“Supremely well-acted, well-paced and compelling…” – New Statesman
“…one of British television’s greatest sagas.” – The Independent
“…one of the greatest trilogies in modern television.” – The Guardian
NEW YORK – MARCH 23, 2023 – Acorn TV, AMC+ and BBC AMERICA welcome all seasons of Sally Wainwright’s enthralling and highly praised drama, Happy Valley. The third and final season of this multi-BAFTA Award-winning series will premiere on Monday, May 22 exclusively across all three networks, with a new episode debuting weekly.
Happy Valley Season 3 Premiere Schedule
Acorn TV: Season 3 Premieres Monday, May 22
AMC+: Season 3 Premieres Monday, May 22
BBC America: Season 3 Premieres Monday, May 22 at 10pm ET/PT
How to Catch Up on Seasons 1 and 2
Acorn TV: Season 1 is now available; Season 2 available to binge on Monday, April 3
AMC+: Both seasons are available to binge now
BBC AMERICA: Catch a Season 1 marathon Monday, May 8 through Wednesday, May 10 from 11pm ET/PT, airing two episodes a night back-to-back. Season 2 will air on Monday, May 15 through Wednesday, May 17 from 11pm ET/PT, again, airing two episodes a night back-to-back.
In the epic and unmissable final season, Sergeant Catherine Cawood (Sarah Lancashire, Julia, Last Tango in Halifax) discovers the remains of a gangland murder victim, sparking a chain of events that unwittingly leads her straight back to murderer and rapist Tommy Lee Royce (James Norton, McMafia, Little Women). Catherine’s grandson Ryan (Rhys Connah, The Runaways) is now sixteen and has ideas of his own about what kind of relationship he wants to have with Tommy, the man Catherine still refuses to acknowledge as his father. Still battling the seemingly never-ending problem of drugs in the valley and those who supply them, Catherine is on the cusp of retirement. Will she solve this final case?
The six-episode season also sees Siobhan Finneran (Downton Abbey) returning to her iconic role as Clare Cartwright, the devoted sister of Catherine.
Happy Valley Season 3 is a Lookout Point production for the BBC, co-produced with AMC Networks. The series is written and created by Sally Wainwright (Gentleman Jack). Episodes in Season 3 are directed by Sally Wainwright and Patrick Harkins (Guilt) and Fergus O’Brien (Gentleman Jack) with Jessica Taylor serving as producer. Executive producers are Sally Wainright and Sarah Lancashire, with Faith Penhale and Will Johnston for Lookout Point, Ben Irving and Rebecca Ferguson for the BBC. BBC Studios, who wholly own Lookout Point, is handling the distribution of the series.
Episode 301 – Streams Monday, May 22 on Acorn TV and AMC+; BBC AMERICA airs at 10pm ET/PT
When Catherine discovers the remains of a murder victim, it bizarrely leads her straight back to Tommy Lee Royce.
Episode 302 – Streams Monday, May 29 on Acorn TV and AMC+; BBC AMERICA airs at 10pm ET/PT
Catherine learns of a painful betrayal close to home. Faisal comes under increasing pressure from all sides.
Episode 303 – Streams Monday, June 5 on Acorn TV and AMC+; BBC AMERICA airs at 10pm ET/PT
Catherine confronts Clare and presents Ryan with an ultimatum. Faisal and Joanna hatch a plan that takes an unexpected turn.
Episode 304 – Streams Monday, June 12 on Acorn TV and AMC+; BBC AMERICA airs at 10pm ET/PT
As Tommy’s big day approaches, Catherine becomes suspicious, and Ryan finds a new way to defy her.
Episode 305 – Streams Monday, June 19 on Acorn TV and AMC+; BBC AMERICA airs at 10pm ET/PT
Catherine races to protect her family. A murder investigation begins.
Episode 306 – Streams Monday, June 26 on Acorn TV and AMC+; BBC AMERICA airs at 10pm ET/PT
On Catherine’s final shift, scores are settled for good and Ryan faces a moral dilemma.
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About Acorn TV
AMC Networks’ Acorn TV is North America’s largest streaming service specializing in premium British and international television. Acorn TV adds exclusive programming every week to a deep library of revered mysteries, dramas, and comedies – all commercial-free. Acorn TV’s recent slate is comprised of critically acclaimed commissioned and original series including popular New Zealand detective series My Life Is Murder (Lucy Lawless), acclaimed Irish crime thriller Bloodlands (James Nesbitt, co-executive produced by Jed Mercurio), British crime drama Whitstable Pearl (Kerry Godliman), Emmy®-nominated Queens of Mystery, Kiwi romantic comedy Under the Vines and British detective drama Dalgliesh (Bertie Carvel), to name a few. Current and upcoming Acorn TV Original Series include UK detective drama Harry Wild (Jane Seymour), international crime series Cannes Confidential (Lucie Lucas, Jamie Bamber), tasty murder mystery Mrs. Sidhu Investigates (Meera Syal), Signora Volpe (Emilia Fox), The Chelsea Detective (Adrian Scarborough) and many more. The above add to a growing catalog of popular bingeable dramas including Agatha Raisin (Ashley Jensen), A Place to Call Home, Jack Irish (Guy Pearce), Doc Martin (Martin Clunes), Deadwater Fell (David Tennant, Cush Jumbo), all 23 seasons of fan-favorite Midsomer Murders, highly-rated drama The Nest, and groundbreaking period drama A Suitable Boy, among others.
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About BBC AMERICA
BBC AMERICA is a hub of innovative, culturally contagious programming including the Peabody Award-winning series Killing Eve starring Golden Globe® and SAG® Award-winner Sandra Oh and Emmy® Award-winner Jodie Comer. The network is the definitive television home and co-producer of the most iconic natural history series and franchises including Planet Earth, Blue Planet, Dynasties, Eden: Untamed Planet, Frozen Planet and Seven Worlds, One Planet. BBCA transforms every Saturday into Wonderstruck, a weekly destination for wildlife and wonder. A joint venture between AMC Networks and BBC Studios (the commercial arm of the BBC), BBCA’s influential shows such as Doctor Who, Orphan Black, Luther and The Graham Norton Show have attracted critical acclaim and earned Emmy® Awards, Golden Globes®, Peabody Awards, Critics’ Choice Awards, NAACP Image Awards, TCA Awards and more. BBC AMERICA is available across all platforms, including on-air, online, on demand and mobile. Find out more by visiting press.amcnetworks.com. BBCA on social: YouTube – Twitter – Instagram – Facebook – Tumblr
AMC+ is the company’s new premium streaming bundle featuring an extensive lineup of popular and critically acclaimed original programming from AMC, BBC America, IFC, and SundanceTV and full access to targeted streaming services Shudder, Sundance Now and IFC Films Unlimited, which feature content such as A Discovery of Witches, Creepshow, and Boyhood. The service features a continually refreshed library of commercial-free content, with iconic series from the AMC Networks portfolio including Mad Men, Halt & Catch Fire, Hell on Wheels, Turn: Washington’s Spies, Rectify, Portlandia, and series from The Walking Dead Universe, among many others. The service also offers a growing slate of original and exclusive series including Gangs of London, This is Going to Hurt, Dark Winds, and the first two series in a new Anne Rice universe, Anne Rice’s Interview with the Vampire and Anne Rice’s Mayfair Witches. With new movies released every Friday, AMC+ is the newest destination for exclusive film premieres direct from theaters all year long. AMC+ is available in Canada, Australia, New Zealand, India, South Korea, and Spain and is available in the U.S. through AMCPlus.com, the AMC+ app, and a number of digital and cable partners.