Netflix has acquired the exclusive international distribution rights to the British series You do not know me which was broadcast on the BBC and will be sent to the service worldwide (including the UK) in June 2022.
The four-part series, due out on Netflix on June 17, 2022, comes from the people behind it, Snowed-In Productions Too close and Mrs. Wilson.
Bustle first announced that Netflix had acquired the rights to the miniseries back in November 2021, noting that it would be “joining Netflix not too long after its UK release”. It was released in full on BBC iPlayer in the UK on December 5, 2021.
The series is an adaptation of the 2017 novel of the same name by Imran Mahmood. It was adapted for our screens by the author of guardTom Edge.
Here’s the rundown of what to expect, according to the BBC:
“Hero, a young man from south London, is in the dock for murder.
The prosecutor presents him with damning evidence in the closing speech. Hero decides that he wants to tell his own story and not the version his attorney felt was in his best interests and exercises his right to deliver his own closing speech.
He fires his attorney and tells the jury he is innocent, and shares a very different sequence of events that put a law-abiding car salesman in the frame of murder.”
The series stars are Roger Jean Nsengiyumva (Tomb Raider), Yetunde Oduwole (carnage), Tuwaine Barrett (The Personal History of David Copperfield) and Nicholas Khan (Transformers: The Last Knight).
Notably, RadioTimes said the show is “both a crime series and a love story, giving you the best of both worlds,” adding that it’s a “well-executed piece of television worthy of your attention.”
The Independent also gave the show a rating of four stars out of five, saying it was “clever courtroom drama” and “Samuel Adewunmi will leave you guessing”.
Will You Don’t Know Me be on Netflix in the UK?
Netflix will also broadcast the show in the UK, although the difference is that instead of Netflix Original branding, it will have BBC branding instead. The show is also available on BBC iPlayer but has an availability notice saying it is only “available for 6 months”.
It’s unclear if the June 17 date applies to Netflix UK, as the listing for the site doesn’t give a date.
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