As television shows from the UK continue to capture fans on this side of the pond, more and more series from the Southern Hemisphere are making their way to the Western. That is, from Australia and New Zealand to the
American remakes of hit British TV shows happen regularly, despite the fact that the ratings successes, such as The Office and House of Cards, are highly outnumbered by the ratings failures. But they continue, and six more are on the way.
The Doctor is a lawyer. That is, Doctor Who‘s Tenth Doctor, David Tennant, portrays a barrister whose charmed life becomes a living nightmare in the suspense thriller, The Escape Artist, which debuts in the US this summer.
The British “invasion” of American television has become an entrenched and still-growing part of the stateside viewing landscape, but another invasion is also taking audiences by storm, and this time it’s Australian.
Chalk up another Brit TV exclusive for Acorn TV. This time it’s the fabulous legal dramedy, The Brief, starring the versatile actor/comedian, Alan Davies.
PBS will be giving detectives a holiday and putting barristers front and center when the network brings Silk to Masterpiece: Mystery! later this summer.