Acorn TV Plans 14 More Exclusive U.S. Premieres


Acorn TV has more than 14 exclusive U.S. premieres coming up this year, including series from the U.K., Ireland, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.

Acorn TV originals include ITV’s thriller Loch Ness; the final episodes of hit BBC One detective drama George Gently; the new Kay Mellor BBC One drama Love, Lies and Records; and Irish thriller Acceptable Risk. New series coming to the service include the first-ever TV adaptation of Evelyn Waugh’s classic comedy Decline and Fall from BBC One, the British drama Delicious, the ITV medical drama Good Karma Hospital and the Aussie medical dramedy The Heart Guy.

Additionally, 2017 will feature exclusive new seasons of several of Acorn TV’s series, including the Aussie period drama A Place to Call Home (season five), the hit ITV detective drama Vera (season seven), the legal drama Janet King (season three), the Australian drama 800 Words (season two), the award-winning Canadian cop drama 19-2 (season four) and Acorn’s most popular series, Doc Martin (season eight).

Mark Stevens, the president of Acorn Brands at RLJ Entertainment, said, “With consumers having more choices than ever before to find content, Acorn TV continues to curate the very best in television from around the world. Besides licensing huge hit series like Doc Martin, 19-2 and A Place to Call Home, we’ve already doubled our original programs over last year. The first Acorn TV Originals of the year, Striking Out and Agatha Christie’s The Witness for the Prosecution, have been extremely popular with our subscribers, and we’re excited to show them our upcoming slate filled with atmospheric crime drama Loch Ness, a first-rate international thriller in Acceptable Risk, the newest drama from award-winning British writer Kay Mellor with Love, Lies & Records, as well as the final episodes of excellent British detective drama George Gently.”