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Tom Durant Pritchard Joins ‘Miss Scarlet’ For Season 5

Miss Scarlet & Not The Duke

by Dave Elliott

Following the departure of Stuart Martin, Tom Durant Pritchard (This Is Going To Hurt, The Crown) joins Kate Phillips in the newly renamed Miss Scarlet Season 5 it has been announced.

For the first four seasons, ‘Miss Scarlet and The Duke’ followed Kate Phillips (‘Peaky Blinders’, ‘The Crown’) as the fearless female detective Eliza Scarlet, with Stuart Martin (‘Army of Thieves’, ‘Jamestown’) as her childhood friend and will-they-won’t-they love interest, Inspector William “The Duke” Wellington. Before the show began filming season five, Martin decided he wanted to move on to other projects, and the series was renamed ‘Miss Scarlet’.

Tom steps into the role of Alexander Blake, a handsome former soldier and respected detective inspector who joins the force at Scotland Yard to replace the Duke who has gone to America. Shortly after he starts his new job, he meets private detective Miss Eliza Scarlet. He’s not particularly shocked by a woman working as a private eye, so Eliza takes this to mean she’ll be given more cases. But their relationship gets off to a rocky start since Blake has decided not to allow private detectives to aid in his investigations. As Blake and Miss Scarlet cross paths at various crime scenes across London, they can’t help but develop mutual respect for one another, and perhaps even an attraction.

“I am thrilled to be joining the team and to become part of the Scarlet family,” said Tom “Working with Kate has been a dream and she’s been so welcoming.”

In addition to Durant Pritchard and Phillips, series regulars Evan McCabe as Detective Fitzroy, Cathy Belton as Ivy, Felix Scott as Patrick Nash, Paul Bazely as Clarence, Simon Ludders as Mr. Potts, and Tim Chipping as Detective Phelps have all returned for season five.

“It’s great to see the Miss Scarlet series venture into an exciting new territory with the introduction of Alexander Blake,” adds Melanie Rumani, global head of acquisitions at BBC Studios and UKTV. “This character will bring a fresh dynamic to the series whilst also maintaining the wit, charm and mystery that our audiences love most.”

Created by Rachael New, the series is written by Rachael New and Ben Edwards. The executive producers are Harvey Myman, Susanne Simpson, Jin Ishimoto, Patrick Irwin, Patty Lenahan Ishimoto, and Rachael New. The Irish co-producer is Jim Duggan, Serbian co-producer Andelija Vlaisavljevic and the senior series producer for MASTERPIECE is Erin Delaney. The directors for season five are Ivan Zivkovic and Milos Kodemo. Miss Scarlet is a Miss Scarlet Limited production co-produced with MASTERPIECE in association with Other Mans Shoes and Work in Progress with pre-investment from UKTV.

Seasons 1-4 of Miss Scarlet are available to stream on Sky, Virgin and NOW in the UK and will air later in the year on BBC First in the Netherlands and Belgium.

Miss Scarlet‘  Season 5 does not yet have a premiere date but will be available in the UK on UKTV’s Alibi in 2025 and on PBS Masterpiece in the USA. If you want to keep track of this or any other show, you can add them via our Never Miss system, and you’ll be notified when it gets a UK premiere date.

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