Every Friday, TMINE lets 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
A few acquisitions this week, none of which I’ve seen. Sigh. Oh well.
Walter Presents has bought up Rai (Italy)’s Maltese, which I hear from those who have seen it is rather good. However, Walter hasn’t revealed when he’s going to show it, I’m afraid.
Maltese apart, though, we do have a whole bunch of premiere dates for the other acquisitions.
Chasing Life (US: ABC Family; UK: Sony Channel)
Premiere date: Tuesday, October 17, 9pm
Chasing Life follows 20-something April, a smart and quick-witted aspiring journalist. Just as things start to look up at work, home and on the romance front with co-worker Dominic, April gets the devastating news from an estranged uncle that she has cancer.
It made it to a second season but no further and as it was on ABC Family (i.e. for young adults), I didn’t watch it. Soz.
The White Princess (US: Starz; UK: Drama)
Premiere date: Saturday, November 11, 9pm
Sequel to the Phillippa Gregory historical romance, The White Queen, which also got turned into a BBC One/Starz co-production. The Beeb bowed out of this sequel and since I didn’t watch the original, I bowed out of the sequel, too. Soz.
The White Princess picks up three days after the conclusion of The White Queen. The story begins as one of England’s most politically turbulent times – The War of the Roses – is coming to an end. An uneasy peace is achieved when former King Richard III is defeated at the Battle of Bosworth, and the victor, Henry Tudor, soon-to-be King Henry VII, is married to Lizzie – a princess from a rival house and Richard III’s former lover.
The eight episode limited series hails from writer and showrunner Emma Frost and stars Jodie Comer, Michelle Fairley, Essie Davis, Suki Waterhouse, Ned Elliot and Jacob Collins-Levy.
Premiere date: Friday, December 1
10-part German mystery thriller. However, the sinister mystery is not really whodunnit, or even where or how: It’s all about when. Set in a German town in the present day, Dark sees two young children disappear, exposing the double lives and fractured relationships among four families. The story then takes on a supernatural twist that ties back to the same town in 1986.
It’s not aired anywhere yet. So I haven’t seen it. Soz.