April 07, 2014 – ABC TV is thrilled to announce that development is underway on the next installment of ABC1’s hit drama series, The Doctor Blake Mysteries.

Since premiering earlier this year, the second series of
The Doctor Blake Mysteries, has become essential Friday viewing attracting a combined metro and regional series average of 1,553,000*.

Starring the multi Logie award-winning Craig McLachlan
and AFI award-winner Nadine Garner, the series is produced in partnership with producer George Adams at Melbourne’s December Media. The success of The Doctor Blake Mysteries in Australia is now being mirrored overseas with the series being sold into international markets including the United Kingdom – screening on BBC1, around Europe, New Zealand and negotiations are currently in progress with the PBS network in the United States.

ABC Head of Fiction Carole Sklan says “Craig McLachlan has proven to be perfectly cast as the good Doctor and he has acquired a legion of new and old fans. December Media constantly surprise with the originality and authenticity of the murders and mysteries that they are able to conjure up. We’re looking forward to more!”

December Media Executive Producer Tony Wright says “I am totally delighted that the ABC wants to push ahead with developing the third series. We look forward to being able to reward our large, consistent and loyal audience with more episodes of The Doctor Blake Mysteries.”

The final episode of series two of The Doctor Blake Mysteries airs this Friday 11th April at 8.30pm on ABC1.
 

*OzTAM & RegionalTAM Consolidated data (Feb 2014).