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‘Jamestown’ Recap: Season 1, Episode 1

The three leading ladies of "Jamestown" (Photo: Carnival Films Ltd 2017)

Get ready everybody, our new period drama obsession is here. Welcome to Jamestown.

For those of you who don’t know, Jamestown is a period drama from the producers of Downton Abbey. It’s set in the 17th century Virginia colony of the same name, and follows the story of three independent and very different women seeking a new life in the New World. The series, at the moment, is currently only available to stream online in the U.S. and, despite being a Masterpiece program, won’t actually air on television. You can see all eight episodes now on the PBS Passport service, an online member benefit that provides users with access to an online library of public television programming. Jamestown will also be streaming weekly on the Amazon PBS Masterpiece channel, but if you don’t want to wait to get your binge on, your best option is activating Passport right now.

Now, with all that technical business behind us, let’s get down to the fun part. Talking about the show.

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.