Trailer: Acorn TV’s Macabre Mystery DEAD STILL Inspired by Lost Art of Corpse Photography in 1880s Europe

Acorn TV, a sister brand of Shudder owned by AMC Networks, is North America’s top streamer for British and international television.

Acorn TV’s unique, darkly comic mystery drama Dead Still was inspired by the real life “post-mortem photography” trend in 1880s Victorian Ireland. Check out the series’ trailer embedded at the top of the article and read more about Dead Still below.

Memorial photographer Brock Blennerhasset (award-winning actor Michael Smiley) makes a living out of taking portraits of the recently deceased for grieving families, with the help of his eager new assistant, Conall Molloy (Kerr Logan), and sharp-witted niece, Nancy (Eileen O’Higgins) But when a series of murders threatens to sully Blennerhasset’s reputation, a tenacious detective (Aidan O’Hare) drags him into an investigation of Dublin’s criminal underbelly. With a killer on the loose and a black-market trade of illicit pictures growing ever more dangerous, will Blennerhasset save his job or end up like one of his subjects?

Set within the fascinating historical period of postmortem portraiture, Dead Still premieres exclusively in the U.S. and Canada on Acorn TV on Monday, May 18th with two episodes, followed by weekly episodes through June 15th.

Dead Still also features Jimmy Smallhorne (Taken Down, Clean Break), Mark Rendall (Departure, Versailles), Peter Campion (Derry Girls, Kat and Alfie: Redwater), and Martin Donovan (Big Little Lies, Fahrenheit 451).

What do you think of the trailer for Dead Still? Let us know in the comments below or on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram! You can also carry on the convo with me personally on Twitter @josh_millican.



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