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The best British TV shows on Netflix

Bridgerton might be set in the Regency era in London, as is its spinoff Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story, but the shows are actually American, executive produced by Shonda Rhimes’ Shondaland production company. If you’re looking for British shows featuring British actors and created in Britain, Netflix also has tons of those from which to choose.

From spy thrillers to comedies, heartbreaking and heartwarming romance stories, and more, the best British TV shows on Netflix run the gamut. You’re sure to find something you love, both new and old. Some shows have already completed their run, which means you can watch them in their entirety, while others continue to be released with enthralling new seasons, making now the perfect time to catch up. Here, we have highlight the best British TV shows on Netflix right now.

Looking for something other than Britain’s best? We’ve also put together guides to the best movies on Netflix and the best shows on Netflix, as well as a recap of what’s new on Netflix.

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Heartstopper (2022) new

tv-14 2 Seasons
Genre Drama
Cast Joe Locke, Kit Connor, William Gao
Created by Alice Oseman

A British coming-of-age romantic comedy-drama, Heartstopper pulled on viewers’ heartstrings when it premiered in 2022. The series, which is based on the Alice Oseman webcomic and graphic novel of the same name, follows Charlie (Joe Locke), who falls in love with his classmate, Nick (Kit Connor). While Joe has been recently outed, Kit is a rough-and-tumble rugby player who hasn’t quite figured out his sexuality.

The show has been praised for its portrayal of members of the LGBTQ+ community, maintaining a perfect Rotten Tomatoes score for its inaugural season. Critics praise the show’s sensitivity and charm, as well as its depiction of both sides of the coin: a young man who is open and confident in his sexuality and another who is still trying to understand his feelings, but is also accepting of them.

Sex Education (2019) new

Sex Education
81 %
tv-ma 4 Seasons
Genre Comedy, Drama
Cast Emma Mackey, Asa Butterfield, Gillian Anderson, Ncuti Gatwa, Connor Swindells
Created by Laurie Nunn

Launched in January 2019, the British drama Sex Education has been called heartfelt and surprisingly wise. It stars Asa Butterfield as a socially awkward teenager who is ambivalent about sex, largely due to his mother (Gillian Anderson) being a sex therapist.

Netflix reports that Sex Education had more than 40 million viewers after it launched on the site. The series concludes with its fourth and final season.

Sex Education Season 1 Trailer | Rotten Tomatoes TV

Black Mirror (2011)

Black Mirror
tv-ma 6 Seasons
Genre Sci-fi, Psychological Thriller, Dystopia
Cast Daniel Kaluuya, Wyatt Russell, Bryce Dallas Howard, Daniel Lapaine
Created by Charlie Brooker

While Black Mirror eventually morphed into a “Netflix original,” Charlie Brooker’s brilliant dystopian series first premiered on Channel 4 in the U.K. Most episodes look at dire, worst-case scenarios regarding our relationship with technology and modern reliance on it.

With six seasons to date, this isn’t the type of show you’ll be able to binge-watch quickly. But you can watch in any order and are guaranteed to see your jaw drop by the end of each episode. It’s compelling, thought-provoking television.

Black Mirror - Season 3 | Official Trailer [HD] | Netflix

Treason (2022)

tv-ma 1 Season
Genre Drama, Action & Adventure
Cast Charlie Cox, Olga Kurylenko, Oona Chaplin
Created by Matt Charman

In this spy miniseries, Sir Martin Angelis (Ciaran Hinds) is the former chief of MI6, who is hospitalized following a poisoning. His deputy chief, Adam (Daredevil‘s Charlie Cox), takes over. When Adam deciphers a secret code and meets with a former lover and ex-SVR operative, Kara (Olga Kurylenko), he discovers a sinister plot to help catapult him to the top position in the government organization.

Adam has a difficult decision to make: continue aiding Kara in her mission, risking his now already compromised career in the process, or refuse to help. But Kara isn’t going to take no for an answer, and when Adam realizes his family is in danger too, he has no choice but to play ball. Treason is a thrilling ride through five episodes and a great one to watch for any fan of the espionage genre.

Man vs. Bee (2022)

Man vs. Bee
1 Season
Genre Comedy, Family
Cast Rowan Atkinson, Jing Lusi, Julian Rhind-Tutt
Created by Rowan Atkinson, Will Davies

If you’re in the mood for a good laugh and you’re a fan of Rowan Atkinson, check out his latest, Man vs. Bee, a British comedy he also co-wrote. He stars as Trevor Bingley, a down-on-his-lock man who is house-sitting a mansion when he meets his worst enemy: a bee. The plot sounds ridiculous, but it’s filled with plenty of hijinks and slapstick humor.

You’ll get the same humor you’d expect from the iconic actor who has become synonymous with his most popular character, Mr. Bean. The physical comedy, contorted facial expressions, and general hilarity will bring a sense of familiarity to existing fans and introduce new ones to Atkinson’s unique form of comedy.

