All the TV crime dramas coming to Acorn TV in May 2021

Rupert Penry-Jones as Mark, Jill Halfpenny as Jodie - The Drowning _Season 1, Episode 1 - Photo Credit: Bernard Walsh/AcornTV
Rupert Penry-Jones as Mark, Jill Halfpenny as Jodie - The Drowning _Season 1, Episode 1 - Photo Credit: Bernard Walsh/AcornTV /

As broadcast shows start to wrap up for the current TV season, we’re turning to the streaming platforms for more. Here are the Acorn TV crime dramas coming in May 2021.

CB and NBC are definitely wrapping their main shows up this month. ABC is possibly doing the same. That leaves us with a question of what to watch this month.

Streamers will have our backs during the quiet, and Acorn TV is one of the best for TV crime dramas. Whether you want something new or you need something that focuses a little more on character development instead of the actual crimes, there is something for you.

We’re breaking down all the TV crime dramas coming to Acorn TV in May 2021. They’re in release date order.

Which TV crime dramas on Acorn TV will you watch in May 2021?

The Brokenwood Mysteries Season 7

We start with the finale of The Brokenwood Mysteries Season 7. There’s still some time to catch up on previous episodes. This is one of those shows that you can just jump straight into, making it perfect for summer viewing.

The finale airs on Monday, May 3.

Keeping Faith Season 3

The final two episodes of Keeping Faith air on Acorn TV this month. They’re still airing weekly like the previous episodes, with Episode 5 dropping on Monday, May 3 and the series finale dropping on Monday, May 10. Faith continues to work through mediation against an ex-husband who is determined to do what he can to destroy her life.

Murdoch Mysteries Season 14

You’ve likely been tuning into Murdoch Mysteries Season 14 throughout April. It’s time to see how the season ends with the finale on May 3. There’s absolutely no need to introduce this beautiful and intriguing series. Right now Murdoch Mysteries Season 15 isn’t confirmed, but we’re holding out some hope.

The Drowning

If you prefer a binge-watch, you’ll want to check out The Drowning. It’s a bit more of a thriller than one of the traditional TV crime dramas, but it’s still something worthy. The series follows Jodie, who has been building her life back up after the loss of her son eight years ago. When she sees a boy who looks just like her missing son, she gets that spark of hope and goes down a dangerous path to find her missing child.

All four episodes drop on Thursday, May 6. It’s also on Sundance Now on the same day.


Love a good Danish crime drama? Acorn TV has you covered with Blinded — Those Who Kill. The series is a sequel to Darkness — Those Who Kill, so if you enjoyed that one, you’ll definitely want to watch this one.

Louise Bergstein is a criminal profiler who look into the dark desires of her potential suspects. The series follows a case that involves the unsolved murders of three young men killed within months of each other. To make it harder, Louise realizes she may have a personal connection to the murderer.

All eight episodes drop at once on Monday, May 10.


Acorn TV tends to bring a lot of Northern Irish TV crime dramas, and that’s certainly the case with this one. Sarah and Ben Bailey are recently separated but trying to be good parents to their children. When their 14-year-old daughter, Amber, goes missing, we follow them on a two-year search.

This series covers the search from different viewpoints, whether it’s the parents, the friends, or even the strangers pulled into the search. It’s a look more at the devastating grief than the actual search, offering some excellent hope for character development and storytelling.

Watch all four episodes on Amber on Monday, May 10.

Like Father Like Son

For those who love Prodigal Son, you’ll want to check out Like Father Like Son. It doesn’t have the same campy element to it, but it has the focus on a son who may be just like his serial killer father. Dee has to face the fact that her 15-year-old son may have strangled a fellow pupil at school. Could nature be stronger than nurture?

Watch the two episodes on Monday, May 17.

Whitstable Pearl

Whitstable looks like a beautiful English seaside town, famous for its oysters. However, it has a dark underbelly, which is something this series will delve into. Pearl Nolan opens a detective agency and teams up with DCI Mike McGuire when she suspects foul play after a close family friend’s body is found.

Each episode in this series has a different case to solve, perfect for those who love procedural shows. The first two episodes will drop on Monday, May 24, and then there will be a weekly drop after that.

Candice Renoir

Finally, we come across a French-language series. Candice Renoir is a single mother of four and a police woman who goes back to work after a decade of her career being on hold. Not only does she need to follow the leads of each case in the episodes, but she needs to prove herself to her colleagues and juggle motherhood and her work.

Watch all seven episodes on Monday, May 24.

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Which TV crime dramas are you watching on Acorn TV in May 2021? Let us know in the comments below.

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