What are the most popular UK shows in America streaming on Netflix?
Watching your favorite shows anytime on Netflix is something that many Americans have gotten used to. The streaming platform provides subscribers with shows to watch from all over the world and some of the most popular series among US residents are those that originated across the pond.
Here are some of the most popular British shows in America.
Peter Morgan’s The crown is one of the most popular Netflix shows in the UK and the historical drama has legions of fans in the US as well. The first two seasons feature Claire Foy as Queen Elizabeth II and former Doctor Who Star Matt Smith as Prince Philip before Olivia Colman and Tobias Menzies reprise the roles of the monarch and her husband in seasons 3 and 4. The series also features Elizabeth Debicki portraying Princess Diana and Gillian Anderson in the role of Margaret Thatcher.
The crown delves deep into Queen Elizabeth’s reign and the key events that take place involving Britain’s most famous family.
Another British show that became very popular in the United States when it debuted is Bridgerton. The adaptation of Julia Quinn’s romance novels takes place in Regency-era London. The show, which was released at the end of 2020, is Grey’s Anatomy creator Shonda Rhimes who produced the first season. On January 21, 2021, Netflix announced that it was renewing Bridgerton for a second season.
The steamy series follows the Bridgerton siblings and their journey to find love. It also features an incredible cast which includes Julia Andrews as Lady Whistledown and Regé-Jean Page as Simon Basset.
“ The great British pastry fair ”
The Great British Pastry Fair, which is called The great british Bake Off Across the Pond, is a reality TV show where contestants show off their technical and elaborate baking skills. Mary Berry has judged several seasons of the competition alongside Paul Hollywood. After Berry left in 2016, Prue Leith joined Hollywood as a judge in the tent.
In 2021, Netflix released a show with Season 6 winner Nadiya Hussein titled Nadiya bakes. The series features Hussein preparing some of her own favorite recipes as well as those from bakers she admires.
Peaky Blinders is another UK show that has been a hit with US viewers. The period drama is set in Birmingham, England in 1919 after WWI and centers around the Peaky Blinders gang led by war hero Thomas Shelby. The series is loosely based on a veritable gang of urban youth of the same name, active from the 1890s to the beginning of the 20th century.
Peaky Blinders stars Irish actor Cillian Murphy who plays Tommy Shelby, Helen McCrory as Elizabeth “Polly” Gray, Joe Cole as John Shelby and Paul Anderson as Arthur Shelby. Actors Sam Neill, Tom Hardy, Paddy Considine, Adrien Brody, Aidan Gillen, Charlotte Riley, Sam Claflin and Anya Taylor-Joy add to the star’s power with recurring roles in the series.
The seasons of all of the shows mentioned above are currently available to stream.