Set during the final days of slavery in 19th century Jamaica, we follow the trials, tribulations and survival of plantation slave July and her odious mistress Caroline.
Cast: Hayley Atwell, Doña Croll, Ethan Hazzard, Tamara Lawrance, Jack Lowden, Madeleine Mantock, Jo Martin, Richard Pepple, Joy Richardson, Clarisse Albrecht, Jordan Bolger, Sharon Duncan-Brewster, Caleb Frederick, Shereen Gray, Ansu Kabia, Arinzé Kene, Esther Tejeda
Angry and frustrated by the workers' refusal to work to his orders, Robert takes violent revenge, hoping to scare them into working, to the shock and horror of July.
Robert's arrival complicates things at Amity plantation as both Caroline and July begin to compete for his attentions. Robert is entranced by July, but is also occupied with re-organizing the plantation along more humane lines now that the slaves are free people.
The Christmas riots and the abolition of slavery turn the world of Amity upside down and throw July's destiny into question. But when order is restored and a new overseer Robert Goodwin arrives at Amity, July and Caroline are both intrigued by his seemingly revolutionary plans to improve the plantation.