Are you ready for another twisty psychological thriller? Then you’ve got to watch THE NEST on Acorn TV. THE NEST was BBC One’s highest rated new drama when it premiered in the UK earlier this year. It premieres exclusively in U.S. and Canada on Acorn TV on Monday, July 13. The show stars Martin Compston and Sophie Rundle as Dan and Emily Docherty, a wealthy Glasgow couple unable to have a baby. They have a chance meeting with an 18 year old girl named Kaya, who offers to be their surrogate.
Watch The Nest on Acorn TV
In this five-episode Acorn TV Original miniseries, property developer Dan Docherty and music teacher wife Emily are crazy about each other. The couple live in a huge house in a beautiful waterfront location outside Glasgow and want for nothing. All that’s missing is a baby – and they’ve been trying for years with no success. Through a chance encounter they meet Kaya, an 18-year-old from the other side of the city. Kaya’s life is as precarious as theirs is comfortable. Back in her bare local authority flat, Kaya decides to change her future. She tracks down Emily and makes her an offer: she’ll be Dan and Emily’s surrogate, if they help set her life on track. She can change their lives, if they can change hers.
But with only one embryo left, can Dan and Emily trust a teenage girl they barely know with their last chance to have a family? When Kaya agrees to carry their baby, it feels like they were meant to meet. But was it really by chance? Who is Kaya ,and what has brought her to this couple? Can the dreams of Kaya, Emily and Dan be fulfilled, or have all three embarked on a relationship of mutually assured destruction?
Acorn TV Original The Nest Official Trailer
This emotional psychological thriller from BAFTA and RTS award-winning writer Nicole Taylor explores the consequences of a pact between a wealthy Scottish couple and a troubled teenage girl. They have one last chance to have a child, and she offers to be their surrogate. What is the real cost of getting what they want?
Watch THE NEST every Monday through August 3.
“Intelligent, gripping and questioning drama” –The Scotsman
“Handsome staged and tautly written… emotionally engaging” –iNews
“Intriguing look at class, ambition and mistakes” –The Guardian
“Martin Compston and Sophie Rundle shine” –Radio Times
My thoughts about The Nest on Acorn TV
Desperation. How many people have been so desperate for something that they quit thinking rationally and do the irrational thing? Lots and lots. And, Emily is desperate for a child, and Dan is desperate to keep Emily happy. You know the saying, “If something is too good to be true, it usually is.”? Kaya seems too good to be true.
Emily and Kaya meet under the oddest of circumstances. After the first meeting, chance brings them together again, and Kaya believes she’s fated to be Emily and Dan’s surrogate. Emily and Dan have a need that Kaya can meet, and Kaya has a need that Emily and Dan can meet. Perfect, right?
As that great Scottish poet Robert Burns wrote, “The best laid schemes o’ mice an’ men / Gang aft a-gley.” Translation: The best laid plans of mice and men often go awry. You may think that you’ve thought of everything, but chances are, something may go wrong. Dan, Emily, and Kaya think they’ve thought of everything; they’ve done their due diligence. They’re wrong.
So, I’ve only watched the first two episodes though, as press, I could have binged all 5 already. But, seriously, part of the fun of watching a thriller is anticipating the next episode! I am holding myself back, so I can experience episodes 3-5 with all of you US and Canadian viewers. I’m telling you right now, you are going to be chomping at the bit for episode 3! The first episode lays the framework for the series; you get to know the characters and their desires. Episode 2 will blow your mind! I was, of course, expecting something crazy to happen, but I was gasping in shock as episode 2 neared the end.
THE NEST on Acorn TV is must watch TV! Get your free 30 day trial (details below) now! And, seriously, you’ll want to subscribe for a year once you start watching the shows. It’s an amazing deal at $5.99 a month or $59.99 a year.
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Don’t forget, through the end of the year, you can get a free 30 day trial. Sign up at https://acorn.tv/ and use code FREE30. AMC Networks’ Acorn TV is North America’s largest streaming service specializing in British and international television with over 1 million paid subscribers in the U.S and Canada.
Shows I love on Acorn TV
Yes, I think THE NEST is definitely going to be enough to keep you watching through your free trial, but there are so many more great shows! Here are several of my favorites:
- Doc Martin
- Agatha Raisin
- Dead Still
- My Life Is Murder
- Raised by Wolves (fair warning: after the first 3 or 4 episodes, this got pretty “off-color” by American standards)
- Penelope Keith’s Village of the Year (reality “competition” show…which village is the UK’s best?)
- The Indian Doctor
- Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries
I could keep going, but if (WHEN) you decide to subscribe, this will give you some more shows to check out! If you’re already a subscriber, what are your favorite shows? I’ve only begun to scratch the surface!