A Happy 2017 to you! Without further ado, let’s get to the shows that will help us ring in the new year and give us hours of fabulous British, Aussie, Kiwi, Canadian, and Irish TV entertainment.
By my count, 215 new programs and program seasons from the UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, and Canada premiered stateside in 2016. Of them, here are my picks for the best 20 that were brand-spanking-new to the US.
Brokenwood, New Zealand. Where the locals are quirky, the country music is kickin’, and corpses are found high and low (at least when they don’t go missing).
Autumn is here, and with the crispness of the air and fewer hours of daylight come a bevy of British TV premieres, including some of the most highly-anticipated program returns.
Agatha Raisin, the quirky new UK comedy-drama mystery series starring Ashley Jensen as the eponymous amateur sleuth, is set to stream exclusively on Acorn TV.
Amazon Prime Video in the US is adding another British TV title to its offerings. It’s Fleabag, a new BBC Three comedy from actress-writer Phoebe Waller-Bridge.
The Night Manager, one of the most binge-worthy new miniseries of the year, will be yet another selection for Amazon Prime Video subscribers later this year.
The third and final season of The Musketeers is set to make its US debut, but instead of airing on cable as the first two seasons did, it will premiere exclusively on Hulu.