Dead Still

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  • 16+
  • 2020
  • 1 Season
  • 6.9  (1,647)

Dead Still is a dark and macabre six-episode miniseries from Acorn TV, the UK's leading streaming service for British and international content. Set in Victorian-era Dublin, the show revolves around a talented post-mortem photographer named Brock Blennerhasset (Michael Smiley) who makes a living by taking pictures of the recently deceased.

Blennerhasset is a troubled man who has a morbid fascination with death and a knack for capturing the essence of his subjects in his post-mortem photographs. He is haunted by his past and has a strained relationship with his assistant and protégé, Conall Molloy (Kerr Logan), a former gravedigger who shares his fascination with death but has a more optimistic outlook on life.

The two men are called upon to investigate a series of mysterious deaths that seem to be connected to Blennerhasset's work. Together with Molloy and Molloy's love interest, actress Nancy Vickers (Eileen O'Higgins), they set out to solve the case and clear their names.

The show is a dark comedy that combines elements of crime, mystery, and horror. It is not for the faint of heart, as it features some gruesome images of dead bodies and a disturbing storyline that touches on themes of death, grief, and the macabre.

Despite the unsettling subject matter, Dead Still is a well-crafted and entertaining show that will keep you hooked from start to finish. The performances are top-notch, particularly Smiley's portrayal of the brooding and haunted Blennerhasset, who is equal parts creepy and sympathetic.

Logan is equally impressive as Molloy, who serves as the show's comic relief and moral center. He brings a warmth and humanity to the show that is sorely needed amidst all the darkness and death.

O'Higgins rounds out the trio with a strong performance as Nancy Vickers, a plucky and determined actress who proves herself to be a valuable member of the team. She provides a much-needed female perspective and balances out the male-dominated cast.

The show's period setting is also a highlight, as it offers a glimpse into the bygone world of Victorian Dublin. The costumes and set design are top-notch, and the show's attention to detail is impressive.

Overall, Dead Still is a must-watch for fans of dark comedies and crime dramas. It may not be for everyone, but for those who can stomach its macabre subject matter, it is a well-crafted and entertaining show that will leave you wanting more.

Dead Still is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (6 episodes). The series first aired on May 18, 2020.

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Only Memories Remain
6. Only Memories Remain
June 15, 2020
A malevolent figure drives Blennerhasset, Nancy and Molloy apart, intent on ensnaring the senior photographer in a trap.
5. Snuff
June 8, 2020
Blennerhasset, Molloy and Nancy struggle to keep the business going due to the unwanted attention of Detective Regan and the very killer he is hunting down.
Camera Obscura
4. Camera Obscura
June 1, 2020
When Nancy's grandmother dies, Molloy is introduced to Blennerhasset's difficult family during their memorial photography session. After a meeting with Henry's eccentric friends, Molloy brings Blennerhasset and Nancy to a séance to capture a photograph of a ghost.
3. Daguerreotype
May 25, 2020
Blennerhasset and Nancy are forced to delve into the seedy underbelly of Dublin's criminal underworld after both Molloy and their camera equipment go missing.
2. Development
May 18, 2020
Blennerhasset and Molloy are trapped in a coastal town during a storm where some ghostly occurrences make them feel most unwelcome.
1. Photochemistry
May 18, 2020
In Victorian-era Ireland, portrait photographer Brock Blennerhasset has made a successful career out of commemorating the recently deceased. When one of his photographic plates goes missing - putting his reputation on the line - Blennerhasset hires eager gravedigger Conall Molloy to help find it.
Where to Watch Dead Still
Dead Still is available for streaming on the Acorn TV website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Dead Still on demand at Apple TV Channels, Amazon Prime, Amazon, Vudu, Hoopla and Apple TV.
  • Premiere Date
    May 18, 2020
  • IMDB Rating
    6.9  (1,647)