Acorn TV with Acorn Media Enterprises commission original British drama 'London Kills' straight-to-series

Source: Acorn TV Press Release 

Acorn TV

Acorn TV and Acorn Media Enterprises announce their second series commission and first straight-to-series program with British drama series "London Kills." Acorn Media Enterprises, the UK-based development division for the Acorn brand of RLJ Entertainment, Inc, has partnered with PGMTV to co-produce the new series along with Acorn Media International distributing in all English-speaking territories and international distributor ZDF Enterprises distributing the rest of the world.

The companies will produce two series back-to-back comprised of five by one-hour episodes. The deal was negotiated with Acorn Media Enterprises Shane Murphy, PGMTV’s Paul Marquess, and ZDF Enterprises’ VP ZDFE.drama Robert Franke.

"London Kills" will dramatize the experiences of a team of top murder detectives. Slick, modern and fast moving, the series will be shot like a cutting-edge documentary. Each episode of "London Kills" will focus on a different murder following the detectives as they uncover the truth behind the killing but will also have a serial story involving the lead detective’s missing wife.

Shane Murphy, Managing Director, Acorn Media Enterprises had this to say about the announcement:
After announcing our first commission with Agatha Raisin, Series 2, Acorn Media Enterprises and Acorn TV are thrilled to not only commission another high-quality production but make LONDON KILLS our first straight-to-series commission and produce two seasons back-to-back. With its compelling, fast-paced scripts and the creativity of Paul Marquess, LONDON KILLS will make an excellent addition to Acorn TV’s rapidly growing Originals slate.
Created for television and co-written by Paul Marquess ("Suspects," Footballers' Wives"), "London Kills" is currently casting and will go into production in May with a winter 2018 North American premiere for Series 1.