March 1, 2024

PBS Masterpiece has announced that 'Miss Scarlet and The Duke' has been picked up for a fifth season, but will be known simply as Miss Scarlet going forward. Stuart Martin, who played William "The Duke" Wellington since the series start, will not be returning for Season 5.

"We will miss our Duke but there is so much in store for Eliza – new crimes, new friends, new foes and new romance," said series creator Rachael New in a statement. "We will be keeping her very busy!"

"It has been such an incredible joy to bring Duke to life through Rachael's beautiful, brilliant writing, and to get to play him for the past four years," said Martin. "But it felt like the time was right for Scarlet to explore new stories and challenges for now, as the show continues to grow and evolve. I will miss working with my amazing partner in crime Kate and the rest of our brilliant family and team, but I'm excited to continue following Eliza and her escapades as a huge fan and newly enrolled Scarleteer!"

The British-American mystery drama premiered for US audiences in 2021 as part of Masterpiece's 50th anniversary lineup, becoming an instant hit with audiences and critics. It follows Eliza Scarlet, Victorian London's first-ever female detective, who won't let anyone stop her from keeping her late father's agency running.