BBC Studios and ITV have announced the BritBox May 2021 titles, which include everything from new BritBox Originals to classic British fare. BritBox is the biggest collection of streaming British television in North America.
The BritBox May 2021 titles include the world premiere of the latest installment of BritBox Original thriller Grace: Looking Good Dead. Written by Russell Lewis (Endeavour), Grace stars John Simm (Life on Mars, Trauma) and is based on the bestselling Roy Grace series by one of the UK’s #1 selling authors, Peter James. You can watch an exclusive clip from Grace below!
The May lineup also includes the long-awaited exclusive U.S. season premiere of police corruption series Line of Duty. The series stars Vicky McClure (This Is England), Adrian Dunbar (Broken) and Martin Compston (Traces) as anti-corruption inspectors.
Kelly Macdonald (The Victim, Boardwalk Empire) joined the cast this season as the season-long guest star. BritBox will also be the exclusive premiere home to all future Line of Duty seasons.
BRITBOX MAY 2021 SCHEDULE
May 4, 2021: Grace: Looking Good Dead | BritBox Original, World Premiere, BritBox Exclusive | 1 X 90
Based on the bestselling Roy Grace series by Peter James and written by Russell Lewis (Endeavour), John Simm (Life on Mars, Trauma) stars in this brand new thriller as the troubled but unyielding DS Roy Grace who has given his life to the job.
In this new installment, after human remains are discovered in a Sussex field, Grace and Detective Sergeant Glenn Branson (Richie Campbell, Small Axe, NW) are drawn into an investigation that will test their abilities and their friendship. Though each case initially appears to be an isolated incident, Grace’s instinct leads him to believe both deaths are the work of a twisted, sadistic serial killer who leaves a bizarre calling card at the scene of each crime.
May 7, 2021: The Café | New to BritBox, Exclusive | 14 X 25
Three generations of a family play host to customers at a seafront cafe in this warm and funny comedy series created by talent from the award-winning The Royle Family, directed by BAFTA award winner Craig Cash and featuring award-winning actress Phoebe Waller-Bridge (Fleabag). Sarah’s moved back home from London, having lost her boyfriend and her job, so for now she’s helping out her mum Carol in the cafe.
Divorcee Carol owns the place, and her mother Mary, a broad minded soul in her 70s, is a permanent fixture. With pop-ins including old school friends like Richard, who secretly fancies Sarah and gets wildly jealous of the obvious attraction between her and John, a former classmate who’s returned to the town as a successful businessman, you never know who’s going to show up!
May 18, 2021: Line of Duty S6 | BritBox Original, North American Premiere, Exclusive | 7 X 60| Airs Weekly
Set in the fictional police anti-corruption unit AC-12, Line of Duty is a cat-and-mouse thriller that takes a probing look into modern policing and corruption, and it’s back for season 6. In this latest season, AC-12 face their most enigmatic adversary yet.
Detective Chief Inspector Joanna Davidson’s (Kelly Macdonald, The Victim) unconventional conduct in a high-profile murder investigation raises AC-12’s suspicions, as they begin to challenge the facts of the case and question whether Davidson is doing everything in her power to find the perpetrator.
May 21, 2021: Would I Lie to You? S14 | North American Premiere, Exclusive | 12 X 30
Hosted by Rob Brydon (Gavin & Stacey, Cruise of the Gods) with Lee Mack (Not Going Out, The Sketch Show) and David Mitchell (Upstart Crow, Ambassadors) returning as team captains.
This popular panel show sees two teams of celebrity panelists fooling each other into believing that what is fake is true and vice versa. Only those with quick wit will survive the interrogation from the other team.
May 25, 2021: Moving On S11-12 | North American Premiere, Exclusive | 10 X 45
Created by Emmy winner and multi BAFTA award-winning writer Jimmy McGovern (Cracker, Hillsborough, The Street), this critically acclaimed anthology show returns featuring performances by a stellar cast.
The series explores complex issues that are all tied to the common theme of characters who reach a turning point in life, and then move on.
In Season 11, we see a man rebuild his life after serving time for a crime he didn’t commit, a blind woman experiencing life after regaining her sight, a former rugby legend being blackmailed by his ex-wife, a middle-aged woman prove her worth in her job and a grieving mom befriend a homeless man.
In Season 12, we watch a groom’s wedding day as it is thrown into chaos as someone who was thought to be dead returns, a woman battle with the fact that her father had another family, a man turns his life around when gifted a fitness course, a teenager’s promising education and future is thrown into jeopardy when she is made homeless and a woman who loses her hearing tries to learn sign language.