Upcoming DVD Releases




COMING ON 10/5:
* Midsomer Murders – Limited Edition Halloween Pop-Up Collectible (RLJ/Acorn)
$24.99 SRP DVD

—–Barnaby and Jones discover that Midsomer County is home to a secret pagan cult after one of its more prominent members is murdered. Suspicion initially falls on the author of a book alleging that the sect’s rituals are merely the product of drink and an overactive imagination. But soon it seems that all of the members of the Magic Circle have something to hide. Single-disc title.

* Murdoch Mysteries – Limited Edition Halloween Pop-Up Collectible (RLJ/Acorn)
$24.99 SRP DVD

—–Murdoch and the team face off against Halloween horrors in these two episodes from the beloved series: Sir. Sir? Sir!!!: When several people behave oddly after a meteor shower, Crabtree believes it’s up to him to defend Earth from an alien invasion; Murdoch and the Cursed Caves: A couples’ camping trip on Halloween takes a turn for the worse when two are seemingly killed by a giant beast. Single-disc title.

* Ms. Fisher’s Modern Murder Mysteries – Series 2 (RLJ/Acorn)
$49.99 SRP DVD; $49.99 SRP Blu-ray

—–Full of lively wit, surprising twists, and gorgeous period detail, the 1960s-set spinoff to the beloved Australian mystery series returns with new adventures for Phryne Fisher’s plucky niece, Peregrine (Geraldine Hakewill, Wanted). Now established as a private detective, Peregrine works out of the Melbourne Adventuress Club with assistance from tough former spy Birdie Birnside (Catherine McClements, Wentworth) and brilliant biologist Violetta Fellini (Louisa Mignone, Secret City). With her partner in crime-solving, Detective James Steed (Joel Jackson, Peter Allen), Peregrine contends with a double homicide after a swingers party, the murder of a flight attendant trainee, a human death at a dog show, a brawl between rockers and mods, and more. But her budding romance with the handsome copper is threatened by society’s expectations for women, and the resulting strain makes working with the police even more difficult. 2-disc set in either format.

