Streaming service Acorn TV has released a new and tense COVID-19 drama film titled “Help” on its platform. The Rose d’Or Award-winning film stars Emmy winner Jodie Comer and Stephen Graham and was released on January 31, 2022.
In Help, young care worker Sarah (Jodie Comer, Killing Eve, Free Guy), forms an unlikely bond with nursing home resident Tony (Stephen Graham, The North Water, Line of Duty), living with young onset dementia. But when the Covid-19 pandemic hits, her character and their relationship are put to the test under horrifying circumstances. The film originally released in the U.K. on Channel4 in September, 2021.
Written by BAFTA winner Jack Thorne (Enola Holmes, His Dark Materials) and directed by Marc Munden (The Third Day, The Secret Garden), the drama Help also stars Lesley Sharp (Scott & Bailey, Three Girls).
It’s executive produced by Beth Willis (Doctor Who, Eric & Ernie), George Faber (Collateral, The White Queen), Christopher Moll(Lady Macbeth, Apostasy), as well as Thorne, Munden, Graham, and Comer. Help is a Forge Production, in association with One Shoe Films and Liverpool Film Office for Channel 4 Television. All3Media handles the international distribution.
AMC Networks’ Acorn TV is North America’s largest streaming service specializing in British and international television. The streaming service’s recent slate is comprised of popular New Zealand detective series My Life Is Murder (Lucy Lawless), Irish crime thriller Bloodlands (James Nesbitt, co-executive produced by Jed Mercurio), British crime drama Whitstable Pearl (Kerry Godliman), British detective drama Dalgliesh (Bertie Carvel), and the hit Miss Fisher spinoff Ms. Fisher’s Modern Murder Mysteries.
Acorn TV Original Series include UK detective drama Harry Wild (Jane Seymour), Signora Volpe (Emilia Fox), The Chelsea Detective (Adrian Scarborough), and Darby and Joan (Bryan Brown, Greta Scacchi) among others.