ALL FOUR SEASONS OF “MR. SELFRIDGE” AND “WOLF HALL” AMONG OTHER STELLAR PROGRAMS STREAMING ON THE PBS MASTERPIECE PRIME VIDEO CHANNEL THIS NOVEMBER
ALL FOUR SEASONS OF “MR. SELFRIDGE”
AND “WOLF HALL” AMONG OTHER STELLAR PROGRAMS STREAMING ON THE
PBS MASTERPIECE PRIME VIDEO CHANNEL
Arlington, VA – October 28, 2019 – This November, PBS Distribution debuts seven new programs on the PBS MASTERPIECE Prime Video Channel including the entire series, (all four seasons) of “Mr. Selfridge” about the charming and charismatic businessman, played by Emmy® Award-winning actor Jeremy Piven, who imagined the modern-day department store. The other exciting new programs available include: “Wolf Hall,” “What the Durrells Did Next” and Walter Presents “Seaside Hotel, Season 2,” “Mystery in Paris, Season 1,” “The Neighbors (Season 2),” and “Bright Eyed Revenge, Season 2.” The subscription rate for PBS Masterpiece is $5.99/month with an Amazon Prime or Prime Video subscription. Every purchase helps support public television for all.
Information about each of the programs is listed below.
Mr. Selfridge Season 1-4
Created by Emmy® Award-winning writer Andrew Davies (Pride and Prejudice, Bridget Jones’ Diary), Mr. Selfridge brings to life the story of American entrepreneur Harry Gordon Selfridge, the colorful and visionary founder of Selfridges, London’s lavish department store. Pioneering, reckless, and with an abundance of charm, Harry Selfridge created a theater of retail for early 1900s Londoners, where the latest topics or trends were showcased and traditions were challenged.
Streaming: November 22, 2019
Genre: British Drama
Starring three-time Emmy® Award-winning actor Jeremy Piven (Entourage) as the great Harry Selfridge, the brilliant ensemble cast features Amanda Abbington (Sherlock), Tom Goodman-Hill (The Imitation Game), Katherine Kelly (Coronation Street), and Frances O’Connor (The Missing).
From humble beginnings and with an enigmatic past, Thomas Cromwell (Rylance) is the brilliant consigliere to King Henry VIII (Lewis). Told from Cromwell's perspective, Wolf Hall follows the complex machinations and back room dealings of this pragmatic and accomplished power broker who must serve king and country while dealing with deadly political intrigue, Henry VIII's tempestuous relationship with Anne Boleyn (Claire Foy, The Crown) and the religious upheavals of the Protestant reformation.
Streaming: November 10, 2019
A historical drama for a modern audience, this unromanticized re-telling lifts the veil on the internal struggles England faced on the brink of Reformation. At the center of it all is Cromwell, navigating the moral complexities that accompany the exercise of power, trapped between his desire to do what is right and his instinct to survive. Tony® Award-winning actor Mark Rylance (Twelfth Night) and Emmy® and Golden Globe® Award-winner Damian Lewis (Homeland) star in this miniseries adapted from Hilary Mantel's best-selling Booker Prize-winning novels: Wolf Hall and its sequel, Bring Up the Bodies.
What the Durrells Did Next
Hosted by The Durrells in Corfu matriarch Keeley Hawes, What the Durrells Did Next is the definitive true story behind one of the best-loved families in TV drama. Lifting the lid on every family secret, heartbreak and triumph, the program reveals how Corfu shaped the personalities and ambitions of each family member. It’s an outlandish story of African expeditions, global fame, heartbreak and the establishment of a zoo dedicated to saving endangered species.
Streaming: November 11, 2019
Episodes: 1 (biography)
The film describes how young Gerry Durrell grew up to be a world-famous zoologist whose ideas on conservation revolutionized the roles of zoos forever, how Larry Durrell nearly won the Nobel Prize for literature--but was deemed to have too much sex in his books--and how flirtatious Margo stayed forever young on cruise ships across the world. With exclusive testimony from HRH Princess Anne, family members, experts, and the actors who brought these beloved characters to life, the show is packed with revelations and personal insights.
