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Acorn TV Sets Aussie Family Comedy as Next Original


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Acorn Media Enterprises has teamed up with Jungle Entertainment, ABC Australia and Screen Australia in association with Create NSW as the North American co-producer for the new offbeat family comedy Sando.

Sando stars Sacha Horler (The Kettering Incident) as a discount furniture store CEO who is trying to reconnect with her estranged family to win back her company. The six-part show recently completed filming in Sydney. It will make its North American debut as an Acorn TV original in late spring/early summer 2018.

Acorn Media Enterprises will manage all rights for Sando in North America, the U.K. and Ireland, and secondary rights in New Zealand and Australia. RLJ Entertainment’s Acorn Media International will distribute the series in English-speaking territories.

Bea Tammer, programming manager of Acorn Media Enterprises, remarked: “Following the success of British comedy Detectorists, we’re excited to add an Australian comedy to Acorn Media Enterprises’ rapidly growing co-production and Acorn TV Original slate. With its hilarious script and engaging lead performance by Sacha Horler, we’re thrilled to work with Jungle Entertainment, ABC Australia and Screen Australia in association with Create NSW to bring Sando to North American, United Kingdom, Australian and New Zealand audiences.”

Matthew Graham, the general manager of Acorn TV, added: “Acorn TV subscribers are sure to enjoy this new offbeat family comedy. As an independent SVOD and the leading streaming service in North America focused on international television, Acorn TV is in the unique position to search the world for the very best in international TV and bring our subscribers first-rate comedies and dramas from not just Britain but Canada, New Zealand, Ireland and Australia with shows like Sando.”



About Joanna Padovano Tong

Joanna Padovano Tong is the managing editor of World Screen. She can be reached at jpadovano@worldscreen.com.

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