Sky1’s new drama series Jamestown, which charts the lives of British settlers in America in the seventeenth century, will premiere on Friday May 5th at 9pm, it has been announced.
From Lark Rise To Candleford and The Paradise scribe Bill Gallagher, Jamestown charts the early days of the first British settlers as they embark on their lives in America. The series is set in 1619 in an all-male frontier town that’s been without women for 10 years and tells the story of Jocelyn, Alice and Verity, three women who enter this ruthless, male dominated town. Their unknown future husbands have paid for their passage across the ocean, and the female arrivals send tremors of anticipation, excitement and trepidation throughout the settlement.
The eight episode drama series is set up at Downton Abbey indie Carnival Films and stars Naomi Battrick (Crossing Lines, Stonemouth), Sophie Rundle (Brief Encounters, Peaky Blinders), Niamh Walsh (Jekyll & Hyde, Holby City), Raoul Trujillo (Neverland, Da Vinci’s Demons). Kalani Queypo (The Royal Tenebaums, Saints & Strangers) and Roseanne Supernault (Blackstone, The Drive). Sue de Beauvoir is the series producer, while Gareth Neame, Nigel Marchant and Richard Fell are executive producing. NBCUniversal International Distribution is handling global sales.
TVWise’s UK Premiere Dates page has been updated with this new information.