Walter Presents: Seaside Hotel, Season 2
It’s the next summer at the Seaside Hotel and the residents are back for more shenanigans. After spending the winter helping out at the hotel, chambermaid Fie remains heartbroken from the previous summer. Amanda refuses to tell the truth that could exonerate Morten of Mr. Lindberg’s murder, keeping Morten on the run and leaving Fie with a broken heart. Forced apart from a new fling by her father, Amanda must once again spend the summer in the hotel. Meanwhile, two new young gentlemen have moved in and their contemporary style and attitudes doesn’t settle well with some of the regular guests. And one of them sets his sights on Amanda...
Streaming: November 1, 2019
Language: Danish with English Subtitles
Walter Presents: Mystery in Paris, Season 1
A combination of thriller and women’s emancipation, this series is set in the heart of Paris, which was experiencing an industrial and social revolution at the time. Each episode in Mystery in Paris takes place at an iconic site in the City of Lights, during the late 19th century. Told from the women’s point of view, a ghastly murder occurs in each of the locations: the Moulin Rouge, the Eiffel Tower, the Opera Garnier, the Place Vendôme, the Louvre Museum, The Sorbonne University, and The Elysee Palace, where the main character needs to solve the mystery and the murder.
Streaming: November 8, 2019
Language: French with English Subtitles
Walter Presents: The Neighbors, Season 2
The second season of the nail-biting drama returns to the same suburban streets, one year later; the neighborhood hasn’t changed, yet the dramatic events of the previous year have turned the characters’ lives upside down. Following her recovery from a coma, Eva returns to the neighborhood, while her husband Peter is still locked away in an institution. However, she has been left with amnesia and has no recollection of her past life with Peter – could this be the fresh start she needs? Steef has been sentenced to four years in prison, but is not planning to stay behind bars for long.
Streaming: November 22, 2019
Language: Dutch with English Subtitles
After a daring prison escape, he has two priorities – finding his son and taking revenge for the death of his wife, Rebecca. In the meantime, Eva befriends her new neighbors Steffi and Lex and their kids who are completely unaware of last year’s drama and are preoccupied with their own messy web of lies. By presenting herself as a babysitter, Eva finds a way into their lives and soon after starts plotting the fulfillment of her lifelong wish; a family of her own.
Walter Presents: Bright Eyed Revenge, Season 2
The new season begins with Olivia on a quest to find and save her daughter Lou. Nothing can stop her, not even her arch enemy, Etienne Chevalier, the man who had Lou kidnapped. But her mission takes on a suspenseful twist. Alone and against all odds, she manages to track down Lou’s location. But the new police officer on the case thinks she is nothing but a lawless renegade. Caught in the crossfire, Olivia is forced to give herself up and gets thrown in jail.
Streaming: November 29, 2019
Language: French with English Subtitles
She struggles to survive the hostile world of prison and begins to question her own motivations. Has she become so blinded by the need for vengeance that she has done more collateral damage than good to those around her? How can she stop the machine? Faced with Etienne’s new evil schemes, she has only one possible ally left: Alexandre, the father of her child.
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About WALTER PRESENTS
Walter Presents launched in January 2016 in the U.K. as a video-on-demand service and is a joint venture between Channel 4 and Global Series Network, founded by Jason Thorp, Walter Iuzzolino and Jo McGrath. Dedicated to showcasing award-winning foreign language drama, the service is named after its curator, Walter Iuzzolino, a passionate drama fan. In March 2017, Walter Presents launched as an SVOD platform in the U.S., with the New York Times hailing it as a “chic TV boutique with a foreign accent.” In November 2017, Walter Presents launched in Australia through pay TV service Foxtel, and in Italy in September 2018, it launched its first roll-out in mainland Europe on Discovery’s Nove, Giallo and Dplay channels. In October 2018, Walter Presents partnered with PBS Distribution to launch over 300 hours of quality foreign language drama on the MASTERPIECE Prime Video Channel. Walter’s Choice is a selection of the Walter Presents programming that is made available for air on PBS stations.
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