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The Best Original Series On Acorn TV

Updated November 9, 2020 845 votes 164 voters 6.2k views42 items

List RulesVote up the best shows that had their US premiere on Acorn TV.

The subscription streaming service Acorn TV has distinguished itself by not only producing original content but by being the first place the best new British dramas premiere in the US. It's not only favorite British series that are available on Acorn TV, but the channel also offers programs from Ireland, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and Spain. What original and new series are on Acorn TV right now? Check out these Acorn TV shows and acquisitions that are sure to satisfy any fan of dramas, mysteries, and other favorites from across the pond (and down under).

Thanks to having a parent company that also has an interest in the Agatha Christie estate, Acorn TV has shown US premieres of shows such as The Witness for the Prosecution and the last episodes of Agatha Christie's Poirot. They also have worked with the BBC, ITV, RTÉ One, and the Australian Broadcasting Company to provide first US distribution of shows such as Manhunt, Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries, and Striking Out. Acorn TV original series include more British mystery shows such as Queens of Mystery and Agatha Raisin.

Dozens of Acorn TV exclusive shows are available for under $6 a month. Which current Acorn TV shows are your favorite? Make your voice heard and vote thumbs up or down on all the Acorn TV shows below.

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  • 1
    Midsomer Murders
    50
    4

    Midsomer Murders

    Suzi Quatro, John Nettles

    Premiered1997

    Genres (Tv)Crime Fiction, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Action

    This is a British television detective drama that has aired on ITV since 1997. The show is... more on Wikipedia
  • 2
    Foyle's War
    55
    11

    Foyle's War

    Michael Kitchen, Honeysuckle Weeks

    Premiered2002

    Genres (Tv)Crime Fiction, Drama

    This series is a British detective drama television series set during and shortly after WWII,... more on Wikipedia
  • 3
    Keeping Faith
    36
    5

    Keeping Faith

    Eve Myles, Mark Lewis Jones

    Premiered2018

    Keeping Faith (Acorn TV, 2018) is a British dramatic mystery thriller television series. Small-town Welsh lawyer Faith (Eve Myles) must cut short her extended maternity leave when her husband and business partner, Evan, goes missing and, as the truth of his actions surface, Faith must fight to protect her family and her sanity.

  • 4
    Vera
    40
    13

    Vera

    Brenda Blethyn, Jon Morrison

    Premiered2011

    Genres (Tv)Crime, Drama

    Vera is a British detective television series based on the works of crime author Ann Cleeves.... more on Wikipedia
  • 5
    800 Words
    27
    8

    800 Words

    Erik Thomson, Melina Vidler

    Premiered2015

    Genres (Tv)Drama, Comedy

    800 Words (Seven Network, 2015), stylised as "800 words", is an Australian–New Zealand... more on Wikipedia
  • 6
    Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries
    37
    19

    Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries

    Essie Davis, Nathan Page

    Premiered2012

    Genres (Tv)Crime Fiction, Drama, Mystery, Costume drama

    Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries is an Australian television drama series. It was first... more on Wikipedia
  • 7
    The Loch
    23
    5

    The Loch

    Laura Fraser, Siobhan Finneran

    Premiered2017

    Genres (Tv)Crime, Drama, Crime drama

    The Loch (ITV, 2017) is a British television drama miniseries, created by screenwriter Stephen... more on Wikipedia
  • 8
    Mystery Road
    27
    12

    Mystery Road

    Aaron Pedersen, Judy Davis

    Premiered2018

    Mystery Road (Australian Broadcasting Company, 2018) is an Australian television drama series. Detective Jay Swan (Aaron Pedersen) is assigned to investigate a mysterious disappearance on an outback cattle station, but his investigation uncovers a past injustice that threatens the fabric of the whole community.

  • 9
    The Brokenwood Mysteries
    23
    7

    The Brokenwood Mysteries

    Neill Rea, Fern Sutherland

    Premiered2014

    Genres (Tv)Suspense, Drama

    The Brokenwood Mysteries (Prime, 2014) is a New Zealand detective and drama television series.... more on Wikipedia
  • 10
    Agatha Christie's Poirot
    20
    5

    Agatha Christie's Poirot

    David Suchet, Hugh Fraser

    Premiered1989

    Genres (Tv)Crime Fiction, Crime, Drama, Adventure film

    Agatha Christie's Poirot is a British television drama that aired on ITV from 8 January 1989... more on Wikipedia
  • 11
    Inspector George Gently
    20
    5

    Inspector George Gently

    Martin Shaw, Lee Ingleby

    Premiered2007

    Genres (Tv)Crime Fiction, Drama

    Inspector George Gently is a British television series produced by Company Pictures for BBC... more on Wikipedia
  • 12
    Jack Irish
    18
    4