Call the Midwife (2012)

Call the Midwife
81 %
tv-14 11 Seasons
Genre Drama, Family
Cast Jessica Raine, Miranda Hart, Laura Main
Created by Heidi Thomas
Set in the East End of London in the late ’50s and ’60s, it follows a group of nurse midwives as they deal with major historical moments, discoveries, and periods in time and how they impacted the job, from the Baby Boom of the late ’50s, to poverty, post-war immigration, the introduction of gas for pain relief, and birth defects, along with other social issues like teen pregnancy, adoption, and miscarriages. The period drama, which aired on BBC in 2012, was originally based on the memoirs of Jennifer Worth, who worked with a convent in London. But as it continued for nine seasons, other topics were explored based on the sourcing of historical materials.

Derry Girls (2018)

Derry Girls
tv-ma 3 Seasons
Genre Comedy
Cast Saoirse-Monica Jackson, Louisa Harland, Nicola Coughlan
Created by Lisa McGee
Two seasons aired on Channel 4 in 2018 and 2019, with a third scheduled for 2020. While it’s a British sitcom, the setting is Derry, Northern Ireland, where a group of teenage friends navigates life and coming-of-age while attending their local Catholic girls’ secondary school. The first season has an impressive perfect rating from critics on review aggregator site Rotten Tomatoes and a 97% from audiences, with critics praising the “irreverent charms” and “canny characterizations.”
TRAILER | Derry Girls | Starts Thursday 4th January

Inside Man (2022)

Inside Man
64 %
tv-ma 1 Season
Genre Drama, Crime, Mystery
Cast David Tennant, Stanley Tucci, Dolly Wells
Created by Steven Moffat
Within the miniseries Inside Man, two parallel stories unfold. Former criminology professor Jefferson Grieff (Stanley Tucci) is on death row for killing his wife and passing the time by consulting with the police on other crimes. Meanwhile, a vicar named Harry Watling (David Tennant) finds himself in a difficult position when one of his parishioners passes him some child porn. Rather than let his son, Ben (Louis Oliver), take the fall, Harry considers either taking the blame himself or murdering a woman to cover up the truth.
Inside Man | Brand New Trailer ? BBC

The Crown (2016)

The Crown
84 %
tv-ma 5 Seasons
Genre Drama
Cast Claire Foy, Matt Smith, Vanessa Kirby
Created by Peter Morgan
The fifth season of The Crown moves the story to the ‘80s and ‘90s by ushering in the era of Prince Charles (Dominic West) and Princess Diana (Elizabeth Debicki). Queen Elizabeth (Imelda Staunton) is naturally less than pleased by the way Diana attracts attention, especially when her marriage to Charles inevitably falls apart in an epic scandal. As the Queen and the royal family contend with negative press, there are some who argue that the Queen needs to step aside in favor of Charles. And Charles may be among them.
The Crown | Official Trailer | Netflix

The Bastard Son & the Devil Himself (2022)

The Bastard Son & the Devil Himself
72 %
tv-ma 1 Season
Genre Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Action & Adventure, Mystery
Cast Jay Lycurgo, Nadia Parkes, Emilien Vekemans
Created by Joe Barton
The Bastard Son & the Devil Himself features Jay Lycurgo as Nathan Byrne, a 16-year-old boy who just so happens to be the son of Marcus Edge (David Gyasi), “the world’s most dangerous Blood Witch.” That’s why Nathan’s entire life has been spent under the scrutiny of the Council of Fairborn Witches and their rivals, the Blood Witches. As an open conflict between the factions breaks out, Nathan forms a bond with his fellow witches, Annalise O’Brien (Nadia Parkes) and Gabriel (Emilien Vekemans), as he goes on a quest to learn more about his emerging powers.
The Bastard Son & The Devil Himself | Official Trailer | Netflix

Rebel Cheer Squad: A Get Even Series (2022)

Rebel Cheer Squad: A Get Even Series
tv-pg 1 Season
Genre Family, Drama, Mystery
Cast Lashay Anderson, Amelia Brooks, Ashling O’Shea
Created by Holly Phillips
Although Rebel Cheer Squad is a spinoff from a show called Get Even, knowledge about the previous series isn’t required. They simply share a setting at Bannerman School and the same basic premise. When one of their own flees Bannerman after being mercilessly bullied, cheerleaders Grace Ellington (Amelia Brooks), Rumi Joshi (Ashling O’Shea), and Clara Harris (Lashay Anderson) secretly form a group dedicated to expose bullies within their school. But when a mysterious person calling themself X emerges, the girls find that they may be at odds with a new rival.

You Don't Know Me (2021)

You Don't Know Me
tv-ma 1 Season
Genre Drama
Cast Sam Adewunmi, Sophie Wilde, Bukky Bakray
Samuel Adewunmi stars in You Don’t Know Me as Hero, a young man who is in about as much trouble as you can possibly imagine. While facing murder charges, Hero does a Hail Mary and fires his lawyer in order to directly address the jury for his closing statement as he tells them all about his love for a woman named Kyra (Sophie Wilde), as well as his close relationship with his sister, Bless (Bukky Bakray). Through flashbacks, we get an extensive look at how Hero became the man that he is today. Whether that’s enough to save him at a trial remains to be seen. You’ll just have to watch to find out.
You Don't Know Me | Official Trailer | Netflix

Peaky Blinders (2013)

