Acorn TV secures US rights to DCD drama My Life is Murder

Acorn TV has secured US rights to DCD Rights’ primetime drama My Life is Murder, ahead of its premiere in 2019.

My Life is Murder will make its US debut on RLJ Entertainment’s Acorn TV following its premiere broadcast on Australia’s Network Ten in 2019.

The title is a CJZ production with investment from Network Ten, in association with Screen Australia and financed with support from Film Victoria.

It follows investigator Alexa Crowe (Lucy Lawless) who can’t help fighting the good fight – whether it’s solving murders or combating the small frustrations of everyday life. Fearless and unapologetic, Alexa’s unique skills and insights into the darker quirks of human nature allow her to provoke, comfort, and push the right buttons as she unravels the truth behind the most baffling of crimes.

The drama’s writing team includes Peter Gawler (Wolf Creek), Tim Pye (The Doctor Blake Mysteries), Ainslie Clouston (Playing for Keeps), Matt Ford (Farscape), Monica Zanetti (Sisters) and Paul Bennett (House of Hancock). Lawless will serve as an executive producer.

My Life is Murder is distributed globally by DCD Rights.

Nicky Davies Williams, CEO at DCD Rights, said: “The drama promises to deliver intriguing standalone mysteries in each primetime episode, centring on a strong female lead character brought to life by the fantastic, globally renowned Lucy Lawless. A US acquisition is a great start as we begin rolling the series out to our international clients alongside our ever-expanding scripted portfolio.”

Shannon Cooper, director of programming for Acorn brands at RLJ Entertainment, said: “Led by the exceptional Lucy Lawless, My Life is Murder is a well-crafted and compelling mystery series that our subscribers will surely love. With the success of Jack Irish and Rake on Acorn TV, we’re happy to be working with our friends at DCD Rights on another high-quality production.”