* Designated Survivor – The Complete Series (eOne)
$54.97 SRP DVD

EXTRAS: President Kirkman’s Complete First Speech; Designated Survivor Debrief; Secret Service Set Tour; First Look; New Characters; White House; The Fans
—–Kiefer Sutherland stars as Tom Kirkman, a lower-level cabinet member who is suddenly appointed President of the United States after a catastrophic attack on the US Capitol during the State of the Union. In this dramatic thriller, Kirkman will struggle to keep the country and his own family from falling apart, while navigating the highly-volatile political arena and while leading the search to find who is responsible for the attack. 15-disc set.
NOTE: we’ve chosen to list this under the release date of 10/5…but there is different studio-provided info: one says 10/5 is the street date, and another says 10/12 – if this item comes out on 10/12 instead, do not be surprised!
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COMING ON 10/12:
* Superman: The Animated Series – The Complete Series (Warner)
$69.99 SRP Blu-ray
NOTE: this title is not available for pre-order as of this writing
EXTRAS: Superman: Timeless Icon (New Featurette) – An all-new bonus feature, produced specifically for the remastered Blu-ray release of Superman: The Animated Series, reveals the complicated journey of the show and those who created the new mythology for The Man of Steel, as told by producers Bruce Timm and Paul Dini, director Dan Riba, writer Bob Goodman, casting/dialogue director Andrea Romano, and Tim Daly & Clancy Brown, the heralded voices of Superman and Lex Luthor, respectively; A Little Piece of Trivia (Featurette) – So you think you know your Superman trivia? Wait until you hear about the series’ connection to Telly Savalas! A brain teaser to entertain every Superman: The Animated Series fan! Superman: Learning to Fly (Featurette) – Get into the minds of the creative team behind Superman: The Animated Series as they detail the birth of this animated version of Superman and his incredible worlds. Featured speakers include producers Paul Dini, Bruce Timm and Alan Burnett, art director/producer Glen Murakami and directors Dan Riba and James Tucker; Building the Mythology: Superman’s Supporting Cast (Featurette) – The characters around Superman get the spotlight in this in-depth look at everyone from Lois Lane, Jimmy Olsen and Perry White to Maggie Sawyer, Lana Lang, and Ma & Pa Kent. Producers Paul Dini, Bruce Timm and Alan Burnett, art director/producer Glen Murakami and directors Dan Riba and James Tucker give viewers the inside scoop; Menaces of Metropolis: Behind the Villains of Superman (Featurette) – Your hero is only as good as the villains around him, and Superman: The Animated Series has a rogues’ gallery of top-grade baddies, including traditional opponents Lex Luthor, Brainiac, Bizarro, Metallo, Mr. Mxyzptlk, Toyman and Parasite, as well as new villains created for the series – like Live Wire and Luminus. Producers Bruce Timm, Alan Burnett and Paul Dini, directors James Tucker and Dan Riba and casting/dialogue director Andrea Romano give us a tour of the villains; The Despot Darkseid: A Villain Worthy of Superman (Featurette) – Darkseid takes center stage in this examination of one of The Man of Steel’s most vicious adversaries, plus other Fourth World characters that appear in Superman: The Animated Series. The featurette includes producers Paul Dini, Bruce Timm and Alan Burnett, art director/producer Glen Murakami, writers Rich Fogel and Stan Berkowitz, director James Tucker and Charles Hatfield (Department of English, Cal State Northridge); Audio Commentaries: Stolen Memories – producers Bruce Timm, Paul Dini and Alan Burnett, director Curt Geda and art director/producer Glen Murakami, The Last Son of Krypton: Part 1 – producers Bruce Timm, Paul Dini and Alan Burnett, director Dan Riba and art director/producer Glen Murakami, The Main Man: Part 2 – producers Bruce Timm and Paul Dini, director Dan Riba and art director/producer Glen Murakami; Video Commentary: Mxyzpixilated – producer Bruce Timm, producer/writer Paul Dini, director Dan Riba and moderator Jason Hillhouse
—–Produced by Warner Bros. Animation (WBA), the Emmy Award-winning Superman: The Animated Series was the perfect follow-up to the landmark Batman: The Animated Series. Producers Bruce Timm, Paul Dini, and Alan Burnett elevated The Man of Steel’s animated presence with an imaginative, heartfelt look at Superman’s adventures in Metropolis alongside Lois Lane, and opposite the villainous likes of Lex Luthor, Brainiac, Darkseid, and more. This remarkable box set features nearly 21 hours of entertainment spread over 6 Blu-ray discs, including all 54 exciting episodes, which have been remastered from the original 35mm Interpositive sources, giving special attention to extensive color correction, dirt and scratch clean up, and adding a grain reduction pass to create a pristine picture, all while making sure not to affect the original lines in the artwork of the animation. The audio was retransferred from the original audio masters, and the series is presented in its original aspect ratio (4×3). Tim Daly (Madame Secretary, Private Practice, Wings) led the cast as Clark Kent and Superman, alongside Dana Delany (Body of Proof, Desperate Housewives, China Beach) as Lois Lane, David Kaufman (Danny Phantom, Stuart Little) as Jimmy Olsen, and Clancy Brown (Dexter, The Shawshank Redemption, SpongeBob SquarePants) as Lex Luthor. The star-studded cast included series regulars – and their characters – Lauren Tom (Angela Chen), Victor Brandt (Professor Hamilton), Corey Burton (Brainiac), Joseph Bologna (Dan Turpin), George Dzundza (Perry White), Brad Garrett (Bibbo Bibbowski), Shelley Fabares (Martha Kent), Joanna Cassidy (Maggie Sawyer), Lisa Edelstein (Mercy Graves), Mike Farrell (Jonathan Kent), and Michael Ironside (Darkseid). Notable series guest stars featured Mark Hamill, Ed Asner, Dean Jones, Melissa Joan Hart, Robert Morse, Al Roker, Brian Cox, Jason Priestley, Peter Gallagher, David Warner, Michael Dorn, Christopher McDonald, Bruce Weitz, Andrea Martin, Miguel Ferrer, Ron Perlman, Bud Cort, Gilbert Gottfried, Robert Hays, Dennis Haysbert, Laraine Newman, Nancy Travis, Xander Berkeley, Jonathan Harris, John Glover, Sandra Bernhard, Jack Carter, Ernie Hudson, Henry Silva, and Robert Patrick.
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COMING ON 10/19:
* Country Legends: Dolly Parton, Porter Wagoner & Friends (MPI)
$24.98 SRP DVD

