Murdoch Mysteries bidding adieu after fifth season

07-13-11Murdoch

The upcoming fifth season of Citytv’s Murdoch Mysteries from Shaftesbury Films will be its last.

“While we are sad to contemplate the end of Murdoch Mysteries, we are grateful to Rogers and Citytv for believing in the series and taking this journey with us over the past seven years,” Shaftesbury chairman and CEO Christina Jennings, who also executive produces the one hour period drama, said in a statement.

The final season shoot for Murdoch Mysteries will continued until early November in and around Toronto, after the first episode,  “Murdoch of the Klondike,” was shot on location in Dawson City, Yukon.

The fifth season cast includes returning leads Yannick Bisson, Helene Joy, Thomas Craig, and guest stars Aaron Ashmore, Jill Halfpenny (Coronation Street), and soprano/actor Measha Brueggergosman.