More detail has emerged on The Blake Mysteries which sees Jean (Nadine Garner) turn mystery-solver …but fans who were pivotal in the show’s future are not happy.
The Blake Mysteries: A New Beginning, understood to be the first of 4 telemovies, begins shooting in Victoria on May 28 for the Seven network.
A synopsis indicates:
It’s been almost three years since we last saw Jean and a hell of a lot has happened in that time. Jean and Blake were married for only 18 months when Blake went missing. Since then Jean has taken on her husband’s mantle as, a solver of mysteries. Murder, mayhem and Jean Blake are a potent mix and anything can and will happen.
In ABC’s finale Nadine Garner’s housekeeper married Lucien Blake (Craig McLachlan) but in the months that followed its screening McLachlan has been at the centre of allegations he is currently fighting in court.
The December Media production appeared to be derailed but producers found a path to forge ahead around the newly-married Mrs. Blake, as a way of contractually retaining key cast & creatives.
But is this a one-off to buy more time whilst McLachlan addresses legal matters, or a sign of more?
The very vocal Blake Army, whose campaign was pivotal in the show being rescued after the ABC axing, are torn by the “New Beginning” to keep the show alive and are speaking out on social media.
No charges have been laid against McLachlan.
So #BlakeArmy, what do we think about the synopsis(at least the little info we have) of the telemovie and the title? I know many are already concerned all over again. We continue to support the telemovie, but also want Craig back. What do you guys think? #BringBackCraig
— FansOfTheDrBlakeMysteries (@FansofDrBlake) May 14, 2018
After reading the brief synopsis and seeing the title, I'm very concerned that they are cutting Craig out permanently. If so, it's not the same show. Very disappointed with @Channel7 and @DecemberMedia. Where's the justice and loyalty?
— Joanne Flood (@joanne3573) May 14, 2018
The Doctor Blake Mysteries is an award winning show for many reasons – & needs to continue. But Craig Mclachlan is its heart. We want Craig back as Lucien @Channel7 @VanessaScammell @DecemberMedia @WeSupportCraig @mrpford @FansofDrBlake @tvtonightau
— Michele Orban (@DrBlakeFan) May 11, 2018
I want to give a shout out to the #BlakeArmy.
We don't know what's going to happen. But this writer wants to say we know how much your passion, your campaigning and your love for the show means. We wrote it for you. And you guys are the best.
— Stuart Page (@stupafication) January 8, 2018
@FansofDrBlake it's called doctor Blake Craig is doctor Blake you can't have a series called doctor Blake without a doctor Blake in it. Get him back.
— wendy ross (@wendyellenross) May 14, 2018
— katie (@kd2002) May 14, 2018
@FansofDrBlake I love Jean and all the cast. I'd enjoy a telemovie featuring her but only if at the end of it, Lucien turns up. Dr. Blake would then return properly for future movies. #BringBackCraig #SupportingCraig
— Marian Coakley (@Breffney) April 28, 2018
I didn't know. Still, doesn't make any sense the series without him. Craig is Doctor Blake, and without him it would never be the same. It is so hard to understand? This is incredible.
— Ivana Cardinale (@ivanka27) April 24, 2018
@DecemberMedia PLEASE, PLEASE do not let Craig McLachlan go, without him Dr. Blake mysteries won't be worth watching. I am British but live in the USA and live for Saturday nights, I wish it was on every night…….
— cheeky1 (@cheeky1) April 23, 2018
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