Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Jack Irish on AcornTV

Beginning Monday, May 2nd, Acorn TV features the exclusive U.S. Premiere of Guy Pearce as Peter Temple’s charismatic antihero in JACK IRISH, Season 1, a new six-part cinematic noir thriller. Australian actress Marta Dusseldorp also stars in this new six-part drama series inspired by Peter Temple’s award-winning crime novels.

Jack Irish, Season 1 makes its U.S. Premiere on Acorn TV May 2, 2016 with the first two episodes, followed by a new episode every Monday through May 30. The series follows the three TV Movies based on Peter Temple’s Jack Irish novels. The movies are available on Acorn TV and DVD/Blu-ray.

This cinematic noir series, which premiered in Australia in Feb.-Mar. 2016, features a complex narrative brimming with dark humor, memorable characters, and outstanding performances. Also returning for the series are Aaron Pederson as Cam Delray and Roy Billing as Harry Strang.

Guy Pearce delivers a magnificent performance as the wounded but charismatic Jack Irish, a former criminal lawyer turned private investigator and debt collector. When Jack is contracted to find a man with a criminal past, the situation quickly turns bloody and Jack begins to suspect a set-up. The case spirals into a larger international conspiracy involving Muslim extremists and ring-wing Christians.

Meanwhile, Jack’s on-again, off-again girlfriend, journalist Linda Hillier, leaves Melbourne to further her career as a foreign correspondent in Manila. Though the job is not exactly what she had planned, Linda quickly realizes she may be on the cusp of breaking a huge story. As their cases eventually intertwine, Jack and Linda’s reunion is tested by the arrival of Sarah Longmore, a metal sculptor with connections.

Called “a terrific writer; sharp, funny and ambitious” by NPR’s Fresh Air from WHYY, crime writer Peter Temple has won the Ned Kelly Award five times as well as the Crime Writers’ Association’s Duncan Lawrie Dagger for best crime novel.

The following trailer is from Australian ABC TV...but this is what will be shown on AcornTV.

1 comment:

vallery said...

i saw the first movies in 2012 and enjoyed them. I look forward to this series, especially since