Magazine article Screen International

Acorn Boards Irish Period Drama 'Dead Still'

Magazine article Screen International

Acorn Boards Irish Period Drama 'Dead Still'

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Kerr Logan, Michael Smiley, Eileen O’Higgins star in gallows humour tale of Victorian photographer who investigates murders.

Acorn Media Enterprises (AME) has come on board Irish period drama series Dead Still, currently shooting in Ireland for national public service broadcaster RTE.

AME, the UK-based development division of US OTT channel Acorn TV, has secured all rights to the series for the US, Australia, New Zealand and the UK. It also has co-premiere rights for Canada and secondary rights for Ireland.

Centring on a memorial photographer in Victorian Ireland who investigates the murders of his subjects, Dead Still will premiere next year on RTE in Ireland and as an Acorn TV Original in the US. Imogen Murphy and Craig David Wallace directed from a screenplay by John Morton, and the piece stars Kerr Logan, Ben Wheatley regular Michael Smiley, and Eileen O’Higgins. …

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