Twenty British, Irish, Australian, and Canadian series premiere nationally in the US in May, while In the Club debuts on, and Scott & Bailey and Shetland return to, public TV stations.
No, this is not an April Fool’s joke. A whopping twenty-one series premiere in or return to the US this month, including some of the most highly-anticipated shows this year.
As narratives go, survival stories are compelling. And so it is with Banished, the star-studded drama about life in Britain’s penal colony in Australia, which just arrived in the US.
Two and a half years after the debut of the Golden Globes® and Primetime Emmy®-nominated The White Queen, Starz has greenlit the miniseries’ sequel, The White Princess.
During PBS’ first day of presentations at the Winter 2016 TCA (Television Critics Assn) Press Tour, British stars were on hand to chat about their shows. See the pics below.
One hundred thirty TV shows from British Commonwealth territories and Ireland were new to the US in 2015, and selecting my fifteen favorites of the year took some doing.
For stateside viewers who fancy Stephen Dillane, Essie Davis, Australian programs, shows about the Irish, biopics, and/or epic historical dramas, Kings in Grass Castles is for you.
One recommission + one stateside premiere date + one cast announcement = a lot of Brit TV goodies to look forward to in the new year and beyond.