FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEFrom the team behind international hit Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries;
Starring Claudia Karvan (Jack Irish) and Toby Schmitz (Black Sails)
Acorn TV's New Aussie Legal Dramedy
Debuting on DVD from Acorn TV March 6, 2018
"A Comic (and Australian) Good Wife" - The New York Times
"Intelligent, stylish and nicely romantic" - The Australian
"A welcome break from TV's parade of dysfunctional antiheroes" - The Guardian
"An impressive cast...a good, solid Aussie production" - DeciderTV (Australia)
From the team behind one of Australia's most successful series in Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries
, the new Aussie legal dramedy NEWTON'S LAW
debuts on DVD on March 6, 2018 from Acorn TV, an RLJ Entertainment, Inc. (NASDAQ: RLJE) brand. Fast-paced and sparkling with wit, Newton's Law
centers around a suburban solicitor (award-winning Aussie actress Claudia Karvan, Jack Irish
, co-creator of The Heart Guy
) who attempts to return to her briefly glorious career at the Bar.
The DVD 3-Disc Set features 8 episodes, plus bonus behind-the-scenes featurettes and cast interviews ($49.99, Amazon.com). Newton's Law
made its exclusive U.S. premiere in September 2017 on Acorn TV. Called a "glorious streaming service...an essential must-have" (The Hollywood Reporter
), Acorn TV is North America's most popular streaming service focused on British and international television.
When her offices are firebombed by an angry client, consulting solicitor Josephine Newton (Karvan) is forced to take a new job as a barrister at Knox, a high-powered legal firm where her old flame Lewis (Toby Schmitz, Black Sails
) works. Worried about leaving behind her former clients turned colleagues, Josephine sets up a new legal office in the building's basement for Johnny (Sean Keenan, Glitch
), a reformed car thief, and Helena (Georgina Naidu, SeaChange
), a brilliant legal mind with a crippling fear of courtrooms.
As Josephine tackles high-profile cases with Lewis upstairs, she secretly consults with Helena and Johnny downstairs. Throw in a teenage daughter and a husband (Brett Tucker, The Americans
) who doesn't seem to understand the meaning of a trial separation, and Josephine's new life is more hectic than ever. Funny and quirky, Newton's Law
provides "a welcome break from TV's parade of dysfunctional antiheroes" (The Guardian
Street Date: March 6, 2018
DVD 3-Disc Set
8 episodes - Approx. 445 min., plus bonus
English SDH Subtitles
Contains coarse language, violence, and sexual situations
An RLJ Entertainment, Inc. brand (NASDAQ: RLJE), Acorn specializes in world-class television from Britain and beyond on DVD/Blu-ray. 2017 releases include Toby Jones and Kim Cattrall in Agatha Christie's The Witness for the Prosecution, British thriller The Level, and murder mystery Loch Ness, as well as the return of Humans, 19-2, The Code, A Place to Call Home, Wentworth, Suspects, The Brokenwood Mysteries, Jack Taylor, 800 Words, Dominion Creek, Midsomer Murders, Janet King, Line of Duty, Murdoch Mysteries, among many others.
Emmy-nominated Acorn TV is the premier North American streaming service for world-class television from Britain and beyond. Acorn TV streams a deep library of first-rate international programs at Acorn.TV and on most devices.