The show was announced for a pick-up of a second season on October 29, 2020. The announcement came with the news that the show would be moving to Auckland New Zealand, Lucy Lawless' hometown, being set there as well as filming there, likely due to the covid-19 virus. Ebony Vagulans, who plays Madison will also be returning.
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According to a Parade.com interview, August 5, 2019, - Ebony Vagulans was the last person to audition for Alexa's sidekick, Madison. Lucy Lawless said she knew she was the one when she met her, stating that that Ebony came in with a lot of energy, intelligence, talent, and that she felt comfortable with her.
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Lucy Lawless who stars in the series also serves as executive producer. It's only her second producing credit, The first one was in 2000.
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Bernard Curry is not going to be in season 2. The second season has moved to New Zealand due to covid-19. Curry who resides in Australia and is in other TV programs there, answered a fan's question on Twitter on December 30th, 2020, saying it would be a stretch to believe Kieran moved to New Zealand to head up the homicide department there, in addition to the characters of Alexa and Madison going there as well.
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According to a Decider interview - August 5, 2019 - The showrunner, Claire Tonkin, sent Lucy Lawless a script a couple of years before development. It wasn't quite ready at the time. Later, (two years later) Lucy happened to be in Australia and it worked out that she met with Tonkin. From there the project kicked into development and within 13 months it wrapped.
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The show sometimes opens with a small flash forward, then goes to the current time storyline which will explain how it got to that scene, and then continue on with the rest of the story. Or sometimes it opens with a flashback, and then goes the current storyline time.
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The show is filmed in Australia and New Zealand. So there are quite a few actors and actresses that have also appeared on Xena, Spartacus, and Ash vs Evil Dead, which were also filmed in New Zealand. They are using from the talent pool that is physically located there, where the talent often travels back and forth between the two countries. In addition, Lucy Lawless who stars in My Life is Murder, is also the executive producer of it and has called on past colleagues from previous shows she was on to have a part on this show.
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Since the second season was moved to New Zealand, Todd River, who played Alexa's cat, Captain Thunderbolt, could not go, therefore a new cat was cast for the second season. Lucy Lawless tweeted that her cat, Chowder, was originally going to play her cat in the second season. However, it seems her cat ended up not playing him and another cat was cast, Zeppelin. Nonetheless, the character of Alexis' new cat was given the name of Lucy's cat, Chowder.
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Guest star Anna Hutchison who appeared in the 4th episode of Series 2 had starred in the 3rd and final season of Spartacus (2010) as Laeta. Lucy Lawless played Lucretia in that series. However, Lucy Lawless and Anna Hutchison had no scenes together as Lucy Lawless left the series at the end of the 2nd season.
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