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[08/26/20 - 07:01 AM]
Acorn TV Acquires BBC One Detective Drama "Bloodlands"
Set in Northern Ireland and written by Chris Brandon, the gripping, four-part Irish crime thriller stars James Nesbitt as a veteran detective going into his own dark past to try an solve a cold case.







BLOODLANDS (ACORN TV)
Premieres in TBA 2021 (Exact Date TBA)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
???
STATUS:
new in 2020/2021 (date TBA)
TIME SLOT:
not on the schedule
CURRENT SEASON:
1 (4 episodes)
DESCRIPTION:
(from Acorn TV's press release, August 2020) AMC Networks' streaming service Acorn TV acquires exclusive U.S. and Canadian rights to BBC One Irish detective drama Bloodlands from Hat Trick International and executive producer Jed Mercurio (Line of Duty, Bodyguard). Set in Northern Ireland and written by Chris Brandon (Red Rock), the gripping, four-part Irish crime thriller stars James Nesbitt (The Hobbit, The Missing, Cold Feet) as a veteran detective going into his own dark past to try an solve a cold case. The Acorn TV Original will make its US and Canadian premieres this fall soon after BBC One's UK Premiere. Bloodlands marks the first commission for Jed Mercurio's production company, Hat Trick Mercurio Television (HTM). When an expensive car containing a suicide note - but no body - is pulled from the sea, veteran Northern Ireland police detective Tom Brannick (James Nesbitt) instantly sees the connection to an infamous cold case that holds enormous personal significance for him - a notorious and long-buried series of mysterious disappearances. Bloodlands follows Tom Brannick's obsessive campaign to identify and unmask the semi-mythical figure behind these events - a figure code-named Goliath, after the giant shipyard cranes, Samson and Goliath that dominate the Belfast skyline. It's a case that comes from Tom's - and his country's - dark past.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· James Nesbitt
CREW INFORMATION:
· Chris Brandon as WRTR
· Christopher Hall as PROD
· Jed Mercurio as EP
· Jimmy Mulville as EP
· Mark Redhead as EP
· Pete Travis as DIR
· Tommy Bulfin as EP
GENRE(S):
· drama
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· Hat Trick Mercurio Television