With so many people working from home and self-quarantining, our media consumption has understandably increased. And thanks to a new initiative from Acorn TV, you won’t run out of binge-worthy mysteries anytime soon. The Brit-centric streaming service, which boasts a wide array of mysteries, dramas, and comedies from across the pond that American viewers can’t easily access, has extended its standard week-long free trial period to an entire month. Mystery fans stuck indoors can now stream hundreds of intriguing television shows and movies, all for free.
New to Acorn TV and its thrilling selection of British, Irish, and Australian content? Allow us to guide you through a few of its highlights. If you’re unfamiliar with the long-running British crime drama Misomer Murders, we can’t recommend it highly enough. The show’s seamless blend of compelling murder mysteries, small-town whimsy, and black comedy is definitely crowd-pleasing fare. All 21 seasons are accessible on Acorn TV. If your taste is more vintage, Acorn TV also houses numerous Agatha Christie adaptations, such as The Agatha Christie Hour and the 2015 miniseries And Then There Were None. Other big hitters available for streaming include Hamish MacBeth, Agatha Raisin, and Murdoch Mysteries.
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In addition to previously aired content, your free trial at Acorn TV will allow you to watch all three seasons of Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries plus the new Miss Fisher movie, Miss Fisher and the Crypt of Tears. This highly anticipated feature-length film had a limited theatrical release before becoming available on Acorn on March 23, 2020. The movie picks up where the beloved Australian mystery series left off. In turn, the show is based on the book series of the same name by Kerry Greenwood, which consists of 20 historical mystery novels.
Now, the Jazz Age sleuth is back by popular demand—and when we say popular, we mean it. Miss Fisher is so beloved that when funds for the film fell short by $145,000 (USD), the show’s fan base decided to chip in. They made up the difference in revenue in just 48 hours. Now that’s dedication!
Essie Davis reprises her role as the glamorous private detective Miss Phryne Fisher in Crypt of Tears. Set in 1929, the sleuth’s latest adventure sees her leave her native Melbourne behind and head for Jerusalem. There, she’ll free a young Bedouin girl from her unjust imprisonment and become entangled in a mystery dating back to World War I. With the help of fellow detective Jack Robinson (Nathan Page), Miss Fisher will make sense of the tenuous connections between a cache of priceless emeralds, a cursed tomb, and a nomadic tribe that mysteriously vanished.
It’s all in a day’s work for Miss Fisher. This intelligent, daring, and charming sleuth puts a fresh spin on the historical mystery adventure film, a genre typically dominated by Indiana Jones and other intrepid male heroes.
With a globetrotting protagonist solving wartime secrets and warding off ancient curses, Miss Fisher and the Crypt of Tears is the perfect escapist mystery movie for viewers currently holed up in self-isolation. The best part is, it’s free! Don’t forget to sign up for Acorn’s free trial to access this dazzling new mystery. You can thank us later.
To take advantage of the offer, make your way over to Acorn TV’s website and create a new account. Enter the promo code FREE30, and you’ll immediately have 30 days of access to the platform’s extensive collection.
Happy streaming, sleuths. Stay safe!
Featured still from "Miss Fisher and the Crypt of Tears" via Acorn TV