The Infernal Device is a 6 part interactive web/live series of Murdoch Mysteries.
CBC and Smokebomb Entertainment, Shaftesbury’s award-winning digital studio, unveiled a brand new online mystery, Murdoch Mysteries: The Infernal Device, at cbc.ca/murdochmysteries on April 8, 2015. The unprecedented interactive experience turns MURDOCH MYSTERIES fans into detectives, through an engaging six-week mystery including real-world events in Canada and the UK that bring the storyline to life in full turn-of-the-century detail.
Each week, a new chapter of Murdoch Mysteries: The Infernal Device was revealed online, incorporating a new regional event tied to the storyline beginning with Toronto, ON on April 11, Vancouver, BC on April 18, Edmonton, AB on April 25, Montreal, QC on May 2, and London, UK on May 9, culminating in an epic finale in Toronto, ON on May 16. Additional clues to help solve the interactive mystery were revealed at each event, allowing fan detectives to work together to solve the case. Please note, participation in the live events was not required as fans can access all clues online in order to participate in each phase.
- Death on the Tracks (Toronto, Ontario)
- A Puzzling Development (Vancouver, British Columbia)
- Disappearing Act (Edmonton, Alberta)
- Trouble is Brewing (Montreal, Quebec)
- Tea for Who? (London, England)
- A Royal Affair (Toronto, Ontario)
Cast and Crew
In Murdoch Mysteries: The Infernal Device, super spy Terrence Meyers (Peter Keleghan) returns for another matter of national security, involving high stakes and anti-Monarchist sentiments. With Detective Murdoch (Yannick Bisson) out of town arranging security for a royal visit, Constable George Crabtree (Jonny Harris) must step in to deal with Meyers’ dangerous machinations. Crabtree discovers a threat that could disrupt the balance of power in the world, and enlists the help of fans to foil the devious plot. Murdoch Mysteries: The Infernal Device is produced by Jay Bennett, Ted Biggs, Fergus Heywood and Mike Evans, directed by Laurie Lynd and written by Michelle Ricci.
- On May 26, 2016, The Infernal Device won a Bronze Atomic Award.