SUSPECTS: US premiere announced for February



Suspects is finally reaching US audiences with streaming service Acorn TV.

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Damien (DS Jack Weston) Fay Ripley (DI Martha Bellamy) and Clare-Hope Ashitey (DC Charlie Steele) will appear stateside for the first time next month, in the show’s US premiere on the leading ‘Best British TV’ streaming service.

Distributed by Fremantle Media International, Suspects Series 1 and 2 will premiere 22 February 2016.

Full details in the press release below.


“Revolutionizing crime drama…Not your conventional cop show” The Guardian

“Absorbing and smart TV”The Telegraph

“Suspects is that rarest of TV series – a cop show that’s actually about policing rather than its heroes’ troubled private lives” –The Guardian

“The show’s improvised, mockumentary style…makes for vivid, gripping television” –

“Refreshing and innovative, stealing fly-on-the-wall-style filming back from spoof reality television to thrilling dramatic effect…all the acting was sterling…sassy, gritty and cynical” The Telegraph

ACORN TV’s New, Unscripted British Crime Drama



Innovative, gritty new police drama offers viewers a unique ‘insider’ feel

Silver Spring, MD – Far from your conventional cop show, Emmy®-nominated Acorn TV features the U.S. Premiere of the “unnervingly true-to-life” (The Telegraph) crime drama Suspects, Series 1 & 2 beginning Monday, February 22, 2016. Suspects offers a fresh and original British procedural crime drama set in London that tackles difficult subjects with gritty authenticity. Filmed in the style of a fly-on-the-wall documentary, the series relies on the cast to develop their own dialogue, creating a uniquely realistic tone. Single episodes are shot in two and a half days with a scene being captured in as little as 18 minutes. Series 1 features five episodes and will be added on Monday, February 22, while Series 2 features four episodes and will be added the following week on Monday, February 29. Available at Acorn.TV and on a variety of devices, Acorn TV is the premier streaming service for world-class television from Britain and beyond.

Fay Ripley (Cold Feet, New Tricks, Reggie Perrin), Damien Molony (Being Human, Ripper Street) and Clare-Hope Ashitey (Children of Men, Top Boy) star as East London CID officers. Each episode tells a self-contained crime story. Starting with a news report about the crime, follow the team of detectives as they investigate the circumstances, collect forensics from the crime scene, analyze the evidence, and interview their suspects – until they finally identify and charge the perpetrator.

The crimes are hard-hitting and contemporary ranging from the abduction of a young boy by a pedophile ring, and a brutal hammer assault on a man in his own home, to the hunt for a serial rapist. The team also investigates the source of a batch of deadly drugs, an attempted murder disguised as assisted suicide and the disappearance of a two-year-old child.



The US is the third country outside the UK to bring Suspects to international viewers. Series 14 were acquired by Australian free-to-air network Channel Seven last year with the first three series already aired and Series 1 reached New Zealand in October 2015 when it aired on NZ Sky TV’s ‘The Box’ channel.

In the UK, series 3 and 4, each comprising 4 episodes, aired in 2015 and Series 5 is due to premiere in 2016, with an exciting new cast line up. It is expected to comprise 6 episodes but an air date is yet to be announced.

We’re delighted to see our favourite top Cop show deservedly expanding its global reach, huge congratulations to Fremantle Media, Damien and the whole Suspects team.

Watch this space for all the Suspects news as it happens!


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