Acorn TV’s Gripping New British Miniseries
Based on a true story
Exclusive North American Premiere on Monday, March 11, 2019
“Martin Clunes is a revelation… Compelling” –The Telegraph
“Martin Clunes is superb as an everyday hero… Another ITV crime drama of the highest order.” –i newspaper (UK)
“Manhunt is a faithfully accurate dramatisation, with a solid central performance from one of the country’s most popular actors.” –Daily Mail
“Clunes does fine work… His fleetness and lightness of touch remain but are pressed into the service of credibility rather than comedy.” –The Guardian
Acorn TV features the exclusive North American premiere of new British crime drama and Acorn TV Original miniseries MANHUNT on Monday, March 11, 2019. Based upon the memoirs of former London Metropolitan police detective DCI Colin Sutton, the new three-part ITV drama from Buffalo Pictures stars one of the most popular British actors on television in the United States, BAFTA- and SAG-award winning actor Martin Clunes (Doc Martin, Vanity Fair, Shakespeare in Love). Clunes stars as DCI Sutton who determinedly and tenaciously pursued serial killer Levi Bellfield. Called a “glorious streaming service… an essential must-have” (The Hollywood Reporter), Acorn TV is North America’s largest streaming service specializing in British and international television.
Written by Ed Whitmore (Silent Witness, Strike Back) and directed by Marc Evans (Trauma, Safe House, Hinterland), Manhunt is the real-life story of how the murder of French National, Amelie Delagrange, on Twickenham Green in August 2004 was eventually linked to two other murders. Hard working and instinctive, DCI Sutton was assigned to the case and dedicated himself to finding Amelie’s killer. With no forensics, motive or witnesses, his painstaking approach and the diligence of his fellow officers gradually led to breakthroughs in the case and to suspected serial killer Levi Bellfield. But now the hunt is on for enough evidence to arrest him and make sure he’s found guilty at trial. The miniseries co-stars Claudie Blakley (Granchester, Cranford) as Sutton’s wife, Louise.
U.S. Premiere: Monday, March 11, 2019
Episodes: 3 (feature-length)
About Acorn TV:
From AMC Networks privately owned subsidiary RLJ Entertainment, Acorn TV is North America’s largest streaming service specializing in British and international television and adds exclusive new programs every week with a deep library of mysteries, dramas, and comedies with no set end dates or commercials. In 2019, Acorn TV features several commissioned series including British crime drama London Kills, fun British mystery Queens of Mystery and the final Series 2 movie of Agatha Raisin; new episodes of fan favorites Line of Duty from Jed Mercurio, British sensationDoc Martin, Welsh sensation Keeping Faith, medical drama The Good Karma Hospital, Paul Abbott’s No Offence,Aussie dramedy The Heart Guy, and Canadian hit Murdoch Mysteries; along with several new series, includingBritish crime drama Manhunt, Lucy Lawless’s My Life is Murder, BBC One Wales family drama Pitching In, New Zealand crime drama Straight Forward and Dutch drama The Oldenheim Twelve; and a growing catalog of popular bingeable dramas A Place to Call Home, Blood, Mystery Road, Detectorists, Jack Irish, George Gently, and Foyle’s War; among much more. Acorn TV offers a free trial and thereafter is just $4.99/month or $49.99/year. Facebook: OfficialAcornTV – Twitter @AcornTV