‘Downton Abbey’ star’s new rom-com is here – watch clips from ‘The Flatshare’!

Jessica Brown Findlay’s brand new TV show is now streaming.

The 35-year-old English actress will be familiar from her roles in Harlots, Munich: The Edge of War, and Brave New World.

But she’s most famous for playing Lady Sybil in the first three seasons of Downton Abbey.

Premiering today, she’s back on our screens in a fun romantic comedy on Paramount+ called The Flatshare.

Based on the novel by Beth O’Leary, the six-part series stars Jessica Brown Findlay and Anthony Welsh from The Great as two cash-strapped London twentysomethings who share an apartment.

The official synopsis reads: “The catch is, Tiffany and Leon have never met and, if their plan works out, they never will. Newly dumped by her controlling ex, Tiffany spends her days earning minimum wage for minimum appreciation on a clickbait website, while Leon works nightshifts in a hospice getting life advice from a terminally ill teen as he tries to free his wrongfully jailed brother.

“But, as the Post-it Notes start to fly and each gets unexpectedly drawn into the other’s messy, complex life, an attraction evolves backwards.

“The question is – can you really fall in love with a person you’ve never set eyes on?”

Author Beth O’Leary is certainly happy with the TV adaptation, saying her book as been adapted “with such love and tenderness.”

The Flatshare premieres in the UK, Australia and Canada exclusively on Paramount+ on Thursday 1st December.

It’ll launch in the US and elsewhere in the world in the spring.

Lead writer Rose Lewenstein has called the series “a rom-com for our times.”

Alongside Jessica Brown Findlay and Anthony Welsh, the cast also includes Jonah Hauer-King from World on Fire.

Hauer-King, who plays Tiffany’s best friend Mo, is currently busy shooting a second season of the BBC’s hit World War II drama.

Watch the trailer for The Flatshare here:

The reviews have been pretty positive so far, with The Independent calling it “a romcom perfect for the cost-of-living crisis.”

Meanwhile, The Guardian wrote: “This cheesefest is as maddeningly watchable as Emily in Paris.”

(We think that’s meant as a compliment!)

Coming up on Paramount+ in 2023, we’re very excited about their adaptation of A Gentleman In Moscow, based on the book by Amor Towles, starring Ewan MacGregor.

The complete Downton Abbey box set is available on DVD on Amazon.