Thursday, May 30, 2019

DEAD STILL: A new Irish period mystery

From Deadline:

Acorn TV has partnered with Irish broadcaster RTÉ on its latest drama co-production – period mystery Dead Still. The show will launch the six-part series in 2020.

Set in 1880s Ireland in the Victorian era heyday of postmortem photography, the period drama follows a renowned memorial photographer as he investigates the murders of his recently deceased subjects.

Written by John Morton (People Like Us) and directed by Imogen Murphy (Red Rock) and Craig David Wallace (Slasher), Acorn TV has rights in the United States, Australia, New Zealand and United Kingdom; co-premiere rights in Canada; and secondary rights in Ireland. ZDF Enterprises will distribute the series in the rest of the world. It was developed with the support of Screen Ireland and Creative Europe.

The show stars Luther’s Michael Smiley, Game of Thrones’ Kerr Logan, Brooklyn’s Eileen O’Higgins, Jackie’s Aidan O’Hare, Clean Break’s Jimmy Smallhorne, Mark Rendall (Versailles), Peter Campion (Derry Girls) and Martin Donovan (Big Little Lies).
Dead Still is executive produced by Paul Donovan, Ailish McElmeel, Christina Jennings, and Scott Garvie, and produced by Suzanne McAuley.

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