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Acorn Media and RTE Entertainment Commission Period Mystery Series 'Dead Still'

The cast of "Dead Still" (Photo: Acorn TV)

Acorn Media Enterprises and RTE have joined forces to commission new period drama mystery series Dead Still, which will focus on the world of Victorian-era memorial portraiture.

The six-part series will be set in Ireland in the 1880s, during the peak of the “postmortem photography” craze. This process, in which people commissioned photos of their dead relations to commemorate their lives, generally featured disturbingly elegant posed photos of the recently deceased, sometimes also involving their living family members.

Acorn TV to Bring Back ‘Agatha Raisin’ for Second Season

Ashley Jensen as Agatha Raisin (Photo: Acorn TV)

Mystery series Agatha Raisin is getting a new lease on life, thanks to Acorn TV. The streaming service has greenlit a second season of the popular comedy-drama, stepping in to pick up the show after it was effectively canceled by UK network Sky.

Announced during their session at the winter edition of the Television Critics Association Press Tour, Agatha Raisin Season 2 will be the network’s first original commission.