LONDON, May 7, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --
Live event turns fans into real-world detectives
Popular turn-of-the-century detective series MURDOCH MYSTERIES will transform the streets of London back in time to 1902 as part of a live police chase tied to the new online companion interactive mystery Murdoch Mysteries: The Infernal Device on Saturday, May 9 from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. starting at Bermondsey Underground Station (142 - 154 Jamaica Road London SE16 4RX). MURDOCH MYSTERIES fans in the London area are invited to put their investigative skills to the test and gather evidence as they witness a police chase that will help them and other online players solve the case as the mystery unravels. Watch MURDOCH MYSTERIES Mondays at 9pm on Alibi Sky 132 Virgin 130 and also on Drama Channel Freeview 20 Sky 158 Virgin 190 in the UK.
The six-week, unprecedented interactive experience Murdoch Mysteries: The Infernal Device, available at cbc.ca/murdochmysteries, allows fans to become detectives. Participants can solve the plot-twisting mystery through unique video content, online challenges and real-world events that bring the storyline to life in full turn-of-the-century detail. Each week, a new chapter will be revealed online, incorporating a new regional event that will take place across Canada and in London. Additional clues to help solve the interactive mystery will be revealed at each event, allowing fan detectives to work together to solve the case. Participation in the live events is not required, fans will find everything needed to participate online.
WHAT: MURDOCH MYSTERIES police chase open to the public to gather evidence and clues
WHERE: Bermondsey Underground Station, 142 - 154 Jamaica Road London SE16 4RX
WHEN: Saturday, May 9 from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.
Fans are also encouraged to download "The Mechanical Eye" app for iOS and Android devices to scan clues discovered on site.
In Murdoch Mysteries: The Infernal Device, super spy Terrence Meyers (Peter Keleghan) returns for another matter of national security, involving high stakes and anti-Monarchist sentiments. With Detective Murdoch (Yannick Bisson) out of town arranging security for a royal visit, Constable George Crabtree (Jonny Harris) must step in to deal with Meyers' dangerous machinations. Crabtree discovers a threat that could disrupt the balance of power in the world, and enlists the help of fans to foil the devious plot.
About MURDOCH MYSTERIES
One of television's most successful and longest-running dramas, MURDOCH MYSTERIES is a one-hour drama series that explores the intriguing world of William Murdoch (Yannick Bisson), a methodical and dashing detective who pioneers innovative forensic techniques to solve murders in early 20th century Toronto. Licensed to broadcasters in 110 countries and territories including the U.S., UK, France, Finland and China, the series continues to thrive with eight seasons and 114 episodes under its belt. Season 9 of the series will premiere in the UK in early 2016.
MURDOCH MYSTERIES is developed and produced by producer and distributor Shaftesbury, in association with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC), ITV STUDIOS Global Entertainment and UKTV, and with the participation of the Canada Media Fund, the Canadian Film or Video Production Tax Credit, the Ontario Film and Television Tax Credit and the COGECO Program Development Fund. Shaftesbury Sales Company and ITV STUDIOS Global Entertainment hold worldwide distribution rights for the series.
Murdoch Mysteries: The Infernal Device is produced by CBC and Smokebomb Entertainment, the digital arm of Shaftesbury. The project is funded with the participation of the Canada Media Fund's Convergent Stream.
Sky 132 and Virgin 130
Alibi is TV's home of crime drama, promising the best selection from the genre. It premieres hit US series like Castle, Body of Proof and Rizzoli & Isles and will become the home of Perception in September. The channel also features some of Britain's best-known TV detectives such as Sherlock, Inspector George Gently and Luther and welcomes BBC hit, Death in Paradise. Old favourites glitter the schedule including Dalziel & Pascoe, Diagnosis Murder and Miss Marple. The crime scene teams of Silent Witness and New Tricks keep audiences guessing - and there is always murder most foul with the channel's popular co-production of Murdoch Mysteries. http://www.alibitv.co.uk
About Shaftesbury/Smokebomb Entertainment
With offices in Toronto and Los Angeles, Shaftesbury is an award-winning creator and producer of original content for television and digital platforms, sold in 120 countries worldwide. Shaftesbury's slate includes David Shore's new series, Houdini & Doyle, for Sony Pictures Television, Shaw Media, ITV and Fox; nine seasons of Murdoch Mysteries for CBC, UKTV and ITV STUDIOS Global Entertainment; and hidden camera comedy series Fool Canada for CBC, starring Will Sasso. Shaftesbury's digital studio, Smokebomb Entertainment, creates convergent experiences for television and original projects including the hit YouTube series Carmilla, funded by the U by Kotex® brand; and fashion-focused series MsLabelled for Shaw Media and Schick® Quattro for Women®. Shaftesbury/Smokebomb recently launched shift2, an innovative brand agency that targets millennials on YouTube. Visit us online at http://shaftesbury.ca http://smokebomb.ca and http://shift2.ca.
CBC/Radio-Canada is Canada's national public broadcaster and one of its largest cultural institutions. The Corporation is a leader in reaching Canadians on new platforms and delivers a comprehensive range of radio, television, Internet, and satellite-based services. Deeply rooted in the regions, CBC/Radio-Canada is the only domestic broadcaster to offer diverse regional and cultural perspectives in English, French and eight Aboriginal languages.
For more information or media requests, please contact:
Emily Claire Afan, Shaftesbury
+1-416-363-1411 x177 or +1-905-783-5753