Acorn TV has announced the titles that are coming to the AMC-owned streaming service in May. The Acorn TV May 2022 lineup adds to the service’s wide variety of acclaimed English and foreign-language dramas, engaging comedies, documentaries and more.
The Acorn TV May 2022 schedule includes episodes of Signora Volpe, the season finale of Hidden Assets, and all episodes of The Truth Will Out Season 2.
The Acorn TV May 2022 titles are available at Acorn.TV and on Prime Video Channels, Apple TV, Roku, YouTube TV, Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV, Xfinity, iOS, Android, Cox, and more.
ACORN TV MAY 2022 HIGHLIGHTS
SIGNORA VOLPE (Acorn TV Original)
New Episodes on Mondays Beginning May 2
Top British spy Sylvia Fox (Emilia Fox, Silent Witness) is in Italy for her niece’s wedding when the groom goes missing, leaving a dead body behind him. Sylvia solves the mystery and falls in love – with Italy, and with a crumbling old house on a hillside. Disillusioned with her job and longing to reconnect with her family, Sylvia decides to stay on and start a new life in the little town of Panicale.
But trouble has a habit of seeking Sylvia out and she finds herself tackling a fresh mystery every week – and in the process, becoming increasingly close to handsome local cop Giovanni Riva (Giovanni Cerfiera, American Crime Story: Assassination of Gianni Versace.) Co-starring Tara Fitzgerald (Game of Thrones, Belgravia).
HIDDEN ASSETS (Episodes 5 & 6) (Acorn TV Original (U.S. Only))
Season Finale on May 2
A routine raid led by a detective in the Irish Criminal Assets Bureau (CAB) reveals that a small-time drug dealer has been receiving substantial funding from a seemingly untraceable source – not in cash, but in rough diamonds. When these diamonds are linked to a series of bombings in Belgium, Detective Emer Berry (Angeline Ball, Acceptable Risk, Keeping Faith) is forced to work with Police Commissioner Christian De Jong (Wouter Hendrickx, Blackout, Undercover).
Eventually banding together, they unravel a political conspiracy fueling domestic unrest for financial gain. Caught up in this web of greed are the Brannigans, a wealthy Irish dynasty with ties to Antwerp. Drawn into a battle of wits with the family, Emer, Christian and the CAB team must follow the money to stop another terrorist attack before it’s too late.
THE TRUTH WILL OUT Season 2 (Acorn TV Exclusive)
Binge Premiere (5 episodes) on May 16
Peter Wendel’s understaffed Cold Case Unit has barely risen in the ranks at the police station since season one, but everything changes when a colleague is suddenly found dead. The officer’s death triggers a chain of events which will reveal that a high-ranking police commissioner is living a double life in which he exploits, rapes and degrades young women and children.
The investigation also raises doubts about whether Peter’s brother –a close friend of the deceased victim – actually took his own life. Was he in fact murdered? *Swedish-language drama
ACORN TV SCHEDULE
AVAILABLE MAY 2
Signora Volpe (Acorn TV Original) | Episode 1 of 3 – SERIES PREMIERE
EPISODE 1: An Anxious Aunt
Sylvia Fox (Emilia Fox, Silent Witness) goes to Umbria, Italy, for the wedding of her niece, Alice (Issy Knopfler.). But the groom, Tommaso, disappears, leaving a woman’s body in the lake at the bottom of his garden.
Drawing on the skills she’s acquired as an MI6 operative, Sylvia investigates, and discovers that Tommaso has a very shady past, working for criminal boss Richelmo Gregori – the brother of the dead woman. (1 EP, 2022)
Hidden Assets (Acorn TV Original) | Episodes 5 and 6 of 6 (U.S. Only) – SEASON FINALE
EPISODE 5: While Christian’s team searches for the bomber, the Irish Criminal Assets Bureau looks for a money trail linking Bibi to Fionn’s diamond-laundering scheme. Bibi offers Fionn’s wife a payoff, but she wants more money in exchange for Fionn’s hard drive. Sana’s friend Kamal turns up at the station with information about the night Sana disappeared, giving Christian and Emer a crucial lead.
EPISODE 6: Now in custody, Bibi admits to financial crimes and aiding the bombers, but under Belgian law she will only be charged with money laundering if she helps prevent the next bombing. Emer and Christian face a desperate race to stop the bomber and uncover who was really behind the terrorist campaign — and why. (2 EPS, 2022)
Murdoch Mysteries Season 15 (Acorn TV Exclusive) | Episode 10 of 24 (U.S. Only)
“Drawn in Blood”: When a political cartoonist is shot at an awards ceremony, Murdoch suspects the murder is tied to a city development. (1 EP, 2022)
A Woman of Substance Saga | All episodes
From the novel by Barbara Taylor Bradford, this Emmy®-nominated miniseries charts the rise of Emma Harte from poor Yorkshire servant girl to one of the world’s richest tycoons. Starring Deborah Kerr, Jenny Seagrove and Liam Neeson. (9 EPS, 1985)
Grand Tours of Scotland Season 1 | All episodes
With a Victorian guidebook in his hands, historian Paul Murton (Casualty) travels the country and traces the changes that have taken place since the birth of Scottish tourism 200 years ago. For centuries, “north of the border” had been regarded as a place to avoid and early travelers complained about the savage terrain and uncouth habits of the natives.
