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‘Bridge of Spies’ Screenwriter’s Psychological Thriller, ‘Black Work,’ Is Coming to American TV

'Bridge of Spies' Screenwriter's Psychological Thriller, 'Black Work,' Is Coming to American TV

Acorn TV, the Brit-centric streaming service for American fans of international television, is bringing “Bridge of Spies” screenwriter Matt Charman’s psychological thriller “Black Work” to the U.S. beginning Nov. 2. The series, which debuted on ITV earlier this year, features rising star Sheridan Smith as policewoman Jo Gillespie, who joins the investigation when her husband (Kenny Doughty) is killed while working undercover on a case. The cast also includes Matthew McNulty, Douglas Henshall, and Geraldine James.

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Acorn is part of a wave of streaming services working to develop a brand identity in an increasingly competitive landscape, and “Black Work”—whose three hourlong episodes will premiere Mondays beginning Nov. 2—may have breakout potential. From “Prime Suspect” and “Broadchurch” to “Top of the Lake” and “The Fall,” U.S. audiences love to watch policewomen from the U.K. and the Commonwealth stalk serial murderers and other nefarious figures. “Black Work” will also be syndicated to public television stations in early 2016.

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