The company has also secured a second season (18x45') of Acorn TV, Multichoice and Both Worlds Pictures’ popular South African mystery drama, which begins filming in South Africa in April 2024. The culinary murder mystery series centers on Maria Purvis (Doyle Kennedy), an empathetic, accomplished recipe advice columnist for a small-town gazette.
A Festival success, Recipes for Love and Murder was chosen for the Berlinale Market & Co-Production series selections at the Berlin Film Festival and recently nominated at the Venice Television Awards, the South African Film and Television Awards and the South African Writers Guild Awards.
Recipes for Love and Murder is a co-production between AMC Networks’ Acorn TV, Multichoice and Both Worlds Pictures, in co-operation with Global Screen. The series is produced by Thierry Cassuto (Puppet Nation, Rainbow Warrior), founder of international Emmy nominated Cape Town based Both Worlds Pictures, in collaboration with Paris based Paradoxal. Executive Producers include Thierry Cassuto and Karen Jeynes for Both Worlds, Catherine Mackin and Lesley Pemberton from Acorn Media Enterprises, and Nomsa Philiso and Nicola van Niekerk for Multichoice.
Acorn TV hold distribution rights to the series for the USA, Canada, UK, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand, Multichoice hold the rights for Africa, with Global Screen selling to the rest of the world.
Recipes for Love and Murder is a charming, quirky murder mystery series based on the acclaimed novel by best-selling South African author Sally Andrew – “Recipes for Love and Murder: A Tannie Maria Mystery.” The award-winning novels have been published so far in the UK, South Africa, the US, Canada, China, Australia, Estonia, France, Israel, Germany, Sweden, Italy, Turkey, Poland, Catalonia and the Netherlands.