EXTRAS: Rare footage celebrating Dolly Parton Day
—–The day after Dolly Parton graduated from high school in rural Tennessee, she was off to Nashville and quickly became a giant in country music. As a singer, songwriter and actress, she became one of the world’s most iconic and beloved entertainers. In 1967, Porter Wagoner hired Dolly to sing on his weekly TV show. They worked together for over a decade, and enjoyed many hit duets before and after Dolly’s solo career took off with her classics Coat of Many Colors, Jolene, I Will Always Love You, and others. This special collection features historic performances from The Porter Wagoner Show and the Dolly series, spanning 1967-1977, and includes favorite songs not only by Dolly and Porter but other great country artists such as Tom T. Hall, Bobby Bare, Hank Locklin, Freddy Fender, Nat Stuckey, Jack Greene and others, including a special appearance by Dolly’s musical family. 2-disc set.

* Maude – The Complete Series (Shout!)
$74.98 SRP DVD

—–Television history has given us many memorable, amazing women…and then there’s Maude. Bea Arthur (The Golden Girls) stars as the feisty and funny title character in Maude: The Complete Series, on DVD from Shout! Factory. Created by Norman Lear (All in the Family), Maude pushed the boundaries for network television during its six-year network run from 1972 to 1978. Often controversial and always refreshingly honest, the series never shied away from tackling the topical issues of the day, yet its depth of character and humor left audiences laughing all the way. Decades after its initial broadcast, Maude remains a benchmark in television for its sharp, intelligent writing, impressive supporting cast (including Bill Macy, Adrienne Barbeau, Conrad Bain and Rue McClanahan)…and of course, the amazing Ms. Arthur. In a role that earned her a well-deserved Emmy award, Bea Arthur created an indelible portrait of a fiercely liberated woman, paving the way for other noteworthy, female-driven sitcoms. 18-disc set.
NOTE: this title was first released on DVD in 2015, but that was a 19-disc set which is on its way out of print…once it sells out, it will be gone; this new 18-disc version will have all the episodes found in the previous release, but lacks the 19th DVD in the set, which was a Bonus Disc full of all the extras (we presume Shout!’s license for many of those extras has expired, necessitating the new bare-bones version of this item)
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COMING ON 10/26:
* The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron, Boy Genius – The Complete Series (Shout!)
$64.98 SRP DVD

EXTRAS: in progress, and will be announced at a later date, and will be contained on a separate bonus disc from the episodes (the 10th disc of a 10-disc set)
—–Includes All Three Seasons! Blast off with The Adventures Of Jimmy Neutron, Boy Genius: The Compete Series! Join Jimmy as he invents gadgets, with his robot dog Goddard by his side, to improve his daily life situations. The inventions almost always go awry, leading to various mishaps for Jimmy and his best friends Carl and Sheen. All systems are go for gadgetry-fueled mischief! 10-disc set.

* The Heart Guy – Series 5 (RLJ/Acorn)
$59.99 SRP DVD

—–In the final season, surgeon Hugh (Rodger Corser) and his dysfunctional family face big challenges as the hospital closes and a new arrival throws the town into turmoil. 2-disc set.
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COMING ON 11/2:
* Kung Fu – The Complete 1st Season (Warner)
$24.98 SRP DVD; $29.98 SRP Blu-ray

EXTRAS: Digital Copy (Blu-ray only)
—–A quarter-life crisis causes a young Chinese American woman, Nicky Shen (Olivia Liang), to drop out of college and go on a life-changing journey to an isolated monastery in China. But when she returns to San Francisco, she finds her hometown is overrun with crime and corruption and her own parents Jin (Tzi Ma) and Mei-Li (Kheng Hua Tan) are at the mercy of a powerful Triad. Nicky will rely on her tech-savvy sister Althea (Shannon Dang) and Althea’s fiancé Dennis (Tony Chung), pre-med brother Ryan (Jon Prasida), Assistant District Attorney and ex-boyfriend Evan (Gavin Stenhouse), and new love interest Henry (Eddie Liu) as well as her martial arts skills and Shaolin values to protect her community and bring criminals to justice…all while searching for the ruthless assassin who killed her Shaolin mentor Pei-Ling (Vanessa Kai) and is now targeting her. 3-disc set in either format.



