Two women standing in front of a building on Maryland on Masterpiece

New Dramas Coming to Iowa PBS this month

Looking for some new dramas to get addicted to? We have some terrific brand-new shows to add to your must-see list plus new seasons of returning favorites.

MaryLand on Masterpiece | Debuts Sunday, May 5 at 8 p.m.

MaryLand follows two estranged sisters who reunite to unearth the truth about their mother’s sudden death and her double life on the Isle of Man. This is not so much a murder mystery as a compelling tale of two siblings opening up to each other as they work out a string of family secrets. The Guardian (UK) hails MaryLand as “joyful and incredibly affecting.”

Suranne Jones (Gentleman JackVigil) co-created MaryLand with writer Anne Marie O’Connor. Jones and Eve Best (House of the Dragon) play convincing siblings Becca and Rosaline, with Stockard Channing (The West Wing) as their mother’s enigmatic best friend, Maureen. The cast also includes George Costigan (Happy Valley), Hugh Quarshie (Silent Witness) and Dean Lennox Kelly (Shameless), among others.

My Life is Murder | Debuts May 11 at 10 p.m.

Lucy Lawless (Xena: Warrior Princess, Parks and Recreation) stars in this contemporary Australian detective drama as retired cop Alexa Crowe. With her old boss regularly asking for her insight on cold cases and a young police data-analyst eager to be mentored--whether Alexa wants to or not--Alexa can't seem to stop solving crime.

Season 1 of this sure-to-be favorite is available for binge-watching with Iowa PBS Passport.

COBRA, Season 3 | Available to watch with Iowa PBS Passport beginning May 13

Prime Minister Robert Sutherland is plunged into chaos when an environmental demonstration meets with grave consequences, just as his popularity is plummeting in light of a controversial police-protest bill. As an investigation gets underway, the PM is forced to reckon with the possibility that the most dangerous rebellion has come from within.

You can stream seasons 1-2 now with Passport.

Seaside Hotel, Season 10 from Walter Presents | Available to watch with Iowa PBS Passport beginning May 31

Following the end of WWII, Denmark is free again. Will he residents and owners of this famous Danish hotel see things differently once the Nazis are gone? In Danish with English subtitles.

Stream seasons 1-9 now with Passport.