Peaky Blinders
tv-ma 6 Seasons
Genre Crime, Drama
Cast Cillian Murphy, Paul Anderson, Sam Claflin
Created by Steven Knight
Peaky Blinders is over! All six seasons of the hit British crime drama are now on Netflix. Cillian Murphy stars in the series as Tommy Shelby, the leader of the Peaky Blinders gang. In the aftermath of World War I, Tommy has grand ambitions of expanding his criminal empire. Those plans soon draw the ire of Major Chester Campbell (Event Horizon‘s Sam Neill), a detective chief inspector who makes it his mission to take Tommy and his gang down. However, Tommy’s plans can’t be stopped by any single man, except when the events of history and his ever-growing hubris encourage Tommy to make increasingly dangerous decisions.
Peaky Blinders: Series launch trailer - BBC Two

The A List (2018)

The A List
tv-pg 2 Seasons
Genre Drama, Mystery, Family
Cast Rosie Dwyer, Savannah Baker, Dylan Brady
Created by Dan Berlinka, Nina Metivier
The A List throws a teenager named Mia (Lisa Ambalavanar) into the summer camp of her nightmares. Although Mia quickly befriends her roommates, Kayleigh (Savannah Baker) and Alex (Rosie Dwyer), she also makes an enemy out of Amber (Ellie Duckles). And Amber is no mere teen, as she seems to have the ability to bend almost anyone to her will. Amber makes life a living Hell for Mia, but there’s someone at camp who hates Amber even more than Mia does. And that young woman’s actions will put the entire camp in danger.
The A List (2018) Official Trailer

Criminal: UK (2019)

Criminal: UK
65 %
tv-ma 2 Seasons
Genre Crime, Drama
Cast Lee Ingleby, Katherine Kelly, Rochenda Sandall
Created by Jim Field Smith, George Kay
Can you really make a police procedural that only revolves around intense interviews with suspects? Apparently, you can do it at least four times, since Netflix has multiple versions of Criminal for different European countries. In Criminal: United Kingdom, Katherine Kelly leads the cast as Detective Chief Inspector Natalie Hobbs, and she’s in charge of an elite squad of interrogators. And just to twist the knife a bit with viewers, some of the suspected criminals are played by popular performers like David Tennant, Kit Harington, and Hayley Atwell.
CRIMINAL SEASON 2 | Official Trailer | Netflix

The Last Kingdom (2015)

The Last Kingdom
78 %
tv-ma 5 Seasons
Genre Action & Adventure, Drama
Cast Alexander Dreymon, David Dawson, Emily Cox
Created by Stephen Butchard
The fifth season of The Last Kingdom has arrived, but if you’re looking for a history lesson, then you’ve come to the wrong place. This adaptation of Bernard Cornwell’s The Saxon Stories takes a few liberties with history in the name of drama. All you really need to know is that 1,000 years ago, Uhtred (Alexander Dreymon) was taken by Vikings and eventually accepted as one of them. But when Uhtred’s new home is violently stripped away from him, he embarks on a journey to reclaim what was once his. Epic battles, deadly intrigue, and even romance ensue. We wouldn’t have it any other way.
The Last Kingdom | Series 1 Full Trailer

Marcella (2016)

65 %
tv-ma 3 Seasons
Genre Crime, Drama
Cast Anna Friel, Nicholas Pinnock, Ray Panthaki
Created by Hans Rosenfeldt
Pushing Daisies veteran Anna Friel steps into the leading role of Marcella, a noirish crime drama from across the pond. Friel plays Marcella Backland, a woman whose deteriorating marriage to Jason (Nicholas Pinnock) leads her to resume her job as a Detective Sergeant for London’s Metropolitan Police Service. And for her first case back, Marcella has to open up a cold case to find a serial killer while dealing with her impending divorce. Additionally, Marcella suffers from blackouts that may threaten her personal and professional lives.
Marcella Official trailer (HD) Season 3 (2020)

White Lines (2020)

White Lines
53 %
tv-ma 1 Season
Genre Drama, Crime, Mystery
Cast Laura Haddock, Nuno Lopes, Marta Milans
Created by Álex Pina
White Lines puts a unique spin on a British crime series by setting most of its story in Spain. Laura Haddock stars as Zoe Walker, a woman who journeys to Ibiza after her brother’s body is discovered nearly 20 years after he disappeared. A powerful businessman named Andreu Calafat (Pedro Casablanc) suspects that Zoe’s brother was murdered by one of his family members. That’s why he orders his fixer, Duarte “Boxer” Silva (Nuno Lopes), to investigate. To get answers, Zoe and Boxer will have to team up as they face danger from unexpected directions.

Cuckoo (2012)

5 Seasons
Genre Comedy
Cast Greg Davies, Helen Baxendale, Esther Smith
Created by Kieron Quirke
Did you know that Andy Samberg starred in his own BBC comedy? He portrays Dale Ashbrick, the title character of Cuckoo. He’s a hippie who marries a young woman named Rachel (Tamla Kari), much to the alarm of her parents, Ken (Greg Davies) and Lorna (Helen Baxendale). And when neither Samberg nor Kari returned for the second season, Tyler Lautner was introduced as Dale’s long-lost son, Dale Jr., with Esther Smith taking over the role of Rachel. And the series only gets wilder from there.