MS. FISHER’S MODERN MURDER MYSTERIES SEASON 2





MS. FISHER’S MODERN MURDER MYSTERIES SEASON 2
“Fun, fizzy” – TV Guide

“Clever crime fare” – The New York Times

“Vivacious” – Indiewire

“Four stars… Groovy” -Arts Hub (Australia)

Episodes 207-208 of Ms. Fisher’s Modern Murder Mysteries are now available to watch on Screeners.com. New episodes from season two continue to premiere weekly on Mondays through July 19.

A spinoff of the Australian sensation Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries, the swinging 1960’s crime series Ms. Fisher’s Modern Murder Mysteries follows the fearless and spirited Peregrine Fisher (Logie Award-nominated Geraldine Hakewill, Wanted), the niece of world-class adventuress and private detective Phryne Fisher, as she inherits a windfall from her famous aunt and sets out to become an exceptional sleuth in her own right.

As unusual crimes unfold in 1960s Melbourne, Peregrine Fisher (Hakewilll) tackles her biggest mysteries yet while juggling romance, a career, and the life of an Adventuress. But just as Peregrine prepares to settle into a courtship with noble policeman Detective James Steed (Joel Jackson, Peter Allen: Not the Boy Next Door, Deadline Gallipolli), the two crime-fighters face a crossroads. Playful but never mocking, exuberant but never naive, Peregrine Fisher continues her mission to do the legacy of her famous aunt justice, to find her way in changing times and to make a difference in the world.

This season, while Peregrine investigates cases at an air hostess school, a dog show, and a bowling alley, Birdie Birnside (Catherine McClements, Wentworth) reignites her spying career with an old flame, and Violetta (Louisa Mignone) and Samuel (Toby Truslove) struggle to contain their passion. Despite their busy lives, the gang have Peregrine’s back; because the modern road to happy-ever-after isn’t always rosy and staying true to oneself can sometimes mean hurting those you love.

Season two of Ms. Fisher’s Modern Murder Mysteries consists of eight episodes.

Episode Descriptions

Ep. 7: Reel Murder – Debuts Monday, July 12

The gang gather at the river to relax and distract themselves from their assorted heartaches, but when Samuel hooks a corpse with his fishing rod, a day in the sun turns deadly. It emerges that the victim evaded murder charges many years ago, and so Peregrine and James search for a suspect with motive for revenge.

Ep. 8: New Year’s Evil – Debuts Monday, July 19 *Season Finale*

It’s New Year’s Eve at the Adventuresses’ Club, and dead on the floor is the singer of Melbourne’s hottest pop band. Earlier that night, as Peregrine welcomes guests to the Adventuresses’ Club for a lavish New Year’s Eve party. Before long, the shot rings out again, and Peregrine realizes she’s been looking at the murderer all night without even knowing it.

About Acorn TV

Called a “glorious streaming service… an essential must-have” (The Hollywood Reporter) and “Netflix for the Anglophile” (NPR), AMC Networks’ Acorn TV is North America’s largest streaming service specializing in British and international television. Acorn TV adds exclusive new programs every week with a deep library of mysteries, dramas, and comedies with no commercials. In 2021, Acorn TV will feature several commissioned original series including the second season of Miss Fisher spinoff Ms. Fisher’s Modern Murder Mysteries, British crime drama Whitstable Pearl, Kiwi romantic comedy Under the Vines and British detective drama Dalgliesh starring Bertie Carvel, as well as Irish crime thriller Bloodlands starring James Nesbitt and co-executive produced by Jed Mercurio, the return of New Zealand detective series My Life Is Murder starring Lucy Lawless, popular Canadian period drama Murdoch Mysteries, and a growing catalog of popular bingeable dramas that include A Place to Call Home, Detectorists, Jack Irish and Foyle’s War. Recent Acorn TV Original series include Deadwater Fell starring David Tennant, highly-rated BBC One drama The Nest; and groundbreaking BBC One period drama A Suitable Boy from Mira Nair. Acorn TV offers a free 7-day trial and thereafter is just $5.99/month or $59.99/year.



