Acorn TV has renewed UK mystery series Harry Wild, starring and executive produced by Jane Seymour, for a second season.
Whilst the AMC Network-owned streamer has not released numbers it claimed the series as the most successful premiere week in the platform’s history and the most-watched series in 2022 with mre than 40 percent of subscribers sampling the first season.
“I’m so thankful to the Acorn TV audience, the press, and my incredible fans for making season one of Harry Wild such a success,” said Jane Seymour. “I was thrilled when I heard how well the show performed. I absolutely love playing Harry. I can’t wait to get back into production and bring everyone eight more Harry and Fergus-filled episodes!”
“We knew this series was special from the beginning and could not be more thrilled by the response of Acorn TV viewers to this first season of Harry Wild and to see the remarkable Jane Seymour leading and producing a thrilling murder mystery on our platform,” said Matt Graham, general manager of Acorn TV. “This series had the most successful premiere week in our history and is already our most-watched single season for 2022, just three months after it arrived. We could not be more excited by the prospect of a second season from Jane and this talented creative team.”
The second season will consist of eight episodes in 2023.
Star and co-executive producer Jane Seymour (The Kominsky Method, Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman, B Positive) stars as Harriet “Harry” Wild, a retiring university literature professor who is finding herself at one of life’s crossroads. In season one, jolted from a mugging, Harry reluctantly agrees to recover in the home of her son, Charlie, played by Kevin Ryan (Guilt, Copper), a senior police detective. Charlie’s family does their best to tolerate Harry’s inscrutable ways, but Harry speaks her mind. Despite Charlie’s strong objections and warnings, Harry starts to interfere in her son’s particularly bafﬂing murder case when she notices the murderer has followed a pattern from an obscure Elizabethan play.
When she successfully catches the killer by putting herself at great risk in the process, she ﬁnds a new lust for life. Harry and her protégé, Fergus, played by Rohan Nedd (Whitstable Pearl), the aforementioned mugger and a troubled teen in whom Harry sees great potential where others see only a criminal, quickly find new mysteries to solve. Harry’s expertise at her new passion brings her into direct conﬂict with Charlie, who needs nothing less than his mother causing trouble at work! The cast includes Stuart Graham (The Fall, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy) and Amy Huberman (Finding Joy, Striking Out).
A Dynamic Television Production, Harry Wild is executive produced by Jane Seymour, Daniel March, Klaus Zimmermann, James Gibb, Morgan O’Sullivan and James Flynn. Acorn Media Enterprises, the company’s London-based development division, co-produces. Created and written by David Logan.