Stay Close (2021)

Stay Close
51 %
tv-ma 1 Season
Genre Drama, Crime, Mystery
Cast Poppy Gilbert, Bethany Antonia, Richard Armitage
Created by Harlan Coben
Stay Close is a mystery series that explores the unexpected connection between three apparent strangers. Megan Pierce (Cush Jumbo) is a woman who wants to leave her past behind and embrace life with her fiance, Dave Shaw (Daniel Francis). Meanwhile, Ray Levine (Richard Armitage) is a photographer who has never recovered from the disappearance of his girlfriend. Their lives are drawn together when DS Michael Broome (James Nesbitt) opens up a cold case about a man who disappeared 17 years earlier. And unfortunately for the trio, the danger to their lives is not hidden in the past. It’s happening right now.
Stay Close | Official Trailer | Netflix

The Stranger (2020)

The Stranger
62 %
tv-ma 1 Season
Genre Mystery, Drama
Cast Richard Armitage, Siobhan Finneran, Jennifer Saunders
Created by Harlan Coben
Hannah John-Kamen stars as the title character in The Stranger, a young woman who hides her identity while exposing the secrets of others. How did the Stranger come by this information and what is her true agenda? An ordinary man, Adam Price (Richard Armitage), is forced to investigate the Stranger after she exposes his wife, Corinne Price (Dervla Kirwan), for faking a pregnancy and her possible infidelity. When Corinne goes missing, Adam’s desperation grows. Detective Sergeant (DS) Johanna Griffin (Siobhan Finneran) is officially searching for the Stranger, but there’s also a third party, policeman Patrick Katz (Paul Kaye), who is willing to kill in order to find and silence the Stranger.
The Stranger | Official Trailer | Netflix

Cursed (2020)

59 %
tv-ma 1 Season
Genre Action & Adventure, Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Cast Katherine Langford, Devon Terrell, Gustaf Skarsgård
Created by Frank Miller, Tom Wheeler
Cursed turns the familiar tale of King Arthur on its head by shifting the focus to Nimue (Katherine Langford), a young woman who is “cursed” to one day become the Lady in the Lake. Following the slaughter of her village by religious zealots, Nimue is tasked with returning the Sword of Power to Merlin (Gustaf Skarsgård). Arthur (Devon Terrell) is Nimue’s companion on this quest, even though he doesn’t immediately realize his own role in the coming drama. The future of England is at stake, and so is the soul of Nimue herself. But she may be damned by her own power.
CURSED (Katherine Langford) | New Trailer | Netflix

Requiem (2018)

tv-ma 1 Season
Genre Drama, Mystery
Cast Lydia Wilson, Joel Fry, Joanna Scanlan
Created by Kris Mrksa
The question of identity hangs like a dark cloud over Requiem, as a world-famous cellist, Matilda Grey (Lydia Wilson), is forced to watch her mother, Janice Gray (Joanna Scanlan), commit suicide in front of her. When a second suicide is linked to her mother’s death, Matilda uncovers evidence that Janice may have been involved with the disappearance of a young girl named Carys Howell decades earlier. Much to her horror, Matilda suspects that she may be Carys herself. And yet her hometown seems to have little interest in helping Matilda solve this mystery, and certain “occult-y” incidents ratchet up the tension.
Requiem | Official Trailer [HD] | Netflix

Traitors (2019)

tv-ma 1 Season
Genre War & Politics, Drama
Cast Emma Appleton, Keeley Hawes, Brandon P. Bell
Created by Bathsheba Doran
Traitors invites viewers back to the immediate aftermath of World War II, as the Allies begin to turn their eyes on each other. A young British woman, Feef Symonds (Emma Appleton), finds the excitement and purpose she seeks when she is seduced into spying on her own country to root out any Russian operatives in the government. Unfortunately for Feef, there really are Russian agents and they strike quickly at someone she loves. As Feef tries to expose the Russian mole, he in turn tries to draw her out and kill her before she can identify him. It’s a cat and mouse game with escalating stakes and consequences.

Sick Note (2017)

Sick Note
tv-ma 2 Seasons
Genre Comedy, Crime
Cast Rupert Grint, Nick Frost, Pippa Bennett-Warner
Created by James Serafinowicz, Nat Saunders
Rupert Grint plays a very sick man in Sick Note, or so he thinks. Daniel Glass (Grint) has his life turned upside down when he is diagnosed with terminal cancer. The odd thing is that Daniel comes to enjoy the newfound kindness he experiences when people react to his condition. However, it was all a misdiagnosis made by Daniel’s doctor, Iain Glennis (Nick Frost). Since Dr. Glennis and Daniel would both prefer to keep the truth from getting out, they resolve to keep each other’s secrets. Unfortunately, their compounding lies only get them drawn into dangerous situations.

Giri/Haji (2019)

tv-ma 1 Season
Genre Crime, Drama
Cast Takehiro Hira, Kelly Macdonald, Yosuke Kubozuka
Created by Joe Barton
Japanese detective Kenzo Mori (Takehiro Hira) has a lot on his plate in the crime series Giri/Haji. When Kenzo’s brother Yuto (Yosuke Kubozuka) is accused of killing a powerful criminal’s nephew, the detective follows Yuto to an unfamiliar London not only to find his brother but to figure out if he’s truly a murderer. Like its title, Giri/Haji splits its time and focus in ways that shouldn’t work but do — divided between Japan and the U.K., between Japanese and English, and even occasionally transitioning to different visuals like black and white and animation. At the same time, it delivers a violent and beautifully filmed crime story. Despite near-universal acclaim — including being nominated for three British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) awards, with Will Sharpe taking one home — Giri/Haji was canceled after only one series. But the eight episodes of this stylish near-perfect thriller are available on Netflix for streaming.

