Acorn TV, North America’s most popular streaming service focused on British international television, features four U.S. premieres, led by the final season of intense, award-winning cop drama 19-2 (my favorite series, Series Trailer) and Aussie legal dramedy NEWTON’S LAW (Trailer); as well as hilarious British sitcom GRANDMA’S HOUSE from comedian Simon Amstell, and Janet McTeer in the mid-1990s drama THE GOVERNOR from the creator of Prime Suspect.
Throughout September, Acorn TV also adds a sneak peek documentary on the upcoming new season of Acorn TV’s most popular series DOC MARTIN; Amanda Burton in THE COMMANDER, Series 1-5 also from the creator of Prime Suspect; EDWARDIAN COUNTRY HOUSE (aka PBS’s Manor House); and the season finale of THE GOOD KARMA HOSPITAL. The detailed September calendar is below as well as links to the press watch site and images.
September 2017 Acorn TV Calendar
Friday, Sept. 1
THE GOVERNOR, Series 1 and 2 (Exclusive U.S. Premiere)
From the creator of Prime Suspect, the U.S. debut of the 1995-1996 British drama starring two-time Oscar®-nominee Janet McTeer (Tumbleweeds, The Honourable Woman, Albert Nobbs) as Helen Hewitt, the first woman put in charge of Barfield, a maximum security prison that had been nearly destroyed by a disastrous riot. Despite being greeted with open hostility by inmates and little enthusiasm by prison staff, she is determined to clean up the place. The series guest stars Oscar®-nominee Sophie Okonedo (Hotel Rwanda), Eamonn Walker (Chicago Fire, Oz), and Idris Elba (Luther) in one of his first roles. (12 EPS)
DOC MARTIN: It’s Always Sunny in Portwenn (Documentary, Streaming Exclusive)
After 13 years of production and 8 series, the cast and crew reflect on their time in Port Isaac working on Doc Martin and the family dynamic the team has created. This exclusive documentary goes behind the scenes of the all-new episodes of Doc Martin in this sneak peek at Series 8!
Monday, Sept. 4
EDWARDIAN COUNTRY HOUSE
Broadcast in the U.S. on PBS as Manor House, this Channel 4 reality series follows an Edwardian Country House in Scotland that is brought back to life and is the real-life Upstairs, Downstairs. One family took on the mantle of privilege and 12 individuals, the yoke of service. For three months, they volunteered to immerse themselves in a world of social inequality and rigid class distinctions as they move through time from 1905-1914. (2002, 6 EPS)
THE GOOD KARMA HOSPITAL, Season Finale (Eps 5 & 6)
“A magical combination of familiar and exotically foreign… I enjoyed everything about (it)”– St. Louis Post-Dispatch
The final two episodes in the first season of the must-see medical drama set in topical India.
Monday, Sept. 11
NEWTON’S LAW (Exclusive U.S. Premiere), Episodes 1 & 2
From the team behind international hit Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries, this new Aussie legal drama stars Claudia Karvan (Jack Irish). Fast-paced and sparkling with wit, Newton’s Law centers around a suburban solicitor who attempts to return to her briefly glorious career at the Bar. (8 EPS, Trailer)
Monday, Sept. 18
THE COMMANDER, Series 1-5 (Streaming Exclusive)
Called a “Great crime series” (NPR’s Weekend Edition) and “Murder, lies, loyalty, and romance” (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette), Prime Suspect creator Lynda LaPlante delivers another compelling thriller with gritty stories, intricate plot twists, and a strong, complex female lead. Amanda Burton (Silent Witness) stars as the ambitious and exacting Commander Clare Blake, the head of the elite Murder Review Team and the highest-ranking woman officer in New Scotland Yard. Guest stars include Hugh Bonneville (Downton Abbey), James D’Arcy (Broadchurch), Celia Imrie (Bridget’s Jones’s Diary) and Simon Williams (Upstairs, Downstairs). (2003-2008, 16 EPS)
NEWTON’S LAW (Exclusive U.S. Premiere), Episodes 3 & 4
Friday, Sept. 22
19-2, Season 4 (Exclusive U.S. Premiere)
The final season of the Canadian Screen Award-winning drama and International Emmy-nominated cop drama premieres. Called “One of the best cop dramas ever” (Tribune News Service) and “Makes the genre seem new again…exciting in a wholly new way.” (The Wall Street Journal), this intense, character-driven drama stars Canadian Screen Award winning actors Adrian Holmes (Arrow) and Jared Keeso (Falling Skies) as partners in the Montreal Police Department. In the explosive final season, the partners grieve the death of Amelie (Tattiawna Jones, The Handmaid’s Tale) and fight to keep their faith in justice. Nick is determined to move forward with life as usual while trying to expose corruption within the force, but Ben questions everything he thought he knew, including his abilities as a police officer. With a deadly gang war escalating on the streets of Montreal, Station 19’s officers are pushed to their limits and must rely on one another more than ever before – and not everyone will make it out. (8 EPS, Series Trailer)
Monday, Sept. 25
GRANDMA’S HOUSE, Series 1 & 2 (Exclusive U.S. Premiere)
“Sharply-written…with echoes of Curb Your Enthusiasm” –The Telegraph
“Amstell is a genius” –The Guardian
“Very good and totally hilarious” –The Observer
“The welcome return of Grandma’s House, back for a second series and as crazed and funny as ever…..Tremendous stuff.” –The Times
This BBC Two comedy stars comedian Simon Amstell as a television host who quits his job in an attempt to find more meaningful work. Each episode is set at Simon’s grandma’s house, where his family regularly congregates to catch up. The series co-stars Linda Bassett (Call the Midwife) and Rebecca Front (Humans, War & Peace, The Thick of It). (2010-2012, 12 EPS)
NEWTON’S LAW (Exclusive U.S. Premiere), Episodes 5 & 6
WATCH: Acorn TV’s exclusive September premieres are available to watch any time at the press watch site – https://acorn.tv/press. Mirror to your TV via Apple TV or Chromecast. DVDs available upon request.
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