Acorn TV has acquired ITV dramedy Brief Encounters for an October 30 premiere, and set U.S. premiere dates for Season 2 of Australian political thriller The Code (Monday, October 10) and Season 3 of Canadian cop drama 19-2 (Monday, October 24).
The six-part British series Brief Encounters follows four women striving for happiness and fulfillment. Set in early 1980s England, it stars Sophie Rundle, Penelope Wilton, Angela Griffin and Sharon Rooney, who are wrestling with pressures of family, husbands and making ends meet. A chance meeting between Steph and Nita kick starts a transformation for them all as they become Ann Summers (lingerie and sex toy) party organizers. As wives and businesswomen, the four friends discover hidden strengths, shaking up not just their town but their relationships too.
The Code Season 2 returns with six new episodes starring Ashley Zukerman and Dan Spielman, along with new cast members Sigrid Thornton and Anthony LaPaglia. Hoping to escape the storm they unleashed at the end of season one Jesse (Zukerman) and Ned (Spielman) are confronted with the terrifying possibility of being extradited to the U.S. to face serious charges in an American court. Fortunately for the Banks brothers, Australian National Security is sitting on an explosive case they cannot crack, and Jesse might just be the man to do it.
The 10-episode 19-2 stars Adrian Holmes and Jared Keeso as partners in the Montreal Police Department. At the start of Season 3, the squad struggles to recover from the revelation that one of their own was a pedophile and a mole for organized crime.
Acorn TV’s international partners include DCD Rights for The Code, Content Television for 19-2, and ITV for Brief Encounters.