By Patrick Munn | May 30, 2019 - 4:00 pm | No Comments
Acorn Media Enterprises - the UK based development division of U.S. streaming service Acorn TV - has teamed up with Irish broadcaster RTÉ to commission Dead Still, a six episode period drama from Deadpan Pictures, Murdoch Mysteries indie Shaftesbury and ZDF Enterprises.
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 27, 2018 - 3:30 pm | No Comments
North American streaming service Acorn TV has boarded ITV's upcoming Martin Clunes fronted police drama Manhunt as the exclusive North American broadcaster. As part of the deal with international distributor DRG, Acorn has also acquired Clunes’s newest travel documentary series Islands of America.
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 | 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.