Acorn TV & Multichoice extend African drama ‘Recipes For Love And Murder’ as NHK snags first season

Recipes For Love And Murder (Source: Global Screen)

Acorn TV and South Africa’s Multichoice has extended its mystery drama Recipes For Love And Murder into a second season, while Japan’s Mystery Channel has snagged rights to the first run.

The show, sold by Global Screen, is produced by Both Worlds Pictures and is pegged as a “culinary murder mystery series” that centers on an empathetic, accomplished recipe advice columnist for a small-town newspaper.

It is based on South African author Sally Andrew’s novel Recipes For Love And Murder: A Tannie Maria Mystery and will start filming on the 8 x 45-minute second season in April.

The drama is a co-production between AMC Networks-owned streamer Acorn TV, Multichoice and Both Worlds Pictures, in co-operation with Global Screen.

It is produced by Both Worlds’ founder Thierry Cassuto (Rainbow Warrior), in collaboration with Paris-based Paradoxal.

Acorn TV hold distribution rights to the series for the US, Canada, UK, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand, while Multichoice holds rights for Africa. Following the pick-up in Japan, the first season has now sold to 94 countries.

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