Acorn greenlights Adrian Scarborough drama

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Acorn tv Adrian Scarborough has been set as the eponymous lead in The Chelsea Detective, a new crime drama commissioned by Acorn TV from Expectation Entertainment and ZDF. 


The series has been created and co-written by Peter Fincham, formerly a BBC One channel controller and director of television at ITV; the latter role saw him commission Downton Abbey. 

Scarborough plays DI Max Arnold, who lives on a shabby houseboat on Cheyne Walk and investigates crimes among the elite who reside in the well-heeled London borough of the title. 

The Chelsea Detective will be co-produced by German public broadcaster ZDF, with BBC Studios-backed Expectation making the series, which consists of four feature-length episodes, each focusing on a different case.

Fincham has penned an episode with Glen Laker and Liz Lake also writing for the show. Filming begins in April with Richard Signy and Darcia Martin directing. Ella Kelly is series producer. 

Acorn TV is also currently in production with two other UK Originals, Whitstable Pearl from Buccaneer and New Pictures’ fresh iteration of PD James’ well-known detective novels, filmed in NI as Dalgliesh and starring Bertie Carvel. 


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