Relative newcomer Acorn TV launched in 2013 to stream programming from UK-based studios like BBC Worldwide, ITV, and Channel 4. The British-owned streaming services specializes in new and classic mysteries, dramas, comedies, and documentaries from the non-American English speaking world including Ireland, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. Acorn TV just released their fall 2017 schedule full of new seasons of their most popular series and a few premieres.
Acorn TV’s fall 2017 releases include the all-new second season of Scandinavian thriller Black Widows and the fourth season of hit Canadian police drama 19-2, debuting in September. The Wall Street Journal calls 19-2 “exciting in a wholly new way” and writes that the series manages to make the genre feel new again. Also premiering in September is The Governor, an ITV series which ran from 1995 to 1996 and features Idris Elba in one of his first roles ever, and Newton’s Law, a new fast-paced Australian legal drama.
In October, Acorn TV will also unveil their new original series Acceptable Risk, described as a “gripping international conspiracy thriller.” Acceptable Risk is a journey into the world of big pharmaceuticals, corporate intrigue, and surveillance starring award-winning actress Elaine Cassidy (The Paradise, No Offence). ITV’s hit Doc Martin will also return in October with an all-new eighth season.
In November and December, Acorn TV will roll out new seasons of The Brokenwood Mysteries, A Place to Call Home, and the EDGAR®-winning BBC One detective series George Gently. In addition, Acorn TV will debut the new BBC One drama Love, Lies, and Records, written by BAFTA award-winning writer Kay Mellor (The Syndicate) and starring Ashley Jensen (Agatha Raisin, Catastrophe).
An Acorn TV subscription costs just $4.99 a month and the streaming service is completely ad-free. The Acorn TV app is supported on most major streaming devices including Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, and Roku. Interested new users can check out Acorn TV for one week with no strings attached by signing up for a free trial.