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Miss Fisher and the Crypt of Tears - Release Date Update

Essie Davis as The Hon. Phryne Fisher (Photo Credit: Every Cloud Productions/Ben King)

Update to original article, First-Look at Miss Fisher and the Crypt of Tears, originally published September, 2019

Miss Fisher and the Crypt of Tears opens in Australian cinemas on Thursday 27 February and will be released on Acorn TV streaming services and select theaters on March 23, 2020

Behind the scenes look at Miss Fisher and the Crypt of Tears from Acorn TV

First-Look at Miss Fisher and the Crypt of Tears

The first trailer for Miss Fisher and the Crypt of Tears, the much-anticipated movie version of the popular Australian TV series has arrived!

A stand-alone action-adventure feature film, Miss Fisher and the Crypt of Tears will pick up the story from the end of the third series when last we saw Phryne flying away with her father (after FINALLY kissing Jack). Now in Jerusalem, Phryne is unraveling a decade-old mystery involving priceless emeralds, ancient curses and the truth behind the suspicious disappearance of Shirin’s forgotten tribe. Will Jack follow her there? Yes! The trailer teases their continuing romance with the pair dancing in a posh club and a possible kiss in the rain.

Morocco played host for the production, filming at Atlas Film Studios (named for its proximity to the Atlas Mountains). The studio is located five miles outside Ouarzazate on the road to Marrakech at the edge of the Sahara. Atlas is the largest film studio in the world covering more than 322,000 square feet of desert. It has been the setting for many Hollywood productions including Lawrence of Arabia, Star Wars, Gladiator, Kingdom of Heaven, and The Passion of the Christ.

The trailer for Miss Fisher and the Crypt of Tears has everything we've come to love from the girl with the golden gun (including the gun). You'll see grand estates and a glimpse of the gorgeous Moroccan backdrop, a motorcycle chase in the rolling sands of the Arabian desert, Phryne chasing danger down a dark alley, and those frocks! Oh yeah, those frocks.

Watch the trailer below.

The trailer first screened in theaters in Australia in advance of the Downton Abbey movie which premiered on September 12, 2019. Australia's Every Cloud productions is producing the film with Roadshow Films distributing. Though there is no confirmed exact date, it will be released at the end of February 2020 in Australia with limited theatrical distribution in North America. Acorn TV will distribute the film via its streaming service in North America. In a partnership deal between Every Cloud and Acorn TV, the rights of all three seasons of Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries television series and the new spin off series, Ms. Fisher’s MODERN Murder Mysteries were acquired. Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries became a worldwide phenomenon thanks largely to its successful run on Netflix which ended on September 15, 2019. PBS also has limited rights to broadcast episodes of the original series.

Bringing Miss Fisher and the Crypt of Tears to the big screen was a labor of love by Phryne fans around the world. The project started as a Kickstarter Campaign hitting its goal of $250,000 in less than 48 hours of launching. An additional ongoing crowdfunding campaign was begun through IndieGoGo in order to allow fans to continue supporting the effort.

Miss Fisher and the Crypt of Tears is based on the Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries television series and the series of Phryne Fisher novels written by Kerry Greenwood. The film is penned by the TV series co-creator Deborah Cox and Directed by Tony Tilse (Miss Fisher Murder Mysteries, Ash vs the Evil Dead). Essie Davis reprises her role as the Hon. Phryne Fisher and serves as Associate Producer on the film. Nathan Page returns as Detective Inspector Jack Robinson. The rest of the main Miss Fisher cast will appear as well including, beloved British character actor, Miriam Margolyes as Aunt Prudence, Ashleigh Cummings as Dot Collins, and Hugo Johnstone-Burt as Constable Hugh Collins.

Essie Davis as Ellen Kelly in The True History of the Kelly Gang

Essie Davis is having an incredible year, with a TV mini series, Lambs of God and two films coming out this year, Babyteeth and The True History of the Kelly Gang. Davis has already received Oscar buzz for her role as Ned Kelly's mother alongside Russell Crowe, George MacKay, Charlie Hunnam, Nicholas Hoult, Directed by Davis' husband, Justin Kurzel.

Watch Essie Davis along with co-stars Charlie Hunnam, George MacKay and her husband, Director Justin Kurzel share behind-the-scenes stories from filming The True History of the Kelly Gang.

If you missed out on binging Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries while it was on Netflix, you can sign up for a free trial of Acorn TV the streaming service costs $5.99USD or $59.99USD + taxes a year. You can also watch it on PBS. Check your local listings.

We will continue to post information on Miss Fisher and the Crypt of Tears as it becomes available on our blog and Follow our Instagram. If the trailer is any indication, it looks like we are in for incredible fashion, locations, intrigue and yes! Romance! Can't wait for 2020.

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