Thursday, August 2, 2018

Queens of Mystery: Acorn Original Detective Series

From Deadline:

Acorn TV is continuing its move into original drama with female detective series Queens of Mystery.

Acorn has ordered the six-part series from British production company Sly Fox Productions in association with Ferncroft Media and it comes hot on the heels of the order of Hugo Speer and Sharon Small-fronted London Kills and the second season of Ashley Jensen’s Agatha Raisin.

Queens of Mystery was created by New Tricks and Doc Martin writer Julian Unthank and will air in the U.S. and in English-speaking territories via Acorn TV as three feature-length episodes as well as six 45 minute episodes. It will launch in 2019 and will be distributed internationally by ZDF Enterprises.

Queens of Mystery follows a perennially single female detective and her three aunts, who are well-known crime writers that help her solve whodunit style murders as well as set her up on blind dates. The Amelie-esque style contemporary murder mystery series will feature quirky characters, fast-paced dialogue and darkly comic murders. The Rook writer Matthew Thomas will write along with Unthank and Ian Emes will direct the first two episodes.

1 comment:

Mary Lee Barton said...

This new series sounds delicious--can't wait!