BritBox commissions first original

BritBox, the streaming service from BBC Worldwide and ITV offering a library British TV in the US, has announced its 2018 programming slate featuring its first original drama series: The Bletchley Circle: San Francisco, produced by Omnifilm Entertainment in association with BritBox and World Productions.

The series, a follow up to The Bletchley Circle, follows two of the original lead characters, Millie (Rachel Stirling) and Jean (Julie Graham), as they travel to America in 1956 and join forces with two US codebreakers to tackle a string of new murder cases. Using their unique skills and intellectual abilitie.

Soumya Sriraman, President of BritBox, said, “During our first year, BritBox was able to bring some of the most in-demand British programs ‘on demand’ to US fans, some within hours or near simulcast, letting them see shows they have never been able to watch or have not seen in years. In 2018, BritBox will up the ante with our first commission, more co-productions, and more popular programming and star power from all genres appealing to new subscribers along with our very loyal existing members.”

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