Acorn TV launches its latest original series, Close to the Enemy, in November. The streaming site offers four additional exclusive U.S. premieres of British and Australian shows in the month.
“Close to the Enemy” follows efforts to convince a German scientist to work with Britain after World War II. The service will stream one episode of the co-production per week over seven weeks beginning Nov. 14.
Read about the other premieres below.
Acorn TV November 2016 premieres
Monday, Nov. 7
Series 1, Episode 1; exclusive U.S. premiere
Detectives Tori Lustigman (Yael Stone) and Nick Manning (Noah Taylor) investigate the murder of a man in a beachfront apartment in Bondi. Is this brutal murder a domestic conflict, a robbery gone wrong, or a hate crime connected to a series of unexplained deaths? Real events inspired this 2016 Aussie drama. (4 episodes)
8 episodes; in Swedish
This Scandinavian drama follows the murderous midlife crises of three best friends: Rebecka (Cecilia Forss), Johanne (Synnøve Macody Lund) and Kira (Beate Bille). When a relaxing holiday weekend in Norway turns disastrous following a mysterious accident, the women’s lives will never be the same. Peter Stormare also stars.
Noah Taylor and Yael Stone in “Deep Water.” (Sean O’Reilly photo)
Cecilia Forss (from left), Beate Bile and Synnove Macody Lund star in “Black Widows,” coming to Acorn TV in November. (Acorn TV)
Noni Hazlehurst (from left), Marta Dusseldorp, Brett Climo and Jenni Baird star in “A Place to Call Home.” (Acorn TV)
Monday, Nov. 14
Close to the Enemy
Episode 1; exclusive U.S. premiere of Acorn TV Original
This lavish British drama takes place in a bomb-damaged London hotel during the aftermath of WWII. Jim Sturgess stars British Intelligence officer Callum Ferguson, who must complete his last task for the British Army. He must convince captured German scientist Dieter Koehler (August Diehl) to work with the British government. Alfred Molina, Angela Bassett, Alfie Allen, Lindsay Duncan, Freddie Highmore and Charlotte Riley also star. Award-winning filmmaker Stephen Poliakoff directs. (7 episodes)
Season 1, Episodes 5-6
Season 1, Episode 2
Monday, Nov. 21
Raised By Wolves
Series2, 6 episodes; exclusive U.S. premiere
This uproarious, award-winning British comedy follows six socially-isolated siblings and their formidable single mother. Series 2 finds single parent Della Garry (Rebekah Stanton) and her six children continuing their social experiment of home-schooling. They’re also preparing for the Apocalypse—in Wolverhampton. Alexa Davies, Helen Monks and Phillip Jackson also star. Bestselling author Caitlin Moran created and writes the series.
Series 5, 6 episodes; exclusive U.S. premiere
Jack Weston (Damien Molony) and Charlie Steele (Clare-Hope Ashitey) attempt to solve a series of mysteries in contemporary London in the show’s fifth season. The detectives and a new team of officers work tirelessly to expose the truth behind each crime, including the death of one of their own. Filmed from an eyewitness perspective with improvised dialogue, this one-of-a-kind procedural delivers an immersive, authentic look at police investigations. Lenora Crichlow, James Murray and Perry Fitzpatrick also star.
Close to the Enemy
Season 1, Episode 3
Thursday, Nov. 24
A Place to Call Home
Season 4, episodes 1-2; exclusive U.S. premiere
Set in post-World War II Australia, this rich and meaningful production deals with themes such as anti-Semitism, sexuality and social class. Marta Dusseldorp stars as Sarah Adams, a nurse who becomes involved in the affairs of the wealthy Bligh family. Season 4 focuses on the relationships between the characters as affected by two contrasting social issues. Firstly, the “Reds Under the Beds” scare surrounding The Petrov Affair fuels a conservative wave of fear. Also, a wave of liberal change opens new social and moral choices. Craig Hall, Brett Climo, Abby Earl, Noni Hazlehurst, Aldo Mignone, Arianwen Parkes-Lockwood, Jenni Baird and David Berry also star. (12 episodes) Watch the Season 4 trailer.
Where the Heart Is
Series 6, 12 episodes
Thomas Craig co-stars in this long-running and hugely popular British family drama set in a fictional Yorkshire town. Warm-hearted and humane, the series follows a group of nurses who are fiercely dedicated to both their jobs and their families. Ashley Pharoah and Vicky Featherstone created the show. Series 6 originally aired on ITV in 2002.