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RLJ Entertainment's Acorn TV Announces Upcoming 2018 Slate Featuring Award-winning Dramas and Returning Favorites


RLJ Entertainment's Acorn TV Announces Upcoming 2018 Slate Featuring Award-winning Dramas and Returning Favorites

North America's most popular SVOD specializing in British and international television Announces dates for final season of A Place to Call Home and Guy Pearce's Jack Irish Plus Acorn TV Originals Agatha Raisin, Mystery Road and Finding Joy

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SILVER SPRING, Md., July 26, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- After starting off the year with several must-see Acorn TV Originals including the final season of BAFTA-winning BBC comedy Detectorists, star-studded ITV drama Girlfriends, and Welsh sensation Keeping Faith, Acorn TV announces its content-packed U.S. Premieres for the rest of the year filled with must-see new dramas and returning favorites. From RLJ Entertainment (NASDAQ:RLJE), Acorn TV is North America's largest streaming service specializing in British and international television. Acorn TV with Acorn Media Enterprises is having an incredible year with its recent expansion announcement into twelve Latin American countries; commission announcements for the straight-to-series order of British drama London Kills Series 1 and 2 starring Hugo Speer and Sharon Small and Agatha Raisin; as well as co-production announcements for Irish comedy Finding Joy and Aussie comedy Sando; and the licensing of several hit international dramas. 

Acorn TV, RLJ Entertainment's digital subscription channel and the premier British TV streaming service in North America (PRNewsFoto/RLJ Entertainment)

Miguel Penella, RLJ Entertainment CEO, said, "As a fast-growing, independent streaming service, Acorn TV can work with a wide variety of producers, broadcasters, and distributors to curate the globe for the very best in international TV. With our upcoming slate, we're excited to offer our subscribers even more of what they love – returning favorites and new international productions featuring beautiful locations, stellar acting and compelling scripts, including our first commission with the return of Agatha Raisin plus new seasons of many of our most popular series like Guy Pearce's Jack Irish, 800 Words, The Heart Guy, and the final season of A Place to Call Home."

Exclusive U.S. Premieres Coming Up:

  • Mon., Aug. 6: Paul Abbott's British police procedural NO OFFENCE, Series 2
  • Wed., Aug. 15: Hit New Zealand dramedy 800 WORDS, Season 3, Part 2 *NEXT DAY Premiere follows Australian world premiere
  • Mon., Aug. 20: Hit outback noir MYSTERY ROAD starring award-winning actors Judy Davis and Aaron Pedersen (Jack Irish, A Place to Call Home)
  • Mon., Aug. 27: Italian drama TANGLED LIES
  • Mon., Sep. 3 (Labor Day): Addictive Aussie period drama A PLACE TO CALL HOME, Season 6: The Final Season
  • Mon., Sep. 10: Guy Pearce returns as Peter Temple's iconic antihero JACK IRISH, Season 2
  • Late September: British school drama ACKLEY BRIDGE, Series 2
  • October: Welsh crime drama BANG, Series 1
  • November: AGATHA RAISIN, Series 2:  The Fairies of Fryfam WORLD PREMIERE starring Ashley Jensen (Catastrophe, Extras, Ugly Betty) and Aussie medical dramedy THE HEART GUY, Series 3
  • November/December: Irish comedy FINDING JOY (Acorn TV Original Series) created, written and starring Irish Film & TV Academy winner Amy Huberman (Striking Out)
  • December: Hit New Zealand detective series THE BROKENWOOD MYSTERIES, Series 5

About RLJ Entertainment

RLJ Entertainment, Inc. (NASDAQ:RLJE) is a premium digital channel company serving distinct audiences primarily through its popular OTT branded channels, Acorn TV (British TV) and UMC (Urban Movie Channel), which have rapidly grown through development, acquisition, and distribution of its exclusive rights to a large library of international and British dramas, independent feature films and urban content. RLJE's titles are also distributed in multiple formats including broadcast and pay television, theatrical and non-theatrical, DVD, Blu-ray, and a variety of digital distribution models (including EST, VOD, SVOD and AVOD) in North America, the United Kingdom, and Australia. Additionally, through Acorn Media Enterprises, its UK development arm, RLJE co-produces and develops new programs and owns 64% of Agatha Christie Limited. For more information, please visit,, and

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