Crazyhead (2016)

tv-ma 1 Season
Genre Comedy
Cast Cara Theobold, Susan Wokoma, Arinzé Kene
Created by Howard Overman
The United Kingdom has had some Buffy the Vampire Slayer-adjacent shows before, but Crazyhead may be the closest thing there is to a British Buffy. Cara Theobold stars as Amy, a young woman who has doubted her own sanity for years. That’s because Amy can see the demons hidden among us. Amy’s life changes forever when she meets Raquel Francis (Susan Wokoma), a fellow seer who has taken it upon herself to become a demon hunter. However, Raquel is more closely tied to the demon world than she believes, and her newfound connection to Amy only multiplies their problems.

After Life (2019)

After Life
60 %
tv-ma 2 Seasons
Genre Comedy, Drama
Cast Ricky Gervais, Tom Basden, Kerry Godliman
Created by Ricky Gervais
Ricky Gervais created and stars in After Life, a series that brilliantly mixes dark comedy and drama. Gervais plays Tony Johnson, a happily married man, thanks to Lisa Johnson (Kerry Godliman). But when Lisa dies from breast cancer, Tony’s lone reason to keep on living is their dog, Brandy. To deal with his overpowering grief for his wife, Tony tries to take on a meaner persona and get his revenge on the world. Much to Tony’s surprise, the residents of his hometown, Tambury, seem determined to help him move past his depression … whether he wants them to or not.
After Life | Official Trailer [HD] | Netflix

The Serpent (2021)

The Serpent
tv-ma 1 Season
Genre Drama, Crime
Cast Tahar Rahim, Jenna Coleman, Ellie Bamber
Created by Mammoth Screen, Toby Finlay, Richard Warlow
A French serial killer of Indian and Vietnamese descent targeting victims in Thailand doesn’t sound like a very British show. But this BBC-commissioned limited series creates a universal feeling of uneasiness around Charles Sobhraj, who, in real life, committed at least 12 murders before being apprehended in 2003. Tahar Rahim plays Sobhraj with unnerving energy, truly encapsulating what gave “The Serpent” his nickname. The show does well in avoiding fetishizing Sobhraj’s crimes while paying proper respect to his victims. The pacing of the series does begin rather slowly, but it picks up over time until it reaches its dramatic conclusion. With just eight episodes, the captivating series can easily be binged over a day or the course of a weekend.
The Serpent | Official Trailer | Netflix

Attenborough's Life in Colour (2021)

Attenborough's Life in Colour
tv-pg 1 Season
Genre Documentary
Cast David Attenborough
Created by Colette Beaudry (executive producer)
David Attenborough is now in his mid-90s, yet he shows no sign of taking a break from presenting awe-inspiring nature documentaries anytime soon. His latest, Life in Colour, explores how animals use color to navigate their own worlds. Unsurprisingly, the splashes of bright colors throughout the series create exquisite and unforgettable visuals. There were several camera technologies developed specifically for the series that provide further visual aids to viewers seeing color through a new light. The show is naturally reminiscent of Planet Earth, but with more of a technological focus as well as a less overt environmental message — the pictures paint the scene well enough in that regard.

Zero Chill (2021)

Zero Chill
tv-g 1 Season
Genre Drama, Comedy, Family
Cast Grace Beedie, Dakota Taylor, Jeremias Amoore
Created by Kirstie Falkous, John Regier
First, let’s just acknowledge that there’s no better name for a teen drama in 2021 than Zero Chill. It’s just perfect. The series captures all the young adult drama that comes with a family leaving everything behind to start a new life in another country. Zero Chill focuses on Kayla MacBentley (Grace Beedie), a talented figure skater, and her brother Mac (Dakota Taylor), a superstar hockey player. The drama begins when the MacBentley family oddly relocates from Canada (a country kind of known for hockey) to the United Kingdom so Mac can play for a prestigious team there. Okay. Regardless of the odd setup, the drama on the show is simply addicting and is relatively harmless to fans of all ages. This show isn’t pushing many boundaries, which may be what helps make it such an easy binge. By the end of the 10-episode first season, viewers will be on the edge of their skates wondering who the mysterious figure behind the mask is (it’ll make sense once you watch). It’s not clear if there’s more Zero Chill coming down the line, but the first season strikes a great tone for any potential future for the series.
Zero Chill NEW Series Trailer ⛸ Netflix Futures

Outlander (2014)

76 %
tv-ma 6 Seasons
Genre Drama, Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Cast Caitriona Balfe, Sam Heughan, Richard Rankin
Created by Ronald D. Moore
The British know how to tell a romance story, and this adaptation of Diana Gabaldon’s popular fantasy-romance series has been captivating swooning audiences for years. The time-traveling tale follows a married British combat nurse as she departs World War II for 1743 Scotland, where she falls in love with a Scottish warrior. Torn between two times, the crossed lovers must carry the weight of centuries between them.