MS. FISHER’S MODERN MURDER MYSTERIES SEASON 2





MS. FISHER’S MODERN MURDER MYSTERIES SEASON 2
“Fun, fizzy” – TV Guide

“Clever crime fare” – The New York Times

“Vivacious” – Indiewire

“Four stars… Groovy” -Arts Hub (Australia)

A spinoff of the Australian sensation Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries, the swinging 1960’s crime series Ms. Fisher’s Modern Murder Mysteries follows the fearless and spirited Peregrine Fisher (Logie Award-nominated Geraldine Hakewill, Wanted), the niece of world-class adventuress and private detective Phryne Fisher, as she inherits a windfall from her famous aunt and sets out to become an exceptional sleuth in her own right.

As unusual crimes unfold in 1960s Melbourne, Peregrine Fisher (Hakewilll) tackles her biggest mysteries yet while juggling romance, a career, and the life of an Adventuress. But just as Peregrine prepares to settle into a courtship with noble policeman Detective James Steed (Joel Jackson, Peter Allen: Not the Boy Next Door, Deadline Gallipolli), the two crime-fighters face a crossroads. Playful but never mocking, exuberant but never naive, Peregrine Fisher continues her mission to do the legacy of her famous aunt justice, to find her way in changing times and to make a difference in the world.

This season, while Peregrine investigates cases at an air hostess school, a dog show, and a bowling alley, Birdie Birnside (Catherine McClements, Wentworth) reignites her spying career with an old flame, and Violetta (Louisa Mignone) and Samuel (Toby Truslove) struggle to contain their passion. Despite their busy lives, the gang have Peregrine’s back; because the modern road to happy-ever-after isn’t always rosy and staying true to oneself can sometimes mean hurting those you love.

Season two of Ms. Fisher’s Modern Murder Mysteries consists of eight episodes.

Episode Descriptions

Ep. 5: Death Alley – Debuts Monday, June 28

A brawl at a bowling alley between rockers and mods leads to decapitation. When the police arrest Violetta’s nephew for the murder, Peregrine sets out to prove his innocence.

Ep. 6: Coop De Grace – Debuts Monday, July 5

The body of a pigeon-racing enthusiast is found tarred and feathered in a pigeon coop. Birdie holds the crucial information in this case and Peregrine begins to understand, through Birdie, that real love doesn’t come along every day.

About Acorn TV

Called a “glorious streaming service… an essential must-have” (The Hollywood Reporter) and “Netflix for the Anglophile” (NPR), AMC Networks’ Acorn TV is North America’s largest streaming service specializing in British and international television. Acorn TV adds exclusive new programs every week with a deep library of mysteries, dramas, and comedies with no commercials. In 2021, Acorn TV will feature several commissioned original series including the second season of Miss Fisher spinoff Ms. Fisher’s Modern Murder Mysteries, British crime drama Whitstable Pearl, Kiwi romantic comedy Under the Vines and British detective drama Dalgliesh starring Bertie Carvel, as well as Irish crime thriller Bloodlands starring James Nesbitt and co-executive produced by Jed Mercurio, the return of New Zealand detective series My Life Is Murder starring Lucy Lawless, popular Canadian period drama Murdoch Mysteries, and a growing catalog of popular bingeable dramas that include A Place to Call Home, Detectorists, Jack Irish and Foyle’s War. Recent Acorn TV Original series include Deadwater Fell starring David Tennant, highly-rated BBC One drama The Nest; and groundbreaking BBC One period drama A Suitable Boy from Mira Nair. Acorn TV offers a free 7-day trial and thereafter is just $5.99/month or $59.99/year.



