DCD Rights has acquired international distribution rights for the highly-anticipated new series of the hit drama Jack Irish, with the exception of Australia. The news was announced today by Nicky Davies Williams, CEO. “The first two series of Jack Irish have been extremely well received by viewers around the world looking for an engaging, hard-hitting, and character-driven drama," he said."We are extremely pleased to have acquired the feature-length movies and delighted that this new, highly-charged third series has already been picked up by Acorn TV for North America. "
The third and final Jack Irish series entitled "Jack Irish: Hell Bent" has already been pre-sold to AMC Networks’ Streaming Service Acorn TV for North America by DCD Rights. Acorn TV will release the new season later this year. The first two series, "Jack Irish: Blind Faith" and "Jack Irish: Last Rites," have been sold to more than 150 countries by DCD Rights, which has subsequently acquired the three Jack Irish 1 x 90’ feature titles - Jack Irish: Bad Debts; Jack Irish: Black Tide and Jack Irish: Dead Point. This significant deal means that the entire, highly-successful Jack Irish franchise is now available for global distribution in one portfolio.
An Easy Tiger Production for ABC Australia in association with Film Victoria, the four-part series stars Guy Pearce in the eponymous role as the criminal lawyer turned troubleshooter. Other cast members include Marta Dusseldorp, Aaron Pedersen, Roy Billing, and Shane Jacobson. “Guy Pearce’s portrayal of Peter Temple’s iconic character has been widely-acclaimed by North American media and beloved by our subscribers, so Acorn TV is thrilled to exclusively premiere its final season," Don Klees, SVP Programming for Acorn TV, said. "Through our partnership with DCD Rights, Acorn TV continues to lead the way in bringing high-quality productions from Australia to North American audiences.”
The third Jack Irish series sees Jack’s long-suppressed trauma rear its ugly head as he discovers there’s more to Isabel Irish’s seemingly random murder by his former client Wayne Milovich; namely, a criminal conspiracy involving his trusted friend, homicide detective Barry Tregear. When a cop is murdered in a drive-through, a chain reaction is set off, forcing Jack to search for the truth behind his wife’s murder. Enlisting the help of his old flame, Linda Hillier, Jack digs back 25 years into a record-breaking drug raid dubbed Great White. The final series brings him face-to-face with a more personal and destructive advisory than any he’s ever known.