Actor Aaron Pedersen Returns in Intriguing New Season of Mystery Road





Award-Winning Actor Aaron Pedersen Returns in Intriguing New Season of Hit Australian Crime Drama Series “Mystery Road”
Season two premieres on Monday, October 12 exclusively on Acorn TV in the U.S. and Canada with two episodes, followed by a weekly episode to premiere every Monday through November 9.
[via press release from Acorn TV]
“Stellar cast and outstanding cinematography” -The Guardian

“Epic setting… rarely seen on TV: ancient, monumental, remote, spectacular” – Sydney Morning Herald

“A visual knockout” – The New York Times

Award-Winning Actor Aaron Pedersen (A Place to Call Home, Jack Irish) Returns in Intriguing New Season of Hit Australian Crime Drama Series

MYSTERY ROAD, Series 2

Exclusive Premiere in U.S. and Canada on Acorn TV on Monday, October 12 with Two Episodes, Followed by Weekly Episodes through November 9

Silver Spring, MD (September 14, 2020): Australian Film Critics Association Best Actor winner Aaron Pedersen (Jack Irish, A Place to Call Home) reprises his signature role as the gruff yet hard-working Indigenous homicide police detective Jay Swan in this acclaimed, award-winning hit murder mystery. In MYSTERY ROAD, Series 2, Detective Swan takes on a grisly new case in a new town ridden with corruption and to be closer to his family. Set in a coastal Australian community – where the red sand meets the turquoise blue sea and people go for a fresh start or to bury their past – Jay enters a world where secrets past and present run deep and dark and deception is king. The Acorn TV Original series MYSTERY ROAD, Series 2 premieres on Monday, October 12 exclusively on Acorn TV in the U.S. and Canada with two episodes, followed by a weekly episode to premiere every Monday through November 9. MYSTERY ROAD, Series 2 premiered on ABC TV in Australia on April 19, 2020, a month after its world premiere at the prestigious Berlin Film Festival. Series one was voted “Most Popular Drama” at the 2019 TV Week Logie Awards, and was also the winner of five AACTA Awards, including Best Television Drama Series, as well as awards from the Australian Directors Guild and the Australian Writers’ Guild.

In pursuit of a drug syndicate boss he’s been chasing for years, Jay Swan (Pedersen) arrives in the coastal town of Gideon, to investigate the case of a decapitated body washed up in the mangroves. Jay teams up with a rookie constable with deep ties to the community, Fran Davis (Jada Alberts, Wentworth) to look into the murder, when he determines the killing is indeed drug related. While a suspect, a truck driver, stews in the cells, Jay and Fran search for enough evidence to charge him. Later they encounter a community protesting a dig by a visiting Swedish archaeologist, Sandra Elmquist (Sofia Helin, The Bridge)- the local natives object to her presence to uncover ancient artifacts and fossils to rewrite their history. Elmquist suffers a crisis of conscience when she finds a modern grave at the archaeological survey site that jeopardizes her quest, yet it could also solve a murder.

Also in the series, Jay also crosses paths with his ex-wife Mary (Tasma Walton, Cleverman, Rake), who moved to Gideon to rebuild her life and is seeing a retired cop, Simon (Callan Mulvey, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice). Facing obstruction at every turn and a rising body count, Jay Swan must expose the web of corruption plaguing this coastal town.

Filmed in Western Australia’s picturesque Dampier Peninsular and Broome by acclaimed directors Warwick Thornton (Sweet Country, Samson & Delilah) and Wayne Blair (Top End Wedding, The Sapphires), Mystery Road is supported by a strong ensemble cast including Mark Mitchinson (The Hobbit), Rob Collins (Extraction), Tasia Zalar (The Straits), Stan Yarramunua (Snowy River), Ursula Yovich (Australia) and Joel Jackson (Miss Fisher’s Modern Murder Mysteries).

