Sunday, September 17, 2017

Doc Martin: Series 8 on Acorn TV

Acorn TV announced the return of one of the most popular series in Britain and Acorn’s best-selling series with Doc Martin, Series 8 beginning its Exclusive U.S. Premiere on Thursday, September 21, 2017, the day after its British premiere on ITV.

Martin Clunes returns in his lead performance as a tactless, self-centered, and uptight doctor in a quirky seaside town in Cornwall. After having therapy to save their marriage in the last season, Doc Martin and Louisa (Caroline Catz) face the challenge of living happily together with their baby, James Henry. The new eight-episode season premieres every Thursday through November 9, 2017 when the complete season will be available for binge-watching.

Mark Stevens, President of Acorn Brands at RLJ Entertainment, noted, “Acorn TV is ecstatic to exclusively offer our subscribers new episodes of one of their favorite series, Doc Martin. After waiting two years for more episodes, we’re delighted to shorten the wait for North American fans, and will be offering each new episode the day after its UK debut.

Richard Halliwell, DRG CEO, added, “We are thrilled that Acorn TV continues to support Doc Martin, by offering the brilliant new series to its subscribers in North America. With its human stories, fish-out-of-water lead and universal themes, Doc Martin continues to resonate with audiences around the world. And of course, the gorgeous Cornish scenery and quintessentially British eccentric characters all add to its appeal. We are proud to have this wonderful title in our catalogue and with Series Nine already in development, we can’t wait to see what’s next for Martin and the world of Portwenn.”

Acorn TV features the previous seven series available to watch anytime and recently created and added the behind-the-scenes documentary, Doc Martin: It's Always Sunny in Portwenn, with the cast and crew reflecting on eight seasons on the series and a sneak peek at Series 8.

Set in the fictional town of Portwenn, Series 8 features returning favorites Dame Eileen Atkins as the Doc’s formidable Aunt Ruth, Ian McNeice as Bert Large, Joe Absolom as his son Al. Additionally, Series 8 guest stars include Art Malik and another guest turn by Caroline Quentin. Doc Martin is created by Dominic Minghella, produced by Buffalo Pictures, and distributed by DRG.

1 comment:

Unknown said...

Somewhat disappointed in ep. 1. Characters seemed different and the story could have been better. The Tishels need to go as always. Just not as good as the past writing efforts. Still love it though. More Morwenna I say. And in case you didn't know, Louisa's the snag in that marriage, not the Doc.