Brit Week on Hulu

(Above: Jamie Oliver. Source: YouTube video)

Hulu is promoting it as a “British Binge-cation.”

Starting today, July 27, through Friday, July 31, the streamer will unveil one British show per day.

Here is a look at what’s on the menu:

Monday, July 27. Jamie: Keep Cooking and Carry On (first season, 20 episodes)

Celebrity chef Jamie Oliver shares simple recipes, ingredient swaps and tips to inspire people sheltering in place. The show first aired earlier this year on the UK’s Channel 4.

Tuesday, July 28. Maxxx (first season, six episodes)

A former boyband star, Maxxx (O-T Fagbenle), wants to make a comeback. He hopes to reunite with his former manager, Don Wild (Law & Order: SVU’s Christopher Meloni) but instead is teamed with a wannabe manager, Tamzin (Harlots’ Pippa Bennett-Warner).

Fagbenle also wrote, co-directed and executive produced this series, which aired in 2017 and 2020 on the UK’s Channel 4 and E4.

Wednesday, July 29. Ladhood (first season, six episodes)

In this BBC show, comedian Liam Williams “explores the roots of modern-day masculinity by delving into the memories of his own misspent adolescence.”

Thursday, July 30. In My Skin (first season, five episodes)

In this coming-of-age comedy-drama, a 16-year-old (Gabrielle Creevy) must deal “with the comical but painfully real anxieties and insecurities of teenage life” and the stark home life she conceals from her friends. Lucy Forbes directed and Kayleigh Llewellyn wrote the series, whose 2019 pilot episode won two BAFTA Cymru awards for Best Drama and Best Actress (Creevy). The series aired last April on the BBC.

Friday, July 31. Brassic (first season, six episodes)

Vinnie (Preacher’s Joseph Gilgun) is “a Lancashire lad with bipolar disorder,” and Dylan (GameFace’s Damien Molony) his smart “best mate.” The two are so co-dependent that they “have hardly spent a day apart since birth.” Then Dylan’s girlfriend (Coronation Street’s Michelle Keegan) wants to move in with him. The cast also includes The Wire’s Dominic West.

Gilgun and Daniel Brocklehurst co-created the comedy series, which first aired on Sky One in 2019.

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