U.S. and Canada Premiere: Monday, October 12 (with two episodes; followed by weekly episodes on Mondays, through November 9)

Eps: 6 (46 mins. each)

AMC Networks’ Acorn TV is North America’s largest streaming service specializing in British and international television with well over 1 million paid subscribers in the U.S and Canada. Acorn TV adds exclusive new programs every week with a deep library of mysteries, dramas, and comedies with no commercials. In 2020, Acorn TV featured several commissioned series including the return of Agatha Raisin starring Ashley Jensen, period mystery Dead Still, New Zealand thriller The Sounds; as well as the return of Irish thriller Blood; Essie Davis in feature film Miss Fisher and the Crypt of Tears; David Tennant in Deadwater Fell; Julia Ormond and Ben Barnes in Gold Digger; BBC One comedy The Other One; and highly-rated BBC One drama The Nest; and a growing catalog of popular bingeable dramas A Place to Call Home, Detectorists, Jack Irish and Foyle’s War; among much more. Facebook: OfficialAcornTV – Twitter @AcornTV – Instagram @Acorn_tv



AMC Networks’ Acorn TV Acquires BBC One Detective Drama BLOODLANDS





AMC Networks’ Acorn TV Acquires BBC One Detective Drama BLOODLANDS From Hat Trick International
From Executive Producer Jed Mercurio (Line of Duty, Bodyguard); The Acorn TV Original series will make its US Premiere soon after its UK Premiere this fall

New York, NY; August 26, 2020 – AMC Networks’ streaming service Acorn TV acquires exclusive U.S. and Canadian rights to BBC One Irish detective drama Bloodlands from Hat Trick International and executive producer Jed Mercurio (Line of Duty, Bodyguard). Set in Northern Ireland and written by Chris Brandon (Red Rock), the gripping, four-part Irish crime thriller stars James Nesbitt (The Hobbit, The Missing, Cold Feet) as a veteran detective going into his own dark past to try an solve a cold case. The Acorn TV Original will make its US and Canadian premieres this fall soon after BBC One’s UK Premiere. Bloodlands marks the first commission for Jed Mercurio’s production company, Hat Trick Mercurio Television (HTM).

When an expensive car containing a suicide note – but no body – is pulled from the sea, veteran Northern Ireland police detective Tom Brannick (James Nesbitt) instantly sees the connection to an infamous cold case that holds enormous personal significance for him – a notorious and long-buried series of mysterious disappearances. Bloodlands follows Tom Brannick’s obsessive campaign to identify and unmask the semi-mythical figure behind these events – a figure code-named Goliath, after the giant shipyard cranes, Samson and Goliath that dominate the Belfast skyline. It’s a case that comes from Tom’s – and his country’s – dark past.

Don Klees, SVP of Programming, Acorn TV, said, “After Acorn TV’s success with Line of Duty, we’re thrilled to partner with Jed Mercurio again as well as Hat Trick and talented writer Chris Brandon to bring this excellent crime thriller to US audiences. With a powerhouse lead performance from James Nesbitt and a riveting script, we can’t wait for US audiences to see Bloodlands.”

Sarah Tong, Director of Sales at Hat Trick International, commented, “I’m delighted that Bloodlands has landed in the US and Canada on Acorn TV. Created by the exceptional combination of Chris and Jed and starring multiple-award-winning James Nesbitt, Bloodlands is a prime example of the type of dynamic and suspenseful drama that audiences throughout the world are eager to see.”

Besides Mercurio, Bloodlands is executive produced by Jimmy Mulville and Mark Redhead for HTM and Tommy Bulfin for BBC. Pete Travis (Omagh, The Go-Between) is the director and Christopher Hall (The Durrells) is producing. Filming will take place in and around Belfast and Strangford Lough.

AMC Networks’ Acorn TV is North America’s largest streaming service specializing in British and international television with over 1 million paid subscribers in the U.S and Canada as well as subscribers worldwide in the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, and Latin America. Acorn TV adds exclusive new programs every week to a deep library of mysteries, dramas, and comedies with no commercials. In 2020, Acorn TV has featured the Irish period mystery series Dead Still, British dramas Deadwater Fell starring David Tennant and Cush Jumbo, Gold Digger starring Julia Ormond, and highly-rated BBC One drama The Nest; as well as several returning favorites including Acorn TV’s first feature film with Miss Fisher and the Crypt of Tears. Coming up, Acorn TV has the U.S. Premieres BBC One sitcom The Other One (Monday, Aug. 10), French drama Family Business (Monday, Aug. 24), as well as New Zealand thriller The Sounds (Sept. 3) and award-winning Australian drama Mystery Road, Series 2 (Oct.). Website: Acorn.TV

