Nine has revealed that new series The Mysteries of Laura will begin next week.
The series stars Debera Messing from Will and Grace and has already been given a second season in the US.
Laura Diamond, a brilliant detective whose life is spiralling out of control.
Diamond is an honourable homicide cop in New York, working alongside her partner Billy Soto (Laz Alonso, Avatar), who has her back in every situation on and off-duty in this captivating and light-hearted “dramedy” sifting through the daily troubles of a busy mum and an even busier detective. Behind the scenes Laura is a dishevelled mother of twins, newly separated from her soon-to-be ex-husband, Detective Jake Broderick (Josh Lucas, The Firm, A Beautiful Mind).
Episode one is a dramatic yet comical portrayal of a woman’s balancing act between a stellar ability to catch dangerous criminals while juggling her less-than-law abiding twins. Kicked out of pre-school for painting the classroom and each other red, Laura must find another school for them while trying to catch a killer who has struck right under her nose. Could it be someone within her ranks?
In episode two, which guest stars three-time Emmy nominee Richard Paul “Ricky” Golden (All My Children), Laura and Jake are finalising their divorce. A case involving an online hook-up that ends in murder encourages Detective Diamond to set up a profile to investigate it, using herself to bait the killer … as she also considers the online dating scene to help her through the divorce.
The Mysteries of Laura begins with a double episode 8:30 PM Wednesday July 29 on Nine