U.S. Streaming Service Acorn TV Lines Up More British Premieres


SILVER SPRING: Four British series will be debuting on Acorn TV next month, making their exclusive U.S. premieres on the streaming service.

Acorn TV acquired seasons three and four of the cop drama Suspects. The series returns with eight new episodes starting June 6. The detective procedural is filmed from an eyewitness perspective with improvised dialogue.

On June 13, the biopic Cilla makes its debut. The three-parter stars Sheridan Smith (Black Work, The Huntsman) as singer Cilla Black.

Raised by Wolves, a British sitcom, premieres on June 20 for a six-episode run. The series is written and based on the childhood of noted British author Caitlin Moran (How to be a Woman).

A second season of Very British Problems is headed to the streaming service as well. Debuting June 27, the show originated from a Twitter account. It is narrated by Julie Walters.

Miguel Penella, CEO of RLJ Entertainment, said, “After another record year of growth, we’re thrilled with the recent news that a leading consumer ratings group has named Acorn TV the top rated streaming service and a leading mystery organization (MWA) has awarded an Acorn TV series its sole television Edgar Award. This is wonderful validation of the hard work our team has put in to making Acorn TV the premier destination for lavish, highly entertaining international mysteries, dramas and comedies. With four exclusive U.S. Premieres in June alone, Acorn TV remains focused on curating the deepest library of high-quality series for our subscribers.”