About AMC Networks

Known for its ground-breaking and celebrated original content, AMC Networks (NASDAQ:AMCX) is the company behind the award-winning brands AMC, BBC AMERICA, IFC, SundanceTV, WE tv, and IFC Films. Its diverse line-up of popular and critically-acclaimed series and independent films include Killing Eve, Better Call Saul and The Walking Dead, which has been the #1 show on basic cable television for ten consecutive years, as well as Documentary Now!, Brockmire, Love After Lockup, and the films Boyhood, Death of Stalin, and many more. Its original series Mad Men and Breaking Bad are widely recognized as being among the most influential and acclaimed shows in the history of TV. The Company also operates AMC Studios, its production business; AMC Networks International, its international programming business; the subscription streaming services Acorn TV, Shudder, Sundance Now; and UMC (Urban Movie Channel); RLJE Films; and Levity Entertainment Group, the Company’s production services and comedy venues business. For more information, visit http://www.amcnetworks.com.

About Hat Trick

Hat Trick International (HTI) was established in 1998 to internationally distribute the award winning formats and finished shows created by Hat Trick Productions. Since then, HTI has gone from strength to strength; representing programming from both Hat Trick Productions and other independent producers, including Keo Films, Plum Pictures and Emporium Productions and now boasts a portfolio of 2000 hours of content. HTI’s hit shows form cornerstones in schedules throughout the globe, including Have I Got News for You, Episodes and Derry Girls, plus factual titles such as George Clarke’s Amazing Spaces, Killer Women with Piers Morgan, Hugh’s War on Waste and the multi award winning Exodus: Our Journey to Europe. www.hattrickinternational.com



Rachelle Lefevre, Matt Whelan and Matt Nable Star in Powerful Thriller “The Sounds”





Rachelle Lefevre, Matt Whelan and Matt Nable Star in Powerful Thriller “The Sounds” Premiering Thursday, September 3 on Acorn TV
Acorn TV’s latest twisty psychological thriller is the riveting story of a missing person and a blissful marriage turned upside down in a sleepy town where nothing is quite what it seems.
[via press release from Acorn TV]
Rachelle Lefevre (Proven Innocent, Under the Dome), Matt Whelan (Narcos, The Luminaries) and Matt Nable (Arrow, Riddick) Star in Powerful Thriller Set and Filmed in New Zealand’s Scenic, Majestic Marlborough Sounds

THE SOUNDS

Exclusive Premiere in U.S., Canada and UK on Acorn TV on Thursday, September 3 with Two Episodes, Followed by Weekly Episodes Through October 12

Silver Spring, MD (July 31, 2020): Set against the spectacular backdrop of one of New Zealand’s greatest hidden secrets — the remote, idyllic Marlborough Sounds in the South Island, Acorn TV’s latest twisty psychological thriller is the riveting story of a missing person and a blissful marriage turned upside down in a sleepy town where nothing is quite what it seems. Grieving wives, cheating husbands, epic embezzlement, and historic crime all collide to weave a complicated web stretching through the Sounds’ hidden valleys and deep waters. Starring award-winning actors Rachelle Lefevre (Proven Innocent, Under the Dome, White House Down) and Matt Whelan (Narcos, The Luminaries, Go Girls), the Acorn TV Original series THE SOUNDS exclusively premieres on Thursday, September 3 on Acorn TV with two episodes, followed by a weekly episode to premiere every Monday from September 7 through October 12. The series is created and written by international bestselling novelist, Sarah-Kate Lynch (Blessed Are the Cheesemakers, The House of Daughters, Finding Tom Connor.)

In this fascinating eight-part New Zealand drama, Maggie (Lefevre) and Tom Cabbott (Whelan) are a seemingly-happy, successful Canadian couple who move to the other side of the world: the quiet harborside town of Pelorus. There they will pursue a new life path to escape the oppressive influence of Tom’s wealthy, overbearing father. Tom has started his own business venture – a salmon fishery that will hopefully reinvigorate the town’s struggling local economy, and from there, they plan to start a family. After 20 years of marriage, they are eager for a fresh start on their own.

