“We’re ecstatic to make it our first official full commission. We look forward to announcing several more commissions in the coming months,” – Shane Murphy, Acorn Media Enterprises
During their session for Acorn TV Originals “Girlfriends” and “Striking Out,” at the Television Critics Association Winter Tour, Acorn TV General Manager Matthew Graham announced Acorn TV’s first series commission with the return of one of its most popular series, “Agatha Raisin.”
Created for television by Free@Last TV, the series will continue to be produced by Barry Ryan and David Walton with Michele Buck from Company Pictures remaining on board as executive producer and Guy Hescott as producer.
Acorn Media Enterprises (AME), the UK-based development division for the Acorn brand of RLJ Entertainment, Inc., has partnered with Free@LastTV and Company Pictures to co-produce the new season along with Acorn Media International distributing in all English-speaking territories and International distributor all3media International distributing in the rest of the world.
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“After our success with co-producing several critically-acclaimed Acorn TV Originals including ‘Love, Lies & Records,’ ‘Striking Out,’ and Agatha Christie’s ‘The Witness for the Prosecution,’ we’re thrilled to bring back our first Original Series as our first commission,” expressed Shane Murphy, Managing Director, Acorn Media Enterprises. “When the UK broadcaster chose not to renew it, Acorn decided to step in and fully commission the show itself in-order to keep this terrific series going for our subscribers. We’re ecstatic to make it our first official full commission. We look forward to announcing several more commissions in the coming months.”
“2018 is shaping up to be our best year yet with even more exclusives and Originals for our subscribers,” added Graham. “As an independent SVOD, we’re passionate about curating the very best in British television as well as amazing series out of Ireland, Canada, New Zealand, Australia and more.”
Acorn TV will feature ten Acorn TV Originals this year including BBC comedy “Detectorists,” new ITV drama “Girlfriends” and the return of Irish legal drama “Striking Out,” as well as exclusive new seasons of “A Place to Call Home,” “Delicious,” “The Heart Guy,” “The Good Karma Hospital,” “The Brokenwood Mysteries,” “800 Words,” and “Murdoch Mysteries.”