BritBox has released the trailer and key art for Three Little Birds, the captivating original new drama series premiering in the U.S. on Thursday, February 1, 2024. The first three episodes will be available at launch, and the final three episodes will be released a week later.
Three Little Birds narrates the adventures of gregarious sisters Leah and Chantrelle, who hail from the St Anne’s district of Jamaica, and their virtuous, bible-loving acquaintance Hosanna, as they board a ship heading for a new life in Great Britain.
Written by Sir Lenny Henry (Chef!, Broadchurch, The Long Song), this life-affirming six-part drama is inspired by Henry’s mother’s stories of leaving Jamaica in the 1950s for Great Britain, which became her lifelong home and where she raised her family.
The series introduces new British talent, including Rochelle Neil (Amazon’s Das Boot, HBO’s The Nevers) as Leah; Saffron Coomber (Steve McQueen’s Small Axe) as Chantrelle; and Yazmin Belo, making her screen debut as Hosanna. The supporting cast includes Javone Prince, Bobby Gordon, Arthur Darvill, Tierney Turner, and Malachi Hall.
Sir Lenny Henry, the series creator, is a renowned actor, comedian, presenter, writer, and campaigner. Born to Jamaican immigrants in the UK in 1958, he made his TV debut as a standup comedian at just 16 and went on to have a multifaceted career across both stage and screen.
In 1985, he co-founded Comic Relief in response to the devastating Ethiopian famine and has since raised billions for the charity. Granted a Knighthood in 2015, Henry is fondly celebrated as a true British “National Treasure.”
Three Little Birds was filmed in The Midlands, UK. Tiger Aspect Productions produced the six-part drama, written by Sir Lenny Henry and guest episode writers Carol Russell and Avril Russell, in association with Douglas Road Productions.
The series is co-produced by BritBox International, with Diederick Santer as Executive Producer. Charles McDougall, Yero Timi Biu, and Darcia Martin directed two episodes each.
Sir Lenny Henry, Lucy Bedford, Kate Crowe, Russell T. Davies, Charles McDougall, and Angela Ferreira serve as executive producers, with Stella Nwimo producing. BritBox International acquired Three Little Birds from Banijay Rights.
BritBox is available for $8.99 per month/$89.99 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, Comcast X1 & Flex and online.
BritBox is also available as a premium add-on channel on Amazon Prime Video Channels, Apple TV, and Roku for Prime members and on Apple TV Channels.
You can watch the trailer for Three Little Birds on YouTube, and you’ll find the full key art below.
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.