Acorn TV Partners with RTÉ for New Irish Comedy/Drama ‘The South Westerlies’

 Acorn Media Enterprises and RTÉ have partnered for the production of “The South Westerlies,” an Irish comedy-drama starring Orla Brady (“American Horror Story,” “Mistresses”), Eileen Walsh (Catastrophe, Women on the Verge, Can’t Cope Won’t Cope), Ger Ryan (Little Dog, Rialto, Raw), and Patrick Bergin (Sleeping With the Enemy, Patriot Games, EastEnders, Red Rock), among others.

When a small coastal town in the south-west of Ireland is earmarked for a Norwegian-owned wind farm, it’s not just the spectacular scenery that’s under pressure. For a single working mother (Brady), tasked with going undercover to bring the project home, her eco-battle is compounded by the return of a crinkly-eyed surfer with an unmistakable resemblance to her teenage son.

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“With an impressive ensemble cast, a picturesque setting, and first-rate writing, ‘The South Westerlies’ will definitely interest Acorn TV’s subscribers and audiences worldwide,” Catherine Mackin, managing director of Acorn Media Enterprises, said in a statement.  

Acorn is operated by AMC Network’s RLJ Entertainment subsidiary.

Filming began in mid-September with the 10-week shoot ending in mid-November. Shoot locations include Wicklow Town and Cork in Ireland and Oslo, Norway. 


Third Season of ‘Into the Badlands’ Coming to Disc Aug. 27 From Lionsgate

AMC’s martial arts drama comes to an end in Into the Badlands: The Complete Third Season, arriving on Blu-ray (plus digital) and DVD Aug. 27 from Lionsgate.

In the final season of “Into the Badlands,” Sunny’s son contracts a mysterious illness that pressures him to join forces with Bajie. They journey back into the Badlands, where The Widow and Baron Chau are entrenched in a drawn-out war that has destabilized the entire region.

The series stars Daniel Wu, Aramis Knight, Emily Beecham, Orla Brady, Sherman Augustus and Babou Ceesay.

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