The Irregulars (2021)

The Irregulars
60 %
tv-14 1 Season
Genre Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Cast Henry Lloyd-Hughes, Royce Pierreson, McKell David
Created by Tom Bidwell
The Irregulars takes viewers back into the world of Sherlock Holmes, but with a much different perspective. The Baker Street Irregulars are employed by Dr. Watson to solve mysteries as intelligence agents stationed on the streets. The mysteries they’re solving are of a supernatural sort, however, putting them in increasing danger throughout the season. There are only eight episodes set for the series, so expect the action and character development to move at a brisk pace. Sherlock is one of the most beloved British series of all time; if The Irregulars achieves half the acclaim, it will be considered a success.
The Irregulars | Official Trailer | Netflix

The One (2021)

The One
tv-ma 1 Season
Genre Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Cast Hannah Ware, Zoe Tapper, Dimitri Leonidas
Created by Howard Overman
A DNA researcher (Hannah Ware) helps to create a new matchmaking service guaranteed to help people fall in love with the perfect partner to spend their life with — how sweet! This show is based in the science fiction realm, though, so don’t go into it expecting Are You The One? Instead, things go devastatingly wrong almost immediately in the eight-episode limited series. The show is based on a popular novel by John Marrs, which Netflix bought the rights to after it was published in 2017.
The One | Official Trailer | Netflix

Nadiya Bakes (2020)

Nadiya Bakes
80 %
tv-g 1 Season
Genre Documentary
Cast Nadiya Hussein
Baking shows have proven to be real comfort food to many over the past year, with people turning to The Great British Baking Show en masse. Season 6 winner Nadiya Hussein returns to the screen with her new show, Nadiya Bakes, which shows Hussein creating some delectable classics from the comfort of the kitchen. She’s had several shows air on BBC Two and make their way to Netflix, with this being the latest for one of the competition show’s most memorable victors.

Behind Her Eyes (2021)

Behind Her Eyes
54 %
tv-ma 1 Season
Genre Drama
Cast Simona Brown, Eve Hewson, Tom Bateman
Created by Steve Lightfoot
Not every British show on Netflix is meant to be binged, but Behind Her Eyes is a major exception, especially helped by its brisk episode total. Based on the 2017 novel by Sarah Pinborough, this psychological thriller adaptation is a miniseries stretching just six episodes. Single mother Louise (Simona Brown) chooses to embark on an affair with her boss, David (Tom Bateman). At the same time, she also befriends David’s wife, Adele (Eve Hewson). The scandal-filled twists and turns of the series make this one of the most buzzed-about shows of the month.
Behind Her Eyes | Official Trailer | Netflix

The English Game (2020)

The English Game
62 %
tv-14 1 Season
Genre Drama
Cast Edward Holcroft, Kevin Guthrie, Charlotte Hope, Niamh Walsh
Created by Julian Fellowes, Oliver Cotton, Tony Charles
Sports are major business these days, but in the late 19th century, the idea of a “professional” league of players getting paid to play seemed like a fantasy. The English Game dramatizes the transformation of football (soccer) as it went from a game for the wealthy to a sport for the masses. Kevin Guthrie stars as Fergus Suter, a player recruited to leave his working-class football team behind to join an elite team. Fergus’ decision alienates some of his former teammates, but his journey helped redefine sports.
The English Game | Official Trailer | Netflix

The Ripper (2020)

The Ripper
tv-ma 1 Season
Genre Documentary, Crime
Cast Alan Whitehouse, Keith Hellawell, Bruce Jones
Created by Jesse Vile, Ellena Wood
Over four decades ago, the Yorkshire Ripper terrorized England as he killed 13 women and nearly claimed the lives of seven more women during a five-year period. The Ripper is a true-crime series that looks back at the killer’s reign of terror with survivors and family members of the victims. The investigators and reporters who worked on the case also share their own intimate stories as they tried to bring a dark chapter in British history to a close.
The Ripper | Official Trailer | Netflix

Secrets of Great British Castles (2015)

Secrets of Great British Castles
tv-pg 2 Seasons
Genre Documentary
Cast Dan Jones
Created by Dan Jones
Castles capture the imagination as few structures can, and they remain living reminders of history. Historian Dan Jones created and starred in Secrets of Great British Castles, a 12-part documentary series that was split across two seasons. Each episode focuses on a single castle and explores the history and background that went into its creation and eventual function. Only the second season is currently on Netflix, but there are still plenty of enticing castle stories awaiting the curious.
Secrets Of Great British Castles Series 1 (Trailer)

Troy: Fall of a City (2018)

Troy: Fall of a City
tv-ma 1 Season
Genre War & Politics, Drama, Action & Adventure
Cast Louis Hunter, Bella Dayne, David Gyasi, Johnny Harris
Created by David Farr
BBC’s Troy: Fall of a City tackles the epic 10-year story of the Trojan War, from its beginning, through the siege, and to its ultimate destruction. However, the series takes a few modern liberties with the legendary tale, including a good reason for the Trojans to accept the wooden horse as a gift. Most notably, this miniseries cast Black actors in two key roles: David Gyasi as Achilles and Hakeem Kae-Kazim as Zeus. The gods also have major parts to play in the conflict, as Zeus tries to remain above the fray. Yet it’s the human characters on both sides of the war who bear the burden and the curse of their actions.
Troy: Fall Of A City | Official Trailer [HD] | Netflix

