‘Darby And Joan’ Renewed For Season 2 At Acorn TV

EXCLUSIVE: Bryan Brown and Greta Scacchi are back for more adventures in the Australian outback after Darby and Joan was renewed for a second season by Acorn TV.

The AMC Networks-owned streamer will filming the second season of the show later this year in Australia.

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Darby and Joan stars Cocktail star Brown and War and Peace’s Scacchi as former cop Jack Darby and English nurse Joan Kirkhope, respectively, who collide in the Australian outback and become entangled in a string of intriguing mysteries. Forming an unlikely investigative duo, they quickly realise the greatest mystery they face is each other.

Season two finds Jack and Joan on the hunt for the one person Jack believes can reveal the truth about his mysterious past. Jack and Joan soon realize they aren’t alone on this journey and their quest becomes a race against time. But can they really find the truth after all these years? Or will their search for answers only unearth more questions?

The series, which was created by Glenys Rowe and Phillip Gwynne, is produced by CJZ Production and is exec produced by Matt Campbell, Claire Tonkin, Catherine Mackin and Bea Tammer.

Separately, Acorn Media International, which is the distributor, has sold the show into a number of global territories. It has been picked up by UKTV in the U.K., BBC Studios in Benelux, AXN Mystery Channel in Japan, Network 4 in Hungary, Czech Republic and Slovak Republic, and Disney Channel in CEE. It also aired earlier this year on Australian broadcaster ABC.

“From its embryonic state some ten years ago, we always believed Darby and Joan would become a favourite crime solving couple. We are so pleased Acorn could see what we were trying to say with the series and have backed it every inch of the way since the pitch,” said CJZ CEO Matt Campbell.

“We are delighted at how well Darby and Joan has been received by international broadcasters. Sales in Japan, Scandinavia, Eastern Europe, Benelux and the UK demonstrate that audiences have a strong appetite for light, entertaining, good quality crime series. The magnificent Australian backdrop frames this charming drama and its likable characters. We are very excited about the arrival of series two and thankful to our partners at CJZ,” added Vanessa Jordan, Head of International Sales and Acquisitions, Acorn Media International.

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