On March 13th, 2016, Yannick Bisson confirmed CBC had renewed Murdoch Mysteries for a tenth season at the Canadian Screen Awards during his acceptance speech of his fan choice award.
On May 24, filming began for Season 10, beginning with the third episode A Study In Pink.
On June 8, CNW announces: " Coming off its highest-rated season yet on CBC as the country's top-rated homegrown scripted program for the 2015/16 television season and marking 150 episodes in Season 10, the series will continue to follow Detective Murdoch, Station No. 4 and the City Morgue as they solve crimes inspired by Canadian history and featuring international celebrities of the early 20th century."
CBC aired the Season 10 premiere on Monday, October 10, 2016 and, for the first time in Canada before the UK. The international rollout of Season 10 starts in January 2017.
Season 10 reaches Murdoch Mysteries' landmark 150th episode and season finale, filmed on location in ( Cobourg and Port Hope) Ontario until mid December 2016.
New guest cast appearing in early episodes includes Samantha Bond (Downton Abbey) in the premiere episode; Daniel Maslany (Four in the Morning) and Bea Santos (World Away) in episode 1004.
Season 10 kicks off in grand style with a two-part mystery set in the world of Toronto debutantes vying for the hand of Toronto’s most eligible bachelor (think The Bachelor in 1904!)— and there is a killer on the loose, along with city-wide chaos set off by the 1904 Great Fire of Toronto, one of the seminal events in the city's history. (ep.1002)
An investigation into a man wrongfully jailed (ep.1004),
A murder involving the Olympic Champion Canadian soccer team (ep.1006),
A wronged woman who goes on a serial killing spree (ep.1007),
The introduction of H.P. Lovecraft (the master of the macabre),
The death of a prize pooch at a dog show (ep.1011),
Murdoch tries to deliver on his promise to build Ogden the home of their dreams. Hélène Joy said in a recent interview, "It's going to be a really exciting year with a lot of developments to do with Murdoch and Julia's new house that they are building."
Murdoch interviews a group of ladies involved in a roller derby-related murder in the season finale. Yannick Bisson revealed in a recent interview that a very bad villain returns and that, "No one is safe."
Watch for Season 9 “set-ups” to continue in Season 10 story lines: Rebecca at medical school and a bit more will be revealed about her (ep.1005). The exploration of Crabtree and his new girl and how can she possibly fit into his world? Will William and Julia adopt again? Who will be the next Chief Constable?
This season's Six new webisodes launched online on January 17, 2016, Murdoch Mysteries:Beyond Timefeatures the Constables and Rebecca James traveling through time, helping her get out of trouble in the modern day, with Special Guest Alan Doyle as a time-traveling Historian (ep.1011).
CBC recently announced its decision to increase the number of women directing television series: Season 10 of Murdoch Mysteries has five women directors on board.
The season opener is a two-part mystery set in the world of Toronto debutantes vying for the hand of Toronto’s most eligible bachelor and a murderer on the loose amid city-wide chaos, set off by the 1904 Great Fire of Toronto.
Murdoch and Ogden are faced with the possibility that they sent an innocent man to prison when a murder case is reopened. Eccentric Detective Watts from Station House One is sent to re-investigate the case.