Dynamic Television has sold Acorn TV’s new Irish mystery thriller "Harry Wild" to more than 13 broadcasters worldwide following its successful debut. The list of broadcasters includes TV4 Sweden, TV2 Norway, MTV3 Finland, TV2 Denmark, Mediaset Italy, OTE Greece and AXN Mystery in Japan.“To secure such a large lineup of broadcasters globally this quickly is a huge testament to the extraordinary talent of Jane and the cast and crew,” said Daniel March, Managing Partner, Dynamic Television. “It turns out global audiences still love a murder mystery and a 71-year old leading lady!”
The Acorn TV Original series just made its debut on April 4th on Acorn TV in the U.S., Canada, UK, Australia and New Zealand to positive reviews. In addition to the distribution sales, Acorn has announced its expansion into Spain, the Netherlands, Latin America and India. Additional sales are now closing as well in Asia, Eastern Europe, and Belgium. Dynamic Television produced the series with Metropolitan Films in Ireland and handles worldwide distribution.
The title is created and written by David Logan (To Olivia, Lost Christmas) along with Jo Spain, with Ronan Burke and Robert Burke serving as directors. The executive producers are Dan March, Klaus Zimmermann, James Gibb, James Flynn, Morgan O’Sullivan, David McLoughlin, Jane Seymour, David Logan, Jo Spain, Bea Tammer, Catherine Mackin, Claus Wunn, and Frank Seyberth. Acorn Media Enterprises and ZDF co-produce the series.
The title starring Jane Seymour, who also serves as co-executive producer, follows a recently retired English professor who discovers a real knack for investigation and cannot help but interfere with the cases assigned to her police detective son. Jolted from a mugging, she reluctantly agrees to recover in the home of her son, Charlie, a senior police detective. Harry starts to interfere in a particularly bafﬂing murder case Charlie is investigating when she notices the murder shares striking similarities to an obscure Elizabethan play. When her path crosses that of her mugger, Fergus Reid (Rohan Nedd, Whitstable Pearl), Harry sees great potential in the troubled teen and, instead of turning him in, enlists him as her sidekick. Following her successful, albeit ill-advised, involvement in the case, Harry discovers a new lust for life. She and Fergus quickly find new mysteries, including ones that involve a fledgling serial killer with a Dostoevsky fixation, gamblers running snuff games, and a wealthy Dublin matriarch strangled during a video call. Harry’s new passion brings her into direct conflict with Charlie, who could really do without his mother causing trouble at work. Stuart Graham (The Fall, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy) and Amy Huberman (Finding Joy, Striking Out) also co-star.
To secure such a large lineup of broadcasters globally this quickly is a huge testament to the extraordinary talent of Jane and the cast and crew. It turns out global audiences still love a murder mystery and a 71-year old leading lady!” Daniel March Managing Partner, Dynamic Television