As the series opens, Maggie is excited to reunite with Tom in Pelorus, where he had been laying down the groundwork for the new fishery. The town locals were initially suspicious of his motives since he’s an outsider, but now most of them feel he can help them. At the party to celebrate the deal, Maggie gets worried upon learning that promised loose ends have not been tied up. The very next morning, Maggie goes out swimming and Tom goes kayaking, but hours later, he fails to return. The search for Tom spearheaded by local cop Jack McGregor (Matt Nable, Arrow, Mr. Inbetween, Riddick), proves fruitless, but reveals disturbing secrets about her spouse and brings long-buried wounds to the surface. Traumatized by Tom’s disappearance, Maggie realizes that she did not know her husband as well as she thought she did. As she struggles to navigate the escalating events, it becomes clear that in this small, seemingly close-knit community, nothing and no one are as they appear. As it turns out, she and Tom chose the wrong town for their happy ending.

Filmed on location in and around the greater Auckland and Northland areas of New Zealand, The Sounds co-stars Peter Elliott (Tarzan), Emily Piggford (The Girlfriend Experience), Vanessa Rare (Last Man Standing) and Anne-Maree Thomas (The Brokenwood Mysteries).

The Sounds is a co-production between South Pacific Pictures, Acorn Media Enterprises and Shaftesbury for Acorn TV and Sky TV, New Zealand and CBC, Canada.

U.S. Premiere: Thursday, September 3 (with new episodes through Monday, October 12) Eps: 8 (46 mins. each)

AMC Networks’ Acorn TV is North America’s largest streaming service specializing in British and international television with over 1 million paid subscribers in the U.S and Canada. Called a “glorious streaming service… an essential must-have” (The Hollywood Reporter), Acorn TV adds exclusive new programs every week with a deep library of mysteries, dramas, and comedies with no commercials. Facebook: OfficialAcornTV – Twitter @AcornTV



Acorn TV Commissions Second Season of “Ms. Fisher’s Modern Murder Mysteries”





Acorn TV Commissions Second Season of “Ms. Fisher’s Modern Murder Mysteries” from Every Cloud Productions
The series will begin production this October and exclusively premiere on Acorn TV in the United States, Canada, New Zealand, and in its home country on Acorn TV Australia in 2021 and thereafter on the Seven Network in Australia.
[via press release from Acorn TV]
ACORN TV COMMISSIONS SECOND SEASON OF “MS. FISHER’S MODERN MURDER MYSTERIES” FROM EVERY CLOUD PRODUCTIONS

AMC Networks’ Acorn TV commissions second season of Ms. Fisher’s Modern Murder Mysteries from Every Cloud Productions

The 1960s-set spinoff of global sensation Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries will start production in Fall 2020;

all3media international partnering for international distribution

Silver Spring, MD; July 28, 2020 – After licensing the first season, AMC Networks’ Acorn TV returns to commission the second season of Ms. Fisher’s Modern Murder Mysteries with Acorn Media Enterprises from Every Cloud Productions in association with all3media international. From the creators of global sensation Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries, Fiona Eagger and Deb Cox, this 1960s-set spinoff features the fearless, fun, and charmingly down-to-earth Peregrine Fisher (Logie-nominated Geraldine Hakewill, Wanted) in the lead role as Phryne Fisher’s niece who inherited a windfall from her famous aunt and sets out to become a world-class private detective in her own right. Called a “vivacious crime series (standing) alone and above any comparisons to the original series” by IndieWire and “clever crime fare” by The New York Times, Season 1 exclusively premiered on Acorn TV as four feature-length mysteries in the U.S. and Canada in April 2019. Season 2 will feature eight one-hour mysteries. The Acorn TV Original Series will begin production this October and exclusively premiere on Acorn TV in the United States, Canada, New Zealand, and in its home country on Acorn TV Australia in 2021 and thereafter on the Seven Network in Australia. Leading independent international distributor all3media international will manage distribution in the rest of the world.

Season 1 took place in 1964 Melbourne – after Phryne went missing over the highlands of Papua New Guinea in her light plane – and her long-lost niece, the fearless Peregrine Fisher, took up her famous aunt’s mantle. In Season 2, as crimes continue to unfold around her in the streets of 1960’s Melbourne, our never-say-never sleuth tackles her biggest mysteries yet while juggling romance, a career, and the life of an Adventuress all at the same time. Just as Peregrine prepares to settle into her no-questions-asked courtship with noble policeman James, his desire for marriage brings the crime-fighters to a crossroad on possibly divergent paths.

