Acorn TV has announced the titles that are coming to the AMC-owned streaming service in August. The Acorn TV August 2023 lineup adds to the service’s wide variety of acclaimed English and foreign-language dramas, engaging comedies, documentaries and more.
The Acorn TV August 2023 schedule includes The Chelsea Detective Season 2, new episodes of Murdoch Mysteries Season 16, The Great Train Robbery, One Lane Bridge Season 3, and more.
ACORN TV AUGUST 2023 HIGHLIGHT
The Chelsea Detective Season 2 (Acorn TV Original) – New Season Premieres Monday, August 28
The second season of the 4 x 90-minute series brings new cases for Detective Inspector Max Arnold (Adrian Scarborough, Killing Eve) and the team to investigate as Detective Sergeant Layla Walsh (Vanessa Emme, Dublin Murders) joins Chelsea CID from Exeter. Layla isn’t wide eyed or naïve about life in London, but she is an outsider and will occasionally roll her eyes at the worst excesses of Chelsea.
She loves her job and brings a direct “let’s go!” energy to the team. Layla speaks her mind and isn’t afraid to be forthright in her questioning – be that questioning a person of interest or questioning how the team investigate their cases.
DI Max Arnold will be confronted with four new mysteries this season. Ashley, Jess, Connor and Astrid return with Olivia to take us into the glossy, stylish world of Chelsea and the darkness that lies beneath.
In season two, the team delve into the art world, luxury retirement living, rowing, psychotherapy, tailoring and dating.
Created and executive produced by Emmy Award-winning Peter Fincham (The Lost Prince, Smack the Pony, I’m Alan Partridge), the four feature-length episodes are written by Glen Laker (Vera, Prime Suspect), Peter Fincham, Liz Lake (Riviera, Call the Midwife) and Laura Poliakoff (Devils).
The series producer is Ella Kelly (Death in Paradise, Midsomer Murders). The directors are Richard Signy (Death in Paradise, Silent Witness) and Sarah Esdaile (Call the Midwife).
The Chelsea Detective is produced by Acorn TV’s Acorn Media Enterprises, Germany’s ZDF and BBC Studios’ invested indie Expectation. Acorn TV serves as the exclusive home for the series in the U.S., Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand, among others.
BBC Studios distributes the series internationally and will be introducing the show to international buyers this month for the first time at MIPCOM 2022.
ACORN TV SCHEDULE
A look at the full Acorn TV August 2023 premiere schedule.
AVAILABLE AUGUST 7
A Tale of Two Thieves
In 1963 in the countryside in England, fifteen men pulled off ‘The Great Train Robbery’ netting today’s equivalent of $ 85 million.
This incredible film features Gordon Goody, one of the instigators of the crime, for the first time ever, revealing the identity of the missing mastermind behind Britain’s most famous heist- the elusive and mysterious ‘Ulsterman’.
Murdoch Mysteries Season 16 (Acorn TV Exclusive) – New Episodes on Mondays
Episode 21, “Murder in F Major”
Murdoch investigates (Yannick Bisson) when Toronto’s new symphony director is strangled at a reception.
The Great Train Robbery
This two-part series tells the story of the real-life event in 1963 — known as the Great Train Robbery — in which a gang of 15 robbers, led by mastermind Bruce Reynolds (Luke Evans, Beauty and the Beast), attacked a train and got away with more than £2.6 million.
Part One tells the story from the robbers’ point of view, detailing how the robbery was inspired, planned, rehearsed and executed.
Part Two takes a look at the police investigation into the robbery, led by London DCS Tommy Butler (Jim Broadbent, Moulin Rouge), as the team of detectives try to identify every criminal involved in the crime and bring them to justice before they flee England.
The Lost King
Based on the true story of an amateur British historian’s (Sally Hawkins, The Shape of Water) unlikely – and ultimately successful – quest to find the lost remains of King Richard III’s remains.
AVAILABLE AUGUST 14
Murdoch Mysteries, Season 16 (Acorn TV Exclusive) – New Episode on Mondays
Episode 22, “Scents and Sensibility”
Murdoch (Yannick Bisson) suspects a bride who suddenly died before her wedding was poisoned by her perfume.
One Lane Bridge Season 3
It’s been a bumpy two months since Detective Sergeant Ariki Davis (Dominic Ona-Ariki, The Commons) used police work and his second sight to uncover who killed his best friend, Joe Turner, on One Lane Bridge.
Now it’s all change at Queenstown CIB as a big gun has been sent in to clean up the mess Stephen Tremaine (Joel Tobeck, The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King) left behind…
Shocked when the homicide case against Lois Tremaine (Alison Bruce, Golden Boy) is dropped due to conflict of interest, Ariki is reassigned to routine police work until he proves himself to his staunch new female boss, Senior Sergeant Pounamu Edwards.
AVAILABLE AUGUST 21
Murdoch Mysteries Season 16 (Acorn TV Exclusive) – New Episodes Weekly on Mondays
Episode 23, “The Long Goodbye, Part One”
Murdoch’s (Yannick Bisson) investigation of a constable’s murder is hampered by interference from Brackenreid’s (Thomas Craig) overzealous replacement.
AVAILABLE AUGUST 28
The Chelsea Detective Season 2 (Acorn TV Original) – SEASON PREMIERE | New episode weekly on Mondays
Season Two brings new cases for Detective Inspector Max Arnold (Adrian Scarborough, Killing Eve) and the team to investigate. Max is joined by sharp and quick-witted Detective Sergeant Layla Walsh (Vanessa Emme, Dublin Murders) from Exeter police.
Layla quickly gets used to Max’s unique style and will occasionally roll her eyes at the worst excesses of Chelsea.
Murdoch Mysteries Season 16 (Acorn TV Exclusive) – SEASON FINALE
Episode 24, “The Long Goodbye, Part Two”
Having resigned from the constabulary, Murdoch (Yannick Bisson) is hired to find a missing heiress.