The Universally Acclaimed Hit Series, FOYLE'S WAR, Returns With Three New
Premieres on MASTERPIECE Mystery! on PBS on September 15, 22, and 29
Streams on Acorn TV Beginning Sept. 16, 23, and 30
Set 7 Debuts on DVD & Blu-ray From Acorn on Sept. 24 With Nearly Two Hours of
SILVER SPRING, Md., Aug. 21, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Hailed "Like a gift from
the gods" (The New York Times) and "A triumph from start to finish" (The Wall
Street Journal), FOYLE'S WAR returns this September with three new feature
length mysteries available on television, streaming, and home video. One of
PBS's most popular and highly acclaimed programs, Foyle's War premieres its
new season on MASTERPIECE Mystery! on PBS on Sept. 15, 22, and 29. RLJ
Entertainment's proprietary digital channel Acorn TV, the first British TV
focused streaming service in North America at www.Acorn.TV, will offer each
new episode the day after it airs on PBS, as well as all previous episodes for
catch-up viewing. Additionally, the new episodes debut on DVD and, for the
first time, Blu-ray from Acorn on Sept. 24; featuring the complete U.K.
broadcast edition and nearly two hours of bonus features, which includes a
recap of Sets 1-6; four behind-the-scenes featurettes (86 min.); introductions
by writer & creator Anthony Horowitz (15 min.), and more ($49.99 each,
AcornOnline.com). The trailer for the new season is available at
youtube.com/AcornMediaUS. Acorn, an RLJ Entertainment, Inc. brand
(Nasdaq:RLJE), is already in development on another season as well.
As the series returns, World War II is over, but the Cold War simmers in 1946
London. DCS Christopher Foyle (Michael Kitchen) has retired from police work
when Britain's secret intelligence service compels him to join its ranks.
Reunited with his former colleague, newlywed Sam Wainwright (Honeysuckle
Weeks), Foyle faces new—but no less deadly—threats in the world of spies and
RLJ Entertainment Chief Executive Officer Miguel Penella said, "Since
acquiring Foyle's War in Nov. 2010, we have been working closely with its
creators to develop these new episodes. In these three gripping mysteries,
Christopher Foyle makes a natural transition from policing during World War II
to intelligence gathering during the Cold War. We're thrilled to offer these
exciting new episodes across several platforms (broadcast, digital, and home
video), so consumers can watch them whenever and however they like."
Combining uncompromising historical accuracy with compelling, character-driven
murder mysteries, this enormously popular, award-winning British series has
won critical acclaim and undying viewer loyalty since its premiere on ITV in
2002 and PBS in 2003. Set 7 guest stars include Ellie Haddington (Life
Begins), Tim McMullan (The Woman in Black), Jeremy Swift (Oliver Twist),
Rupert Vansittart (Holy Flying Circus), and Daniel Weyman (Great Expectations)
as Sam's husband. Foyle's War was created by Anthony Horowitz, and the
executive producer is Jill Green.
The Eternity Ring—Returning from America, Foyle gets drawn into an MI5
investigation of a Russian spy ring in which Sam, his former driver, has been
The Cage—Foyle's inquiry into the deaths of several Russian defectors leads
him to a mysterious military facility.
Sunflower—Foyle is charged with looking into assassination attempts against an
ex-Nazi defector under MI5's protection.
*Broadcast: MASTERPIECE Mystery! on PBS – Sept. 15, 22, and 29
*Streaming: Acorn TV at www.Acorn.TV – All 22 previous episodes available
Sept. 1 with new episodes debuting the day after their PBS broadcast.
*Home Video: DVD and Blu-ray on Sept. 24, 2013 - Three mysteries, approx. 274
min., plus bonus - SDH subtitles
Blu-ray 2-Disc Set (SRP: $49.99) ISBN 978-1-59828-993-0/DVD 3-Disc Boxed Set:
(SRP: $49.99) ISBN 978-1-59828-992-3
An RLJ Entertainment, Inc. brand, Acorn specializes in the best of British
television on DVD/Blu-ray. 2013 releases include: Jack Irish starring Guy
Pearce,BBC's The Syndicate, The Fall starring Gillian Anderson, Miss Fisher's
Murder Mysteries, Doc Martin Special Collection, Helen Mirren's Prime Suspect
and Smiley's People on Blu-ray, Douglas Adams' Dirk Gently, and more episodes
from George Gently, New Tricks, Murdoch Mysteries, and Midsomer Murders.
Acorn's DVD sets are available from select retailers, catalog companies, and
direct from Acorn at (888) 870-8047 or AcornOnline.com. Acorn TV, the first
British TV-focused streaming service, streams select series at www.Acorn.TV,
including the upcoming U.S. premieres of Doc Martin, Series 6 and Murdoch
Mysteries, Season 6.
RLJ Entertainment, Inc. (Nasdaq:RLJE) is a premier independent licensee and
distributor of entertainment content and programming in North America, the
United Kingdom and Australia with over 5,300 exclusive titles. RLJE is a
leader in numerous genres via its owned and distributed brands such as Acorn
(British TV), Image (feature films, stand-up comedy), One Village (urban),
Acacia (fitness), Slingshot (faith), Athena (documentaries), Criterion (art
films) and Madacy (gift sets). These titles are distributed in multiple
formats including DVD, Blu-Ray, digital download, digital streaming, broadcast
television (including satellite and cable), theatrical and non-theatrical.
Via its relationship with Agatha Christie Limited, a company that RLJE owns
64% of, RLJE manages the intellectual property and publishing rights to some
of the greatest works of mystery fiction, including stories of the iconic
sleuths Miss Marple and Poirot. And through its direct-to-consumer business,
RLJE has direct contacts and billing relationships with millions of consumers.
RLJE leverages its management experience to acquire, distribute, and monetize
existing and original content for its many distribution channels, including
its nascent branded digital subscription channels, and engages distinct
audiences with programming that appeals directly to their unique viewing
interests. RLJE has proprietary e-commerce web sites for the Acorn and Acacia
brands, and owns the recently launched Acorn TV digital subscription service.
CONTACT: RLJ Entertainment, Inc. Press Contact:
Chad Campbell, 301.608.2115 *138
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