Florence Hall Joins Series Stars Julie Graham, Siobhan Redmond and Sarah Woodward for Season Two; All Episodes of the Acorn TV Original Series are Available Now on Screeners.com
“A welcome return… ” – TV Times
“… sleuthing with a lightness of tone akin to Midsomer Murders or indeed stable mate Agatha Raisin” – Radio Times
“Whimsical whodunnit” – What to Watch
One of Acorn TV’s most popular crime series, Queens of Mystery returns for season two on Monday, January 10 on Acorn TV in the US and Canada. Three two-part mysteries are set to debut weekly, as back-to-back episodes, with the final premiering on Monday, January 24.
Called a “surefire crowd-pleaser” by the Los Angeles Times and created for television by writer Julian Unthank (Doc Martin, New Tricks), Queens of Mystery follows the adventures of three crime-writing sisters Beth (Sarah Woodward, The Pale Horse), Cat (Julie Graham, The Bletchley Circle, Shetland, Penance), and Jane (Siobhan Redmond, Unforgotten) Stone and their 28-year-old niece, Detective Sergeant Mattie Stone (Florence Hall for S2, The Princess Switch: Switched Again). Using their knowledge of crime – both real world and fictional – together they solve murders in the picturesque English region of Wildemarsh. But no matter how many cases they are able to crack, the unsolved mystery that haunts all the characters is that of Mattie’s mother’s disappearance twenty-five years ago.
The wickedly offbeat Amelie-esque style contemporary murder mystery series features bold visuals, quirky characters, fast-paced dialogue and darkly comic murders. Award-winning actress Juliet Stevenson (Riviera, The Hour) received a Primetime Emmy(R) nomination for Outstanding Narrator for the first season and returns to narrate the new season.
The second season of Queens of Mystery is scripted by Julian Unthank and Matthew Thomas (Marcella, Agatha Raisin) with Oscar(R) and BAFTA(R) winner Ian Emes returning as lead director. Theresa Varga joins as 2nd director. Sly Fox Productions’ Linda James and Savannah James-Bayly are producing with Tim Vaughan as associate producer. Also returning from the filmmaking team are Paul Englishby (Luther, The Witness for the Prosecution) as composer and Charlie Knight (The Bodyguard, Ted Lasso) as costume designer. The director of photography is Sarah Bartles-Smith (Call the Midwife), production designer Maria Dagher (The Covenant), and hair and make-up designer Lisa Halstead (Back).
About Acorn TV
AMC Networks’ Acorn TV is North America’s largest streaming service specializing in premium British and international television. Acorn TV adds exclusive programming every week to a deep library of revered mysteries, dramas, and comedies – all commercial-free. Acorn TV’s recent slate is comprised of critically acclaimed commissioned and original series including popular New Zealand detective series My Life Is Murder (Lucy Lawless), acclaimed Irish crime thriller Bloodlands (James Nesbitt, co-executive produced by Jed Mercurio), British crime drama Whitstable Pearl (Kerry Godliman), Emmy(R)-nominated Queens of Mystery, Kiwi romantic comedy Under the Vines, British detective drama Dalgliesh (Bertie Carvel), and the hit Miss Fisher spinoff Ms. Fisher’s Modern Murder Mysteries, to name a few. Upcoming Acorn TV Original Series include UK detective drama Harry Wild (Jane Seymour), Signora Volpe (Emilia Fox), The Chelsea Detective (Adrian Scarborough), Darby and Joan (Bryan Brown, Greta Scacchi) and many more. The above add to a growing catalog of popular bingeable dramas including Agatha Raisin (Ashley Jensen), A Place to Call Home, Jack Irish (Guy Pearce), Doc Martin (Martin Clunes), Deadwater Fell (David Tennant, Cush Jumbo), all 22 seasons of fan-favorite Midsomer Murders, highly-rated drama The Nest, and groundbreaking period drama A Suitable Boy, among others. “glorious streaming service… an essential must-have” – The Hollywood Reporter “Netflix for the Anglophile” – NPR Acorn TV is available for $5.99/month or $59.99/year. Facebook: OfficialAcornTV – Twitter: @AcornTV – Instagram: @Acorn_tv
About Sly Fox Productions
Sly Fox Productions is the company of Linda James and Tim Vaughan. Having worked together previously to produce WITHOUT MOTIVE, WILDERNESS and WYCLIFFE at Red Rooster Film and Television Entertainment – one of the UK’s most successful drama production companies which Linda co-founded in the nineties – Linda and Tim re-united with Sly Fox Productions to produce quality, prime-time drama and scripted comedy. The company’s first series QUEENS OF MYSTERY, created by Julian Unthank and starring Julie Graham, Siobhan Redmond, Sarah Woodward and Olivia Vinall, was produced for Acorn TV, and launched in 2019 to critical acclaim, picking up an Emmy-nomination for Juliet Stevenson’s narration. The information transmitted in this email and any of its attachments is intended only for the person or entity to which it is addressed and may contain information concerning AMC Networks and/or its affiliates and subsidiaries that is proprietary, privileged, confidential and/or subject to copyright. Any review, retransmission, dissemination or other use of, or taking of any action in reliance upon, this information by persons or entities other than the intended recipient(s) is prohibited and may be unlawful. If you received this in error, please contact the sender immediately and delete and destroy the communication and all of the attachments you’ve received and all copies thereof.