Girlfriends: A New Series About Being a Modern Woman of a Certain Age

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Joining a stellar lineup of strong female-led series, Acorn TV adds its newest Original Series Girlfriends, featuring three beloved leading women: Phyllis Logan (Downton Abbey, The Good Karma Hospital), two-time Oscar-nominee Miranda Richardson (Stronger, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Sleepy Hollow) and Zoë Wanamaker (Mr. Selfridge, Agatha Christie’s Poirot, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone). Also featuring, Matthew Lewis (Harry Potter’s Neville Longbottom) and Anthony Head (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Merlin).

After the dramatic and sudden death of Linda’s husband Micky, childhood friends Linda (Phyllis Logan), Sue (Miranda Richardson) and Gail (Zoë Wanamaker) find themselves back together again. Each has their own problems to face; from a looming divorce from the husband she still loves and the loss of a high-powered job through age discrimination, to juggling the endless responsibilities of their grandchildren and ageing mothers.

As widowed Linda tries to come to terms with being on her own after over 30 years of marriage, she and her girlfriends are horrified to find that this could be the least of her worries. As questions over the circumstances of Micky’s death start to be asked, accusations reveal secrets, deception and doubts that tear at our Girlfriends’ friendship. Will it endure or will it be severely put to the test?

Featuring some of the strongest female characters on all of television, Acorn TV is the best place to find heroines. Called a “Glorious streaming service…(with) well-written, beautifully acted and surprisingly compelling scripted television… an essential must-have” (The Hollywood Reporter), Acorn TV has curated highly-entertaining international television with sharp, daring and witty female leads. And the hilarious new cast of Girlfriends is already proving to be the new gem in the Acorn TV crown.

The Boston Herald calls it, “an upbeat illustration of female empowerment,” while the San Francisco Chronicle calls it, a “Superb British drama… so much to love about this series.” This six-part contemporary TV drama follows three friends struggling with the responsibilities that come with being a modern woman of a certain age. The exclusive U.S. premiere begins Monday, January 29, 2018. If you would like to see a sneak peak of the captivatingly funny new show, Girlfriends, please enjoy the trailer below.



 “Prepare to be utterly gripped.”TV Guide UK

“Kay Mellor is the Queen of classy primetime drama and her latest offering is a cracker with a great cast” Guardian

“Raw, touching, funny and absolutely fascinating… all the signs of becoming a classic that could run for years. Do not miss it.” Sunday People

“Kay Mellor… is top of the league at creating believable, engaging, full-on female characters.” Daily Mail 


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