The Brokenwood Mysteries is a series of two-hour murder mystery stories set in a seemingly quiet country town where the town's newest resident, Detective Mike Shepherd, finds that murder lurks in even the most homely location. Neill Rea (Scarfies, Legend of the Seeker, Go Girls) stars in the lead role of DSS Shepherd while Fern Sutherland (The Almighty Johnsons) plays Detective Kristin Sims. Each telefeature in the series is a standalone story which sees the show's two lead police officers trying to solve a murder case. Sally Campbell (Mercy Peak, Power Rangers) is Producer while Tim Balme (Stolen, The Almighty Johnsons) is the lead writer. In New Zealand the series airs on Prime TV and internationally it has screened on Nine (Australia), Giallo (Italy), France 3 (France), DR (Denmark) and Acorn TV (USA). Series five will go into production in early 2018. The show is filmed in the greater Auckland region and is made with the support of NZ On Air.