    Jack Irish

    Guy Pearce, Marta Dusseldorp

    Premiered2012

    Genres (Tv)Crime, Drama, Crime drama

    Jack Irish (ABC1, 2012) is an Australian television drama series. Jack Irish (Guy Pearce) is... more on Wikipedia
  • 13
    Queens of Mystery
    18
    6

    Queens of Mystery

    Olivia Vinall, Julie Graham

    Premiered2019

    Genres (Tv)Murder mystery, Comedy-drama, Comedy, Crime, Drama

    Queens of Mystery (Acorn TV, 2019) is a British comedy-drama murder-mystery television series.... more on Wikipedia
  • 14
    Striking Out
    17
    5

    Striking Out

    Amy Huberman, Rory Keenan

    Premiered2017

    Striking Out (RTÉ, 2017) is an Irish television legal drama television series. When Dublin-based solicitor Tara Rafferty (Amy Huberman) discovers her fiancé and fellow solicitor Eric has been cheating with a colleague, she leaves him and their prestigious law firm to set up her own practice specializing in family and divorce law. 

  • 15
    No Offence
    18
    7

    No Offence

    Elaine Cassidy, Saira Choudhry

    Premiered2015

    Genres (Tv)Comedy, Crime, Drama

    No Offence (Channel 4, 2015) is a British television police procedural drama television... more on Wikipedia
  • 16
    Manhunt
    21
    11

    Manhunt

    Martin Clunes, Katie Lyons

    Premiered2019

    Genres (Tv)Drama

    Manhunt (ITV, 2019) is a British television drama based on the true story surrounding the... more on Wikipedia
  • 17
    Ms Fisher's Modern Murder Mysteries
    17
    6

    Ms Fisher's Modern Murder Mysteries

    Geraldine Hakewill, Joel Jackson

    Premiered2019

    Genres (Tv)Mystery, Crime, Costume drama, Historical drama, Period drama

    Ms Fisher's Modern Murder Mysteries (Seven, 2019), also stylised as Ms Fisher's MODern Murder... more on Wikipedia
  • 18
    Janet King
    16
    5

    Janet King

    Marta Dusseldorp

    Premiered2013

    Genres (Tv)Drama, Thriller

    Janet King is an Australian television drama series which began airing on ABC1 from 27... more on Wikipedia
  • 19
    Blood
    13
    2

    Blood

    Adrian Dunbar, Carolina Main

    Premiered2018

    Blood (Acorn TV, 2018) is an Irish television drama series. Cat Hogan (Carolina Main) returns to West Meath upon her mother's sudden death after an accident at home that may not have been truly an accident, on her return she is drawn into old secrets, older betrayals, mind games and the lies family tell each other.

  • 20
    Murdoch Mysteries
    19
    9

    Murdoch Mysteries

    Lisa Ray, Paul Rhys

    Premiered2008

    Genres (Tv)Crime Fiction, Drama, Mystery

    Murdoch Mysteries (Citytv, 2008) is a Canadian television drama series based on characters... more on Wikipedia
  • 21
    The Nest
    2
    0

    The Nest

    Martin Compston, Mirren Mack

    Premiered2020

    Genres (Tv)Thriller

    The Nest (Acorn, 2020) is a British five-part television drama-thriller miniseries that first... more on Wikipedia
  • 22
    Straight Forward
    2
    0

    Straight Forward

    Cecilie Stenspil, Arlo Green

    Premiered2019

    Genres (Tv)Crime, Thriller

    Straight Forward (Acorn, 2019) is a New Zealand-Danish crime thriller television series. After... more on Wikipedia
  • 23
    Clean Break
    2
    2

    Clean Break

    Aidan McArdle, Damien Molony

    Premiered2015

    Clean Break (RTÉ One, 2015) is an Irish crime drama television series. Frank (Adam Fergus) is a car dealer running out of fiscal rope. He kidnaps the local bank manager’s family, which gets him into serious trouble.

  • 24
    Detectorists
    17
    8

    Detectorists

    Mackenzie Crook, Toby Jones

    Premiered2014

    Genres (Tv)Comedy

    Detectorists (BBC Four, 2014) is a British single-camera television comedy series created by... more on Wikipedia
  • 25
    Partners in Crime
    2
    2

    Partners in Crime

    Jessica Raine, David Walliams

    Premiered2015

    Partners in Crime (BBC, 2015) is a British drama television series based on the Agatha Christie Tommy and Tuppence detective novels. Crime-fighting duo, Tommy (David Walliams) and Tuppence (Jessica Raine) Beresford, solve mysteries and search for enemy spies in 1950s Britain.