Fans of British television in the United States have reason to rejoice this December as Netflix has announced it will be bringing two British TV hits to the streaming site. Subscribers to Netflix will be able to watch "Broadchurch" and "The Honourable Woman" this holiday. Read on for the details of this news story.
The award-winning drama series “Broadchurch” will launch its first season on Netflix on Friday, Dec. 12, 2014, at 12:01 a.m. Created and written by Chris Chibnail, the series originally ran on ITV in the United Kingdom and is set to begin its second season in the first quarter of 2015.
“Broadchurch” stars David Tennant as the aloof and impatient DI Alec Hardy. He is assigned to the small seaside town of Broadchurch, where he works with the local police and partners with DS Ellie Millier, played by Olivia Colman. Hardy and Miller are tasked to investigate the death of young Danny Latimer, whose death became national news.
The series also stars Jodie Whitaker as Beth, Andrew Buchan as Mark, Jack Marshall as David Bradley, Arthur Darvill as Paul Coates.
“Broadchurch’s” first season, which debuted in March 2013 in the United Kingdom with eight episodes, became a high-rated obsession on British television. It was named the best British drama series of 2013 by many media outfits. In the United States, BBC America on cable also aired the program last year.
“THE HONOURABLE WOMAN”
The critically acclaimed political drama series “The Honourable Woman” will begin streaming on Netflix on Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014, at 12:01 a.m. The show is created, written and directed by Hugo Blick. It first aired on BBC Two in the United Kingdom last July. Sundance TV on American cable also broadcast the series, also in July.
“The Honourable Woman” stars Maggie Gyllenhaal as baroness Nessa Stein, who heads the family business. The show presents the struggles Nessa has to endure as a businesswoman who belongs to a very influential family that has dealings with the Israelis and Palestinians. Shifting from arms dealing with providing data cabling networks in the West Bank, Nessa is placed in the center of a political maelstrom where deception comes into play.
The show also stars Stephen Rae, Janet McTeer, Andrew Buchan, Lindsay Duncan, Lubna Azabal, Tobias Menzies, Katherine Parkinson, Igal Naor and Genevieve O’Reilly.
“The Honourable Woman” received the Best International Drama Award during the La Rochelle Festival and was highly rated on sites like Rotten Tomatoes and Metacritic. The first and only season runs for eight episodes.
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