The Innocents (2018)

The Innocents
70 %
tv-ma 1 Season
Genre Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Drama
Cast Sorcha Groundsell, Percelle Ascott, Guy Pearce
Created by Simon Duric, Hania Elkington
At first glance, The Innocents could be mistaken for a typical Young Adults drama. Teenagers June McDaniel (Sorcha Groundsell) and Harry Polk (Percelle Ascott) love each other, but they feel the need to run away to fully be together and to be free of their past. However, June’s emerging shapeshifting ability casts the young lovers into an unexpected supernatural underworld. Guy Pearce co-stars as Bendik “Ben” Halvorson, an enigmatic man who has gathered other shifters at his Sanctum. Halvorson’s motives aren’t exactly pure, but he’s far from the only danger waiting for June and Harry on the road ahead.
The Innocents: Little Secrets | Official Trailer #2 [HD] | Netflix

The Letter for the King (2020)

The Letter for the King
55 %
tv-pg 1 Season
Genre Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Action & Adventure, Family
Cast Amir Wilson, Ruby Ashbourne Serkis, Thaddea Graham
Created by William Davies
If you’re looking for a family-friendly fantasy series, The Letter for the King may be the show you’ve been seeking. Based upon Tonke Dragt’s Dutch novel, De brief voor de Koning, this series follows Tiuri (Amir Wilson), a young squire who has dreams of following in the footsteps of his stepfather as a noble knight. However, Tiuri’s emerging ability to hear otherworldly voices seemingly works against him. Regardless, Tiuri is charged with a desperate mission to deliver a letter to the king within two weeks, or else a disaster may strike the kingdom. That means it’s time for Tiuri to step up as a hero even if he’s not ready.
The Letter for the King | Official Trailer | Netflix

Monty Python's Flying Circus (1969)

Monty Python's Flying Circus
tv-14 4 Seasons
Genre Comedy
Cast Graham Chapman, Michael Palin, Terry Jones
Created by Ian MacNaughton, John Howard Davies
Legendary comedy group Monty Python created and starred in this sketch comedy series that premiered way back in 1969 and continued for four seasons (series, rather, as they say in the U.K.). Featuring Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Michael Palin, and Terry Gilliam, skits focused on absurd situations, observational humor, and lots of innuendo. Get some hearty belly laughs while watching the six main Pythons along with supporting cast members like Carol Cleveland and Connie Booth tackle issues around British life with an intellectual maturity that is second to none.

Crashing (2016)

73 %
tv-ma 1 Season
Genre Comedy
Cast Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Jonathan Bailey, Julie Dray
Created by Phoebe Waller-Bridge
Not to be confused with the American HBO comedy-drama of the same name that streams via HBO Max, this British comedy-drama originally aired on Channel 4 back in 2016. Created, written by, and starring multi-Emmy winner Phoebe Waller-Bridge (Fleabag, Killing Eve), it’s a six-part series about six 20-somethings living together in a disused hospital. They get cheap rent but, in exchange, they are tasked with caring for the property and keeping the building safe. Despite the familiar formula of six eclectic friends living in close quarters to one another, the unusual setting and Waller-Bridge’s signature spin on both the writing and her character make it a refreshing departure from the norm.
Crashing | Starts Monday 11th Jan | Channel 4

Collateral (2018)

74 %
tv-ma 1 Season
Genre Drama, Crime, Mystery
Cast Carey Mulligan, Billie Piper, Jeany Spark
Created by David Hare
This four-part British drama serial is an atypical police procedural that follows the story of Kip Glaspie (Carey Mulligan), a detective inspector looking into the murder of a pizza delivery man that balloons into something much bigger. As Sir David Hare’s first original series for television, his reputation preceded him with a pair of Academy Award nominations for The Hours and The Reader as well as plenty of success as a playwright. Co-produced by Netflix and released in 2018, it has been criticized for the overcrowded script, but strong performances by the cast make it a worthy watch.
COLLATERAL Official Trailer (2018) Carey Mulligan, Netflix Thriller TV Show HD

Top Boy (2011)

Top Boy
tv-ma 2 Seasons
Genre Drama
Cast Ashley Walters, Kane Robinson, Micheal Ward
Created by Ronan Bennett
With three seasons to date and a renewal for a fourth set to debut later, the British crime drama Top Boy is set in a fictional Summerhouse estate in London where a young and troubled man gets involved in the criminal underworld involving drugs, murder, and an intense struggle for power and money. With British rapper and songwriter Ashley Walters (Asher D) heading up the cast, Letitia Wright (Black Mirror, Black Panther) among the recurring characters, and Drake an executive producer, it unsurprisingly has a 95% score on Rotten Tomatoes. Be warned — Netflix has made it a little complicated to watch Top Boy in its entirety. The first two seasons stream on Netflix under the title Top Boy: Summerhouse (linked below), while the third and latest season is found separately as just “Top Boy”.
TOP BOY Trailer (2019) Netflix

