‘Jamestown’ Season 2 Will Arrive on PBS Passport This November

Sophie Rundle, Niamh Walsh and Naomi Battrick in "Jamestown" Season 2. (Photo: © Carnival Film & Television Ltd. 2018)
Sophie Rundle, Niamh Walsh and Naomi Battrick in "Jamestown" Season 2. (Photo: © Carnival Film & Television Ltd. 2018)

Get ready to go back to the colonies – Jamestown Season 2 is finally coming to America this Fall.

The second season of the popular period drama will once again be available to view on PBS’ Passport streaming service, as well as Amazon Prime’s PBS Masterpiece channel, beginning November 21. This time, however, episodes will drop weekly, rather than all at once. So you’ll have to pace yourself a bit more than last time.

(Your friendly neighborhood recapper is kind of relieved about this, to be honest.)

Jamestown focuses on the early days of the first British settlers as they embark on their lives in America. Set in 1619 as the first women arrived in the settlement, it tells the story of Verity, Jocelyn and Alice, three brides sent to start new lives – and make new marriages – in the new world.

The series’ second season will also be comprised of eight episodes. Stars Naomi Battrick, Sophie Rundle, and Niamh Walsh are all returning, along with Max Beesley, Kalani Queypo, Jason Flemyng, Dean Lennox Kelly and more.              

Season 2 returns to a thriving Jamestown, but the status quo will soon be disrupted by birth, death and broken marriages. The settlers find themselves at the heart of adventure once more as new romantic connections are made, desires repressed, and even the purest of loves will be tested. The power of politics will impact the whole community, as the battle for supremacy continues.

Watch the PBS trailer for Season 2 for yourselves:

The Sky One trailer released earlier this year in the U.K. is pretty similar, but has several different scenes included – and is ten seconds longer, for you completionists out there.

 

Season 1 concluded with the arrival of the first slaves in the colony, which indicates that the show may be taking something of a darker twist in the coming episodes. It’s hard to imagine a Jamestown in which slavery doesn’t become something of a flashpoint among the colonists, particularly given the horrified expressions they were all sporting over this development at the end of the finale.

The synopsis for the first episode of Season 2 reads as follows:

Jamestown’s first baby brings joy to the settlement but the discovery of a terrible crime throws suspicion upon all inhabitants. When Jocelyn’s position in the colony comes under threat, she forges a surprising new connection.

Don’t worry, if you need a refresher on all the drama of Jamestown’s first season, we have recaps for that.             

For those who aren’t familiar with it, Passport is a membership benefit for those who support their local PBS stations, allowing donors to access a library of public television programming whenever they want, through Roku, Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV, the PBS app and an online web portal. Each local station has its own localized Passport experience: For example, you can activate WETA Passport right here and support WETA here in the Washington, D.C. area.  

Jamestown is one of a handful of dramas that have been offered to PBS local station members in this way. (See also: The Frankie Drake Mysteries), and it’s a rather exciting method of getting more British and British-adjacent content in front of viewers.

Many fans have been excitedly asking when we’d get to see the story of Jamestown to continue, and it’s certainly thrilling to know that we don’t have much longer to wait.

Are you a fan of Jamestown? Did you watch Season 1? What would you like to see in the second season? Let’s discuss in the comments.