Acceptable Risk Joins Acorn TV Originals Slate


SILVER SPRING: Principal photography has begun on the six-part drama Acceptable Risk, which is being co-financed by Acorn Media Enterprises, which will feature the series’ U.S. premiere in 2017 on the streaming service Acorn TV.

An official Ireland/Canada co-production, Acceptable Risk is a contemporary thriller set in the high-stakes world of Big Pharma. Co-producers are Saffron Pictures, Soho Moon and Facet4 Media. The original series is written by Emmy winner Ron Hutchinson (Traffic, The Ten Commandments, Murderers Among Us: The Simon Wiesenthal Story) and is being directed by Kenny Glenaan (Charlie, Paranoid, Noah’s Ark, Wired).

Shane Murphy, the managing director of Acorn Media Enterprises, said, “With several gripping series already in production, Acorn Media Enterprises is thrilled to add a first-rate international thriller to our Acorn TV originals slate.”

James Mitchell of Soho Moon Pictures added, “We’ve been fortunate to work with a great writer, so that an impressive director and cast have come together. With our partners in Canada, we know we will deliver a high-quality drama filled with intrigue and suspense.”

“The level of talent on this project is exceptionally high,” added Producer Stephen Greenberg. “We are delighted to be working together with Soho Moon and Saffron Pictures to bring an international co-production of this caliber to the worldwide marketplace.”