THE BROKENWOOD MYSTERIES Series 2, on Acorn DVD/Blu-ray 5/3

First rate, highly-entertaining Australian and New Zealand series are on the rise in NORTH AMERICA with the increasing popularity of Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries, A Place to Call Home, Jack Irish, Janet King, The Code, and The Brokenwood Mysteries, which returns in Series 2 on DVD/Blu-ray on May 3, 2016 from Acorn, an RLJ Entertainment, Inc. (NASDAQ: RLJE) brand. In a seemingly quiet country town in New Zealand, Detective Inspector Mike Shepherd (Neill Rea, Go Girls) finds that murder can happen anywhere. Working alongside Detective Constable Kristin Sims (Fern Sutherland, The Almighty Johnsons), Shepherd solves grisly murders in this gripping and well-written series. Filmed amid the beautiful landscape of New Zealand's beautiful North Island, these engrossing mysteries boast compelling characters, dry humor, and piquant wit. Series 2 made its U.S. premiere in December 2015 on Acorn TV, the premier streaming service for world-class television from Britain and beyond. This DVD 4-disc set and Blu-ray 2-disc set each feature four episodes plus bonus behind-the-scenes featurettes ($59.99,

After transferring from a big city to the small town of Brokenwood, Detective Senior Sergeant Mike Shepherd (Neill Rea) has settled into the relaxed rhythms of country life. His methodical young assistant, Detective Kristin Sims (Fern Sutherland), has adapted to Shepherd's unconventional ways-and even tolerates listening to country music in his 1971 "classic" car. Despite the growing accord between the mismatched pair, all is not well in Brokenwood, where passions simmering beneath the sleepy surface regularly erupt into gruesome crimes. In these four feature-length mysteries, Shepherd and Sims contend with a potential serial killer, a group of egocentric thespians, a family of territorial fishermen, and the mysterious death of Shepherd's favorite singer.

An RLJ Entertainment, Inc. brand (NASDAQ: RLJE), Acorn specializes in world-class television from Britain and beyond on DVD/Blu-ray. 2016 releases include the star-studded new miniseriesAgatha Christie's And Then There Were None, British thriller Black Work, classic period dramaThe Irish RM, Gillian Anderson and Jamie Dornan in The Fall Series 2, British supernatural thrillerMidwinter of the Spirit, new BBC mystery series Agatha Christie's Partners in Crime, hit AMC series Humans, Aussie legal drama Janet King, British crime drama Suspects, Irish westernDominion Creek, award-winning Canadian cop drama 19-2, as well as returning favorites Midsomer Murders, The Brokenwood Mysteries, and Detectorists, among many others. Acorn's DVD sets are available from select retailers and catalogs, and direct from Acorn at (888) 870-8047

Emmy®-nominated Acorn TV is the premier North American streaming service for world-class television from Britain and beyond. Acorn TV streams a deep library of first-rate international programs at Acorn.TV and on a variety of devices.

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