Filming has begun near Budapest in Hungary on the new season of Jamestown.
Written and created by Bill Gallagher (Lark Rise to Candleford, The Paradise) and made by the producers of Downton Abbey, the period drama series follows the first English settlers as they establish a community in 17th century America.
Jamestown launched in May 2017 and was renewed by Sky for a third season earlier this year.
Regular cast members Max Beesley (Henry), Sophie Rundle (Alice), Naomi Battrick (Jocelyn), Jason Flemyng (Yeardley) and Niamh Walsh (Verity) will all return in next year’s new episodes, with actor Ben Batt (Shameless) joining as enigmatic trader Willmus Crabtree.
Batt commented: “I am delighted to have joined the Jamestown cast; it’s such an incredible show. I am excited to see how my character, Willmus Crabtree, shakes up the dynamic among the settlers, and I am really enjoying working with such a talented cast and crew.”
The official synopsis for Season 3 reads: “With trade booming and the tobacco farms established, the settlers’ pioneering aspiration soon clashes with reality as they begin to strive for more than new lives – now they crave control and power.
“The flourishing community creates new tensions between the English and the Pamunkey, and with politics rife in the air, the idealism of the New World is tested. As Yeardley’s thirst for power grows, can he handle the consequences? And how far will Opechancanough go to protect his native land?”
Jamestown is available to watch now on Amazon Prime.
Season 3 will air on Sky One in the UK in 2019.