BBC Studios and ITV have announced the BritBox June 2022 titles, which include everything from new BritBox Originals to classic British fare. BritBox is a digital video subscription service offering the largest collection of British TV in the U.S. and Canada.
The BritBox June 2022 schedule includes the exclusive premiere of The Barking Murders. The series comes from the award-winning writing team of Jeff Pope (Isolation Stories, Deep Water) and Neil McKay (The Suspicion of Mr. Whicher, The Moorside).
The chilling true crime story reveals the courageous families of four young gay men who lost their lives to killer Stephen Port (played by Emmy winner Stephen Merchant), and their fight for justice for their loved ones. The series reveals the devastating impact that these crimes had on both the victims’ loved ones and on the wider gay community in London.
On June 14, Redemption, a new crime drama from the producers of hit series The Bay, will also exclusively premiere on BritBox. A powerful story about family and second chances at its heart, the series follows the life of a dedicated detective (Paula Malcomson, Ray Donovan) whose estranged daughter has been found dead and the events that follow.
The BritBox June 2022 lineup also includes the return of Grace, a thriller written by Russell Lewis (Endeavour) and based on the bestselling Roy Grace series by Peter James. Starring John Simm (Life on Mars, Trauma), the story picks up months from DS Roy Grace’s last investigation as he and his team face a new set of shocking cases.
BritBox is available for $6.99 per month or $69.99 per year — after an introductory free trial period — on Roku, Amazon Fire TV stick, Apple TV 4th Gen, Samsung, LG and all iOS and Android devices, AirPlay, Chromecast, and online at BritBox.com. BritBox is also available on Amazon Channels for Prime members and on Apple TV Channels on supported devices.
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 premiere.
BritBox also offers expert curation and playlists that enable fans to easily find program they know and discover new favorites via the web, mobile, tablet and connected TVs.
BRITBOX JUNE 2022 SCHEDULE
June 1, 2022: Springwatch | North American Premiere, BritBox Exclusive | 12 X 60
Springwatch is returning this June with a special season of nature programs which aim to keep the UK connected to native wildlife offering real comfort viewing, at a time of heightened uncertainty for the country.
June 7, 2022: The Barking Murders | BritBox Original, North American Premiere, BritBox Exclusive | 3 X 60
From the award-winning writing team, Jeff Pope (Isolation Stories, A Confession) and Neil McKay (The Suspicion of Mr. Whicher, The Moorside) this three-part drama sheds light on the crimes of Stephen Port (played by Emmy winner Stephen Merchant) who murdered four young gay men in London. The series focuses on the victims’ loved ones, who tirelessly fought to uncover the truth, and the investigation that finally brought a dangerous killer to justice.
The Barking Murders goes beneath the headlines to deliver a new perspective on the story, revealing missed opportunities by the police and looking at the devastating impact these crimes had on both the victims’ loved ones and on the wider gay community in London.
June 10, 2022: W1A S1-3 | New to BritBox | 22 X 30, 1 X 60
After demonstrating their well-meaning ineptitude at the Olympic Deliverance Commission in Twenty Twelve, Ian Fletcher has now joined the British Broadcasting Corporation for BAFTA-winning W1A, a fictional satirical behind-the-scenes series based at the BBC’s London headquarters.
Hugh Bonneville (Downton Abbey) and Jessica Hynes (There She Goes) return to their roles alongside a new cast and David Tennant (There She Goes) as the narrator.
June 14, 2022: Redemption | BritBox Original, North American Premiere, BritBox Exclusive | 6 X 60
From the producers of hit series The Bay, this compelling new crime drama has a powerful story about family and second chances at its heart. DI Colette Cunningham (Paula Malcomson, Ray Donovan) is a plain-speaking, dedicated detective on Liverpool’s Serious Crime Squad. She is an unflappable force of nature – until she takes an unexpected call from Dublin.
A body has been found, and Colette is listed as next of kin. She takes the next ferry to Dublin to identify her daughter, Kate, who disappeared 20 years ago. Consumed by grief, Colette resolves to stay in Ireland to work for the Garda, while also piecing together the truth about Kate’s death. If she did fail her daughter in life, Colette is determined to do right by her now – but is she prepared for what she finds?
June 17, 2022: Silk | New to BritBox | 18 X 60
Smart and classy with sharp, witty dialogue, Silk is a fast-paced drama following the rivalry, tension, passion and intrigue of life on the front line of criminal law. Martha Costello is a brilliant, passionate defense barrister with a reputation for defending the poor and downtrodden. She is about to embark on the next step of her career and apply for ‘Silk’.
She wants to become a member of the highly prestigious Queen’s Counsel, but she’s not the only one at her chambers applying. Joining Martha is Clive Reader; charming and ruthless, funny, gifted and dangerous, and only one is likely to be made QC.
June 21, 2022: Grace S2 | BritBox Original, North American Premiere, BritBox Exclusive | 3 X 90
Based on the bestselling Roy Grace series by Peter James and written by Russell Lewis (Endeavour), John Simm (Life on Mars, Trauma)returns in this BritBox Original thriller as the troubled but unyielding DS Roy Grace who has given his life to the job. Always walking a career tightrope, he uses his instincts and unorthodox methods to get results.
Set months on from his last investigation, and with his team still reeling from the fallout, Roy must prove that a wealthy Brighton businessman has brutally murdered his wife.
Mirko Parlevliet has been reporting on the entertainment industry since 1998 and founded Vital Thrills in 2018 to cover the latest streaming, movie, TV, and video game news. Mirko previously created the websites ComingSoon, Spider-Man Hype!, SuperHeroHype and ShockTillYouDrop.