18 of the Best New British TV Shows Premiering in March 2024 (US)

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Last Updated on March 15, 2024 by Stefanie Hutson

BritBox and Acorn TV may be the best sources of British TV shows to stream in the US, but there are more than a dozen services that regularly offer new British programming.  For that reason, 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. By that we mean only those shows which:

  • Had their original UK premiere within the last year or so
  • Are showing in the US for the first time on a streaming service.

Prefer to see the comprehensive monthly premiere lists for Acorn TV and BritBox (the two services with the most consistent British TV releases)? Check them out below:

The 18 Best New British TV Shows Premiering in MArch 2024 (US Services)

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The Completely Made-Up Adventures of Dick Turpin

The Completely Made-Up Adventures of Dick Turpin (2024)

Noel Fielding (The IT Crowd, The Mighty Boosh) stars in this period comedy about legendary British highwayman Dick Turpin. Set in the 18th century, the series sees Turpin as the reluctant leader of a gang of rogues, finding himself caught up in all manner of ridiculous escapades. All the while, he does his best to avoid corrupt lawman Jonathan Wilde (Hugh Bonneville, Downton Abbey). 

Premiered March 1st on Apple TV+.

Actress Penelope Wilton in a train carriage in Murder is Easy
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Murder is Easy

Murder is Easy (2023)

This two-part adaptation of Agatha Christie's classic mystery follows Luke Fitzwilliam (David Jonsson), a man who finds himself hunting down a serial killer after meeting Miss Pinkerton (Penelope Wilton), an older lady on her way to Scotland Yard to report a series of suspicious deaths in her village. When Pinkerton herself turns up dead, Fitzwilliam realises she was onto something. 

Douglas Henshall (Shetland) also makes an appearance.

Premiered March 1st on BritBox.

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The Regime

The Regime (2024)

Though technically an American production, this series has a primarily British cast that includes English actors Kate Winslet, Andrea Riseborough, and Hugh Grant – so we figure it's very likely to be of interest to many of our readers. The series follows a year inside the palace of a crumbling European regime, with Winslet taking on the role of the increasingly paranoid Chancellor Elena Vernham. As she becomes increasingly isolated, she begins to trust a disgraced soldier, and he quickly becomes her top confidant and advisor. 

Premiered March 3rd on Max (formerly HBO Max). 

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Catch Me a Killer arrives on BritBox March 4th

Catch Me a Killer (2024)

Based on Micki Pistorius' book of the same name, this 11-part series tells the true story of her transition from journalist to South Africa's first psychological profiler of serial killers. In 1994, she joins a police task force to help with the hunt for the Station Strangler, a killer who's left a trail of 22 dead boys in his wake. To make progress, she'll have to do more than excel at her job – she'll have to battle against a male-dominated force that views her as an outsider.

Premiered March 4th on BritBox

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Extraordinary

Extraordinary, Season 2

Set in a world where everyone older than 18 develops a superpower, this comedy series follows 25-year-old Jen (Máiréad Tyers, Belfast), who seems to be the only exception to the rule. Confused and different in a world where everyone else has special powers, she sets off to either find a way to move forward or discover whether she has a power she's yet to figure out. 

In season 2, we see her at a clinic for people who need help in figuring out their powers. Meanwhile, her personal life is only slightly less troublesome. 

Premiered March 6th on Hulu.

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The Dog House: UK

The Dog House: UK, Season 5

This reality series follows the staff of Wood Green Animal Shelter in Godmanchester, Cambridgeshire as they match homeless dogs with the humans who will love them forever. 

Premiered March 7th on Max (formerly HBO Max).

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The Gentlemen

The Gentlemen (2024)

Inspired by Guy Ritchie's 2019 film of the same name, this eight-episode action-comedy stars Theo James (The Time Traveler's Wife) as Edward Horniman, a young man who unexpectedly inherits an estate and title from his recently deceased father. He becomes the new Duke of Halstead, but he soon learns the land he inherited has become entangled with a weed-growing empire run by Bobby Glass. In addition to the challenges of his new position, he'll have to navigate a variety of unsavoury characters as he attempts to keep his inheritance…and his life. 

The case also includes Kaya Scodelario (Skins), Vinnie Jones (Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels), Daniel Ings (The Crown), Joely Richardson (Renegade Nell), Giancarlo Esposito (Parish), Max Beesley (Hotel Babylon), Freddie Fox (Slow Horses), and Ray Winstone (Sexy Beast).

If you're hoping to watch the 2019 film before the series, it's available for rental ($2-4 in most cases) on a variety of streaming services like Amazon Prime Video and YouTube. It does not appear to be included in any US subscription services at present.

Premiered March 7th on Netflix.

