By Patrick Munn | April 4, 2019 - 7:42 pm | No Comments
BBC One has inked a deal with Acorn Media International to acquire both season of Acorn TV's original UK drama series London Kills, from Suspects creator Paul Marquess, for their daytime schedule. London Kills sees London serve as the backdrop for a series of murders – all investigated by an elite murder squad that is being led by Detective Inspector David Bradford. As the detectives solve each case, the one mystery David can’t solve is the one most personal to him. His wife has gone missing – is she alive or dead?
By Patrick Munn | February 27, 2019 - 12:33 pm | No Comments
Acorn TV has renewed their Ashley Jensen fronted drama Agatha Raisin for a third season. The U.S. streaming service has ordered four feature length episodes for season three - up from the three they ordered for season two. "I am beyond excited to be returning to my high heels with another series of Agatha Raisin with Acorn TV", said series star Ashley Jensen. "I can’t wait to get started on her next fun and frolicsome journey.”
By Patrick Munn | November 5, 2018 - 4:11 pm | No Comments
This is a major coup for Acorn TV. The North American streaming service has secured the exclusive U.S. streaming rights to the upcoming fifth season of BBC One's Line Of Duty in a deal with Kew Media Distribution. They replace Hulu as the U.S. home to Jed Mercurio's thriller.
By Patrick Munn | September 17, 2018 - 2:44 pm | No Comments
Channel 5 is adding a new drama series to their line-up. The VIMN backed broadcaster has acquired Blood, a psychological crime thriller from Riviera scribe Sophie Petzal which is being headlined by Line Of Duty's Adrian Dunbar, in a pre-sale deal with All3Media International. Additionally, Virgin Media has licensed the SVOD rights and will make the series available as a box-set following Channel 5's linear window.
By Patrick Munn | September 6, 2018 - 2:15 pm | No Comments
Acorn TV has set the cast for Queens Of Mystery. Julie Graham (The Bletchley Circle, Shetland), Siobhan Redmond (Alfresco, Between the Lines), Sarah Woodward (The Politician’s Husband, New Blood) and Olivia Vinall (Apple Tree Yard, Maigret) have been set as the leads in the North American streaming service's British drama series.
By Patrick Munn | July 2, 2018 - 12:00 pm | No Comments
UKTV's former Director of Programme Acquisitions Catherine Mackin is joining Acorn Media Enterprises (AME) as its new Managing Director. AME is the UK based development division of U.S. streaming service Acorn TV, which airs a range of UK shows state-side and recently moved into commissioning UK originals with both Agatha Raisin season 2 and London Kills.
By Patrick Munn | June 25, 2018 - 6:53 pm | No Comments
Hugo Speer (The Musketeers, Father Brown), Sharon Small (Inspector Lynley Mysteries, Trust Me), Bailey Patrick (Casualty, EastEnders) and Tori Allen-Martin have been set as the leads in London Kills, the new British drama series from Suspects creator Paul Marquess.
By Patrick Munn | January 15, 2018 - 4:40 pm | No Comments
Sky One has decided not to order a second season of their mystery series Agatha Raisin, TVWise has confirmed. Despite this, Acorn TV has stepped up to fully commission a second season for their streaming service in the United States.