Fans of Miss Fisher, rejoice! Both the new film and TV series premiere this year, and Acorn TV is the only SVOD service in North America that will have them.
Acorn TV introduced Miss Fisher’s Murders Mysteries back in 2013, when the streamer premiered Series 1 in the US. A hit was born in the States and gained more followers with each new season; with the show’s arrival on Netflix and in other territories, it became a global sensation. The series ran for three seasons with Essie Davis (The Babadook, Game of Thrones) in the five-time Logie-nominated role that made her a worldwide star.
Fast forward to today, when Acorn TV announced it is the exclusive North American partner for Miss Fisher and the Crypt of Tears, the new feature film starring Essie Davis in her iconic role as the Honourable Miss Phryne Fisher, as well as Ms Fisher’s Modern Murder Mysteries, the new 1960s-set spin-off series starring Geraldine Hakewill (Wanted) as Phryne’s niece, Peregrine Fisher.
Said Don Klees, Vice President of Programming for the Acorn brands at RLJ Entertainment:
“After first introducing U.S. audiences to the fashionable Miss Phryne Fisher in 2013, Acorn TV is thrilled to work with Every Cloud Productions and all3media on her highly anticipated return in a gorgeous, cinematic film, The Crypt of Tears, as well as introduce audiences to her equally fashionable and entertaining niece Peregrine Fisher in Ms Fisher’s Modern Murder Mysteries. With these new acquisitions as well as Judy Davis’s Mystery Road, Guy Pearce’s Jack Irish and Marta Dusseldorp’s A Place to Call Home, Acorn TV remains a leading destination for bringing U.S. audiences the best in Australian television.”
Set in the late 1920s, the highly-anticipated Miss Fisher and The Crypt of Tears follows the Honourable Miss Phryne Fisher on a Middle Eastern adventure in search of an ancient treasure. The film features several series regulars, including Nathan Page as Detective Inspector Jack Robinson, Miriam Margolyes as Aunt Prudence, and Ashleigh Cummings as Phryne’s loyal assistant and maid Dorothy ‘Dot’ Collins.
In Ms Fisher’s Modern Murder Mysteries, the gorgeously reckless Peregrine Fisher inherits a windfall when Phryne Fisher, the famous aunt she never knew, goes missing over the highlands of New Guinea. Peregrine sets out to become a world-class private detective in her own right with the unerring guidance of The Adventuresses’ Club, a group of exceptional women of which her celebrated aunt was a member.
A natural rule breaker, Peregrine is fearless, fun, and charmingly down-to-earth, as well as having a keen instinct for solving crimes. With newfound wealth and The Adventuresses to hone her rough edges and become the family she’s never had, Peregrine is unstoppable.
The series co-stars Joel Jackson (Safe Harbour) as smart, ambitious cop Detective James Steed, and Catherine McClements (Sisters) as Birdie, an ex-member of WW2 Special Forces and head of The Adventuresses.
Fiona Eagger and Deb Cox of Every Cloud Productions, who executive produced Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries, are executive producing the new film and series.
Acorn TV will exclusively premiere the film and the Acorn TV Original series in North America in 2019, with the feature film also showing in select theatres.
Stay tuned for updates.
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