Jane Seymour (The Kominsky Method; Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman; Live and Let Die) is attached to star in and co-executive produce the Irish mystery thriller Harry Wild, which will premiere in 2022 on Acorn TV.
Acorn TV and Acorn Media Enterprises have commissioned the 8×1-hour series from Dynamic Television (Trapped, Madiba, Van Helsing). Created and co-written by David Logan (Lost Christmas), Harry Wild stars Seymour as a recently retired English professor who discovers a real knack for investigation and cannot help but interfere with the cases assigned to her police detective son.
Production will begin in May 2021 in Dublin. Acorn TV will feature the world premiere in the U.S., Canada, the U.K., Australia and New Zealand, among others in 2022. Dynamic Television will distribute the series.
Seymour commented: “From the first moment I read the script, I fell in love with Harry Wild and am beyond excited to head to Ireland and step into the role of this very curious and passionate retired professor. Acorn TV continues to lead the way in producing original series with strong female leads, so I’m thrilled to partner with them and my friends at Dynamic Television to make this fun new series.”
Catherine Mackin, managing director of Acorn Media Enterprises, said: “Jane Seymour, OBE has been a trailblazing celebrity in television, film and theater for nearly a half-century, and Acorn Media Enterprises is honored to have her star in and executive produce this new, captivating drama on our streaming service. We’re confident that our subscribers will be fascinated and entertained by her title role as a fearless retired university literature professor who uses her extensive literary knowledge to solve crimes. Harry Wild is the latest series of Acorn TV’s growing staple of mystery dramas led by strong female investigators—a category that has long resonated with our audiences.”
Dan March and Klaus Zimmermann, managing partners of Dynamic Television, commented: “We are thrilled that the amazing Jane Seymour will be bringing the foul-mouthed, cigarette smoking, whiskey drinking character of Harry Wild to life. We thank our partners at Acorn for their tremendous confidence in Dynamic and we look forward to delivering a new murder mystery series that audiences won’t soon forget!”