BritBox Readies Honour Limited Series


Honour, a BritBox original co-production starring Keeley Hawes (Bodyguard, Tipping the Velvet), is slated to bow on the streaming service in the fall.

The limited series centers on the tragic true story of Banaz Mahmod, a London woman killed by her family because of a relationship they considered shameful. Hawes plays DCI Caroline Goode, who pursues justice after learning that her colleagues failed to protect Banaz despite five reports of threats to her life. Honour is written by Gwyneth Hughes (Vanity Fair) and directed by Richard Laxton (Mum, Mrs Wilson).

This BritBox original comes from Liza Marshall’s Hera Pictures in association with Hawes’ company Buddy Club.

BritBox President and CEO Soumya Sriraman said: “In these uncertain times, we are passionate about continuing to bring important stories to our audience. Honour is a heartbreaking, real story told with care by Keeley, Liza and team, and BritBox is proud to play a role in sharing Banaz and Caroline’s stories around the world.”

Marshall said: “At Hera Pictures we are delighted to partner with Britbox to bring this powerful true story to a wider audience in the U.S.; keeping Banaz’s memory alive and shining a light on the urgent issue of so-called honour-based abuse against women. I am incredibly proud of the quality of the creative team behind this drama led by Keeley Hawes’ wonderful and moving performance.”