Want to be the first to know what new MASTERPIECE programs are on the way? You're in luck! Get the scoop in our MASTERPIECE "Must Knows" for 2017. Whether you're looking for a new obsession, or to return to an old favorite, see what programs are ahead and when they air, including Sherlock, Victoria, To Walk Invisible: The Bronte Sisters, Home Fires, King Charles III, and Dark Angel.
The long-awaited fourth season of Sherlock will premiere on MASTERPIECE MYSTERY! in the U.S. on the same date as BBC One’s broadcast on January 1, 2017.
Season 4 of the hit drama begins with the mercurial Sherlock Holmes (Benedict Cumberbatch), back once more on British soil, as Doctor Watson (Martin Freeman) and his wife, Mary (Amanda Abbington) prepare for their biggest challenge yet: becoming parents.
Starting January 15, Victoria stars Jenna Coleman (Doctor Who) and follows the monarch from the time she becomes Queen in 1837 at age 18, through her relationship with her first prime minister and intimate friend, Lord Melbourne (Rufus Sewell), and her courtship with and marriage to Prince Albert (Tom Hughes). Famous for her candor and spirit, she was the first woman who seemed to have it all: a passionate marriage and the job ruling the world’s most important nation. See the new drama on Sundays, January 15th at 9/8c, and January 22nd - March 5th at 9/8c.
3. A New Classic - To Walk Invisible: The Bronte Sisters
This one-night television event tells the true story of Charlotte, Emily, and Anne Bronte, who faced a bleak future as a family of unmarried women. Unable to rely on their alcoholic brother or near-blind father to provide for them, they worked as governesses to privileged and often unruly children. This is the story of how — against all odds — their genius for writing romantic novels was recognized in a male-dominated, 19th-century world.
See the new program on Sunday, March 26th, 2017 at 9/8c. Stay tuned for more updates!
See the much-anticipated final season of this beloved series on Sundays, April 2nd - May 7th, 2017 at 9/8c on MASTERPIECE.
In Home Fires Season 2, Great Britain stands alone against German forces. The Battle of Britain rages in the skies overhead and, with daily air-raids, the threat of invasion and defeat is palpable. For some of Great Paxford’s women, the war throws off peacetime limitations, allowing them to flourish in unexpected ways. As Britain finds itself increasingly beleaguered, the tight-knit community will be tested as never before.
5. Future History
The hit Broadway show King Charles III, starring Tim Pigott-Smith, adapted for television, comes to MASTERPIECE on Sunday, May 14th, 2017 at 9/8c. A 2016 Tony nominee for Best Play, the drama imagines Prince Charles’ ascension to the throne following Queen Elizabeth’s death. Can he rise to the occasion?
6. Joanne Froggatt In a New Role
Downton Abbey's Joanne Froggatt makes her return to MASTERPIECE in Dark Angel, a new drama following Mary Ann Cotton--Britain's first female serial killer. The drama explores the events that drew a troubled woman ever deeper into a career of casual murder, while her loved ones and friends, who were also her victims, never suspected a thing. See it on Sunday, May 21st, 2017 at 9/8c. Read more about it here!