‘Miss Scarlet and the Duke’ US start date: When is new 1800s crime drama on PBS?

PBS has announced when Miss Scarlet and The Duke will premiere in the US.

Created by Grantchester writer Rachael New, the new British crime drama series launched in the UK earlier this year.

Miss Scarlet and The Duke stars English actress Kate Phillips (Wolf HallThe Crown) as Eliza Scarlet, the first ever female detective in 1800s London.

The six-part series was shot in Dublin, Ireland in 2019 and American audiences can finally watch the show on Sunday nights from 17th January 2021 at 8/7c on PBS Masterpiece.

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The cast also includes Stuart Martin (Jamestown) as Detective Inspector William “The Duke” Wellington and Kevin Doyle (Downton Abbey) as Eliza’s father, alongside Ansu Kabia (World on Fire) and Andrew Gower (Carnival Row).

The official synopsis reads: “When [Eliza Scarlet’s] father dies, he leaves her penniless in a time where marriage is her only option for financial security. But the headstrong Eliza is determined to find another way and tales over his private detective agency.

“To operate in this man’s world, she needs a partner, Detective Inspector William Wellington of Scotland Yard, who is also known as The Duke, a drinker, gambler and womanizer. Eliza and Duke strike up a mismatched, fiery relationship and team up to solve crime in 1880s London.”

The sixth season of Grantchester is currently filming in England and will air on PBS next summer.

Miss Scarlet and The Duke is available on DVD on Amazon.