Set in the 1880s, Miss Scarlet & The Duke is described as a full-throttle crime drama about the first ever female detective in Victorian London.
Kate Phillips stars as Eliza Scarlet, who is left penniless after the death of her father. Deciding to take over his detective agency, she strikes up a mismatched, fiery relationship with Detective Inspector William ‘The Duke’ Wellington (Stuart Martin) as they solve crimes together.
In this DQTV interview, Phillips and Martin set up the relationship between their characters and reveal why they were drawn to creator Rachael New’s scripts. They also talk about how the series flips its period crime genre on its head with injections of humour and a modern sensibility.
Miss Scarlet & The Duke is produced by A+E Networks International and Element 8 Entertainment, and distributed by A+E Networks International. It has been sold to UKTV’s Alibi, PBS in the US, CBC Canada, Yandex (Russia), Seven (Australia), Lightbox (New Zealand), RTL Germany, Mesimvria (Cyprus) and OTE (Greece), among others.