To find out what changed to make Scotland an internationally celebrated tourist destination, Paul recreates six journeys suggested by a well-worn copy of “Black’s Picturesque Guide to Scotland” and follows in the footsteps of the first tourists to come here. (6 EPS, 2010)
AVAILABLE MAY 9
Signora Volpe (Acorn TV Original) | Episode 2 of 3
EPISODE 2: Secrets & Sacrifices
Sylvia helps out on an archaeological dig at the Castello di Monterosa, and finds a skeleton buried in a shallow grave. The locals are convinced it’s that of a teenage girl who disappeared 25 years ago, and that she was murdered by a recluse who still lives nearby. Riva thinks so too, but Sylvia is less sure. Her investigation uncovers a story of dark secrets, domestic abuse, and heroic sacrifice. (1 EP, 2022)
Murdoch Mysteries Season 15 (Acorn TV Exclusive) | Episode 11 of 24 (U.S. Only)
“The Night Before Christmas”: When Murdoch, Ogden and their associates spend Christmas at a country estate, someone – or something – is out to kill them. (1 EP, 2022)
The Shell Seekers | All episodes
Penelope Keeling (Vanessa Redgrave, Call the Midwife) reflects on her three very different children after she suffers a mild stroke. Visiting her daughter Olivia (Victoria Smurfit, Marcella) in Ibiza while recovering, she finds that her daughter’s lover has the same relationship problems she faced during WWII.
When Penelope learns that one of her father’s paintings is worth a great deal of money and is urged to sell it, she has to decide what kind of future she wants for her family. Also starring Maximilian Schell (Judgment at Nuremberg), Sebastian Koch (Homeland) and Charles Edwards (Under The Vines). (2 EPS, 2006)
AVAILABLE MAY 16
Signora Volpe (Acorn TV Original) | Episode 3 of 3 – SEASON FINALE
EPISODE 3: Truffles & Treachery
When Sasha Pavlenko, the son of a Russian politician is arrested in Rome for the murder of a fellow-student, Sylvia’s ex-husband and ex-colleague Adam (Jamie Bamber, Battlestar Galactica) asks her to investigate. Sylvia has another important case in hand – the kidnap of a truffle pig – but reluctantly agrees.
Sasha is bailed into Sylvia’s custody, and she discovers that he and Mario, the victim, were lovers. Sylvia uncovers a nasty blackmail plot gone wrong, but is shocked when she discovers that Mario’s killer is someone she knows well – or thought she did.
The Truth Will Out Season 2 (Acorn TV Exclusive, Foreign Language) | All Episodes
Peter Wendel’s understaffed Cold Case Unit has barely risen in the ranks at the police station since season 1, but everything changes when a colleague is suddenly found dead. The officer’s death triggers a chain of events which will reveal that a high-ranking police commissioner – known for his work against sexual discrimination, sexual harassment and violence against women – is living a double life in which he exploits, rapes and degrades young women and children.
The investigation also raises doubts about whether Peter’s brother – who was a close friend of the deceased victim – actually took his own life. Was he in fact murdered? Swedish, with English subtitles (5 EPS, 2021)
Murdoch Mysteries Season 15 (Acorn TV Exclusive) | Episode 12 of 24 (U.S. Only)
The murder of a man with compromising film images of Mary Pickford leads Murdoch to suspect the actress is involved. (1 EP, 2022)
AVAILABLE MAY 23
Murdoch Mysteries Season 15 (Acorn TV Exclusive) | Episode 13 of 24 (U.S. Only)
“Murdoch On The Couch”: When Murdoch investigates the mysterious death of a colleague of Sigmund Freud, he receives an unexpected psychoanalysis. (1 EP, 2022)
Resort to Murder | All episodes
A woman is murdered on the derelict West Pier in Brighton and her son hunts the killer. His investigations lead into the underworld behind the town’s glitzy promenade. Tony McHale’s thriller has an intricate plot and a nice feel for the atmosphere of the English South Coast resort. Starring Ben Chaplin (The Thin Red Line), Steven Waddington (Jamestown), Kelly Hunter (The Hole), and Peter Firth (Cheat) (5 EPS, 1995)
AVAILABLE MAY 30
Murdoch Mysteries Season 15 (Acorn TV Exclusive) | Episode 14 of 24 (U.S. Only)
“The Witches of East York”: Murdoch arrests a man for trying to kill a woman he claims is a witch only to have him mysteriously die in custody. (1 EP, 2022)
Dead Lucky Season 1 | All episodes
Starring Rachel Griffiths (Six Feet Under), this urban crime thriller centers on two very different detectives thrown together to solve a murder. A couple of convenience store owners resort to deadly measures to defend their business.
A house of international students thinks that they have found paradise. And a violent fugitive is in hiding. Over a week, the paths of these characters collide, leaving two people dead and one missing. (4 EPS, 2018)
Rosamunde Pilcher’s Four Seasons | All episodes
Endellion, the magnificent country seat of the aristocratic Combe family, sets the scene for a sweeping saga playing out within one eventful year.
At the center are three women of three different generations: Julia (Senta Berger, Unter Verdacht), banished from Endellion, whose return triggers the turbulent events; Abby (Paula Kalenberg, The Cloud), her granddaughter, who wants to know the secret of her past so that she can face the future; and Charlotte (Natalia Wörner, The Pillars of the Earth), Julia’s daughter and Abby’s mother, who allegedly killed herself but who is still very much alive in the hearts of the Combe family – and perhaps somewhere near Endellion as well.
Also starring Michael York (How I Met Your Mother), Tom Conti (The Dark Knight Rises) and Tim Delap (Foyle’s War). (4 EPS, 2008)