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January on Acorn TV

Acorn TV highlights for the month of January include One Lane Bridge and The Paradise.

One Lane Bridge (Season 3) – Acorn TV Exclusive

Premieres Monday 23 January

“An engrossing, evocative supernatural-tinged detective drama… with terrific performances from a well-assembled ensemble” – Stuff

The dark and gripping crime drama with a supernatural twist returns for a third thrilling series. Set against a breathtaking Queenstown backdrop, this engrossing detective drama follows Māori Detective Sergeant Ariki Davis (Dominic Ona-Ariki), who uses his sharp logic and spiritual gift to solve the town’s most horrific crimes.

It’s been two months since DS Ariki Davis used his second sight to uncover who killed his best friend on One Lane Bridge. Things have been tough for him and they’re about to get more challenging… A big gun has been brought in at Queenstown CIB to clean up the mess that Stephen Tremaine left behind.

Still reeling from the shock that the homicide case against Tremaine is dropped, Ariki is reassigned to routine police work until he can prove himself to his tough new boss. When a body turns up at the bridge, his investigation leads him to a new part of town where the world’s wealthiest residents clash with the people who build and service the billionaire lifestyles. When a further body is discovered and the case becomes even more complicated, Ariki is dragged headlong into the dark underbelly of opposing factions that sees aeronautical empires at war with construction cowboys.

The Paradise (Series 2) – Acorn TV Streaming Premiere

Premieres Monday 16 January

Nordic noir collides with the sunny Mediterranean in this Finnish-Spanish drama’ – Drama Quarterly

We return to The Paradise (aka Paratiisi), the thrilling Finnish/Spanish Nordic-Noir that brings darkness to the sunny shores of the Mediterranean. Set in Fuengirola, Spain, where a tight-knit Finnish community enjoy their idyllic paradise until horrific murders turn their sunshine world on its head. When a Finnish man is murdered on Spanish soil, veteran Finnish detective Hikka and Spanish detective Andrés reunite from across their respective borders. As more young bodies turn up, an international trafficking ring that preys on the most innocent of children and most desperate of refugees is revealed. Our detectives are determined to put an end to these brutal crimes ­­– but how much are they willing to sacrifice to save others? 


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