February 9, 2019

BritBox Joins Forces With Award-Winning Creator Jeff Pope to Co-Produce Two New Original Series The Barking Murders & The Hatton Garden Heist and Unveils Expanded Roster of Groundbreaking Programs Including There She Goes Starring David Tennant

Streaming Service Also Spotlights Co-Productions at TCA with New Seasons of Bancroft, starring Sarah Parish, Cold Feet starring James Nesbitt Along with the Final Season of Mum, starring Lesley Manville

Pasadena, CA — BritBox, the streaming service from BBC Studios and ITV — today announced a multi-series partnership with acclaimed Oscar nominee, Jeff Po9pe (PhilomenaThe Moorside), as well as several other co-productions during the broadstreamers’ presentation to TV critics at the semi-annual gathering of the Television Critics Association (TCA). Only two years old, BritBox, which boasts the largest collection of British TV in North America and recently surpassed half a million subscriber mark, also highlighted several other new and returning series in the presentation led by BritBox President, Soumya Sriraman.

The first of the two shows helmed by Jeff Pope presented under the BritBox original banner is The Hatton Garden Heist, a true life crime drama starring Timothy Spall (Mr Turner, Harry Potter) that gives a look inside the jewelry heist of the century.  BritBox co-produces with ITV.

Additionally, BritBox will co-produce, along with BBC, Pope’s original The Barking Murders, which he will write with Neil McKay. Previously, the pair collaborated on the Golden Globe-nominated Appropriate Adult. In this exciting factual drama, the narrative’s focus is placed squarely on the families of the victims of convicted serial killer Stephen Port.

BritBox will also continue to collaborate with its deep bench of acclaimed producing partners on new seasons of established hits such as Cold Feet with James Nesbitt, Bancroft with Sarah Parish, and the final season of Mum starring Oscar nominee Lesley Manville.

These programs join the upcoming, highly anticipated series There She Goes starring David Tennant &Jessica Hynes as well as the ensemble comedy Living The Dream starring Philip Glenister (Life On Mars, Outcast), Lesley Sharp (The Full Monty, Vera Drake), Kim Fields (The Facts of Life, Living Single), and Kevin Nash (Magic MikeJohn Wick) that were showcased during today’s TCA presentation. These shows will join the BritBox roster in the coming months and complement the service’s eclectic mix of new UK programming available in North America for the first time.

“Throughout the past year BritBox has continued to thrive in an increasingly competitive space,” said BritBox President Soumya Sriraman. “Our service has the right mix of one-of-a-kind originals, unrivaled British talent, and an enviable library of classics that proves even in a field dominated by Goliaths, David still has a shot.”

More information about upcoming programs spotlighted during the presentation can be found below:

There She Goes – David Tennant (Doctor Who) and Jessica Hynes (Shaun of the Dead) headline this dramedy about a family with a 9 year-old daughter whose learning disabilities present her parents and brother with a host of unique challenges. Based on the family life of the show’s writer and creator Shaun Pye, There She Goes is inspired by his own daughter’s chromosomal disorder and borrows heavily from his family’s experiences. Alternately heartbreaking and hilarious, the series is a lovingly crafted tribute to a beloved daughter.  Premieres: April 2019

The Hatton Garden Heist – The Hatton Garden Heist depicts the true story of an audacious burglary  executed by an elderly gang of career criminals in the heart of London’s diamond district. The limited run series sheds light on how the gang meticulously planned the raid, the growing tensions within the crew, and the complex police operation that ultimately led to their capture. This is the inside story of how these small-time crooks pulled off a heist of such scale and ambition that it became the robbery of the decade. Timothy Spall leads an ensemble cast from a script by Oscar-nominated writer Jeff Pope.  Premiere: 2019 

Living The Dream – This ensemble comedy series follows the Pembertons, a British family who relocate from gray, old England to sunny Florida in order to take ownership of a fledgling RV park. They soon learn that while the American dream is not all it’s cracked up to be, the love of your family and the support of new friends can help you overcome failed dreams and make new ones. Cast includes Philip Glenister (Life On Mars, Outcast), Lesley Sharp (The Full Monty, Vera Drake), Kim Fields (The Facts of Life, Living Single), Kevin Nash (Magic Mike) and Leslie Jordan (Will & Grace). Premiere: May 2019

The Barking Murders – Between 2014 and 2015, Stephen Port used Grindr to find, rape and murder four men in Barking, London. Oscar nominated writer Jeff Pope (Philomena, The Moorside) brings this visceral and wrenching drama to life by focusing on how the families of these men cope with this painful tragedy. Premiere: Late 2019

BritBox is now available for $6.99 per month—after an introductory free trial period—or $69.99 per year on Roku®, Apple TV 4th Gen, all iOS and Android devices, AirPlay, Chromecast, and online BritBox is also offered as an Amazon Channel available for Prime members on all Amazon Video capable devices and platforms including Amazon Fire TV and tablets, as well online at  BritBox is also now available in Canada.

About BritBox

BritBox is a digital video subscription service offering the largest collection of British TV in the U.S. and Canada.  Created by two British content powerhouses—BBC Studios, the subsidiary arm of the BBC, and ITV, the UK’s biggest commercial broadcaster—the service features iconic favorites, exclusive premieres, and current series and soaps—most available within 24 hours after their UK premier.  BritBox also offers expert curation and playlists that enable fans to easily find programs they know and discover new favorite via web, mobile, tablet and connected TV’s. AMC Networks is a minority investor in the service.