Acorn TV has become the latest outlet to set its plans for the beginning of 2018, as the streaming service has announced January premiere dates for three projects.
Mark Stevens, Chief Content Officer of Acorn Brands, says, “Following another record year with five Acorn TV Originals plus more than 30 exclusive U.S. premieres of first-rate international dramas and comedies, we’re thrilled to start off 2018 with two more Acorn TV Originals. Detectorists has been embraced by our subscribers and the U.S. media for its subtle humor, casting and Mackenzie Crook’s first-rate writing, so we are very excited to join as co-producers for the new season. Additionally, with her addictive storylines and ideal casting, Kay Mellor has charmed our audiences with November’s Love, Lies & Records, and we can’t wait to show them her next series, Girlfriends, soon after ITV’s premiere.”
The third season of BAFTA-winning comedy Detectorists will be debuting Monday, January 15th. The series, which stars Mackenzie Crook (Game of Thrones) and Toby Jones (Wayward Pines), follows two metal detecting enthusiasts as they scour England for treasure.
January 22nd sees the premiere of New Zealand drama Dear Murderer. The five-episode first season of the series, which stars Mark Mitchinson (The Shannara Chronicles), follows larger than life barrister Michael Bungay as he sets about doing what’s necessary to bring justice to his clients.
Finally, ITV drama Girlfriends will be premiering January 29th; the series will have its first two episodes released on the 29th, with each successive week unspooling one episode at a time. From Kay Mellor (Love, Lies & Records), Girlfriends follows three friends struggling with the responsibilities that come with being a modern woman of a certain age.
Acorn TV is already home to the likes of Australian legal drama Janet King, Scandinavian thriller Rebecka Martinsson, and family soap A Place to Call Home.