Acorn TV’s Spring 2020 Preview

Acorn TV’s Spring 2020 Preview

Acorn TV, AMC Networks’ streamer devoted to British and international television, has fascinating original and exclusive premieres in the wings for the spring– including its first feature film that continues the story of Australia’s globally-renowned series Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries five years after the last, third seasonas well as several new, intense drama series. Additionally, Acorn TV features the exclusive U.S. Premieres for critically-acclaimed British miniseries Deadwater Fell starring David Tennant (Broadchurch, Good Omens) and Cush Jumbo (The Good Fight, Vera), Dead Still starring Michael Smiley (Luther), and Gold Digger starring Julia Ormond (My Week with Marilyn, Mad Men) and Ben Barnes (Chronicles of Narnia, Westworld), among others below.

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Monday, March 9

BLOOD, Series 2 (Acorn TV Original Series, Co-production) –first two episodes on Mar. 9, with 1 episode premiering weekly through April 6

“Dark, addictive and unmissable crime drama”-The Guardian

“Plenty of smart twists” – TIME


This acclaimed, gritty Irish psychological mystery stars BAFTA nominee Adrian Dunbar (UK’s #1 2019 drama, Line of Duty) as Jim Hogan, a disgraced physician who returns home a year later after the suspicious death of his wife, determined to make amends and reconnect with his family. He finds that his eldest daughter Fiona (Gràinne Keenan, Black Mirror) is slowly succumbing to the same illness that afflicted her mother, and her cash-strapped husband Paul (Ian Lloyd Anderson, Love/Hate) is struggling.  Paul helps Jim Hogan get a job at the farm, but when they witness some criminal activity at work, Jim’s path to redemption hits a roadblock. Then, one night, Fiona has a car accident that will change everything for her family. (6 EPS, 2020)

Monday, March 23, 2020

MISS FISHER AND THE CRYPT OF TEARS (Acorn TV Exclusive, Acorn TV’s first feature film) – streaming on Acorn TV and one-off screenings in select theaters around U.S. during spring


This highly anticipated, lighthearted feature film continues the story of Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries, which aired for three seasons (2012-2015) and is one of the most popular Australian series worldwide. Essie Davis (The Babadook, Game of Thrones) returns in the five-time Logie-nominated role as the slinky, seductive and risk-taking Melbourne sleuth The Honourable Miss Phryne Fisher. In 1929 Jerusalem, Phryne’s rescue of a young Bedouin girl leads her on a globe-trotting adventure to uncover priceless treasures, wartime secrets, and an ancient tomb bearing a terrible curse, with the help of handsome detective Jack Robinson (Nathan Page, Underbelly). (Feature-length, 2020)

Monday, March 30, 2020

THE SCHOUWENDAM 12 (U.S. Premiere, Foreign language, Dutch, with English subtitles)

Trailer (Dutch)

In this captivating sequel series to the popular foreign-language drama The Oldenheim 12, we visit another Dutch village, Schouwendam, where there are secrets and unexpected connections among its residents. For years, the villagers of Schouwendam have been worried about the mysterious disappearances of two teenagers in the summer of 1995. We follow the tension in the present day, as well as see what happened 25 years ago that led up to the double disappearance. Like its precursor, The Schouwendam 12 is a series about the relationships within a village community put under pressure by life-changing events and about the hunt for a culprit that engages the viewer in its puzzles. (10 EPS, 2019)

Monday, April 6, 2020

DEADWATER FELL (Acorn TV Original Series)– Weekly premieres through April 27

Trailer (UK)

“The new Broadchurch…but more irresistible… moving, compelling crime drama” – The Guardian “Complex and fascinating mystery” Radio Times

This darkly gripping and highly-rated UK drama’s stellar ensemble cast featuresDavid Tennant (Broadchurch, Doctor Who, Good Omens), Cush Jumbo (The Good Fight, The Good Wife, Vera), Matthew McNulty (Versailles, Cleaning Up, The Terror) and Anna Madeley (Patrick Melrose, The Crown, Utopia). When a seemingly perfect and happy family is murdered by someone they know and trust, the small Scottish community they call home becomes torn apart with mistrust and suspicion as those closest to the family begin to question everything they thought they knew about their friends. Deadwater Fell examines in unflinching detail the nature of female friendship and the harmful, entrenched gender stereotypes and conformity that can lead to the most devastating consequences. Laying bare the fragility of trust and the corrosive nature of lies, the series demonstrates that even the closest of friends all have their secrets. (4 EPS, 2020)

Monday, April 20, 2020

BALTHAZAR, Series 2 (U.S. Premiere, Foreign language, French, with English subtitles) – Binge premiere

Trailer (Series 2, French)  Trailer (Series 1, US)

This acclaimed French crime thriller, one of the top ten highest-rated French dramas of 2018, introduces a forensic pathologist with an unusual talent – the brilliant yet unconventional Raphaël Balthazar (Tomer Sisley, Philharmonia, The Heir Apparent: Largo Winch), who can make the dead speak like no one else to help solve Paris’ most baffling crimes. New, tough-as-nails police commander Hélène Bach (Hélène de Fougerolles, Le Secret d’Elise, The Beach, VA Savoir) must learn to collaborate with Raphaël on these investigations. This series also stars Yanig Samot (The French Kissers). (10 EPS, 2019)

Monday, May 4, 2020

GOLD DIGGER (Acorn TV Exclusive)– Weekly premieres, with two new episodes every Monday

Trailer (UK)

This BBC One twisty relationship thrillerstarring Primetime Emmy® winner Julia Ormond (Sabrina, Legends of the Fall) andBen Barnes (Westworld, Chronicles of Narnia) tells the story of a 60-year-old woman falling in love with a much younger man and the effect it has on her already damaged family. Mother first, wife second, woman last, Julia Day (Ormond) has spent her whole life putting the needs of others before herself, but now she falls in love with Benjamin (Barnes), a man 25 years her junior. The impact their unconventional relationship has on her family is explored and the secrets of their past are revealed — has Julia finally found the happiness she’s always deserved, or is Benjamin really the gold digger they think he is? (6 EPS, 2019)

May, 2020 (date TK)

DEAD STILL (Acorn TV Original Series, Commissioned)


Set in 1880s Ireland, this darkly comic murder mystery follows renowned memorial photographer Brock Blennerhasset (Michael Smiley, Luther, Kill List),whomakes a living out of taking photos of the dead in the Victorian era of “postmortem photography.” Blennerhasset becomes targeted as a possible suspect in a series of murders and with his family put in harm’s way, tenacious detective Frederick Regan (Aidan O’Hare, JackiePilis) drags him into an investigation of Dublin’s criminal underbelly to track down the real serial killer before he strikes again. Inspired by a true-life Irish tradition in the 1800s, this series also stars Kerr Logan (Game of Thrones, Alias Grace)and Eileen O’Higgins (Brooklyn, Mary Queen of Scots). (6 EPS, 2020)

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