo Johnstone-Burt (Home And Away) plays his right-hand man Constable Hugh Collins while Ashleigh Cummings (NOS4A2) is Phryne’s assistant Dot.

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  Thanks to the popularity of Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries both in its native Australia and internationally, the show spawned a standalone feature film – Miss Fisher And The Crypt Of Tears – which was released in early 2020 and partially crowdfunded by fans. The film sees Phryne embroiled in a mystery involving a cursed emerald that takes her from Jerusalem to London and boasts a cast that includes?series regular Miriam Margolyes, British actor Rupert Penry-Jones (The Strain) and Egyptian Tyrant star Kal Naga.

  Related: Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries: 5 Things That Are Historically Accurate (& 5 Things That Aren’t)


  The ending left the door wide open for a follow-up and co-creators Deb Cox and Fiona Eagger have stated in the past that they originally planned on making an Indiana Jones-style Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries movie trilogy. But is a Miss Fisher And The Crypt Of Tears sequel actually on the cards?

  Essie Davis in Miss Fisher And The Crypt Of Tears

  Unfortunately, a Miss Fisher And The Crypt Of Tears sequel has yet to be announced. Considering that it took a good few years and a crowdfunding campaign to get the first Miss Fisher movie off the ground, it could be a while before viewers can expect to see a sequel.

  That said, the Miss Fisher’s Modern Mysteries cast is definitely interested in making a follow-up. In an interview with Den Of Geek, Essie Davis suggested she was open to returning for a Miss Fisher And The Crypt Of Tears sequel but noted that a new entry was dependent on the success of the first movie.


  Geraldine Hakewill in Ms Fisher's Modern Murder Mysteries

  While a Miss Fisher And The Crypt Of Tears sequel isn’t currently in the works there are other ways to get a similar murder mystery fix in the meantime. A Miss Fisher spinoff titled Ms. Fisher’s Modern Murder Mysteries went into production in 2018 and focuses on Phryne Fisher’s niece Peregrine Fisher, who follows in her aunt’s footsteps and becomes a P.I. in 1960s Melbourne. The spinoff aired its first season in 2019 and its second season is set to air sometime in 2021.

  Next: Ms. Fisher’s Modern Murder Mysteries Season 2: Release & Cast Updates


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