BritBox, the subscription streaming video service from BBC Studios and ITV in North America and the United Kingdom, will release original co-production “Honour” this fall.
BAFTA-nominated Keeley Hawes (“Bodyguard,” “Tipping the Velvet”) stars as DCI Caroline Goode investigating the tragic true story of Banaz Mahmod, a London woman killed by her family because of a relationship they considered shameful.
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Goode attempts to pursue justice after learning her colleagues failed to protect Banaz, despite five reports of threats to her life. The show tackles the difficult subject of so-called honor killings.
Th newest BritBox Original comes from Liza Marshall (“Temple, Riviera”) helmed Hera Pictures in association with Hawes’ company Buddy Club. Previously Marshall was head of Scott Free London, Ridley Scott’s production company, as well as head of drama for Channel 4. Hawes will executive produce the limited series which is Buddy Club’s first production.
“In these uncertain times, we are passionate about continuing to bring important stories to our audience,” BritBox CEO Soumya Sriraman said in a statement.
“We are delighted to partner with Britbox to bring this powerful true story to a wider audience in the U.S.,” added Marshall.
BritBox is available for $6.99 per month on Roku, Apple TV 4th Gen, Amazon Channels, Apple TV Channels, Samsung, LG and all iOS and Android devices, AirPlay, Chromecast, and online at https://www.britbox.com/us/.
BritBox is home to a collection of modern police dramas, including “The Victim,” starring Kelly Macdonald, “The Bay,” starring Morven Christie, and the upcoming “A Confession,” a crime drama based on a true story, starring Martin Freeman.
Honour adds to BritBox’s slate of originals such as “Mum,” starring Lesley Manville; “There She Goes,” starring David Tennant; “The Bletchley Circle: San Francisco”; “The Mallorca Files”; “Sister Boniface”; and recently announced “Pembrokeshire Murders,” starring Luke Evans.