When’s that show you mentioned starting again, TMINE? Including The Handmaid’s Tale and The Kennedys: Decline and Fall

Every Friday, I let you know the latest announcements about when new, imported TV shows will finally be arriving on UK screens – assuming anyone’s bought anything, of course.

No new acquisitions, this week, I’m afraid. But we do have a couple of premiere dates.

The Handmaid’s Tale (US: Hulu; UK: AmazonChannel 4)
Sunday, May 28, 9pm
Episode reviews: 1-3, 4, 5

The Kennedys: Decline and Fall (US: Reelz; UK: Channel 5)
Monday, May 29, 9pm

Trailer for FX’s Snowfall

FX had its upfronts ages ago. Obviously unwilling to be left out of all of this week’s fun, though, it’s just released a trailer for its new drama Snowfall, which airs in July. Created by John Singleton (Boyz n the Hood), Snowfall‘s set in Los Angeles in 1983 and focuses on the city’s first crack epidemic and the impact on the city’s culture.

The CW’s trailers for the Fall 2017-8 season

It’s the end of Upfronts week proper and although it’s been an untraditional time, we end traditionally with The CW. Home to no fewer than four superhero shows and programming aimed at young women, don’t be too surprised that the network’s doubling down on those viewers. But it looks like it’s also trying to branch out by jumping on this year’s biggest trend: military shows. Although with its own twist.

After the jump then:

  • Life Sentence: Lucy Hale’s told she’s going to die, acts like she’s going to die… then doesn’t. So, then she has to live with the consequences of her actions.
  • Dynasty: Reboot of the 80s soap
  • Valor: Special ops mission goes wrong, and the CIA is tasked with investigating. But is there more going on than that?
  • Black Lightning: Retired superhero returns to the fight

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News: Diana & I; Ronny Chieng, The Dark Crystal prequel trailers; + more

Internet TV

  • Teaser for Netflix’s The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance

International TV

  • Richard Madden, Holiday Grainger and Anneika Rose join Channel 4 (UK)/Amazon’s Philip K Dick’s Electric Dreams

Australian TV

  • Trailer for ABC’s Ronny Chieng: International Student

New UK TV shows

  • BBC Two green lights: Princess Diana death drama Diana & I, with Tamsin Greig, Neil Morrissey, John Gordon Sinclair et al


US TV show casting

New US TV shows

  • CBS green lights: adaptation of James Patterson’s Instinct, with Alan Cumming

New US TV show casting

  • Diandra Lyle to recur on Paramount Network’s American Woman