Acorn Media Enterprises (AME), the UK-based development division for the Acorn brand of RLJ Entertainment, has partnered with all3media International as the North American co-producer of the final series of the long-running British detective drama “George Gently.”
Starring Martin Shaw, Lee Ingleby, Lisa McGrillis, and new addition Richard Harrington (“Poldark,” “Hinterland”), the 8th season will feature two television movies entitled “Gently Liberated” and “Gently and the New Age.”
Soon after their BBC One broadcast, the episodes will make their U.S. Premiere as an Acorn TV Original. The previous season earned a 2016 Edgar®-Award for Best Television Episode Teleplay for its opening episode, “Gently with the Women,” which is the only annual television award given by the leading mystery writers association.
“After releasing several critically-acclaimed and popular Acorn TV Originals, we’re excited to add one of our top franchises to our rapidly growing list of first-rate co-productions. ‘George Gently’ has remained a favorite among our subscribers, so we eagerly jumped at the chance to co-produce the final episodes along with our friends at all3media International. EDGAR®-winning writer Peter Flannery continues to deliver intriguing mysteries alongside superb performances from Martin Shaw and Lee Ingleby.”
RLJ Entertainment’s Acorn brand has been releasing “George Gently” on home video in the U.S. since 2008 and premiering new seasons on Acorn TV since its launch in 2011. The previous seven series include 23 feature-length episodes which are available to stream anytime on Acorn TV.