Acorn TV has greenlit QUEENS OF MYSTERY, an offbeat drama series about a perennially single female detective and her three crime-writer aunts, who help her solve murders while setting her up on dates. The scripted series will be U.S. streamer Acorn TV’s latest original and will bow on its U.S. streaming service in 2019.
Julian Unthank, who has written for popular British dramas DOC MARTIN and NEW TRICKS, created QUEENS OF MYSTERY. It will run as three feature-length episodes on Acorn TV and also be available as a six-part series. Unthank will write alongside Matthew Thomas, and BAFTA-winning Ian Emes will direct the first two episodes.
U.K.-based Acorn Media Enterprises, Sly Fox Productions, and Ferncroft Media will make “Queens of Mystery.” Acorn Media International will distribute in English-speaking territories and ZDF Enterprises elsewhere. The producers said the show will be a contemporary murder mystery with “bold visuals, quirky characters, fast-paced dialogue and darkly comic murders.”
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