After their combined, valiant efforts solving cases in department stores, TV studios, and cooking schools in Season 1, Peregrine, James and the rest of the team continue their journeys of self-discovery and romance, tackling some very tough questions about the role of men and women in changing times and facing a fun mix of mysteries involving sexual liberation, flight attendants, family prejudices, dog shows, teen gang wars, bowling alleys, pigeon-racing, and ending the season with a murder at a New Year’s Eve party.

Don Klees, SVP, Programming for the Acorn brands, AMC Networks SVOD noted, “Acorn TV viewers loved the first season of Ms. Fisher’s Modern Murder Mysteries, so we’rethrilled to commission even more mysteries for our subscribers around the world to enjoy. After the success earlier this year of Miss Fisher and the Crypt of Tears, we’re especially excited to be working again with our friends at Every Cloud Productions and all3media on the highly anticipated return of Geraldine Hakewill as the fun and fashionable 1960’s private detective.”

Every Cloud Production’s Deb Cox and Fiona Eagger said: “We are thrilled to be returning to the delightful world of Miss Fisher’s Modern Murder Mysteries with our fabulous cast and our incredible partners, including Acorn TV and all3media who have championed both the original Miss Fisher series and feature film as well as the first series of Miss Fisher’s Modern Murder Mysteries. They have ensured that our legion of fans around the world get to enjoy Miss Fisher in all her incarnations.”

Maartje Horchner, EVP Content at all3media International added; “It’s great to see Acorn TV embracing the continuation of the MISS FISHER brand which is so loved around the world. Every Cloud, rightly, cherishes this show and the partnership guarantees the continuation of a drama of the highest standard.”

Head of Content at Screen Australia Sally Caplan said: “The Miss Fisher franchise has become a global phenomenon and we’re delighted to be supporting creators Fiona Eagger and Deb Cox as they bring a second season of this popular spinoff to audiences in Australia and around the world. The scripts are filled with all the twists and turns you would expect from the Miss Fisher team and I look forward to seeing Peregrine back on our screens sleuthing her way across 1960s Melbourne.”

Film Victoria CEO Caroline Pitcher said: “Miss Fisher is a Victorian success story and we’re proud to support the return of this brilliant series. This much-loved franchise has injected over $45 million into the Victorian economy and an estimated $6 million of direct tourism spend from exhibitions and tours. We know fans will be delighted to see Peregrine Fisher back on their screens and we are thrilled that production will commence shortly, which is incredibly important for our local crew and the recovery of our screen industry.”

The second season will feature returning co-stars Joel Jackson (Peter Allen: Not The Boy Next Door, Deadline Gallipoli) as smart, ambitious cop Detective James Steed; Catherine McClements (Wentworth) as Birdie, an ex-member of WW2 Special Forces and head of The Adventuresses Club, a group of exceptional women of which Peregrine’s celebrated aunt was a member; and Birdie’s gadget-designing brother, Samuel (Toby Truslove).

AMC Networks’ ACORN TV is North America’s largest streaming service specializing in British and international television with over 1 million paid subscribers in the U.S and Canada as well as subscribers worldwide in the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, and Latin America. Acorn TV adds exclusive new programs every week to a deep library of mysteries, dramas, and comedies with no commercials. In 2020, Acorn TV has featured the Irish period mystery series Dead Still, British dramas Deadwater Fell starring David Tennant and Cush Jumbo and Gold Digger starring Julia Ormond; as well as several returning favorites with Series 2 of Welsh drama Hidden and Acorn TV’s first feature film with Miss Fisher and the Crypt of Tears. Acorn TV has the U.S. Premieres of the highly-rated BBC One drama The Nest (Monday, July 13), Swedish drama Rebecka Martinsson, Season 2 (July 27), BBC One sitcom The Other One (Aug. 10), French drama Family Business (Aug. 24), as well as award-winning Australian drama Mystery Road, Series 2 and New Zealand thriller The Sounds premiering this fall. Website: Acorn.TV

Production credit: An Every Cloud Production, with major production investment from Acorn TV and Screen Australia, in association with Film Victoria, Fulcrum Media Finance and the Seven Network. Financed with support from all3media International who is also the global partner on the series.

