Jane Seymour has signed on to star in and co-executive produce Irish mystery thriller Harry Wild, which will premiere in 2022 on AMC Networks’ Acorn TV.
The 8 x 60-minute series from production and distribution company Dynamic Television (Trapped, Madiba, Van Helsing) is created and co-written by David Logan (Lost Christmas, Harry Wild).
Seymour stars as a recently retired English professor who discovers a real knack for investigation and cannot help but interfere with the cases assigned to her police detective son.
Production will begin in May 2021 in Dublin. Acorn TV will feature its world premiere in the U.S., Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand, among others in 2022. Dynamic Television will distribute the series.
Seymour’s credits include The Kominsky Method, Live and Let Die, Somewhere in Time, The Wedding Crashers, Onassis: The Richest Man in the World, War and Remembrance and East of Eden, and Dr. Quinn: Medicine Woman.
Seymour said: “From the first moment I read the script, I fell in love with Harry Wild and am beyond excited to head to Ireland and step into the role of this very curious and passionate retired professor.”
The series’ writers are David Logan, with Jo Spain (Taken Down). The directors are Ronan Burke (Jelly Baby) and Robert Burke (Max Rules).
Executive producers are Jane Seymour, Daniel March (Van Helsing, Trapped, Ginny & Georgia) and Klaus Zimmermann (Trapped, The Sommerdahl Murders) for Dynamic Television; James Gibb (The Outpost, Vwars) for Ardvella Entertainment; and Morgan O’Sullivan (Vikings, The Tudors) and James Flynn (Vikings, Into the Badlands) for Metropolitan Pictures.
AMC Networks’ Acorn TV specialises in British and international television with subscribers worldwide in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, Latin America, Spain, Portugal, among other areas.