“Bridgerton” has become one of the most beloved shows on Netflix, also topping the charts with every new season. While every installment changes its focus to a new couple, there are characters and actors that have remained fan-favorites since the start. One of them is Benedict Bridgerton, played by Luke Thompson.

Thompson, 35, plays the second brother of the Bridgerton family, a sensitive artist. And, while fans are happy for being able to watch Colin and Penelope’s love story on the screen, there was some backlash when Benedict’s story, which was the third in the books, was moved in the series.

However, if you like Thompson, who until now was a theater regular and even got a Laurence Olivier award nomination for his work on stage, you can check this historical drama series on Netflix, in which he has a recurring role.

‘Transatlantic,’ an historical drama to watch on Netflix

“Transatlantic” is a miniseries that follows the historic Emergency Rescue Committee that operated in Marseilles, Spain, and Portugal in 1940 after the fall of France. It follows artists and scholars who were saved by the Committee or interacted with it.

It is based on the 2019 novel titled The Flight Portfolio by Julie Orringer, and it was created by Anna Winger and Daniel Hendler. The main cast includes Gillian Jacobs as Mary Jayne Gold, Lucas Englander as Albert Hirschman, Cory Michael Smith as Varian Fry, Ralph Amoussou as Paul Kandjo, Deleila Piasko as Lisa Fittko, Amit Rahav as Thomas Lovegrove, Grégory Montel as Philippe Frot and Corey Stoll as Graham Patterson.

Thompson, who appears in three episodes, plays Hiram “Harry” Bingham, who was a Vice Consul in Marseilles, France, during World War II. He, along with Varian Fry, helped more than 2,500 Jews to escape from France as Nazi forces advanced.

On Rotten Tomatoes, 94% of 18 critic reviews are positive, with an average rating of 6.7/10. The site’s consensus states: “Transatlantic adeptly dramatizes a deadly serious chapter of World War II history while also remembering to have fun, offering a visually sumptuous throwback to classic Hollywood melodramas.”