NEW SERIES, FILMS, SPECIALS AND MORE NOW STREAMING ON AMC NETWORKS’ SUITE OF TARGETED STREAMING SERVICES





NEW SERIES, FILMS, SPECIALS AND MORE NOW STREAMING ON AMC NETWORKS’ SUITE OF TARGETED STREAMING SERVICES THIS JUNE
New York, NY — May 21, 2021 – This June, AMC Networks’ targeted streaming services will bring viewers an extensive catalogue of compelling dramas, fan-favorite franchises, highly-anticipated films and timely collections on AMC+, Acorn TV, ALLBLK, Shudder and Sundance Now.

Highlights from across the suite of services include (in alphabetical and chronological order):

On ACORN TV:

Ms. Fisher’s Modern Murder Mysteries (Acorn TV Original)
First Two Episodes of Season 2 Premiere Monday, June 7

A spinoff of the Australian sensation Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries, the swinging 1960s crime series follows the fearless and spirited Peregrine Fisher (Logie Award-nominated Geraldine Hakewill, Wanted), the niece of world-class adventuress and private detective Phryne Fisher, as she inherits a windfall from her famous aunt and sets out to become an exceptional sleuth in her own right.

The Real Manhunter (Acorn TV Exclusive)
Premieres Monday, June 14

Recently portrayed by Martin Clunes in the hit Acorn TV Original drama Manhunt, former Detective Chief Inspector Colin Sutton and his cases are featured in this new series exploring the crimes themselves and the breakthrough moments when a suspect was identified and arrested.

The Sommerdahl Murders (Acorn TV Exclusive)
Season 2 Premieres Monday, June 21

Based on Anna Grue’s bestselling crime mysteries, with an engaging blue-sky take on the successful Nordic genre. Detective Chief Inspector Dan Sommerdahl (Peter Mygind, Darkness-Those Who Kill) investigates murders in a lovely Danish coastal town with his best friend, Detective Flemming Torp (André Babikian, The Protectors), and his wife, Marianne (Laura Drasbæk, Park Road), a criminal technician.

Acorn TV is North America’s largest streaming service specializing in world class dramas, mysteries and comedies from Britain and beyond, including Midsomer Murders, Manhunt, and My Life is Murder. Acorn.tv

On ALLBLK:

Stuck with You (ALLBLK Original)
Season 2 Continues Every Thursday

Storybook celebrity couple Candace (Tammy Townsend, K.C. Undercover) and Luvell (Timon Kyle Durrett, Queen Sugar) finally decide to move forward with their separation – that is until a new celebrity couple on the scene threatens to take their throne, diminish their brand, and rob them out of a career defining opportunity. Featuring special guest appearances by Vivica Fox (Empire), Shanice, AJ Johnson (House Party), Kenny Lattimore, and more.

Beyond the Pole (ALLBLK and WE tv Original)
Season 2 Premieres Monday, June 7

Atlanta’s hottest dancers transition from working in the club to life Beyond the Pole. Friendships are tested, finances are strapped, but together these ladies hustle to move Beyond the Pole.

A Closer Look (ALLBLK Original)
Episode 4 Premieres Thursday, June 10

Music documentary series that profiles R&B, Soul, and Hip-Hop artists whose song(s) have and continues to top the billboard charts and re-shape the music industry. Each episode features a one-on-one sit-down interview with the artist and producer and highlight music videos/live performances, studio sessions, archival interviews, B-roll footage, and guest interviews. This episode features singer-songwriter, Marsha Ambrosius.

ALLBLK is an invitation to a world of streaming entertainment that is inclusively, but unapologetically – Black. Featuring a diverse lineup of content that spans across genres and generations, the ALLBLK library includes exclusive original series such as Craig Ross Jr.’s Monogamy, A House Divided, and Double Cross; must-see independent films, nostalgic Black cinema, popular network TV, lively stage plays, and so much more. www.ALLBLK.tv

On AMC+:

Portlandia
Full Series Binge Available Beginning Thursday, June 10

Fan favorite Peabody and Emmy-Award-winning IFC Original series, starring Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein, will be available for a full series binge.

Fear the Walking Dead
Early Access to New Episodes Every Thursday with the Season Finale on June 10

Critically acclaimed 6th season continues every Thursday ahead of the Sunday television broadcast on AMC. In the season finale, everyone desperately scrambles to live out the coming destruction on their own terms.

