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. Tim Balme (Stolen, The Almighty Johnsons) is the lead writer and producer. 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 7 will launch on TVNZ1 in June 2021. The show is filmed in the greater Auckland region.
There's a verdant, expansive look to the series that's refreshing. I'm in for the kill. Diana Wichtel
It's great to see a whodunit on NZ television that owes it's inspiration to creativity rather than carnage Malcolm Hopwood
Brokenwood impressed me with it's freshness of tone and willingness to let the viewers work things out from the dialogue....a high quality production. Trevor Agnew
The story impressed with a few unsuspecting twists and whodunit intrigue Rebecca Barry