(l-r) Ebony Vagulans, Lucy Lawless and Bernard Curry.

CJZ’s murder-mystery My Life is Murder, which stars Lucy Lawless, Bernard Curry and Ebony Vagulans, will premiere on Network 10 on Wednesday 17 July at 8.30 pm.

Lawless (Xena: Warrior Princess) plays private investigator Alexa Crowe, a former homicide detective whose insights into the darker quirks of human nature enable her to provoke and push felons’ right and wrong buttons as she unravels the truth behind baffling and bizarre crimes.

Very few people know the full truth about why or how she left the police, only that her husband, fellow cop Gary, died a few years ago.

Wentworth‘s Curry is her former colleague and long-time friend Detective Inspector Kieran Hussey, who enlists her help.

NIDA graduate Vagulans is the bubbly, sarcastic, ambitious Madison, who works as a data analyst for the police.

The series regulars and guests include Danielle Cormack, Don Hany, Lisa Hensley, Magda Szubanski, Nadine Garner, Ryan Corr and Dilruk Jayasinha.

As IF reported, the 10-part series backed by Screen Australia and Film Victoria was pre-sold to Acorn TV in the US by DCD Rights.

The series producer is Elisa Argenzio with CJZ’s head of development Claire Tonkin. The EPs are Nick Murray, Lawless and writer Tim Pye. Leah Purcell was the set-up director, working with Mat King and Jovita O’Shaugnessy.

Developed in house at CJZ, the writing team was led by Pye, with Tonkin, Peter Gawler, Ainslie Clouston, Matt Ford, Monica Zanetti, Chris Hawkshaw and Paul Bennett.

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