Acorn TV Announces Exclusive U.S. Premieres in December:
British thriller THE LEVEL, an Acorn TV Original Series
New Zealand Detective Drama THE BROKENWOOD MYSTERIES, Series 3
and Season Finales of CLOSE TO THE ENEMY and A PLACE TO CALL HOME
Silver Spring, MD – Continuing to feature exclusive U.S. premieres of first-rate international content every week, Acorn TV’s December slate features new British thriller The Level (an Acorn TV Original) starring Karla Crome, Laura Haddock, Robert James-Collier (Downton Abbey) and Noel Clarke; and the return of one of its most popular shows, The Brokenwood Mysteries, Series 3, a witty New Zealand detective series; plus season finales of star-studded post-WWII drama Close to the Enemy and addictive Aussie period drama A Place to Call Home, Season 4. From RLJ Entertainment (NASDAQ: RLJE) and available at Acorn.TV and on most devices, Emmy®-nominated Acorn TV is the premier North American streaming service for world-class television from Britain and beyond..
President of Acorn Brands at RLJ Entertainment Mark Stevens noted, “After the exciting premieres of our first two Acorn TV Originals, Agatha Raisin and Close to the Enemy, we’re excited to add a new thriller to our slate with The Level, which features a nail-biter of a script and a superb ensemble cast. Additionally, we’re delighted that our subscribers have embraced quirky New Zealand detective drama The Brokenwood Mysteries, and we’ll feature four brand new feature-length episodes, including a Christmas episode premiering on December 25. Acorn TV will also add the season finales of two of our newest addictive shows, Close to the Enemy and A Place to Call Home.”
Acorn TV’s international partners are DCD Rights for The Level and All3Media for The Brokenwood Mysteries.
Monday, Dec. 5: New Zealand detective drama THE BROKENWOOD MYSTERIES, Series 3 (Trailer)
Monday, Dec. 12: New British thriller THE LEVEL (Acorn TV Original Series, Trailer)
Sunday, Dec. 25: Season Finale of Aussie period drama A PLACE TO CALL HOME, Season 4 (Trailer)
Monday, Dec. 26: Season Finale of gripping wartime drama CLOSE TO THE ENEMY (Acorn TV Original Series) (Trailer)
The Brokenwood Mysteries, Series 3 (Exclusive U.S. Premiere, Beginning Mon., Dec. 5, 2016)
Called “Must-see TV…Awesome… Mike Shepherd is an immensely likable guy…Easygoing, intelligent, and depending on the situation, funny or downright witty.” (British TV Place)
Filmed in the beautiful landscape of New Zealand’s North Island, Acorn TV’s hit series returns with four feature-length, standalone mysteries featuring compelling characters, dry humor, and anything-but-mundane murders. Detective Senior Sergeant Mike Shepherd (Neill Rea, Go Girls) and his methodical young assistant, Detective Kristin Sims (Fern Sutherland, The Almighty Johnsons) return to uncover more secrets, lies, and grudges in the deceptively quiet town of Brokenwood.
The Level (Exclusive U.S. Premiere, Beginning Mon., Dec. 12, 2016)
An Acorn TV Original
“Superior thriller, boasting a standout performance from Karla Crome” –Sunday Telegraph
“It’s got car chases, fights and nail-biting tension – what more could you want?” –The Sun
Available in the U.S. soon after its critically-acclaimed UK broadcast, the thrilling new six-part British thriller THE LEVEL stars Karla Crome (You, Me & the Apocalypse, Under the Dome) as a detective with a secret double life that is about to unravel. The series co-stars Robert James Collier (Downton Abbey), Philip Glenister (Prey, Life on Mars), Laura Haddock (Guardians of the Galaxy), Noel Clarke (Star Trek Into Darkness, Doctor Who), Joe Absolom (Doc Martin), and Amanda Burton (Waterloo Road, The Commander). Detective Sergeant Nancy Devlin’s exemplary police career masks a covert attachment to shady businessman and drug trafficker, Frank Le Saux (Philip Glenister). Nancy soon finds herself at the center of a murder investigation which puts her at risk of exposure and sees her stalked by a killer intent on destroying her.
Currently, Acorn TV features the exclusive premieres of breakout epic British period drama Jericho starring Jessica Raine (Call the Midwife), Acorn TV Original Series Agatha Raisin, starring Ashley Jensen (Catastrophe); critically-acclaimed French drama series The Disappearance; star-studded British drama The Syndicate: All or Nothing, the return of “Acorn’s superior legal drama” (TV Guide) Janet King, starring Marta Dusseldorp (A Place to Call Home); Australia’s #1 drama 800 Words, BBC period drama The Secret Agent, warmhearted and well-reviewed British dramedy Brief Encounters, the return of Aussie political thriller The Code, Season 2; and Season 3 of award-winning, must-see Canadian cop drama 19-2. In November, Acorn TV features Close to the Enemy (Nov. 14), a star-studded post-WWII drama; Aussie crime thriller Deep Water (Nov. 7) starring Yael Stone (Orange is the New Black); and returning favorites Caitlin Moran’s raunchy British comedy Raised by Wolves (Nov. 21); and Acorn’s most popular new series A Place to Call Home (Nov. 24), akin to an Aussie Downton Abbey and co-starring David Berry (Lord John Grey on Outlander).
Additionally, Acorn Media Enterprises, RLJ Entertainment’s development arm for the Acorn brand, is in production on several recently announced Acorn TV Original Series, including Ashley Jensen’s Agatha Raisin, wartime drama Close to the Enemy, Agatha Christie’s A Witness for the Prosecution, Irish legal drama Striking Out, British thriller The Level, and Irish drama Acceptable Risk.
Emmy®-nominated Acorn TV adds exclusive new programs every week and features a deep library of mysteries, dramas, and comedies with no set end dates. Subscribers can stream many of their favorite international series and discover new and classic programs previously unavailable to U.S. audiences. Acorn TV series include Aussie dramas A Place to Call Home and Janet King, BAFTA-winning comedy Detectorists, Guy Pearce in Jack Irish, hit dramedy Doc Martin, ‘Best Dramatic Series’ winner and International Emmy® Award nominated 19-2, and many more. Acorn TV offers a free trial and thereafter is just $4.99/month or $49.99/year. Facebook: OfficialAcornTV – Twitter @AcornTV
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