Happy Valley season 3

Happy Valley season 3 premiered on Sunday, January 1. Like the first two seasons, it will consist of six hour-long episodes, with one new episode airing each Sunday. Unfortunately, some fans of the highly popular British crime drama series may miss out as a result of traveling abroad. Fear not! In this post, we’ll explain how you can watch Happy Valley season 3 online from anywhere in the world by connecting to a Virtual Private Network (VPN).

Note that we’ll only be recommending official sources for watching Happy Valley season 3 online. The reason for this is that unlicensed streams just can’t be trusted. For starters, they’re of far inferior quality with low resolution and frequent lag and buffering. What’s more, many will be taken offline due to violating copyright, leaving you in the lurch as a result. By sticking with the official sources listed below, you can watch in the highest quality without all the worry.

Happy Valley is only available to stream via region-locked platforms. A VPN is required in order to continue watching your usual home streaming service from abroad.

How to watch Happy Valley season 3 online with a VPN

With a VPN, you can connect to a server in your home country, change your IP address, and bypass geographic restrictions on content. This includes Happy Valley season 3 which is region-locked outside the UK.

Here’s how to stream Happy Valley season 3 from abroad using a VPN:

  1. Start by signing up with a VPN provider. We recommend NordVPN. However, Surfshark and ExpressVPN are two high-quality alternatives for streaming.
  2. Next, you’ll need to download and install the VPN app that’s compatible with your streaming device. This is easy to do and should only take a minute or two.
  3. Open the VPN app before connecting to a server located in the UK. You’ll now have a UK IP address which you can use to access BBC iPlayer from overseas.
  4. Go to BBC iPlayer via the official app or its website. Sign in or sign up as necessary. Don’t worry, it’s free but you do need an account to stream any content.
  5. Select a live stream or on-demand episode of Happy Valley. It should no longer be geo-blocked. If it is, clear your cookies. Failing this, connect to a different server.

Each episode of Happy Valley season 3 airs live on BBC One and you can watch online via BBC iPlayer. We recommend you test your VPN with BBC iPlayer ahead of the broadcast so that if there’s a technical issue, you’ll be able to troubleshoot it with your VPN’s support.


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How to watch Happy Valley season 3 online in the UK

How to watch Happy Valley season 3 online in the UK

Happy Valley season 3 is available to stream on BBC iPlayer. This is good news because it’s free to stream BBC iPlayer although you do need a TV license in order to watch live or on-demand). If you already have a BBC iPlayer account, all you need to do is sign in. If not, you can sign up for a free account. Note that this requires providing some personal information including your date of birth, email address, and country.

BBC iPlayer content is only available to stream in the UK due to copyright and licensing restrictions. In order to watch Happy Valley season 3 online from abroad, you’ll need to connect to a VPN server in the UK to get a UK IP addressNordVPN works very well with BBC iPlayer and even comes with a 30-day money-back guarantee. This allows you to try it out risk-free and, if unsatisfied, claim a refund (this should be before the end of the 30-day period).

Where else can I watch Happy Valley season 3?


How to watch Happy Valley season 3 online in Australia

The good news is that Happy Valley season 3 is already available to stream in Australia. You’ll find it on Foxtel as well as Binge. If you already have Foxtel, you can watch at no added cost via the Foxtel Go app. Alternatively, there’s the option of subscribing to Foxtel Now which costs $25 AUD a month and includes a 10-day free trial for new customers. However, Binge is even more affordable with plans starting from $10 a month. Furthermore, there’s a 14-day free trial.

Whether you watch Happy Valley season 3 via Foxtel Go, Foxtel Now, or Binge, an Australian IP address is required. To get one, you need to connect to a VPN server in Australia.


How to watch Happy Valley season 3 online in the USA

While Happy Valley season 3 is coming to the US, it won’t be available until May 2023. Fortunately, you’ll have multiple streaming options to choose from as it’s coming to BBC America, AMC+, and Acorn TV. If you have cable TV, you may already have access to BBC America. Otherwise, you can watch it via the following TV streaming services: Philo ($25 USD/month), Sling TV ($40/month), and YouTube TV ($64.99 a month).

Fortunately, AMC+ and Acorn TV are more affordable and have plans priced at $6.99 a month. Due to the fact that all of the above options are only available in the US, a VPN and US IP address is required in order to watch from abroad.

What do we know about Happy Valley season 3?

Happy Valley season 3 has already started but we don’t want to post any spoilers in case you haven’t caught up yet. What we can say is that this will be the final installment of the hugely popular series. It has been a very long wait for fans with season 2 airing as far back as 2016.

The plot revolves around Catherine, who is counting down the days to retirement, discovering the remains of a murder victim in a drained reservoir. The chain of events that follows leads her back to Tommy Lee Royce. Here’s the official series 3 trailer so you can see for yourself.

Who is in the cast of Happy Valley season 3?

Sarah Lancashire is of course back as Sergeant Catherine Cawood while Siobhan Finneran is returning as Catherine’s sister, Clare Cartwright. Also returning is James Norton as nemesis Tommy Lee Royce, Charlie Murphy as Ann Gallagher, and George Costigan as Nevison Gallagher. There are a few new additions to the cast too with Amit Shah, Mark Stanley, and Mollie Winnard all joining.