November 6, 2018
“Breaking Big,” a documentary series that explores the unexpected journey to success of some of the world’s most influential artists, innovators, political leaders, athletes, authors and entrepreneurs, will be available on DVD Nov. 13 from PBS Distribution while season two of the series “Jamestown” will premiere on PBS Masterpiece Prime video and PBS Passport streaming services Nov. 21.
The epic drama “Jamestown,” from the makers of Downton Abbey and written by Bill Gallagher (Lark Rise to Candleford, The Paradise), follows the lives of three women who leave their dark pasts behind in England to start new lives on the edge of the Virginian wilderness in the 17th century colony of Jamestown. Season two takes viewers back to a thriving colony, where the tobacco plantations are starting to provide the wealth they promised and trade booms, but the status quo will soon be disrupted by births, deaths and broken marriages.
A new episode of “Jamestown” will be available each Monday on the PBS Masterpiece Prime Video channel, available to Prime members for $5.99/month after a seven-day free trial, and in PBS Passport, a member benefit for PBS station donors that offers extended access to public TV programming.
The Nov. 13 two-disc “Breaking Big” release ($34.99) features 12, 30-minute episodes. Produced by OZY Studios and hosted by Carlos Watson, the series looks at the twists and turns on the road to thriving careers for some notable figures in various fields. It features 12 talented men and women, from country music superstar Jason Aldean and former Fox News anchor Gretchen Carlson, to Oscar-winning director Lee Daniels and chef and restaurateur Eddie Huang. All overcame obstacles and long odds. The program includes analysis from eminent social scientists, marketing experts, film critics, book editors and others to help viewers understand their risk-taking and bold moves.