Acorn TV has announced the titles that are coming to the AMC-owned streaming service in September. The Acorn TV September 2021 lineup adds to the service’s wide variety of acclaimed English and foreign-language dramas, engaging comedies, documentaries and more.
The Acorn TV September 2021 schedule includes Acorn TV exclusive Finding Alice, new episodes of My Life Is Murder Season 2, and the second part of Midsomer Murders Season 22. We’ve also included more titles coming to the service later this fall.
ACORN TV SEPTEMBER 2021 SCHEDULE
AVAILABLE SEPTEMBER 6
My Life Is Murder Season 2 (Acorn TV Original) – Episode 3 of 10
Building on the warmth, intrigue, and humor of its acclaimed first season based in Melbourne, My Life Is Murder moves to Auckland, New Zealand for this new 10-episode season. Award-winning Kiwi actress Lucy Lawless (Xena: Warrior Princess, Spartacus) returns as fearless and unapologetic retired detective Alexa Crowe, whose unique skills and insights allow her to unravel the truth behind the most baffling of crimes. In this contemporary mystery-of-the-week series, Alexa finds herself back in her home country for the first time in years and can’t help herself when she is asked to look into a bizarre unsolved murder.
Joined again by her partner-in-crime-solving, Madison Feliciano (Ebony Vagulans) as well as series newcomers, she quickly finds herself investigating other murder mysteries in surprising, glamorous worlds filled with intriguing characters who hide dangerous and deadly secrets.
Episode description: Alexa’s personal and professional lives collide when she investigates the death of a drag queen whose star was on the rise. Guest starring: Martin Henderson (Grey’s Anatomy, Virgin River), Michelle Ang (Fear the Walking Dead), drag performers Kita Mean (RuPaul’s Drag Race Down Under), Elektra Shock (RuPaul’s Drag Race Down Under), Drew Blood and Amanduh La Whore (1 EP, 2021)
Capital – Binge
Starring Toby Jones (Detectorists) and Rachael Stirling (The Bletchley Circle), this witty, colorful and sharply-observed drama focuses on the interconnected lives of a diverse group of characters linked to a fictional street. From the makers of Broadchurch and Humans and adapted by BAFTA-winner Peter Bowker from the bestselling novel by John Lanchester, the series cleverly interweaves a vivid and unforgettable ensemble cast of urban characters in a story bursting with unfailingly piercing and funny observations on modern life and existence.
One day, the street’s residents all receive an anonymous postcard through their front doors bearing a simple message: “We want what you have”. Who is behind the anonymous hate campaign? And what do they want? As the mystery of the postcards deepens, interweaving stories reveal lives filled with love and loss, fear and greed, fortune and envy, and at its heart, family and home. (4 EPS, 2015)
Upper Middle Bogan Series 2 – Binge
Australia’s acclaimed family comedy following Bess Denyar (Annie Maynard, Puberty Blues), a wealthy doctor, who discovers she is adopted and comes from a family of drag racers in the outer suburbs, she becomes the ‘Upper Middle Bogan’, forever caught in the middle of two tribes. Despite the protests of her slightly snobby architect husband (Patrick Brammall, No Activity), her private school educated kids (Lara Robinson and Harrison Feldman), and her overbearing adoptive mother (Robyn Nevin, Top of the Lake), Bess is determined to make one big happy clan with her newly found and very noisy family. (8 EPS, 2014)
Republic of Doyle Season 2 – Binge
Crime-solving adventures and tumultuous relationships abound in this fresh, contemporary comedic drama revolving around the deliciously dysfunctional Doyle family as they try to make it all work running a father and son private investigative agency. Set against the spectacularly rugged backdrop of Newfoundland, this stand-out Canadian series is created by and stars Allan Hawco (ZOS:Zone of Separation) as the roguish and irreverent P.I. Jake Doyle, alongside award-winning actor Sean McGinley (Richard Attenborough’s Closing The Ring, Bleak House) as father and business partner Malachy. (13 EPS, 2011)
AVAILABLE SEPTEMBER 13
Finding Alice (Acorn TV Exclusive) – Binge
Award-winning actress Keeley Hawes (The Durrells in Corfu, Bodyguard, Line of Duty) joins an all-star cast in this contemporary drama about a woman’s honest, raw, darkly comic journey of grief, love and life after the death of her partner, Harry. Also starring Joanna Lumley (Absolutely Fabulous), Nigel Havers (Benidorm, Coronation Street), Jason Merrells (Agatha Raisin) and Gemma Jones (Gentleman Jack).
For Alice (Hawes), Harry (Merrells) and their daughter (Isabella Pappas), Charlotte, moving into their new home should have been a dream come true, but it quickly turns into a nightmare when Alice discovers Harry dead at the bottom of the stairs. Harry designed the smart house, so it’s weird and wonderful, and one more disorientation for Alice on top of her sense of loss and abandonment. (6 EPS, 2021)
My Life Is Murder Season 2 (Acorn TV Original) – Episode 4 of 10
Alexa is confronted by her own history when she investigates the death of a museum curator.
