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PBS Stations to Stream Period Drama 'Jamestown' with Passport

Sophie Rundle, Niamh Walsh and Naomi Battrick in "Jamestown". (Photo: © Carnival Film & Television Ltd. 2017)

British period drama Jamestown is finally making its way to the U.S.!

From the producers behind Downton Abbey, this series follows the lives of three dynamic women as they decide to leave their dark pasts in England behind and embark on the journey of a lifetime across the ocean to forge a new existence in 17th century America.

In a new twist, however, the series will not air on Masterpiece on television. Instead, it will be available to watch only through online streaming servicesJamestown will debut exclusively via two digital platforms: The membership service Passport and the PBS Masterpiece Amazon channel.