ABOUT AMC NETWORKS

Known for its groundbreaking and celebrated original content, AMC Networks is the company behind the award-winning brands AMC, BBC AMERICA, IFC, SundanceTV, WE tv, and IFC Films. Its diverse line-up of popular and critically-acclaimed series and independent films include Killing Eve, Better Call Saul and The Walking Dead, which has been the #1 show on basic cable television for nine consecutive years, as well as Portlandia, Brockmire, Love After Lockup, and the films Boyhood, Death of Stalin, and many more. Its original series Mad Men and Breaking Bad are widely recognized as being among the most influential and acclaimed shows in the history of TV. The Company also operates AMC Studios, its production business; AMC Networks International, its international programming business; the subscription streaming services Shudder, Sundance Now; Acorn TV; and UMC (Urban Movie Channel); and Levity Entertainment Group, the Company’s production services and comedy venues business. For more information, visit HTTP://WWW.AMCNETWORKS.COM.



Acorn TV launches in the UK on Wednesday, April 29th





Acorn TV launches in the UK on Wednesday, April 29th
North America’s leading streaming service for British and international television will feature the Exclusive UK Premiere of Emmy-nominated British series QUEENS OF MYSTERY And a compelling catalogue of recent and classic series including FOYLE’S WAR, KEEPING FAITH and Agatha Christie’s AND THEN THERE WERE NONE

