A+E Networks International began development on its first international scripted co-production, Miss Scarlet and The Duke.

Starring Kate Phillips, the new series is a crime drama about the first-ever female detective in 19th century London. A+E Networks is in the process of negotiating deals for the series in the U.K., the U.S., Australia, and New Zealand.

Richard Tulk-Hart, managing director of International Content Sales & Co-Productions at A+E Networks, stated, “A+E Networks International is very excited about Miss Scarlet and The Duke, which has fantastic writing by Rachael New. New’s script drew in Kate Phillips, and we have incredible exec producers signed on – Patty Ishimoto, Todd Berger and Patrick Irwin. This is a thrilling series about which we are very proud, with an incredibly strong female lead, and a captivating storyline.”