Acorn TV Announces Exclusive U.S. Premieres in February:
True British police drama CODE OF A KILLER starring John Simm
Legal drama CROWNIES: Janet King, The Early Cases
British sitcom BIRDS OF A FEATHER, Series 12
And Season Finale of 800 WORDS, Season 2
Monday, February 6
Season finale of 800 WORDS, Season 2, Part 1 (Episodes 7-8), the heartwarming Aussie family dramedy
Monday, February 13
Crownies (aka Janet King: The Early Cases) (Exclusive U.S. Premiere)
Marta Dusseldorp (A Place to Call Home, Jack Irish) co-stars in this 2011 prequel series that first introduced the Janet King character. The young lawyers of the Office of Public Prosecutions find that their passion for justice collides with the realities of a system that struggles to protect the vulnerable. (22 episodes)
Birds of a Feather, Series 12 (Exclusive U.S. Premiere)
“As funny and edgy as ever” —Daily Mail
The revival of the iconic British sitcom returns with eight new episodes starring Pauline Quirke (Broadchurch). In Series 12, the birds are back up to their old tricks, finding themselves caught up in a series of misadventures including a visit to an infamous drag club, attending a funeral populated by the most unsavory of characters, and spot of domestic unrest.
Monday, February 27
Code of a Killer (Exclusive U.S. Premiere)
This three-part British miniseries “combines gripping drama with the remarkable history of DNA fingerprinting” (Mirror). David Threlfall (Shameless, Midwinter of the Spirit) stars as DCS David Baker, who heads up the investigation into the brutal murders of two Leicestershire schoolgirls during the 1980s. Only a few miles away, Dr. Alec Jeffreys, (John Simm, Doctor Who, Life on Mars) a scientist at Leicester University, invents a remarkable technique to read each individual’s unique DNA fingerprint.
Throughout February, Acorn TV also adds smash hit family drama Wild at Heart, Series 1-8 about a family who leaves England and settles into a new life in Africa (Trailer); the second seasons of Ladies of Letters and Dutch crime drama Lord & Master; British black comedy Reggie Perrin Series 1 & 2 starring Martin Clunes; and more new episodes of Murdoch Mysteries, Season 10, as well as feature-length movies Malice Aforethought co-starring Richard Armitage (Berlin Station, The Hobbit), Aussie drama The Interview starring Hugo Weaving (The Matrix), and Hotel Sorrento.