Radio & Television

Shaftesbury options Birder Murder Mysteries for co-production with U.K.’s Company Pictures

TORONTO — Shaftesbury, producers of Murdoch Mysteries and Hudson & Rex, is partnering with BAFTA-winning U.K. producer Company Pictures (Wolf Hall, Inspector George Gently, Shameless) to option Canadian author Steve Burrows’ book series Birder Murder Mysteries. The international partnership, announced Friday, is the first joint venture between the two production companies and will bring together a roster of both Canadian and U.K. screenwriters, the news release says. Burrows’ novel series follows Domenic Jejeune, a Canadian detective and avid birdwatcher who has been transplanted to the town of Saltmarsh in Norfolk, U.K. Jejeune has become a poster boy for the U.K....

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