13 Brand New British TV Shows Premiering in July 2024 (US)

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Last Updated on July 7, 2024 by Stefanie Hutson

BritBox and Acorn TV may be the best-known services specifically bringing British TV shows to US viewers, but there are more than a dozen streaming services that offer new releases from the UK on a somewhat regular basis. That's why we like to make it a little easier each month by looking at which brand new shows are premiering across the major US streaming services.

This list only includes those shows that:

  • Are streaming for the first time (in the US) in July 2024
  • Began airing in the UK within the last year or so

Fans of loosely historical fantasy dramas will have a few good choices this month, and crime drama fans will be pleased see the return of Grace, Silent Witness, and Signora Volpe on the schedule.

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Antiques Road Trip

Antiques Road Trip, Season 27

This reality series follows along as teams of antiques experts use vintage cars to travel the UK in search of treasures they can sell for a profit at auction. This season, expert teams include Raj Bisram and Irita Marriott, Izzie Balmer and Mark Hill, Hettie Jago and David Harper, Natasha Raskin Sharp and Ishy Khan, and Phil Serrell and Catherine Southon.

Premiered July 1st on PBS Living.

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Grace returns for season 4 on July 2nd

Grace, Season 4

John Simm (Life on Mars) returns for another four feature-length episodes based on Peter James's bestselling DS Roy Grace novels. This season, the action follows the following four books in the series (with links below to each book in case you want more plot details):

  • Week 1: “Dead Man's Time” – DS Grace finds himself immersed in the shady world of England's antiques trade (a bit like Lovejoy, but darker). 
  • Week 2: “Want You Dead” – DS Grace deals with a case involving an obsessive psychopath, but nothing is quite as it seems.
  • Week 3: “You Are Dead” – DS Grace handles a case involving dead young women…and skeletal remains from decades ago.
  • Week 4: “Love You Dead” – DS Grace and his team need to trace a woman who could be in grave danger after a suspected mafia hit. 

You can catch up on earlier seasons HERE. Premiered July 2nd on BritBox.

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Back to Black premieres July 5th on Peacock

Back to Black (2024)

This biopic stars Marisa Abela (Cobra) as the British singer Amy Winehouse, who died of accidental alcohol overdose at the age of 27. It explores the troubled life that led to both her great success and her sad, premature ending. Other actors who appear include Eddie Marsan (The Thief, His Wife and the Canoe), Lesley Manville (The Crown), and Jack O’Connell (Rogue Heroes).

Premiered July 5th on Peacock.

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The Responder returns to BritBox on July 11th

The Responder, Season 2

Martin Freeman (Sherlock) returns to the role of Chris Carson in this gritty, Liverpool-based crime drama. Season 2 picks up six months after the events of season 1, with Carson trying to improve as both a father and a police officer. Unfortunately, the continuing trauma of his job makes it hard to get his life in order – so he seeks a daytime position. At the same time, his former partner Rachel is also attempting to better herself, but she holds a lot of anger about her time working with Carson. It's only once she works with a number of other coppers that she realises things might not have been as bad as she thought.

Catch up on season 1 HERE. Season 2 premieres July 11th on BritBox.

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Vikings Valhalla

Vikings: Valhalla, Season 3

This historical action series comes to a close with a third and final season in July. The new season is set seven years after the events of season 2, with our heroes venturing further than ever before in order to find a new home. As Harald (Leo Suter, Sanditon) aims to rule as King of Norway, Leif (Sam Corlett, Chilling Adventures of Sabrina) sets off in search of the Golden Land, and Freydis (Frida Gustavsson, The Witcher) seeks peace and happiness for her people.

Premiered July 11th on Netflix.

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The Serpent Queen

The Serpent Queen, Season 2

Leonie Frieda's book Catherine de Medici: Renaissance Queen of France serves as the basis for this historical drama about one of the most powerful rules in French history. As season 2 begins, Charles IX (Bill Milner, A Small Light) has come of age and Catherine de Medici (Samantha Morton, Harlots) is Queen Regent of France. A mysterious new prophet named Edith has gained a loyal following while promising to challenge the religious establishment, and tensions are high throughout the country.

Minnie Driver (Good Will Hunting) will be joining in season 2 as the Virgin Queen, Elizabeth I.

