Wednesday, September 14, 2016

October Acorn TV: Upcoming Mystery/Crime programs

I posted the AcornTV September mysteries, but I should have waited and posted these fine programs coming in October. I do love AcornTV!

AcornTV in October

The Code, Season 2 
(Exclusive U.S. Premiere, beginning Mon., Oct 10)
The Australian political thriller returns with six new episodes starring Ashley Zukerman (Manhattan, Terra Nova, Rush) and Dan Spielman (One Perfect Day), along with new cast members Sigrid Thornton (Wentworth Prison) and Anthony LaPaglia (Without a Trace, Lantana). The series has won several awards including six Australian Film Institute Awards including Best TV Drama Series, and Australian Writers Guild for original TV mini-series.

Hoping to escape the storm they unleashed at the end of season one Jesse (Ashley Zukerman) and Ned (Dan Spielman) are confronted with the terrifying possibility of being extradited to the US to face serious charges in an American court. Fortunately for the Banks brothers, Australian National Security is sitting on an explosive case they cannot crack, and Jesse might just be the man to do it. Exchanging his hacking skills for their freedom, Jesse and Ned are drawn into a dark world that could not only cost them their lives, but all that they hold dear. (6 episodes)

19-2, Season 3 
(Exclusive U.S. Premiere, Mon., Oct 24)
Winner ‘Best Dramatic Series’ Canadian Screen Awards
“The writing is sublime…in the tradition of shows like ‘The Wire” –The New York Times
On par with the best American police dramas like The Wire and Homicide: Life on the Street, the intense, character-driven drama 19-2 returns with 10 new episodes. Stars Adrian Holmes (Arrow, Smallville) and Canadian Screen Award winner for Best Actor Jared Keeso (Elysium, Falling Skies) are captivating as partners in the Montreal Police Department. At the start of Season 3, the squad struggles to recover from the revelation that one of their own was a pedophile and a mole for organized crime. (10 episodes)

 (O.K, this one is not a mystery, but sounds fun!)
Brief Encounters 
(Exclusive U.S. Premiere, beginning Mon., Oct 31)
“A revelation: frank, funny, and full of heart” –The Telegraph
Love. Laughter. Lingerie.
This frank, fresh, and funny six-part British series follows four women striving for happiness and fulfillment. In early 1980s England, Steph (Sophie Rundle, The Bletchley Circle, Peaky Blinders), Pauline (Penelope Wilton, Downton Abbey), Nita (Angela Griffin, Inspector Lewis), and Dawn (Sharon Rooney, My Mad Fat Diary) wrestle with the pressures of family, husbands and making ends meet. However, a chance meeting between Steph and Nita is destined to kick-start a transformation for them all as they grasp the opportunity to become Ann Summers (lingerie and sex toy) party organizers. As wives and businesswomen, the four friends discover hidden strengths, shaking up not just their town but their relationships too. (6 episodes)

Additionally, Acorn Media Enterprises, RLJ Entertainment’s development arm for the Acorn brand, is in production on several recently announced Acorn TV Original Series, including British thriller The Level, Agatha Christie’s The Witness for the Prosecution, and Irish legal drama Striking Out.


moongazer56 said...

Thanks, Janet. Looks to be very good viewing indeed.

I have Acorn TV bookmarked, but am catching up w/Season 4 of "Longmire" right now.

Unknown said...

I also love Acorn TV. Enjoy you posting the new shows.