An epic drama from the makers of Downton Abbey following three women arriving in Virginia’s first English settlement in the early 1600s.

Their passage has been paid by the men they are to marry, but Alice (Sophie Rundle) is shocked that future husband Henry (Max Beesley) is a brute hardened by frontier life.

Streetwise Verity (Niamh Walsh), meanwhile, discovers she is betrothed to the town drunk (Dean Lennox Kelly). Only high-born Jocelyn (Naomi Battrick) has already met her fiancé, Samuel (Gwilym Lee), and immediately sets about trying to advance his career.

A promising start to what looks like being a gripping Western-style adventure.