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Acorn TV, Ireland’s Rte Team for Morbidly Comic Drama ‘Dead Still’

Svod service Acorn TV and Irish pubcaster Rte are joining forces for “Dead Still,” about a memorial photographer who investigates the murders of his recently deceased subjects in 1880s Ireland. Michael Smiley (“Luther”) and Kerr Logan (“Game of Thrones”) will star alongside Eileen O’Higgins (“Mary Queen of Scots”) and Aidan O’Hare (“Jackie”) in the six-part series.

Dead Still” will be Acorn TV’s latest original and bow on the streamer in the U.S. and Australasia in 2020. It will share premiere rights with Rogers in Canada.

The series is an official Ireland-Canada co-production, with Toronto-based Shaftesbury and Dublin-based Deadpan sharing production duties. Screen Ireland and Creative Europe backed development of the series. Zdf Enterprises has international rights. It will sell the series outside of Ireland and the territories in which Acorn has it, which include the U.K.

Dead Still” is written by John Morton. It is being

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