BritBox Adds Piers Morgan's 'Good Morning Britain,' Original Drama 'Dark Heart'

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The U.K.-focused subscription service on Thursday unveiled its new slate during its TCA presentation.

BritBox, the subscription video streaming service from BBC Studios and ITV, in which AMC Networks also has a stake, is set to become the U.S. home for Good Morning Britain, the newsmagazine show aired on ITV in the U.K. featuring Piers Morgan and Susanna Reid. 

The news was announced Thursday during Britbox's TCA presentation, alongside a slate of scripted U.K. shows that included its next original series, Dark Heart. The adaptation of the popular literary series featuring Detective Will Wagstaffe will star Tom Riley (Da Vinci's Demons) and Charlotte Riley (Peaky Blinders).

Also during the presentation was the unveiling of several other British shows that will be added to the service, including the BAFTA-winning drama Three Girls from director Philippa Lowthrope (The Crown); Bancroft featuring Sarah Parish (Broadchurch); and Shakespeare & Hathaway, which was the biggest drama launch for a BBC daytime series in the last five years. 

“BritBox is proudly a mass niche service,” said BritBox president Soumya Sriraman. “We blend the immediacy of broadcast with the swagger of a digital streamer creating what I like to call a 'broad-streamer.' We feature the stars you know, the stars you will know soon and one-of-a-kind originals that, with an unmatched library of classic and current entertainment, gives you the unapologetically British experience.”