Broken, Five By Five Set for U.S. Premieres on BritBox


BritBox has revealed its inaugural fall lineup, which includes the critically acclaimed new drama Broken, starring Sean Bean (Game of Thrones).

Broken comes from screenwriter and producer Jimmy McGovern (Accused, The Street). Bean stars alongside Anna Friel (Pushing Daisies) and Paula Malcomson (Ray Donovan) in Broken as Father Michael Kerrigan, a Catholic priest in Northern England battling his own secret struggles.

BritBox is also gearing up to debut Cold Feet, a 2017 series produced in association with Big Talk Productions, ITV and BritBox US. This latest outing of the much-loved hit returns with an ensemble cast led by James Nesbitt (The Hobbit).

BritBox will also become the exclusive U.S. home to Five By Five, a special featuring five short films created by and starring Golden Globe winner Idris Elba (Luther).

In addition, BritBox will be the U.S. home to the new season of popular sci-fi satire Red Dwarf and for the first time on U.S. streaming, the dance competition Strictly Come Dancing.

“BritBox is the ultimate destination for fans looking to get their British TV fix,” said BritBox’s president, Soumya Sriraman. “What really sets our service apart is the ability to give our audience many of the same great shows U.K. viewers get to see, in many cases a day after they air across the pond. The new programs we are adding range from exclusive, edge-of-your-seat dramas to beloved reality shows, ensuring BritBox has plenty of hours of content that will appeal to all British TV lovers.”