'Midsomer Murders: Set 21' Announced for Blu-ray

Posted Mon Dec 31, 2012 at 08:00 AM PST by

Four mysteries marking the North American debut of Neil Dudgeon ('Life of Riley') as the new DCI are bound for Blu-ray this January.

In an early announcement to retailers, Acorn Media has just revealed 'Midsomer Murders: Set 21' for Blu-ray on January 8.

Newly transplanted to Midsomer, John Barnaby takes over as the new DCI after his cousin, Tom Barnaby (John Nettles), retired. Barnaby contends with the county’s murderous denizens with his new partner (Jason Hughes, This Life) in these four new, contemporary stand-alone mysteries.

Set in England’s picture-perfect but perilous Midsomer County, Set 21’s episodes made their streaming debut on Acorn TV earlier this year, but the episodes have not aired on U.S. television. Continually reaching new heights of popularity, 'Midsomer Murders' counts Johnny Depp and even the Queen of England among its ardent fans. New episodes are continually in production.

The mysteries include: Death in the Slow Lane—A classic car show becomes a crime scene after a grisly death. Dark Secrets—Barnaby and Jones investigate the suspicious death of a social services employee. Echoes of the Dead—The detectives look into a series of copycat murders. The Oblong Murders—Jones goes undercover to investigate a local new-age cult.

Suggested list price for the Blu-ray is $59.99.

You can find the latest specs for 'Midsomer Murders: Set 21' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where it's indexed under January 8.

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Midsomer Murders: Set 21 (Blu-ray)
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