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Acorn TV Sets 'London Kills' Series

Acorn Tv will take British drama London Kills straight to series, the network announced Friday.

The series, co-produced by Acorn Media and PGMTV, will dramatize the experiences of a team of to murder detectives, said the streaming service. The companies will produce two seasons of the series back-to-back comprised of five one-hour episodes, said the company. 

 “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,” said Shane Murphy, managing director for Acorn Media Enterprise in a statement. “With its compelling, fast-paced scripts and the creativity of (PGMTV managing director) Paul Marquess, London Kills will make an excellent addition to Acorn TV’s rapidly growing Originals slate.”

R. Thomas Umstead
R. Thomas Umstead

R. Thomas Umstead serves as senior content producer, programming for Multichannel News, Broadcasting + Cable and Next TV. During his more than 30-year career as a print and online journalist, Umstead has written articles on a variety of subjects ranging from TV technology, marketing and sports production to content distribution and development. He has provided expert commentary on television issues and trends for such TV, print, radio and streaming outlets as Fox News, CNBC, the Today show, USA Today, The New York Times and National Public Radio. Umstead has also filmed, produced and edited more than 100 original video interviews, profiles and news reports featuring key cable television executives as well as entertainers and celebrity personalities.