Premieres July 12th on Starz. Catch up with season 1 HERE

Planet Earth: Mammals (2024)

Sir David Attenborough narrates this compelling nature series about how mammals have conquered the planet through a unique combination of design, adaptability, intelligence, and sociability. Found on every continent and in every ocean, it's a class of creatures that has evolved to master virtually all habitats. Over the course of six episodes, we get an up-close look at the strategies and behaviours that have helped mammals thrive around the globe.

Premieres July 13th on BBC America and AMC+, with new episodes dropping weekly through August 17th. A special “making of” episode will air the following week.

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24 Hours in Police Custody returns for season 10B on July 17th

24 Hours in Police Custody, Season 10B

This popular reality series offers round-the-clock coverage of modern-day police units as they investigate some of the UK's most serious and challenging cases. Time is always an added pressure, and we can feel the second-hand stress as officers scramble to get what they need before they have to release their suspects.

Premieres July 17th on BritBox. Catch up on previous seasons HERE

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Snowpiercer

Snowpiercer, Season 4 (2020 to 2024)

Though American, this post-apocalyptic thriller includes a number of British actors, including Sean Bean, Iddo Goldberg, Mickey Summer, Alison Wright, Sam Otto, and Archie Panjabi. Based on the 1982 French graphic novel Le Transperceneige by Jacques Lob, Benjamin Legrand, and Jean-Marc Rochette, it follows the passengers of a large, perpetually moving train that circles the globe after it's become a frozen wasteland. 

The fourth season will be the last, and it picks up nine months after Snowpiercer and Big Alice parted ways. We won't say anything more than that since we know many people will not be caught up on older seasons.

Premieres July 21st on AMC and AMC+. Catch up on past seasons HERE

Gods of Tennis (2024)

Through the lens of the prestigious Wimbledon tournament, this three-part docuseries takes a look at some of the athletes who shaped the world of tennis during the golden age of the sport. Featured athletes include Billie Jean King, Arthur Ashe, Bjorn Borg, John McEnroe, Chris Evert, and Martina Navratilova. 

Premieres July 23rd on PBS Documentaries

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Silent Witness returns for season 27 on July 24th

Silent Witness, Season 27

This long-running series returns with five new mysteries for Dr. Nikki Alexander (Emilia Fox, Signora Volpe) and her team to solve. In season 27, we can look forward to cases in which a serial killer resurfaces, death stalks a campus, a mummified woman shakes a community, bodies are found entombed underground and deep fakes obscure the truth. 

Premieres July 24th on BritBox. 10 hour-long episodes will premiere at a rate of 2/week. Catch up on previous seasons HERE

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Hotel Portofino

Hotel Portofino, Season 3

This period drama is set in 1920s Italy, where a British family owns and operates a luxury hotel in an Italian resort town. The new season finds Bella (Natascha McElhone, Halo) preparing for the arrival of her father and sister. Unfortunately, Cecil (Mark Umbers, Home Fires) makes a request that throws off all her plans – and fascism is growing throughout Italy. Just when it seems like thinks can't get any more chaotic, Wall Street crashes, sending shockwaves around the world.

Premieres July 28th on PBS and PBS Masterpiece. Catch up on previous seasons HERE

 
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Signora Volpe returns July 29th

Signora Volpe, Season 2

Former British spy Sylvia Fox (Emilia Fox, Silent Witness) has discovered a new way of life in Italy, but murder is never far off. As she renovates her lovely countryside home, works on relations with her family, and gets to know the handsome Capitano Riva (Giovanni Cirfiera, The Assassination of Gianni Versace), she uses her well-honed spy skills to get to the bottom of all sorts of nasty business.

Episodes will air weekly, with a total of three feature-length episodes in season 2

  • July 29th, Episode 1 – When a pillar of the local community is found dead at the charity he runs, Antonella’s friend Vittoria is arrested on suspicion of his murder. Antonella asks Sylvia to help prove Vittoria’s innocence – and sends Sylvia off on a trail of blackmail, family secrets, and illicit love. Though Vittoria is cleared of the murder and another criminal is brought to justice, Antonella is disappointed by Sylvia’s failure to unmask the real killer. But Sylvia has uncovered the truth, and for honorable reasons, decides to keep it hidden.

New to Signora Volpe? You can watch season 1 HERE

Need More Ideas?

July is the slowest month we've seen in a while, but unless you watch British TV like it's your job, you've probably overlooked one or two in the last couple months. If this month's lineup isn't doing it for you, we recommend checking some of the other new releases this year.

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