June 9, 2024

Acorn TV has announced that Darby and Joan will be returning for a second season. The news comes nearly two years after the Australian dramedy aired its 8-episode freshman run. Per the streamer, the series has been a consistently strong performer on its international streaming platform.

"We are delighted at how well Darby and Joan has been received by international broadcasters," said Vanessa Jordan, Head of International Sales and Acquisitions, Acorn Media International. "Sales in Japan, Scandinavia, Eastern Europe, Benelux and the UK demonstrate that audiences have a strong appetite for light, entertaining, good quality crime series. The magnificent Australian backdrop frames this charming drama and its likable characters. We are very excited about the arrival of series two and thankful to our partners at CJZ."

The series follows widowed English nurse Joan Kirkhope, who is determined to find answers about her husband's mysterious death, and former detective Jack Darby, who has hit the open road to escape his past. When the two collide in the Australian outback, they are drawn into a series of mysteries. But perhaps the most intriguing puzzle they face is each other.

In Season 2, which will film in Australia in the coming months, Jack and Joan are on the hunt for the one person Jack believes can reveal the truth about his mysterious past. The two soon realize they aren't alone on this journey and their quest becomes a race against time. But can they really find the truth after all these years? Or will their search for answers only unearth more questions?

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