Guest starring: Anna Hutchison (Spartacus) (1 EP, 2021)
Upper Middle Bogan Series 3 – Binge | See series description above (8 EPS, 2016)
AVAILABLE SEPTEMBER 20
My Life Is Murder, Season 2 (Acorn TV Original) – Episode 5 of 10
Alexa will need all five senses to solve the mysterious death of an ambitious young winemaker.
Guests starring: Jay Ryan (Beauty and the Beast, It Chapter Two) and Graham Vincent (Spartacus) (1 EP, 2021)
Republic of Doyle, Season 3 – Binge | Series description above (13 EPS, 2012)
The Farm Fixer, Season 1 – Binge
Small family farms have been the backbone of the agricultural community for centuries, but they are now in crisis. They need to find new ways to make money, and the clock is ticking. The Apprentice’s Nick Hewer returns to his Northern Irish roots to provide the strategic planning expertise these farmers so desperately need. Nick’s business motto is that doing nothing is not an option. In this eight-part BBC One series, the options on offer include harvesting seaweed, brewing beer, entertaining cruise ship parties, and even producing flavored water for pets. But will notoriously stubborn farmers embrace Nick’s no-nonsense approach or will he have a fight on his hands? (8 EPS, 2012)
AVAILABLE SEPTEMBER 27
Midsomer Murders, Season 22, Part 2 – US Exclusive! – Episode 3 of 7
Midsomer Murders is one of the most popular and longest-running mystery series of all-time and remains one of Acorn TV’s top performing franchises and a fan favorite. Season 22 airs exclusively on Acorn TV. In Midsomer Murders, Detective Chief Barnaby (Neil Dudgeon) and Detective Sergeant Winter (Nick Hendrix) investigate homicides, blackmail, greed, and betrayal in England’s most murderous county…
In the mid-season debut, the owners of a handmade board game gather for a murder mystery weekend, but the immersive experience takes a puzzling twist when a killer strikes for real. The police’s detective skills are put to the test as they are forced to solve this case on their own. Guest stars in this episode are Caroline Quentin (Doc Martin) and Rachael Stirling (The Bletchley Circle). (1 EP, 2021)
Kidnap & Ransom, Seasons 1 and 2 – Binge
Over two tense, three-part seasons, Dominic King (Trevor Eve, Waking The Dead), the best international hostage negotiator in the business, embarks on the most difficult cases of his career. With affecting human trauma and excellent performances from a stellar cast, Kidnap & Ransom has the emotional impact to hook viewers, as they are taken on a fast-paced adventure. One case involves the snatching of a businesswoman, Naomi Shaffer, in South Africa, whose initial release was botched.
In season 2, Dominic faces his biggest challenge yet, when a bus filled with tourists is dramatically taken hostage in India. After a handover goes wrong, he must negotiate with the kidnappers whilst trying to convince the police not to attack. (6 EPS, 2011-2012)
My Life Is Murder, Season 2 (Acorn TV Original) – Episode 6 of 10
A frosty reception awaits Alexa when she investigates how the chef at a resort died in his own walk-in freezer.
Guest starring: William Shatner (Star Trek, Haven), Bruce Hopkins (Lord of the Rings, Xena: Warrior Princess), and Martin Henderson (Grey’s Anatomy, Virgin River) (1 EP, 2021)
AVAILABLE NOVEMBER 2021
Dalgliesh Season 1 (Acorn TV Original)
Adapted from P.D. James’ bestselling and acclaimed Adam Dalgliesh Mystery novels, this intriguing new crime drama stars Bertie Carvel (Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell, Agatha Christie’s The Pale Horse, Doctor Foster) as the titular detective in three two-part films that each feature its own unique setting and extraordinary cast.
This season set in 1970s England follows the enigmatic, yet emotionally intelligent and empathetic, Adam Dalgliesh as he solves unusual murders ranging from a nursing student poisoned during a training demonstration to a homeless man and recently resigned Tory MP whose throats were slashed in a London church.
AVAILABLE FALL 2021
Manhunt: The Night Stalker (Acorn TV Original)
The highest-rated new drama of 2019 on all UK television, Manhunt, is back, with BAFTA and SAG Award-winning actor Martin Clunes (Doc Martin) reprising his critically acclaimed role as former London Metropolitan Police detective DCI Colin Sutton in this riveting crime series.
Based on the real-life Colin Sutton’s diaries, Manhunt: The Night Stalker is the true story of the police pursuit of a notorious serial rapist whose 17-year reign of terror left thousands of elderly people in South East London living in fear. The drama explores how Colin came late to the inquiry and helped solve it in a matter of weeks, taking an incredibly dangerous criminal off the streets.