Michael Smiley

Acorn Media and RTE Entertainment Commission Period Mystery Series 'Dead Still'

The cast of "Dead Still" (Photo: Acorn TV)

Acorn Media Enterprises and RTE have joined forces to commission new period drama mystery series Dead Still, which will focus on the world of Victorian-era memorial portraiture.

The six-part series will be set in Ireland in the 1880s, during the peak of the “postmortem photography” craze. This process, in which people commissioned photos of their dead relations to commemorate their lives, generally featured disturbingly elegant posed photos of the recently deceased, sometimes also involving their living family members.