Jane Seymour is to star in and executive produce Harry Wild, a new mystery series set in Dublin and co-written by Irish writer Jo Spain.

The Emmy and Golden Globe-winning actress, who starred in James Bond film Live And Let Die, The Kominsky Method, The Wedding Crashers, and Dr. Quinn: Medicine Woman, will play a recently retired English professor who takes an active interest in the criminal cases assigned to her police detective son, Deadline reports.

Jo Spain

The eight-part series, which premieres in 2022 on streaming service Acorn TV in the US, Canada, the UK, Australia, and New Zealand, will see her play Harriet Wild, who can't resist being drawn into a baffling murder case being investigated by her son, Charlie.

She uses her powers of deduction to solve the crime and finds a new passion for life in her retirement years.

"From the first moment I read the script, I fell in love with Harry Wild and am beyond excited to head to Ireland and step into the role of this very curious and passionate retired professor," Seymour said.

Harry Wild is created and written by David Logan (Lost Christmas), with Jo Spain, who wrote the RTÉ drama Taken Down, and is the author of the bestselling Inspector Tom Reynolds series and several international No. 1 bestselling standalone novels.

The directors of the new series are Rob Burke and Ronan Burke, who previously worked on Red Rock and Damo and Ivor. Morgan O'Sullivan and James Flynn (Vikings) will executive produce along with Seymour.