Acorn TV is releasing Season 1 of My Life is Murder on DVD and Blu-Ray for a 28 January 2020 release date.
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Region 1 (US / Canada). There is no word yet for a Region 4 release date.
Award-winning actress Lucy Lawless (Xena: Warrior Princess, Parks and Recreation) stars in this contemporary Australian mystery series as retired cop Alexa Crowe. But with her old boss (Bernard Curry, Once Upon a Time) regularly asking for her insight on cold cases and a young police data-analyst (Ebony Vagulans, The Heart Guy) eager to be mentored—whether Alexa wants to or not—Alexa can’t seem to stop solving crime.
Tenacious and unapologetic, Alexa brings her dry wit and brash style as she contends with a suspicious death at a competitive cooking school, a murder in an exclusive cycling club, a woman who fell from the balcony of a male escort’s apartment, a locked-room mystery, and more. Guest stars in this lighthearted detective drama include Danielle Cormack (Wentworth), Don Hany (East West 101), Magda Szubanski (Kath & Kim), Adrienne Pickering (Rake), and Nadine Garner (The Doctor Blake Mysteries).
Behind-the-Scenes Featurette (17 min.)
Animated Shorts (18 min.)
(The animated shorts are the Captain Thunderbolt animated series)
Actors: Lucy Lawless, Ebony Vagulans, Bernard Curry, Alex Andreas
Directors: Leah Purcell, Mat King, Jovita O Shaughnessy, Ben C Lucas
Format: NTSC, Widescreen
Number of discs: 3
Studio: ACORN MEDIA
DVD Release Date: January 28, 2020
Run Time: 450 minutes
UPDATE on the My Life is Murder Season 2 Renewal
There is a podcast about the Channel 10 upfronts that says that there may be a glimmer of hope that Channel 10 and My Life Is Murder are in negotiations which I posted yesterday (skip to the 33 minute mark for mention of My Life is Murder)
Overnight, My Life is Murder producer Claire Tonkin has tweeted an article link from IF Magazine which says
“The network tells IF no decisions have been made on the future of CJZ’s Mr Black and My Life Is Murder or Screentime’s The Secret Life of Four Year Olds.”
So…it’s up in the air at the moment. Watch this space kind of thing.
I Newspaper (UK) 25 September 2019
My Life is Murder on Alibi (UK) 3/5 stars
Lucy Lawless achieved cult status in the 1990s fantasy classic Xena: Warrior Princess, but in Australian drama My Life is Murder, she joins the ever-expanding ranks of TV detectives, playing Melbourne-based investigator Alexa Crowe. Crowe used to be on the police force, but now spends her time making bread with a complicated German gadget called a Loobenschwegen. Screenwriter Matt Ford must have a fetish for wacky brand names, since later we got a walk-on appearance from the Schmilford vacuum cleaner.
Crowe claims to be retired, but that appears to be true only when she hasn’t been offered a crime to solve. It merely took a quick coffee with her former boss, DI Kieran Hussey (Bernard Curry), to get her interested in the case of a woman who had fallen from the 19th floor apartment of a male escort called Dylan Giroux. Did she fall, or was she pushed? Have a guess.
Gritty realism is emphatically not the objective here, as the show aims to mix a little leisurely sleuthing with ironic glances at issues and obsessions of contemporary life (though it’s set in Australia, it could be transplanted to almost anywhere). Thus, the Giroux case afforded space for some reflections on Crowe’s life as a single woman in middle age (“Paying for sex doesn’t make you lonely, it makes you practical,” she asserted), and there was some mild satire of “wokeness” when Crowe enlisted her researcher Madison (Ebony Vagulans) so they could pose as a lesbian couple pretending to be flat-hunting in the suspect’s building. “That’s sexuality appropriation!” Madison objected. “It’s workplace harassment!”
You wouldn’t recommend Crowe’s investigative technique to aspiring young police officers – she doesn’t bother with back-up, and here cut to the chase by simply booking an appointment for Giroux’s smarmy professional services.
Cramming a complete case into a 43-minute show (when you take the ads out) required a few short cuts. For instance, Madison can find out anything about anybody within seconds using just a phone and a laptop, like a one-woman fusion of Google and the FBI. It’s enjoyable, but feels a little lightweight.
Lucy was interviewed on the US show Kelly and Ryan on August 27, 2019 where she talked about her show “My Life Is Murder”
People TV’s Couch Surfing interviews Lucy Lawless on Xena, BSG, Ash vs Evil Dead, My Life is Murder and other roles Lucy has played.