British cop drama, No Offence, debuts in the US this month

Paul Abbott’s British cop dramedy, No Offence, will be making its US premiere on April 16 on Acorn TV.

Two seasons of the show have aired on Channel 4 in the UK but only the first will be airing in the US this April, with all eight episodes. The second season will be premiering later this year and the third season is currently in production.

No Offence is a female-led, dark comedy that has been called “vibrant, warm, rich and real… Hilarious and fabulous” (The Guardian) and “an irresistible feast for all the senses” (The Telegraph). It was also the winner of the Best Drama Series by the Royal Television society. The series is that rare police procedural has achieved a good balance between laugh-out-loud and heartwarming moments and is full of intriguing, relateable characters.

Here is the description of the show:

“The series stars Joanna Scanlan (Requiem, Notes on a Scandal, The Thick of It) and Elaine Cassidy (Acceptable Risk, The Paradise). Set in a crumbling cop shop on the wrong side of Manchester, No Offence follows an unorthodox crack team of cops on the front line, wondering what they did to end up here, in this force, on this side of town. Keeping these streets clean is a Herculean task, enough to demoralize even the keenest rookie – but there’s a reason why this hotchpotch of committed cops are on this force, on this side of town. Drug labs, arsonists, neo-Nazis and notorious murderers are all in a day’s work for this close-knit team, led by the dizzyingly capable, but unquestionably unhinged DI Vivienne Deering (Scanlan).”

No Offence also stars Will Mellor (Line of Duty, Broadchurch), Paul Ritter (Wolf Hall), and Colin Salmon (Arrow, 24: Live Another Day, James Bond films).

Don’t miss No Offence season 1 on April 16 on Acorn TV.

Check out the trailer below: