Miss Scarlet and the Duke Set for January Premiere on Masterpiece


On the heels of its ratings success in Australia and the U.K., A+E Networks International’s Miss Scarlet and the Duke is set to premiere in the U.S. as part of Masterpiece’s 50th season on PBS on January 17.

Co-produced by A+E International and Element 8 Entertainment, the period drama premiered in the U.K. in March on Alibi and has ranked as the number one program on the channel over the last 12 months, outperforming its time slot among key demos. In June, it launched on 7TWO in Australia, where it was also number one in its time slot and ranked as the number one program over the last 12 months among key demos.

Miss Scarlet and the Duke is an ideal prime-time show for a very broad and truly global audience that loves great detective stories and a constant love-tension between two lead characters,” said Patrick Vien, group managing director of international at A+E Networks. “This already popular series is but one remarkable example of A+E’s compelling, first-run hits among the 800 hours of fresh content we presented at MIPCOM 2020.”

The six-part series, filmed in and around Dublin, stars Kate Phillips, Stuart Martin, Andrew Gower, Ansu Kabia and Kevin Doyle. It centers around the first-ever female detective in Victorian London.