Seven has now released full cast and synopsis for The Blake Mysteries, its telemovie expected to screen in the final week of ratings.
Nadine Garner steps up as key solver of mysteries following the disappearance of Lucien Blake (Craig McLachlan) -presumed dead. The action takes place 2 years after their wedding, bringing the show into the 1960s.
The cast also features Joel Tobeck, Belinda McClory, David Whiteley, Joshua Orpin, Ian Rooney, Tom Wren, Alan Brough, Gynton Grantley & Julie Nihill.
Devoted Craig McLachlan fans have maintained a heavy social media presence for their leading man whose defamation case is due in February. But the telemovie is seen as a means of keeping the franchise alive, at least in the interim. Seven will be hoping they still see value in the new-look tale. There’s a lot riding on this one…
Jean Blake is drawn into the investigation of several bizarre murders whose only connection seems to be a series of articles recently published in The Courier about Ballarat’s most infamous unsolved mysteries.
It’s a mad, mad world. President John F. Kennedy has been assassinated; the world has changed and tremors are being felt even all the way in Ballarat where Jean Blake (Nadine Garner) is unexpectedly drawn into the investigation of a pair of murders.
No one knows the town’s history better than Jean and she’s determined to help, despite pushback from Chief Superintendent Matthew Lawson (Joel Toebeck).
Jean’s whole world has fallen apart with Doctor Lucien Blake missing, presumed dead. But that same inner strength which got her through the losses of war and enabled her to raise two sons on her own will not allow her to be defeated.
Ably aided by friends Chief Superintendent Matthew Lawson and newly appointed Police Surgeon, Doctor Alice Harvey (Belinda McClory), Jean is about to throw herself back into a world she thought she had left behind.
Updated: 8:30pm Friday November 30 on Seven.