Thursday, April 25, 2013

Extraordinary new BBC Worldwide Content for US Netflixers!

We're thrilled to let Netflix members in the US know that we're introducing three new extraordinary series from the BBC Worldwide this spring and summer: Call the MidwifeTop of the Lake, and Ripper Street. These three incredibly different properties all share the high level of quality of BBC Worldwide dramas - Call the Midwife is a 1950s period drama based on the memoir of Jennifer Worth, following the lives of midwives working in a nursing convent in the post-war baby boom in London's East End. Season 1 is available now. 

Also live now, Top of the Lake premiered to rave reviews at the Sundance Film Festival. This mini-series set in New Zealand is written and directed by Academy Award® winner Jane Campion, and follows a detective (Mad Men's Elizabeth Moss) investigating the disappearance of a 12-year-old pregnant girl. Also starring Academy Award winner Holly Hunter.

Going live on July 18, Ripper Street is a riveting crime series centered on the notorious H Division, charged with keeping order in the chaotic East Long Streets after the infamous Jack the Ripper murders.  This series stars Matthew Macfadyen (Anna KareninaPride and Prejudice), Jerome Flynn (Game of Thrones), Adam Rothenberg (Alcatraz) and MyAnna Buring (Downton Abbey, The Twilight Saga).


Elizabeth Bradley is vp of content acquisition at Netflix