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As winter nears its end, look no further for your cozy murder mystery fix than Acorn TV and the beautiful fictitious town of Brokenwood, New Zealand – population 4,900 and steadily declining, depending on the murder rate that week. The Brokenwood Mysteries Series 7 will make its world debut exclusively in the US and Canada on Monday, March 29, 2021, on Acorn TV, AMC Networks’ acclaimed streaming service specializing in international television from Britain and beyond. New episodes will debut weekly on Mondays. Episodes are available to screen now on

Akin to fan favorite Midsomer Murders, The Brokenwood Mysteries is a binge-worthy, charming and addictive detective series perfect for the whole family. Featuring big characters and uniquely Kiwi stories, it’s filled with warm camaraderie and deadpan humor against the background of stunning small-town New Zealand.

After transferring from a big city to the quiet, little, murder-ridden town of Brokenwood, Detective Senior Sergeant Mike Shepherd (Neil Rea, Go Girls) and Detective Kristin Simms (Fern Sutherland, The Almighty Johnsons) uncover more murderous rivalries and lethal grudges with each new series. With six feature-length, standalone mysteries, series seven will see the murder of a TV host, a Farmer’s Market owner impaled by a gardening tool, a 1970’s theme party gone wrong, and more.

The Brokenwood Mysteries Series 7 is a TVNZ production with executive producers Kelly Martin, Sally Campbell, and Andrew Szusterman.


The Brokenwood Mysteries Series 7 – Episode Synopses

Episode 1 | “The Garotte and the Vinkelbraun”

Mike and his team are thrust into a world of antiquities when a TV crew from the hit series All Things Old and Beautiful arrives in town and one of the hosts is murdered.

Directed by: Katie Wolfe

Written by: Tim Balme

Produced by: Tim Balme

Episode 2 | “The Witches of Brokenwood”

The Brokenwood Health Retreat proves rather unhealthy for one unfortunate visitor, leaving Mike and the team with the very tricky case to solve.

Directed by: Aidee Walker

Written by: Sarah Kate-Lynch

Produced by: Tim Balme

Episode 3 | “Dog Day Morning”

When four masked men attempt to rob the Brokenwood Savings Bank, it’s up to Mike and the team to determine which one of them pulled the trigger and killed the bank manager.

Directed by: Mark Beesley

Written by: Nic Sampson and Tim Balme

Produced by: Tim Balme

Episode 4 | “Something Nasty at the Market”

Mike, Kristin and the team investigate the murder of a Farmer’s Market Owner who staggers into the crowd with a garden implement fatally embedded in her back.

Directed by: Geoff Cawthorne

Written by: Fiona Samuel

Produced by: Tim Balme

Episode 5 | “Exposed to the Light”

A fundraising evening at the historic Brokenwood Empire Cinema turns deadly when a fire breaks out, and when the smoke clears, a local businessman is found strangled.

Directed by: Aidee Walker

Written by: Roy Ward

Produced by: Tim Balme

Episode 6 | “Here’s to you, Mrs. Robinson”

When Mike mysteriously leaves Brokenwood on other police business, Kristin is left to lead the investigation into a 1970s party where several partygoers wind up dead.

Directed by: Mike Smith

Written by: Tim Balme

Produced by: Tim Balme

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About Acorn TV

Called a “glorious streaming service… an essential must-have” (The Hollywood Reporter) and “Netflix for the Anglophile” (NPR), AMC Networks’ Acorn TV is North America’s largest streaming service specializing in British and international television. Acorn TV adds exclusive new programs every week with a deep library of mysteries, dramas, and comedies with no commercials. In 2021, Acorn TV will feature several commissioned original series including the second season of Miss Fisher spinoff Ms. Fisher’s Modern Murder Mysteries, British crime drama Whitstable Pearl, Kiwi romantic comedy Under the Vines and British detective drama Dalgleish starring Bertie Carvel, as well as Irish crime thriller Bloodlands starring James Nesbitt and co-executive produced by Jed Mercurio, the return of New Zealand detective series My Life Is Murder starring Lucy Lawless, and a growing catalog of popular bingeable dramas that include A Place to Call Home, Detectorists, Jack Irish and Foyle’s War. Recent Acorn TV Original series include Deadwater Fell starring David Tennant, highly-rated BBC One drama The Nest; and groundbreaking BBC One period drama A Suitable Boy from Mira Nair. Acorn TV offers a free 7-day trial and thereafter is just $5.99/month or $59.99/year.

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