Detective William Murdoch, a methodical and dashing detective, enlists radical new forensic techniques like fingerprinting, ultraviolet light and trace evidence to solve some of the most gruesome murders, in the late 1890s.  The new series sees a jailed Murdoch who must prove his innocence amid police and government corruption after the constables are ambushed. Dr. Ogden is kidnapped and Inspector Brackenreid goes missing.