BritBox, the $6.99 monthly subscription streaming service from BBC Studios and ITV, March 11 announced it would exclusively stream in North America ITV sitcom “Kate & Koji.” Starring award-winning actress Brenda Blethyn (Vera, Secrets & Lies) and Jimmy Akingbola (“Arrow,” “Ted Lasso”), the series follows the unlikely friendship between Kate, a working-class woman who runs an old fashioned seaside cafe, and Koji, an African asylum seeker.
Although from very different worlds, they are similar in ways they do not recognize, including a dogged determination to never back down. The six-part show was filmed in the picturesque coastal town of Herne Bay in Kent, South East England. It premieres April 13 on BritBox.
BritBox, which launched in the U.S. in 2017 as competition to AMC Network’s Acorn TV and Netflix, is available on Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV 4th Gen, Samsung, LG and all iOS and Android devices, AirPlay, Chromecast and online.
BritBox, which has more than 1.2 million subscribers in North America, and 500,000 in the U.K., is also available on Amazon Channels for Prime members and on Apple TV Channels on supported devices.