If We Controlled Your Remote… 12/12/16

Dec 12, 2016 Posted by in External Contributions | Comments

For the past two decades, Acorn Media has been bringing great British and Australian drama to U.S. audiences via home media. Last year the company launched their own subscription-based streaming service, Acorn TV. The British crime drama The Level makes its U.S. premiere today on the streaming service. The six-part series centers around DS Nancy Devlin (Karla Crome, You, Me & the Apocalypse, Under the Dome), a decorated detective with the National Crime Division, who secretly witnesses the murder of Frank Le Saux (Philip Glenister, Life on Mars). Le Saux had been on the NCD’s radar for cocaine trafficking, and so Nancy soon finds herself on loan to the Brighton CID, who are investigating the murder. During the attack, Nancy was also shot, but she cannot risk going to the hospital and revealing that she is the missing witness to the murder the CID is looking for. Nancy struggles to keep this a secret while under the watchful eyes of DCI Michelle Newman (Lindsey Coulson, Murder Investigation Team) and CID partner DS Sam Martin (Noel Clarke, Doctor Who). And she also has to hide the fact that she has a personal connection to the victim–her childhood friendship with the Le Saux’s daughter Hayley (Laura Haddock, Da Vinci’s Demons). The rest of the cast includes Robert James-Collier (in his first series since playing Thomas on Downton Abbey) and Joe Absolom (Doc Martin)

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