'Murdoch Mysteries' Season 13: Release date, plot, cast, trailer and all you need to know about Acorn TV mystery

When Murdoch gets rattled by a wave of mistrust about Violet Hart’s appointment to the coroner, he doesn’t completely trust her motives.

                            'Murdoch Mysteries' Season 13: Release date, plot, cast, trailer and all you need to know about Acorn TV mystery
Yannick Bisson and Thomas Craig in Murdoch Mysteries (2019), Murdoch Mysteries poster (Source : IMDB)

Inspired by Maureen Jennings’ novels, this detective series revolves around Detective William Murdoch (Yannick Bisson) and his associates armed with gadgets and gizmos, who will solve 18 new cases across the many stratas and evolving manners of Victorian society.

Set in the late 19th century in Toronto, the methodical and dashing Detective Murdoch enlists radical new forensic techniques like fingerprinting, ultraviolet light and trace evidence to solve some of the city’s most gruesome murders. 

Here's everything you need to know about the show ahead of its release:

Release date

The show's exclusive US premiere with the first two episodes will be released on Wednesday, December 25, 2019, followed by a new episode every Monday through April 13. 


As Murdoch continues his detective work, he reinforces his investigations with new innovations, including a “searchizer” device that measures facial features and matches them with existing police files. Soon, he gets rattled by a wave of mistrust about Violet Hart’s (Shanice Banton) appointment to the coroner and doesn’t completely trust her motives. 

Meanwhile, Dr Julie Ogden (Hélène Joy) is happily settled into her role as a full-time surgeon at Toronto Mercy Hospital but is surprised by the attentions of her colleague, Dr Andrew Dixon (Sebastian Pigott).

The station sees a new addition with Special Constable Robert Parker (Marc Senior), an African American former Pinkerton who went from a suspect in a union murder to help solve the case.


Yannick Bisson

Yannick Bisson plays Detective William Murdoch (Getty Images)

Yannick Bisson is a Canadian actor known for his roles in films and TV shows like 'Year By the Sea', 'Casino Jack', 'Sue Thomas: F.B.Eye' and 'Hellmington'. He will be seen playing Detective William Murdoch in this upcoming series on Acorn TV. 

Helene Joy

Actress Helene Joy plays Dr Julia Ogden (Getty Images)

The Australian actress rose to fame with her work on 'Sadie's Last Days on Earth'. She was also seen in 'Snowy River: The McGregor Saga' where she plays Agnes Windsor and 'Durham County' where she plays Audrey Sweeney. Helene will be playing Dr Julia Ogden in 'Murdoch Mysteries'. 

Thomas Craig

Thomas Craig (IMDB)

Thomas Craig is an English actor known for his role in 'Coronation Street', 'Inspector Morse' and 'The Paradise Club'. He will be playing Inspector Thomas Brackenreid in this detective series. 

Sebastian Pigott

Sebastian Pigott plays Dr. Andrew Dixon (IMDB)

Sebastian Pigott is a Canadian actor known for 'Slasher', 'Kodachrome' and 'Wynonna Earp'. He will be playing Dr Andrew Dixon in this Detective series. 

Marc Senior

Marc Senior Special Constable Robert Parker (IMDB)

Marc Senior is an upcoming actor in the entertainment industry. He is known for his role in 'Timeless' 'In God I Trust', and 'The Magicians'. Marc will be playing Special Constable Robert Parker in this detective series. 


Maureen Jennings

Maureen is a writer and producer of this show. She is known for her work on 'Bomb Girls' and 'Viaticum'. She is the writer and an executive producer of this detective show. 

Cal Coons

Cal is a producer and writer of this detective series. He is popular for 'ReGenesis', 'Blue Murder' and 'Frankie Drake Mysteries'.

Where to watch

The first episode premieres in the USA on Wednesday, December 25, 2019, only on Acorn TV.

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