BBC’s hit crime drama Happy Valley will premiere in the U.S. and Canada on Netflix on August 20. The six-part series from BAFTA winner Sally Wainwright (Last Tango In Halifax) stars Sarah Lancashire (Last Tango In Halifax) as a dedicated police woman in a small town where drunkards, drug addicts and teenage pregnancies are a way of life. Netflix Sense8 WachowskiHer world is turned upside down when the man she thinks is responsible for her daughter’s death, Tommy Lee Royce (James Norton), is released from prison. Steve Pemberton (Whitechapel), Siobhan Finneran (Downton Abbey), George Costigan (Scott & Bailey, Calendar Girls) and Joe Armstrong (Robin Hood) also star.

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Happy Valley premiered on BBC One in the UK to 7.6 million viewers, winning its time slot. The series finale notched up an unprecedented 92.5 rating, BBC One’s highest-ever AI for a drama series. Nicola Shindler (Last Tango In Halifax) and Wainwright serve as executive producers. The series is a Red Production Company production for the BBC.

Doris Barrett Klingemann
3 months
I am British and I just turn on the cc or closed caption-never miss a word
3 months
not easily coped with...probably missed 20% of the dialogue...
Ripsnorter
3 months
One of the best drama series in decades but it will be interesting to see how U.S....