The Great British Bake Off (2010)

The Great British Bake Off
tv-pg 9 Seasons
Genre Reality
Cast Mary Berry, Paul Hollywood, Prue Leith
Created by Andy Devonshire
Called The Great British Bake Off in the U.K., this baking series pits aspiring bakers against one another as they bake classic dishes outlined by the hosts and judges, showing their skills on both the technical and creative sides. Starring Mary Berry, Paul Hollywood, and Prue Leith as judges, your mouth will be watering as you watch the contestants bake everything from basic cookies (er, biscuits) to more elaborate cakes and pastries. The oddest (and best) part about this reality show? They’re all nice to each other!
The Great British Baking Show (Collection 8) | Official Trailer | Netflix

Bodyguard (2018)

79 %
tv-ma 1 Season
Genre War & Politics, Crime, Drama
Cast Richard Madden, Keeley Hawes, Sophie Rundle
Created by Jed Mercurio
You’ll recognize the lead character in this series, Richard Madden, from his role as Robb Stark in Game of Thrones. He plays a police sergeant and British Army war veteran named David Budd who is suffering from PTSD. He is assigned to protect Home Secretary Julia Montague, with whom he disagrees politically, making for some tension and moral ambiguity. The series has been lauded for its commentary on government monitoring of private information as well the spotlight it sheds on PTSD. It’s also landed Madden in the conversation as the next James Bond.
Bodyguard | Official Trailer [HD] | Netflix

Dracula (2020)

75 %
tv-ma 1 Season
Genre Drama, Action & Adventure
Cast Claes Bang, Dolly Wells, Mark Gatiss
Created by Mark Gatiss, Steven Moffat, Claes Bang, Dolly Wells
How do you follow a wildly successful modern reboot of Sherlock Holmes? Mark Gatiss and Steven Moffat decided that their Sherlock follow-up project would center on another Victorian literary icon: Dracula. While the new Dracula takes a few pointers from Bram Stoker’s original novel, Gatiss and Moffat have refocused the narrative to make Claes Bang’s Count Dracula the hero of his own show — even as he brutally murders several people along the way. The series also takes a few creative liberties with the story, as Dracula’s conflict with the Van Helsing family plays out across generations. It’s a delicious update on the classic tale, and we’re chomping at the bit to see if Dracula will get another season to haunt modern viewers yet again.
Dracula | Final Trailer | Netflix

Lovesick (2014)

tv-ma 3 Seasons
Genre Comedy
Cast Johnny Flynn, Antonia Thomas, Daniel Ings
Created by Tom Edge
Originally titled Scrotal Recall (really), this series started on Channel 4 and was commissioned as a Netflix original for seasons 2 and 3. It follows a group of friends living together in a house in Glasgow, Scotland, and their sexual exploits and blunders. From secret crushes to STD diagnoses, episodes are told mostly through flashbacks in the first season as the main character Dylan Witter (Johnny Flynn) attempts to contact all former sexual partners following a chlamydia diagnosis.
Lovesick | Trailer: From Flatmates to Soulmates [HD] | Netflix

The End of the F***ing World (2017)

The End of the F***ing World
tv-ma 2 Seasons
Genre Comedy, Drama, Crime
Cast Alex Lawther, Jessica Barden, Naomi Ackie
Created by Charlie Covell, Jonathan Entwistle (based on the graphic novel by)
Based on the Charles Forsman mini-comics of the same name, this dark comedy-drama follows the life of 17-year-old James (Alex Lawther), who thinks he’s a psychopath. He befriends classmate Alyssa (Jessica Barden), who latches onto him to escape her troubled home life. Charlie Covell, who wrote the series, has said she does not plan to produce a third season. So check out the two, eight-episode seasons that have been praised for their taut balance of misanthropy and humor.
THE END OF THE F***ING WORLD Official Trailer (2018) Netflix Comedy TV Show HD

Get Even (2020)

Get Even
tv-pg 1 Season
Genre Drama, Crime
Cast Kim Adis, Jessica Alexander, Bethany Antonia
Created by Holly Phillips
When a group of school-aged girls decides to form a group called DMG (Don’t Get Mad) to take down school bullies, they get more than they bargained for. One student is murdered, a note left in their hand that reads “DMG,” suggesting the crew was responsible for the death. The British teen thriller, which first premiered on BBC iPlayer in February, is adapted from the book series Don’t Get Mad by Gretchen McNeil.
Get Even: Trailer - BBC

Inside the World's Toughest Prisons (2016)

Inside the World's Toughest Prisons
tv-ma 5 Seasons
Genre Crime, Documentary
Cast Paul Connolly, Raphael Rowe
Created by Emma Read, Gabe Solomon
U.K. journalist Raphael Rowe takes viewers inside some of the roughest, toughest prisons from around the world, talking with both prison guards and prisoners themselves about what life is like behind bars. Rowe himself knows a thing or two about the subject and the hardships, having served 12 years in prison for a crime until finally being released and acquitted. There are five seasons thus far, the fourth having just debuted at the end of July. The British series originally aired on Channel 5 in the U.K., after which Netflix commissioned the subsequent seasons of this fascinating docuseries.
Inside the World’s Toughest Prisons (Season 5) | Official Trailer | Netflix

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