New York, NY; April 2, 2020 – For the first time, North America’s leading streaming service for television from Britain and beyond, AMC Networks’ Acorn TV will be available in the UK starting Wednesday, April 29. With more than one million paid subscribers in the U.S., Acorn TV is the ultimate destination for high-quality, world class dramas, mysteries and comedies from around the world without advertising. Acorn TV UK will be available in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. Starting April 29, consumers can visit acorn.tv to subscribe and watch Acorn TV online with an extended 30-day free trial for a limited time. The service will also be available on your favorite devices, Roku, Fire TV, Android and Apple mobile and Apple TV and coming soon to Amazon Channels and Apple TV Channels. Acorn TV will add exclusive new programmes every subsequent Monday, and all programmes will include English subtitles. After the free trial, Acorn TV will be £4.99 GPB per month or £49.99 per year.
Matthew Graham, General Manager, Acorn TV, said, “Acorn TV has been phenomenally successful in North America, and we’re excited to bring our slate of exceptional programming from around the world to UK viewers. The United Kingdom has a long-standing tradition of producing first-rate dramas and mysteries, so we’re thrilled to feature so many popular, award-winning programs in one place like ITV’s Foyle’s War and BBC’s Keeping Faith, as well as introduce UK audiences to the charming, British-produced Acorn TV Original Queens of Mystery. For the last eight years, Acorn TV has curated and produced the very best in global television with a diverse mix of shows from Great Britain, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland and Scandinavia with the singular focus of satisfying a rapidly growing fanbase seeking high quality mysteries and dramas. As one of the best values in television, Acorn TV will make an excellent add-on to British consumers’ streaming options.”
Catherine Mackin, Managing Director, Acorn Media Enterprises, the UK-based development division for Acorn TV, said, “We continue to greatly expand our commission and co-production slate and are extremely excited for UK viewers to get the opportunity to see the wonderful Queens of Mystery filmed in the beautiful countryside of Kent as well as several other productions later this year, including Irish period mystery series Dead Still and New Zealand thriller The Sounds, among many others.”
The hugely entertaining, homegrown new Acorn TV Original series Queens of Mystery makes its UK premiere. Created and co-written by Julian Unthank (Doc Martin, New Tricks), this mystery series is a contemporary, warm-hearted spin on the classic whodunit and features a stellar line-up of great British acting talent. The series follows a perennially single female detective Matilda (Olivia Vinall, The Woman in White, Apple Tree Yard) and her three crime writing aunts – the motherly Aunt Beth (Sarah Woodward, The Politician’s Husband, New Blood), the rebellious Aunt Cat (Julie Graham, Penance, The Bletchley Circle), and the book smart Aunt Jane (Siobhan Redmond, Unforgotten, Between the Lines), who help her solve murder mysteries in the picturesque region of Wildemarsh, as well as give her a helping hand with her love life. But no matter how many cases they are able to crack there’s always one mystery that still haunts Matilda, the disappearance of her own mother…a crime she will never stop trying to solve.
Nominated for a Primetime Emmy for Outstanding Narrator, four-time BAFTA-Award nominee Juliet Stevenson (Riviera, Bend It Like Beckham) narrates the wickedly offbeat murder mystery series which features bold visuals, quirky characters, fast-paced dialogue and darkly comic murders. Trailer: https://youtu.be/ubDHtyoCcl8
Additional Launch Line-up:
Foyle’s War: All nine seasons of the universally adored wartime detective drama starring Michael Kitchen
Agatha Christie: Star-studded, contemporary adaptations of some of the Queen of Crime’s most popular novels with And Then There Were None, Partners in Crime, and The Witness for the Prosecution
Keeping Faith: record-breaking BBC Wales drama starring Eve Myles (Series 1)
Additionally in April, Acorn TV will feature star-studded ITV drama Girlfriends; New Zealand detective drama Harry starring Sam Neill and Oscar Kightley; The first two series of popular ITV period drama The Bletchley Circle; Scandinavian crime drama Black Widows; BAFTA-award winning BBC drama Accused; ITV crime drama Above Suspicion; charming Australian mystery series Mr. & Mrs. Murder; classic Irish period drama The Irish RM; BBC miniseries The Great Train Robbery; Irish detective drama Jack Taylor starring Iain Glen (Game of Thrones); award-winning Australian drama Deep Water; the complete Australian crime drama East West 101; all five series of ITV popular cop drama The Commander; Australian comedy Sando; BBC miniseries The Last Enemy starring Benedict Cumberbatch; Irish legal drama Striking Out starring Amy Huberman; ITV drama The Level; Australian thriller Winter/The Killing Field starring Rebecca Gibney; along with dozens of classic television programmes featuring stars such as Brenda Blethyn, David Tennant, John Hannah, Stephen Fry, David Morrissey, James Purefoy, Robson Green, Toby Stephens, Jemma Redgrave, Brenda Fricker, Lennie James, Olivia Colman, Matthew Rhys, and Martin Clunes. Acorn TV will add exclusive new programmes every Monday.
The Acorn TV brand successfully curates and distributes best-selling dramas, mysteries and other genres from around the world with a special focus on British television. From broadcast to streaming, DVD to digital, Acorn effectively distributes content in all formats across all distribution channels. Acorn’s international distribution arm is London-based Acorn Media International led by Managing Director Stuart Shaw.
About Acorn TV
Launched in the U.S. in 2011, Acorn TV has led the way for specialized streamers with commissioning, co-producing and licensing a wide range of first-rate productions from Great Britain, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, among others. Through Acorn Media Enterprises, Acorn TV has commissioned several series, including charming British mysteries Queens of Mystery and Agatha Raisin, Series 2 and 3 starring Ashley Jensen; Irish period mystery series Dead Still, New Zealand thriller The Sounds, and gritty British crime drama London Kills, as well as coproducing Irish family drama Blood Series 1 and 2 starring Adrian Dunbar, Irish comedy Finding Joy created by and starring Amy Huberman, and record-setting Welsh thriller Keeping Faith Series 1 and 2 starring Eve Myles. Acorn also owns and co-produced the final two series of beloved detective drama Foyle’s War and has majority stake in the Agatha Christie literary estate. Acorn TV expanded internationally in summer 2018 and is now available in Australia, New Zealand, Latin America, among other countries.
Website: Acorn.TV
ABOUT AMC NETWORKS
Known for its groundbreaking and celebrated original content, AMC Networks is the company behind the award-winning brands AMC, BBC AMERICA, IFC, SundanceTV, WE tv, and IFC Films. Its diverse line-up of popular and critically-acclaimed series and independent films include Killing Eve, Better Call Saul and The Walking Dead, which has been the #1 show on basic cable television for nine consecutive years, as well as Portlandia, Brockmire, Love After Lockup, and the films Boyhood, Death of Stalin, and many more. Its original series Mad Men and Breaking Bad are widely recognized as being among the most influential and acclaimed shows in the history of TV. The Company also operates AMC Studios, its production business; AMC Networks International, its international programming business; the subscription streaming services Acorn TV, Shudder, Sundance Now, and UMC (Urban Movie Channel); and Levity Entertainment Group, the Company’s production services and comedy venues business. For more information, visit http://www.amcnetworks.com.