BritBox Adds Pair of U.K. Comedies to Summer Lineup


BBC Studios’ and ITV’s BritBox has acquired the British rom-coms Hold the Sunset, starring John Cleese and Alison Steadman, as well as Bliss, led by Heather Graham and Stephen Mangan.

Bliss and Hold the Sunset are due to debut on the streaming service in August and September, respectively. In addition, The Bletchley Circle: San Francisco, BritBox’s first original series, will become available to subscribers on July 26.

“From the beginning, the goal of BritBox was to bring great content from the U.K. to the U.S. and part of that is bringing amazing talent such as John Cleese, Alison Steadman and Stephen Mangan, who are headlining our two newest acquisitions,” said Soumya Sriraman, the president of BritBox. “Having Hold the Sunset and Bliss along with the debut of our first original series, The Bletchley Circle: San Francisco, gives us an incredibly strong summer of fresh British programming.”