We all love a good look ahead at what’s to come to our favorite streaming service, right? I know I do. If your list doesn’t include a check in of Acorn TV, it should. They have a small but production impressive library of commissioned and exclusive series, most of which are international dramas. We get to visit placed like Ireland and England through these series, and today we run through the what’s new (and old, in the best way) Acorn TV preview June 2020.
Straight from Acorn TV, I’ll share all of the details of what’s to come, but will just say, you’ll find a good mix of genres and stories below. From two female-led WWII dramas (both of which I really liked) to contemporary soapy dramas (which we all love now and again!), there’s something sure to interest every viewer.
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Monday, June 1, 2020
DEAD STILL (Acorn TV Original Series, Commissioned); Episode 4 (Episodes 5 & 6 will debut June 8 and 15, respectively)
Set in 1880s Ireland during the Victorian era of “postmortem photography,” this six-episode darkly comic murder mystery follows renowned memorial photographer Brock Blennerhasset (Michael Smiley, Luther, Kill List).
Please note: this series is definitely a TV-MA rating (lots of f-words, sexual content, etc.); I have no idea what the rest of these shows rate/contain.
SEACHANGE: PARADISE RECLAIMED (Exclusive U.S. and Canada Premiere)
This 2019 reboot of the award-winning 1990s Australian drama series about flawed people and unconventional relationships features original cast members Sigrid Thornton (The Man from Snowy River, Paradise), Kerry Armstrong (Lantana, Razzle Dazzle) and John Howard (Mad Max: Fury Road, All Saints), and takes place 20 years after the final season. Seasons 1-3 also streaming. (8 EPS, 2019) Content unknown.
McLEOD’S DAUGHTERS, Series 1 (Series two will go up June 22)
Two sisters separated as children are reunited when they inherit a vast cattle property in the Australian bush: fiercely independent and courageous 26-year-old Claire McLeod (Lisa Chappell, Gloss); and her long-estranged half-sister, Tess (Bridie Carter, 800 Words, I Love You Too), a city girl hell bent on changing the world. Aaron Jeffery (X-Men Origins: Wolverine), Sonia Todd (Shine), Rachael Carpani (800 Words, Against The Wall) and Jessica Napier (Ghost Rider) co-star. (22 episodes, 2001) Content unknown.
Monday, June 8, 2020
BOMB GIRLS Series 1-2, plus finale
Set during World War II, BOMB GIRLS tells the remarkable stories of women who risked their lives in a munitions factory as they build bombs for the European front. Starring Meg Tilly (The Big Chill, Agnes of God), Jodi Balfour (For All Mankind, Quarry), Charlotte Hegele (When Calls The Heart) and Ali Liebert (Ten Days in the Valley). (Series 1- 6 EPS, 2012; Series 2 – 12 EPS, 2013; Finale – 2014) Content unknown.
Monday, June 15, 2020
HIDDEN, Series 2 (Craith) (Acorn TV Exclusive, Welsh and English languages, with subtitles)
From the creators of Hinterland, this suspenseful BBC Welsh psychological thriller returns for a sequel nine months after the events in series 1. Another brutal and senseless murder leads DCI Cadi John (Siân Reese-Williams, Emmerdale) and DS Owen Vaughan (Siôn Alun Davies, Hinterland) back into the shadows of the slate-strewn mountains of Blaenau Ffestiniog in north Wales to unlock more dark secrets. (6 EPS, 2020) Content unknown.
Monday, June 29, 2020
THE SOMMERDAHL MURDERS, Series 1 (Acorn TV Exclusive, Foreign Language, Danish, with English subtitles)
In the beautiful Danish coastal town of Helsingør, Detective Chief inspector Dan Sommerdahl (Peter Mygind, Flame and Citron) is the undisputed hero at North Sjælland Police. But while he can look back at a remarkable history of solved homicides, things aren’t going as well at home with his wife, Chief Criminal Technician, Marianne Sommerdahl (Laura Drasbæk, Pusher), who feels neglected and distant from her husband. (8 EPS, 2020) Content unknown.
Plus, you can also see:
DIGGING FOR BRITAIN, Series 2-4 – June 8
In this captivating documentary series, Professor Alice Roberts visits archaeological excavations around the U.K. over a yearlong period, linking together the results of digs and investigations of the country’s history. (Series 2 – 4 available) Content unknown.
COAST AND COUNTRY: RAILWAYS – June 22
Host Julia Bradbury (The Magicians, The Greek Islands with Julia Bradbury) takes viewers on a BBC outdoor adventure to historic railways lines across England, Scotland and Wales. [Through stunning landscapes and urban backstreets, each contrasting journey has a unique story to tell and offers insight into industrial Britain.](6 EPS, 2008)Content unknown.
THE YORKSHIRE VET, Series 3-5 – June 29
Get a glimpse of the true story behind All Creatures Great and Small, the classic BBC TV series by British veterinary surgeon and author Alf Wight, known worldwide as James Herriot. This documentary series profiles the dedicated team of staff at Skeldale Veterinary Centre, Wight’s original practice in Thirsk, North Yorkshire founded in 1940. Series 1 and 2 also streaming. Content unknown.
Will you, or do you plan to, watch any of these? Do you see any that sound interesting – or have you watched any of these?? Comment all of the thoughts down below.
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Photos; Dead Still, Hidden and Agatha Raisin, Acorn TV