Exclusive U.S. Premiere beginning Monday, November 7, 2016
New four-part Australian drama DEEP WATER makes its exclusive U.S. Premiere on Acorn TV beginning Monday, November 7, 2016, followed by a new episode every Monday through Nov. 28. Inspired by true events, Noah Taylor (Game of Thrones) and Yael Stone (Orange is the New Black) stars as detectives assigned a brutal murder case in Bondi, where they begin to uncover mounting evidence to suggest the killing is connected to a spate of unexplained deaths, "suicides" and disappearances of gay men throughout the 80s and 90s. Available at Acorn.TV and on a variety of devices.
When the mutilated corpse of a young gay man is found in a smart Bondi beach apartment, Detectives Tori Lustigman (Stone) and Nick Manning (Taylor) are assigned the case. Is this a brutal domestic murder, a robbery gone wrong, or a gay hate crime? With mounting evidence to suggest the perpetrator has killed before, they start digging through old investigations. The discovery is shocking. They uncover up to 80 possible murders of gay men in New South Wales that occurred in the ‘80s and ‘90s – unexplained deaths, ‘suicides’ and disappearances. Many of these killings were linked to youth gangs targeting and beating up gay men, a blood sport that went largely unpunished. Is this a result of shoddy police work, indifference, or something far more sinister – prejudice in an era of panic over HIV and AIDS?
Haunted by the disappearance of her teenage brother, Tori's fascination with the case soon turns to fixation. When more ritualistic murders occur with the same bizarre signature, Tori and Nick will need to put their relationships, their careers and their lives on the line to finally reveal the truth.
The series co-stars Danielle Cormack (Wentworth, Rake), Dan Spielman (The Code), William McInnes (The Slap), Jeremy Lindsay Taylor (Serangoon Road), Craig McLachlan (The Doctor Blake Mysteries), Ben Oxenbould (Rake, The Code), Simon Burke (Devil’s Playground), Victoria Haralabidou (The Code), and Simon Elrahi (Janet King).
CLOSE TO THE ENEMY
Exclusive U.S. Premiere beginning Monday, November 14, 2016
Seven-part period drama CLOSE TO THE ENEMY makes its exclusive U.S. Premiere on Acorn TV beginning Monday, November 14, 2016, followed by a new episode every Monday through December 26.
From acclaimed filmmaker Stephen Poliakoff (Perfect Strangers, Lost Prince, Dancing on the Edge), this Acorn TV Original Series and BBC One production features an impressive ensemble cast, including Jim Sturgess (Across the Universe, 21), Alfie Allen (Game of Thrones), Alfred Molina (Spider-Man 2), Angela Bassett (American Horror Story), August Diehl (Inglourious Basterds), Lindsay Duncan (The Honourable Woman), Freddie Highmore (Bates Motel), Robert Glenister (Hustle, Prime Suspect), Charity Wakefield (The Player, Wolf Hall), and Charlotte Riley (Peaky Blinders).
Set in a bomb-damaged London hotel in the aftermath of the Second World War, Close to the Enemy follows intelligence officer Captain Callum Ferguson (Sturgess), whose last task for the Army is to ensure that a captured German scientist, Dieter (Diehl), starts working for the British RAF on urgently developing the jet engine.