Jamestown 1619. On what feels like the edge of the world sits the British colony of Jamestown, Virginia. For 12 years, it has been populated only by men, but the settlement is shaken up when the first women, including Alice (Sophie Rundle), Verity (Niamh Walsh), and Jocelyn (Naomi Battrick), land in this breathtaking wilderness.
The settlement is on the brink of change summoned by the arrival of a new governor, Yeardley (Jason Flemyng), who brings a charter granting land to the earliest settlers in reward for their loyalty. These new laws cause power struggles not only within the town, but also with the native inhabitants, the Pamunkey, led by the influential Opechancanough (Raoul Trujillo). Always measured and respectful, he seeks ways to match the English like for like, while retaining honor for his people and their way of life.
While love triangles, bitter rivalries, and fierce competition cause conflict for the residents, ultimately they are bound together by their resolute will to survive and thrive in their new lives.