EMMY NOMINEE BRYAN BROWN AND EMMY WINNER GRETA SCACCHI HEAD “DARBY AND JOAN” PREMIERE MONDAY, AUGUST 8 ON ACORN TV
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New York, NY – July 14, 2022 – Emmy-nominated actor Bryan Brown (Cocktail, Breaker Morant) and Emmy-winning actress Greta Scacchi (The Player, Emma) star in the Australian animated drama Acorn TV Darby and Joan premieres Monday August 8 on Acorn TV, AMC Networks’ acclaimed streamer dedicated to UK and international television. Two episodes will air each week from Monday to August 29.
As the series opens, retired Australian detective Jack Darby (Brown) has taken to the road with his dog Diesel to escape his past, while recently widowed English nurse Joan Kirkhope (Scacchi) is on a reluctant pilgrimage to find answers about her husband’s life. mysterious death. They couldn’t be more different: the low-key, ruggedly charming Australian and the tight, yet warm, witty and determined Englishwoman, but when they collide in outback Australia and are drawn into a series of unexpected mysteries, this unlikely investigative duo soon realize that the most intriguing enigma they face is each other.
Exploring the world of the real-life phenomenon of “gray nomads” – pensioners who leave their comfortable homes to adventure on the endless roads of Australia – Darby and Joan shine a light on fascinating and often unseen regions of the continent since from remote and sprawling coastlines to lush backcountry to small Outback communities, and a myriad of fascinating characters moving through a world where everyone seems to be looking for something – or trying to escape it. Danger and secrets await those who bother to look. The series asks: can you find yourself in the middle of nowhere?
Filmed in Queensland, Australia, Darby and Joan is produced by Claire Tonkin (My Life is Murder), David Hannam (Secret Bridesmaid’s Business), Matt Campbell, Bea Tammer and Catherine Mackin, with series producer Pino Amenta (Five Bedrooms, Wentworth) and supervising producer Toni Malone (My Life Is Murder). The creators of the series are Glenys Rowe and Phillip Gwynne, and its writers are Paul Bennett, Keith Thompson, Andrew Anastasios, Giula Sandler, David Hannam, Adam Zwar, Beck Cole, and Ainslie Clouston. The setting director is David Caesar and the directors are Ben C. Lucas, Mairi Cameron and Jo O’Shaughnessy. The series is produced by CJZ, with major production investment from Screen Australia in association with Screen Queensland.
About Acorn TV
AMC Networks’ Acorn TV is North America’s largest streaming service specializing in premium British and international television. Acorn TV adds exclusive programming every week to an extensive library of revered mysteries, dramas and comedies – all ad-free. Acorn TV’s recent slate includes critically acclaimed commissioned and original series, including popular New Zealand crime series My Life Is Murder (Lucy Lawless), acclaimed Irish crime thriller Bloodlands (James Nesbitt, co-executive produced by Jed Mercurio), British crime drama Whitstable Pearl (Kerry Godliman), Emmy-nominated Queens of Mystery(R), romantic comedy Kiwi Under the Vines and British crime drama Dalgliesh (Bertie Carvel), to name a few -ones. Current and upcoming Acorn TV original series include British crime drama Harry Wild (Jane Seymour), Signora Volpe (Emilia Fox), The Chelsea Detective (Adrian Scarborough), Darby and Joan (Bryan Brown, Greta Scacchi) and more. others. The above adds to a growing catalog of popular bingeable dramas including Agatha Raisin (Ashley Jensen), A Place to Call Home, Jack Irish (Guy Pearce), Doc Martin (Martin Clunes), Deadwater Fell (David Tennant, Cush Jumbo), all 22 seasons of Midsomer Murders, the acclaimed drama The Nest, and the groundbreaking historical drama A Suitable Boy, among others. “a glorious streaming service…a must-have” – The Hollywood Reporter “Netflix for the Anglophile” – NPR Acorn TV is available for $6.99/month or $69.99/year. Facebook: OfficialAcornTV – Twitter: @AcornTV – Instagram: @Acorn_tv