Kevin Can F**k Himself
First Two Episodes Premiere Sunday, June 13

New dark comedy follows the story of Allison McRoberts (Annie Murphy, Schitt’s Creek), a woman we all grew up believing we knew: the prototypical Sitcom Wife. She’s beautiful and can take a joke (though she’s usually the butt of them). But what happens when we follow Allison out of her husband’s domain? When she finally wakes up to—and revolts against—the injustices in her life?

Meerkat Manor: Rise of the Dynasty
New Episodes Continue Every Saturday

Narrated by BAFTA-winning actor Bill Nighy, BBC America’s compelling saga continues the heartstring-tugging, dramatic tale of survival revolving around three families of meerkats who are descendants of the legendary meerkat matriarch, Flower.

AMC+ is the company’s new premium streaming bundle featuring an extensive lineup of popular and critically acclaimed original programming and offers a growing slate of original and exclusive series including Gangs of London, The Salisbury Poisonings, Cold Courage, Spy City and forthcoming dramas Too Close, The Beast Must Die and Kin. AMC+

On SHUDDER:

Caveat (Shudder Original Film)
Premieres Thursday, June 3

When a lone drifter with partial memory loss, Isaac, accepts a job to look after his landlord’s niece, Olga, for a few days, it all seems like easy money, but there is a caveat; he must wear a leather harness and chain that restricts his movements to certain rooms. Trapped and at the mercy of Olga, Isaac begins to discover secrets in the house that coincide with the terrifying resurgence of his own memory. Starring Jonathan French, Leila Sykes and Ben Caplan.

The Amusement Park (Shudder Exclusive Film)
Premieres Tuesday, June 8

Recently discovered and restored in 4k 46 years after its completion by the George A. Romero Foundation, the film stars Martin’s Lincoln Maazel as an elderly man who finds himself disoriented and increasingly isolated as the pains, tragedies and humiliations of aging in America are manifested through roller coasters and chaotic crowds.

Vicious Fun (Shudder Original Film)
Premieres Tuesday, June 29

Joel, a caustic 1980’s film critic for a national horror magazine, finds himself unwittingly trapped in a self-help group for serial killers. With no other choice, Joel attempts to blend in with his homicidal surroundings or risk becoming the next victim. Directed by Cody Calahan. Starring Evan Marsh, Amber Goldfarb, Ari Millen, Julian Richings, Robert Maillet, Sean Baek, David Koechner, Alexa Rose Steele, Mark Gibson, Kristopher Bowman and John Fray.

Shudder is a premium streaming video service, super-serving members with the best selection in genre entertainment, covering horror, thrillers and the supernatural. Shudder’s expanding library of film, TV series, and originals is available on most streaming devices in the US, Canada, the UK, Ireland, Germany, Australia and New Zealand. www.shudder.com

On SUNDANCE NOW:

The Gulf (Sundance Now Exclusive)
Season 2 Premieres Thursday, June 3

Detective Jess Savage (Kate Elliott, Wentworth) tries to leave the past behind and make the most of her tentative new relationship with daughter Ruby (Timmie Cameron, Shortland Street) – but a blackmailer is making that impossible.

Moloch (Sundance Now Exclusive)
Premieres Thursday, June 10

Set in an industrial, labyrinthine seaside town, strangers are suddenly bursting into flames for no reason. Suicides? Murders? Supernatural phenomena? To find out, Louise (Marine Vacth), an ambitious and unstable journalist, and Gabriel (Oliver Gourmet), a brilliant psychiatrist mourning his son, lead the investigation.

Innocent (Sundance Now Exclusive)
Season 2 Premieres Thursday, June 24

Sally’s (Katherine Kelly, Cheat, Criminal: UK) conviction is overturned, and she’s found not guilty. She’s spent the last 5 years in prison for the murder of a 14-year-old boy – once her pupil. Now a free woman, life in her hometown has moved on. Can she find the real killer and prove her innocence?

