Trio of Winter Premieres for Acorn TV


SILVER SPRING: This winter, Acorn TV is due to debut the third season of the Aussie period drama A Place to Call Home, as well as the new acquisitions Midwinter of the Spirit and 19-2.

On Monday, December 21, A Place to Call Home will roll out the first three episodes of the third season on Acorn TV, as well as the original, never-before-seen in the U.S. ending to the second season. The remainder of the new season's episodes will become available on December 28, January 4 and January 11. The show stars Marta Dusseldorf (Jack Irish) as a nurse who becomes involved in the affairs of a wealthy family in Australia during the 1950s.

The U.K.'s Midwinter of the Spirit will make its U.S. premiere on Acorn TV on consecutive Mondays starting January 11. The book-based miniseries is a supernatural thriller starring Anna Maxwell Martin (The Bletchley Circle) as a country vicar and exorcist-in-training who helps the police solve a homicide. The cast also includes David Threlfall (Shameless), Kate Dickie (Game of Thrones), Nicholas Pinnock (Fortitude), Leila Mimmack (Mayday), Siobhan Finneran (Downton Abbey) and Ben Bailey Smith (Law & Order: UK).

Canada's 19-2 will make its U.S. debut on Monday, January 18, with its first two episodes, followed by a new episode every Monday through March 14. The ten-part police drama stars Adrian Holmes (Arrow) and Jared Keeso (Elysium) as partners in the Montreal Police Department who must learn how to put aside their differences. The second season of 19-2 will become available on Acorn TV later in 2016, and a third season is in production.