Miss Scarlet’s Kate Phillips Introduces New Co-Star in Season 5 Video (Watch)

Miss Scarlet introduces her dashing new scene partner in a behind-the-scenes video teasing Season 5 of the PBS hit.

As previously reported, Tom Durant Pritchard — whose TV credits include Feel Good and This Is Going to Hurt — has joined the Masterpiece series as Alexander Blake. A handsome former soldier and respected detective inspector, Blake joins the force at Scotland Yard to replace William “The Duke” Wellington, who has gone to America.

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“He’s not particularly shocked by a woman working as a private eye, so Eliza takes this to mean she’ll be given more cases,” the official character description reads. “But their relationship gets off to a rocky start since Blake has decided not to allow private detectives to aid in his investigations. As Blake and Miss Scarlet cross paths at various crime scenes across London, they can’t help but develop mutual respect for one another, and perhaps even an attraction.”

The video above shows leading lady Kate Phillips (aka Eliza) run around the set in hopes of finding and introducing Pritchard — but as we soon discover, he’s been following her and manning the camera the entire time!

“Hi, guys! I’m Tom!” he says, laughing. “We are here on the set of Miss Scarlet. We are coming to the end of Season 5 and it’s very nice to meet you.”

Tom Durant Pritchard Miss Scarlet PBS
Courtesy of PBS

Pritchard’s casting was first announced on April 18, and came less than two months after Stuart Martin, who had played The Duke for the show’s first four seasons, departed the series.

“I am thrilled to be joining the team and to become part of the Scarlet family,” Pritchard said in a statement at the time. “Working with Kate [Phillips] has been a dream and she’s been so welcoming.”

Season 5 of Miss Scarlet is still awaiting a release date and trailer. TVLine will keep you posted as we learn more.

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