The creators of Downton Abbey are behind this brand new period drama, so fans of the former will no doubt want to check it out. Set in the early 17th century, the show looks at early English settlers as they establish a community in the New World, beginning with the colony of Virginia. Among the first women to arrive are three spirited, outrageous individuals from England: Jocelyn (Naomi Battrick), Alice (Sophie Rundle) and Verity (Niamh Walsh), who hope for a new lease on life with this adventure. But the settlers have many challenges to face including inhospitable wilderness, suspicious indigenous people, and the ruthless, dominating attitude of men.