Acorn TV’s heartwarming Aussie-Kiwi dramedy 800 Words, Season 2, Part 1 makes its DVD debut on April 18th, 2017 from Acorn, an RLJ Entertainment, Inc. brand. After its breakout success and #1 ranking in Australia, a second season with twice as many episodes was commissioned to air in two installments. The first eight episodes (Part 1) continue the saga of George Turner (Erik Thomson, Packed to the Rafters, The Code), a man looking to make a new home for himself and his family, in a strangely beautiful and quirky New Zealand coastal town. The series has received Logie Awards for Best Actor for Erik Thomson and Most Outstanding Newcomer for Melinda Vidler as George’s daughter Shay. This 2-disc DVD set features 8 episodes ($49.99, AcornOnline.com). 800 Words made its U.S. premiere in January 2017 on Acorn TV , the premier North American streaming service for world-class television from Britain and beyond.
After relocating from the whirlwind of Sydney, newspaper columnist George Turner (Thomson) is slowly learning what it means to be a local in the quirky New Zealand town of Weld. He wanted his kids, Shay (Vidler) and Arlo (Benson Jack Anthony), to have a fresh start after the death of his wife, but all did not go according to plan. Now George must reunite his family by bringing Shay home from her self-appointed exile in Australia.
And if George is to become a fully functioning town resident, he must actually start anew – including finding a job with a steady income and revamping his love life. With the many attractive, eligible women living in Weld, who will receive George’s affections?
Hailed as “the best show you’re not watching” (Inquisitr.com), this sweet, refreshing family drama also stars Rick Donald (A Place to Call Home), Bridie Carter (McLeod’s Daughters), Emma Leonard (Home And Away), and Michelle Langstone (The Almighty Johnsons).
Street Date: April 18, 2017 - SRP: $49.99; DVD 2-Disc Set: 8 episodes – Approx. 365 min., plus bonus – UPC 054961255894. Bonus: Interview with Erik Thomson (4 min.). Contains coarse language, nudity, and sexual situations. Check out the international trailer below!