Set some 40 years after the original show, which starred Essie Davis as Phryne Fisher, this time Geraldine Hakewill (Wanted) plays Phryne's niece, who inherits a windfall when the 1920s feminist icon and aviatrix seemingly disappears over the highlands of New Guinea.
Joining Hawewill is Joel Jackson (Peter Allen: Not The Boy Next Door, Deadline Gallipoli) who plays Detective James Steed – described as a “smart, ambitious cop”. Rounding out the core cast is Catherine McClements (Wentworth), as Birdie – who is keen that her missing friend’s legacy lives on.
Julie McGauran, Seven's head of drama, described the show as 'very sexy and cheeky', adding, 'It’s going to be fantastic.'
The original series has proven wildly popular around the world, screening in many markets on Netflix, and has spawned an upcoming feature film, Miss Fisher and the Crypt of Tears.
It remains to be seen if Phryne really has gone the way of Amelia Earhart, or if she'll come back in the future, in typically stylish and dramatic fashion.