Starring New Zealand’s own Lucy Lawless, My Life is Murder is a contemporary mystery of the week spin-off series, featuring fearless and unapologetic Alexa Crowe whose unique skills and insights allow her to unravel the truth behind the most baffling of crimes.
Some ex-cops just can’t quit.
When Alexa Crowe packed up her life in Australia and moved to New Zealand, she expected to bake some amazing sourdough, reconnect with her brother and enjoy some relaxing solitude in her hometown. But it didn’t take long until this irrepressible investigator found herself poking her nose into a bizarre unsolved murder case that no one else could solve. And then another and another and then suddenly hiding from the world and baking endless loaves of sourdough wasn’t quite enough anymore.
Some things will never change.
But now she’s been in Auckland for a while, some things are starting to shift. She’s built a small community of friends and fellow investigators in Madison, Harry and Reuben and while her time in Melbourne saw her dealing with the loss of her husband, and her arrival in Auckland saw her coming to terms with her childhood, Alexa is finally starting to look to the future and what she wants to do next.
She’s not the only one embracing life in Aotearoa, as Madison has happily settled into Auckland life. She’s determined to finally get away from the computer screen and in front of the suspects… she just needs to convince Alexa she’s ready.
And Alexa’s beloved city of Tāmaki Makaurau continues to shine as a character in itself.
This series will showcase even more spectacular views, hidden spots and stunning New Zealand vistas both in the city and further afield as Alexa explores ten new story worlds. Auckland in this series is visually rich, exciting and, like Alexa, always unpredictable.
While Alexa wrangles her family and friends in her beautiful hometown, MY LIFE IS MURDER will always focus on compelling episodic mysteries told with humour and heart. And this new series will feature ten new cases that pit Alexa against fascinating, powerful and surprising suspects each week – everyone from eccentric billionaires to grieving florists, from tango dancers to neighbours obsessed with Christmas lights. The only thing they have in common is that none of them are expecting Alexa’s unique brand of crime solving. But they’ll quickly learn that you underestimate Alexa Crowe at your own risk.
Ready or not Auckland, here she comes again…
Screening TVNZ1 from August and TVNZ+
With thanks to TVNZ, Acorn TV, Channel Ten and the NZ Screen Production Grant
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