Acorn TV Ups Original Content Production

Acorn Media Enterprises (AME) has partnered with Jungle Entertainment, ABC Australia and Screen Australia as the North American co-producer of original family comedy, “Sando.”

The six-part series recently wrapped filming in Sydney and stars Sacha Horler (The Kettering Incident, The Letdown) as Victoria ‘Sando’ Sandringham, a loose cannon CEO and public face of a popular discount furniture store chain, as she tries to reconnect with her estranged family in order to win back her beloved company, Sando’s Warehouse.

AME is the U.K.-based content development unit of Acorn TV, the $4.99 monthly subscription streaming video service owned by RLJ Entertainment.

The production company is the U.S. partner for several series, including the BBC One adaptation of Agatha Christie’s A Witness for the Prosecution, starring Toby Jones, Andrea Riseborough, and Kim Cattrall; Irish drama series, “Striking Out,” which recently finished production on season two; ITV murder mystery drama, Loch Ness, starring Laura Fraser (“Breaking Bad”); contemporary Irish thriller, Acceptable Risk; and BBC One drama, Love, Lies & Records.

Acorn TV originals in 2018 include the third season of BBC comedy, “Detectorists,” ITV drama, Girlfriends (Jan 29) starring Phyllis Logan (“Downton Abbey”), Miranda Richardson (Stronger, And Then There Were None), and Zoe Wanamaker (Agatha Christie’s Poirot); Wales thriller, Keeping Faith, international crime drama, Straight Forward, and the return of Ashley Jensen in the second season of “Agatha Raisin,” among others.

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