Acorn Media Enterprises has signed on as the North American co-producer for the third installment of the British comedy Detectorists.
Detectorists stars Mackenzie Crook (Game of Thrones), who also wrote and directed the series, and Toby Jones (Sherlock) as two metal-detecting enthusiasts searching the English countryside for treasure. The BAFTA-winning show is currently in production on its six-episode third season, which will make its U.S. debut as an Acorn TV original early next year.
Acorn joins DRG, Channel X North, Lola Entertainment and Treasure Trove Productions as the North American co-production partner.
Shane Murphy, the managing director of Acorn Media Enterprises, said: “After co-producing several dramas, we’re thrilled to add an award-winning comedy to our Acorn TV Original lineup. With its perfect casting, subtle humor and first-rate writing, Mackenzie Crook has created a winning comedy that our subscribers as well as the U.S. media have embraced. It’s an honor to join as co-producers for the third [season] and work with Mackenzie, Toby Jones, [co-star] Rachel Stirling, and our friends at DRG, Channel X North, Lola Entertainment and Treasure Trove Productions.”