Netflix To Stream ‘The Honorable Woman’

By Rachel Cruz | 3 years ago
Netflix To Stream ‘The Honorable Woman’
Maggie Gyllenhaal arrives at the 82nd Academy Awards March 7, 2010 in Hollywood. She was nominated for supporting actress for “Crazy Heart.”

The Honorable Woman” may have ended its one time, one season run, but those who have missed watching the show can still have a chance to see it as Netflix has acquired the series from BBC Worldwide. Read on for the details to this news story.

In a report published on Variety, popular streaming service Netflix will soon be offering “The Honorable Woman” (also known as “The Honourable Woman” in the U.K.) to its subscribers.

The show, which is a political thriller and drama series, first ran in the United Kingdom on BBC Two in July. It was subsequently made available on Sundance TV in America by August. The series, which aired in eight episodes, starred Maggie Gyllenhaal as the baroness and heiress Nessa Stein, who belongs to a family that runs a business empire that gets involved in an international political upheaval. BAFTA-winning director Hugo Blick created the series and BBC produced it in partnership with Sundance.

“In the U.K. and USA, the response to “The Honorable Woman” has been so strong and welcome that I am delighted to see this compelling tale of conflict and consequence have the increasing opportunity to be seen by an even wider international audience,” said Blick in a statement that was also published on the same Variety report.

“The Honorable Woman” will also be airing in other territories as BBC Worldwide has also sold the show to HBO Nordic and Canal+ in France, CBC in Canada, Canal+ in Spain, BBC First in Australia, BBC Entertainment in South Africa, RUV in Iceland and HOT in Israel.

Aside from Gyllenhaal, the series also starred a host of British actors like Andrew Buchan, Stephen Rae, Katharine Rae, Tobias Menzies, Yigal Naor, Eve Best, Janet McTeer and Lubna Azabal.

Blick said in a previous interview that the show would no longer have a second season, despite critical response that the series would be a strong contender for awards.

So, there you have it, those in the United States who have been wanting to watch “The Honorable Woman,” which had a limited run on BBC Two and Sundance, will be able to stream the show when it comes to Netflix.

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Rachel will watch any TV show once to see if it's worth following. She watches 55 to 60 American, British and Canadian TV shows on any regular week. Glued to TV, she has not seen the world outside in a while. :P