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About Darby and Joan
Two lone strangers trekking on the road - a retired Australian policeman with a dog as his only company and widowed English nurse - meet each other and embark on an epic odyssey in the outback of northern Australia.
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When the local newspaper cuts her recipe column, Tannie Maria (Kennedy) lobbies to take on the role of advice columnist. Things take an unexpected turn when a correspondent who writes to Maria about her abusive husband is found dead. Maria's worlds collide as she works through her mysterious past, trying to solve the case. Maria joins forces with a local, risk-taking, rookie journalist and sometimes rival, Jessie September (newcomer Kylie Fisher), to investigate the murder and catch the killer -- before the local police find more victims. But will they make too many enemies and risk the perpetrator seeing them first? Meanwhile, Maria comforts her readers by blending experiential advice with soothing recipes - chicken soup for the soul.
A shy and enigmatic Detective Sergeant is partnered with a wildly ambitious Detective Chief Inspector to solve crimes in the historic city of Bath.
Sylvia, a disillusioned British spy turned detective starts a new life in the beautiful heart of Italy. She soon finds out trouble follows her wherever she goes.
Literature professor Harriet "Harry" Wild is at one of life's crossroads and having difficulty adjusting to retirement. She reluctantly agrees to stay at the home of her police detective son, Charlie, after she is mugged and needs time to recover. Charlie rebuffs Harry's offer to help when she notices a striking clue in the current murder case he is investigating, so she decides to solve the crime herself with some help from an unexpected source -- her teen mugger, Fergus. Harry and Fergus become partners in new mysteries, much to the chagrin of Charlie.
Rebecca Gibney (Wanted, Packed to the Rafters, Halifax: Retribution) and Charles Edwards (The Crown, The Terror, Downton Abbey) star as two unlikely city slickers who inherit a failing vineyard in rural New Zealand. Sydney socialite Daisy Munroe (Gibney) heads to Peak View, New Zealand for a vacation at her recently deceased stepfather's winery, which she intends to sell. Little does she know that the vineyard has a co-owner, grumpy UK-born lawyer, Louis Oakley (Edwards), who also travels to the wine region to escape a spiraling series of unfortunate events in his life. Despite neither having done a hard days' work in their lives and both despising each other, the two must somehow make Oakley Winery successful so they can sell up, split up and get out.
AMC Networks' Acorn TV and TVNZ today confirmed the renewal of New Zealand romantic comedy Under the Vines on the heels of its December 6 season one premiere on Acorn TV and early 2022 primetime broadcast on TVNZ 1 in New Zealand. Created and co-written by Erin White and produced by Libertine Pictures(Daffodils, Mystic) and EQ Media Group (Troppo, At Home with Julia, Timothy, Rake, Jack Irish and Doctor Doctor) in association with Hardy White Pictures, Under the Vines stars Rebecca Gibney (Wanted, Packed to the Rafters, Winter) and Charles Edwards (The Lord of the Rings prequel, The Crown, Downton Abbey) as two unlikely city slickers who inherit a failing vineyard in rural New Zealand.
Season two will see lovable socialite Daisy Monroe (Gibney) and London lawyer Louis Oakley (Edwards) continue to navigate running the Otago winery they inherited. They also have to navigate their feelings for each other but love, like a fine wine, is always complicated. Along the way, Oakley Wines' up-and-coming winemaker Tippy (Trae Te Wiki) faces challenges of her own when a rockstar French vintner is hired by a rival winery. Production on the six-episode second season will commence early 2022 in picturesque Central Otago, New Zealand. Acorn TV has all rights worldwide with the exception of TVNZ in New Zealand.
Series lead and Executive Producer Rebecca Gibney said: "I am beyond thrilled that we were commissioned to commence Season 2 of Under the Vines even before it has gone to air. It shows such enormous faith in our series and I am very grateful to Acorn TV and TVNZ for their amazing support. To be given the opportunity to work with the phenomenally talented Charles Edwards and to showcase not only the incredible talent here in New Zealand but the majesty of the location in the South Island was such a gift and I have no doubt Season 2 will bring as much joy and heart this time around."
Award-winning producer Paul Yates joins Under the Vines to helm Season 2, having recently wrapped production on the final series of hit Kiwi horror-comedy Wellington Paranormal. He said: "I was stoked to be asked to produce the next series of this delightful show with such an incredible cast of local and international actors. The idea of making a fun romantic comedy in the heart of New Zealand's best wine region during these tough times really appealed. And looking forward to having no spooky monsters to deal with!"
Catherine Mackin, Managing Director Acorn Media Enterprises said: "We are elated to return to New Zealand's picturesque wine country with TVNZ for a second season of Under the Vines. With its incredibly talented stars, Rebecca Gibney and Charles Edwards, we are confident this lighthearted, humorous and cozy journey will continue to delight our audiences worldwide."
Cate Slater, TVNZ Director of Content said: "Under the Vines has been an incredible co-production from the very start and we're thrilled to be extending our commitment to the series and to our production partners by confirming a second season. We're also excited to showcase Under the Vines to Kiwi viewers when season one screens on TVNZ 1 early in 2022."
The second season of Under the Vines also welcomes New Zealand directors Josh Frizzell (Fresh Eggs, The Brokenwood Mysteries) and Katie Wolfe (Head High, Go Girls). Under the Vines is written by a team from both sides of the Tasman that includes Australian writer/creator Erin White and script producer Kelly LeFever with New Zealand scribes Nick Ward, Kathryn Burnett, Steph Matuku and Harry McNaughton. The show is executive produced by Rebecca Gibney, Richard Fletcher for Libertine Pictures, Brendan Dahill for EQ Media Group and Catherine Mackin for Acorn Media Enterprises. Michelle Hardy andErin White are associate producers for Hardy White Pictures.
Jean White is an antiques dealer who runs a successful business with her husband, Rory. But when he suddenly dies and leaves her nearly penniless, Jean relocates to their one remaining asset - a cottage in French antiques hub Saint Victoire - and begins investigating Rory's mysterious death.
DI Arnold (Scarborough) lives on a houseboat on the Thames, in Chelsea, after separating from his art dealer wife Astrid (Anamaria Marinca - 4 Months, 3 Weeks, and 2 Days; Sex Traffic), just yards from some of the most valuable real estate in Europe. Chelsea is a beautiful borough for beautiful people, but it has a dark underside of deprivation, violence, greed - and murder. Bodies have a way of showing up, and things are rarely what they seem, but Max's determination and acuity mean he'll find a way to root out the truth and bring those responsible to justice - regardless of their wealth or status. Max has assistance in his investigations from his partner, no nonsense DS Priya Shamsie (Sonita Henry, Krypton).
Also on his team is research and tech queen DC Jess Lombard (Lucy Phelps, Holby City), rookie officer DC Connor Pollock (Peter Bankolé, Peaky Blinders) and brilliant, if occasionally daunting, Chief Forensics Officer Ashley Wilton (Sophie Stone, Shetland). The cases the team take on allow viewers to visit a diverse cross section of Chelsea life, spanning the mansions of the super-rich to the council flats of the World's End Estate, and the rarefied corridors of a prestigious international school to the leafy melancholy of Brompton Cemetery and the bustle of the King's Road. Frances Barber (Doctor Who, Whitstable Pearl) co-stars as Arnold's mother.
Detective Inspector Mike Shepherd arrives on assignment in Brokenwood, a small town where memories - and animosities - run deep.
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