Sundance Now offers a rich selection of original and exclusive series from engrossing true crime to heart-stopping dramas and fiercely intelligent thrillers from around the world, including The Bureau, Des, and Discovery of Witches. SundanceNow.com



Acorn TV Original Series “Ms. Fisher’s Modern Murder Mysteries” Returns Monday, June 7





Acorn TV Original Series “Ms. Fisher’s Modern Murder Mysteries” Returns Monday, June 7
The series will debut with two episodes, with premieres every Monday through July 19.
[via press release from Acorn TV]
ACORN TV ORIGINAL SERIES “MS. FISHER’S MODERN MURDER MYSTERIES” RETURNS MONDAY, JUNE 7

Watch First-Look Trailer Now

“Fun, fizzy” – TV Guide

“Clever crime fare” – The New York Times

“Vivacious” – Indiewire

Get out your go-go boots, as the second season of the acclaimed Acorn TV Original series Ms. Fisher’s Modern Murder Mysteries returns internationally on Monday, June 7 on Acorn TV across the US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. The series will debut with two episodes, with premieres every Monday through July 19.

A spinoff of the Australian sensation Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries, the swinging 1960’s crime series Ms. Fisher’s Modern Murder Mysteries follows the fearless and spirited Peregrine Fisher (Logie Award-nominated Geraldine Hakewill, Wanted), the niece of world-class adventuress and private detective Phryne Fisher, as she inherits a windfall from her famous aunt and sets out to become an exceptional sleuth in her own right.

As murders continue to plague the streets of 1964 Melbourne, daring detective Peregrine Fisher tackles her trickiest assignment yet: juggling her career, the busy life of an Adventuress, and her romance with Detective James Steed (Joel Jackson, Peter Allen: Not the Boy Next Door, Deadline Gallipolli.) Playful but never mocking, exuberant but never naive, Peregrine Fisher continues her mission to do the legacy of her famous aunt justice, to find her way in changing times and to make a difference in the world.

This season, while Peregrine investigates cases at an air hostess school, a dog show, and a bowling alley, Birdie Birnside (Catherine McClements, Wentworth) reignites her spying career with an old flame, and Violetta (Louisa Mignone) and Samuel (Toby Truslove) struggle to contain their passion. Despite their busy lives, the gang have Peregrine’s back; because the modern road to happy-ever-after isn’t always rosy and staying true to oneself can sometimes mean hurting those you love.

Series Credits

Ms. Fisher’s Modern Murder Mysteries is an Acorn TV Original Series produced by Every Cloud Productions, Principal production investment from Screen Australia in association with Film Victoria, Acorn Media Enterprises, All3media International and Fulcrum Media Finance.

Executive producers and series creators are Fiona Eagger (Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries, Newton’s Law) and Deb Cox (Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries, Newton’s Law). Co-executive producer is Peter Mattessi (EastEnders). Executive producer for Acorn Media Enterprises is Donald Klees.

Series 2 of Ms. Fisher’s Modern Murder Mysteries will consist of eight episodes.
About Acorn TV

Called a “glorious streaming service… an essential must-have” (The Hollywood Reporter) and “Netflix for the Anglophile” (NPR), AMC Networks’ Acorn TV is North America’s largest streaming service specializing in British and international television. Acorn TV adds exclusive new programs every week with a deep library of mysteries, dramas, and comedies with no commercials. In 2021, Acorn TV will feature several commissioned original series including the second season of Miss Fisher spinoff Ms. Fisher’s Modern Murder Mysteries, British crime drama Whitstable Pearl, Kiwi romantic comedy Under the Vines and British detective drama Dalgleish starring Bertie Carvel, as well as Irish crime thriller Bloodlands starring James Nesbitt and co-executive produced by Jed Mercurio, the return of New Zealand detective series My Life Is Murder starring Lucy Lawless, popular Canadian period drama Murdoch Mysteries, and a growing catalog of popular bingeable dramas that include A Place to Call Home, Detectorists, Jack Irish and Foyle’s War. Recent Acorn TV Original series include Deadwater Fell starring David Tennant, highly-rated BBC One drama The Nest; and groundbreaking BBC One period drama A Suitable Boy from Mira Nair. Acorn TV offers a free 7-day trial and thereafter is just $5.99/month or $59.99/year. Facebook: OfficialAcornTV – Twitter: @AcornTV – Instagram: @Acorn_tv



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.

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