Acorn TV Announces June Premieres + Upcoming British Productions

Today marks 10 years since the premiere of From There to Here, a period drama set against the backdrop of the 1996 IRA bombing of Manchester's city centre. The action follows the intertwined lives of the Cotton family.

Philip Glenister (Life on Mars) stars as Daniel Cotton, a seemingly successful businessman who struggles to reconcile his fractured family and his double life. As the city rebuilds in the wake of the attack, Daniel grapples with secrets and lies that threaten to ruin everything that's important to him.

The three-part series also includes performances from Steven Mackintosh (Lucky Man), Saskia Reeves (Slow Horses), Liz White (Life on Mars), and Morven Christie (The Bay). In the US, you can stream it free with ads on Amazon's Freevee (which does not require you to have Prime).

Acorn TV June 2024 Premieres (US) - This month brings a lot of new and continuing new shows - and not much in the way of filler.

New & Upcoming

  • On BritBox, Season 4 of McDonald & Dodds premieres tomorrow on the 23rd. On the 31st, they'll be adding season 2 of Here We Go. The fun family sitcom stars Katherine Parkinson (The IT Crowd, Doc Martin), Jim Howick (Ghosts, Sex Education) and Alison Steadman (Ghosts, Sex Education). Also - if you missed it, the RHS Chelsea Flower Show coverage includes an interview with Monty Don and Dame Judi Dench. You'll find it near the end of the 5th episode, but it's called Episode 4. A new season of Escape to the Country arrives on the 28th.
  • On Acorn TV, the 20th brought new episodes of Murdoch Mysteries, Harry Wild, and Brokenwood Mysteries, along with season 3 of the Swedish crime drama Backstrom. They also added the documentary Osborne House that day. On the 27th, the Israeli crime drama The Truth will premiere, along with season 2 of the Australian series Total Control.
  • On Netflix, May 22nd brought the addition of Buying London, a reality show about selling some of London's most expensive properties.
  • On Max, 90 Day Fiance will premiere on May 27th. This British spin-off of the American reality series gives couples a short period of time to decide whether they want to be together or break things off.
  • On Disney+ and Hulu, season 4 of Gordon Ramsay: Uncharted will premiere on the 28th.
  • On Apple TV+, May 22nd brought the premiere of season 4 of Trying. The acclaimed comedy moves ahead 6 years from the events of season 3, with Nikki and Jason now well-adjusted to life as adoptive parents.

View all the brand new shows coming to US streaming services in May HERE

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DCI Lauren McDonald: Magnifying glass?

DS Dodds: Check.

DCI Lauren McDonald: Pencil and notebook?

DS Dodds: Check. Check.

DCI Lauren McDonald: Latex gloves?

DS Dodds: Oh, I never go anywhere without my latex, ma'am.

DCI Lauren McDonald: Ego?

DS Dodds: Oh, I left that at home, ma'am. It weighs me down.

McDonald & Dodds

Stream it (US): BritBox

Recent Casting Notices...

As always, there's much to look forward to. Here are a few more projects in the works with various production companies.

  • 500 Miles - Bill Nighy, Maisie Williams, and Roman Griffin Davis will star in this upcoming film set in Ireland. A broken family is forced to come together when two kids run away from their English home to get to their estranged grandfather (Nighy) on the west coast of Ireland.
  • Adolescence - This upcoming Netflix series tells the story of a 13-year-old boy who fatally stabs his classmate. The action focuses on the aftermath - the investigation and counseling as the adults involved attempt to figure out what happened. Production in summer 2024.
  • After You'd Gone - This feature film will see Gemma Arterton playing Mel, a woman whose long-term partner disappears suddenly, only for her to find out that everything she thought she knew about him was false.
  • Amandaland - Lucy Punch and Joanna Lumley will star in this upcoming spin-off of Motherland. After her divorce, Amanda (Punch) has to relocate to South Harlesden, a much less upmarket location than her previous home. With both kids now at secondary school, she'll have to grapple with the challenge of raising teenagers - things like teenage drinking, fake Instagram accounts and eco anxiety.

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