Doc Martin Season 8 is available in the US on Acorn, but will it ever make it to PBS?
Acorn chief content officer Mark Stevens explained why the UK comedy-drama’s eighth chapter has been delayed on PBS, per Pittsburgh Gazette:
“We just thought we would take a pause. It was a pretty tight window historically and we have a lot of subscribers reacting and responding to it. … It’s a big show for us, a popular show for us and we just thought it was time to make that window [of exclusivity on Acorn] a little longer.”
While Stevens declined give an exact release date for Season 8, he said it will be made available to PBS stations sometime in 2018.
Doc Martin is scheduled to end its run after nine seasons in 2019, though series star Martin Clunes recently suggested that the show could yet extend into Season 10. Stay tuned…