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Britain's Most Scenic Counties: Norfolk & Suffolk
Britain's Most Scenic Counties: Norfolk & Suffolk (2024)

Actor Bill Nighy narrates this celebration of two of England's lovely eastern counties, Norfolk and Suffolk. With its dramatic coastlines, ancient woodlands, and rich farmland, the area is known as the breadbasket of Britain, but it's also famous as a holiday destination. Along with the stunning scenery, the series introduces us to locals living and working in the region – from farmers and traders to those who make their living catering to holidaymakers. Watch it HERE

Premiered March 11th on Acorn TV.

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Boat Story

Boat Story (2024)

This thriller follows two strangers who think themselves lucky when they stumble upon a shipwreck full of cocaine. Each desperate for a break, they decide to sell the drugs and split the money. Unfortunately, it doesn't go quite as planned.

Daisy Haggard (Breeders) stars as Janet, while Paterson Joseph (Vigil) plays Samuel. Tcheky Karyo (Baptiste) plays the gangster known only as “The Tailor”. 

Premiered March 12th on Amazon Freevee.

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Alice & Jack

Alice & Jack (2024)

Andrea Riseborough (To Leslie) and Domhnall Gleeson (The Revenant) star as the titular characters in this romantic drama about two people who meet and form an immediate bond that seems unbreakable. Alice is a loner who works in finance, while Jack is a shy scientist. Circumstances lead them to separate and come back together as their love story plays out over more than a decade.

Along with the two leads, many will recognise Aisling Bea (Trollied, This Way Up) in the role of Lynn.

Premieres March 17th on PBS & PBS Masterpiece. 

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Call the Midwife

Call the Midwife, Season 13

Picking up after the Christmas special that kicked off the new season, the episodes are set in 1969, where Poplar is doing their best to keep up with the demand for home births under the auspices of the Sisters. The Apollo 11 moon landing is imminent, a new midwifery training scheme is underway, and Dr. Turner oversees the delivery of a baby whose mother has cerebral palsy.

Premieres March 17th on PBS & PBS Masterpiece. 

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Nolly

Nolly (2023)

Helena Bonham Carter (The Crown) stars in this three-episode drama about Noele “Nolly” Gordon, a well-known British actress who starred in the soap opera Crossroads. Though wildly successful, she was sacked in 1981 – believed to be part of a behind-the-scenes effort to decrease the show's popularity so they could justify cancelling it. The series was written and created by Russell T Davies. 

Premieres March 17th on PBS and PBS Masterpiece. 

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The Long Shadow 

The Long Shadow (2023)

This true crime drama takes a look back at the lengthy hunt for serial killer Peter Sutcliffe, better known as the “Yorkshire Ripper”. Convicted of murdering 13 women between 1975 and 1980 (and attempting to murder seven others), he would go on to live to the age of 74, dying in 2020 due to diabetes-related complications. 

Cast members include Toby Jones (Detectorists), Jack Deam (Father Brown), Lee Ingleby (George Gently), David Morrissey (Britannia), Chloe Harris (The Ipcress File), Steven Waddington (Jamestown), Stephen Tompkinson (DCI Banks), and Liz White (Life on Mars).

Premieres March 21st on Sundance Now and AMC+.

RELATED: The Best British True Crime TV Shows

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Time returns for season 2 on March 27th

Time, Season 2

Season two of this prison drama follows a new set of inmates played by Jodie Whittaker, Tamara Lawrance, and Bella Ramsey. Arriving at Carlingford Prison on the same day, the three women will each have to come to terms with their new and unfamiliar world behind bars. Despite the constant threat of violence, they find an unexpected sense of community that often eluded them in the world beyond.

Premieres March 27th on BritBox.

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The Beautiful Game

The Beautiful Game (2024)

Bill Nighy (Love Actually) stars as Mal, the manager of a homeless football team in England. As the Homeless World Cup approaches, he hopes to lead his team to victory in Rome. At the last minute, the team gets a talented new addition – but he'll only be able to help if he can let go of his past and learn to be part of a team.

Premieres March 29th on Netflix.

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A Gentleman in Moscow

A Gentleman in Moscow (2024)

Based on Amor Towles' novel of the same name, this thriller stars Ewan McGregor (Trainspotting) as Count Alexander Rostov, a man whose gilded past puts him in a tight spot after the Russian Revolution. Though he manages to escape immediate execution, he's banished to the attic of the Hotel Metropol and threatened with death if he dares to leave. The series follows as time passes and he learns to build a new and meaningful life within the walls of the hotel.

Premieres March 31st on Paramount+ with Showtime. 

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Renegade Nell

Renegade Nell (2024)

Written and created by Sally Wainwright (Happy Valley, Gentleman Jack), this drama follows Nell (Louisa Harland, Derry Girls), a young women who becomes a notorious outlaw after she's framed for murder. When she encounters a magical spirit called Billy Blind (Nick Mohammed, Ted Lasso), she realises there may be a purpose behind her unusual predicament. 

Premieres March 29th on Disney+. 

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Gardeners' World will premiere on an as yet unknown date in March

Gardeners' World 2024

Monty Don and many other familiar faces return for another season of gentle, wholesome programming about making the most of your garden. 

Premiere date to come, BritBox.

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