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Shaftesbury options Steve Burrows’s “Birder Murder Mysteries” series

A new detective is set to join the Shaftesbury roster. The Toronto production company behind Murdoch Mysteries and Frankie Drake Mysteries has optioned Oshawa, Ontario, writer Steve Burrows’s Birder Murder Mysteries series for television.

The six-book series, published in Canada by Dundurn, follows Domenic Jejeune, a birding enthusiast who solves crimes. The series is a coproduction between Shaftesbury and Company Pictures, whose acclaimed productions include Wolf Hall, Shameless, and Skins.