Every Friday, TMINE lets you know when the latest TV shows from around the world will air in the UK
A couple of acquisitions this week: Sky Living’s picked up Fox (US)’s 9-1-1, which will air later this year, while BBC One (and BBC Three) have acquired BBC America’s Phoebe Waller-Bridge spy show Killing Eve, again to air later this year.
On top of that, a few new airdates.
13 Geboden (13 Commandments) (Belgium: VTM; UK: More4)
Premiere date: Sunday, March 18, 10pm
YA Belgian crime acquisition by Walter and More4. I haven’t seen this one, so let’s hand summarising over to a heady combination of Dutch Wikipedia and Google Translate:
In Aalst, a 16-year-old Turkish girl was cut over her throat. The police assume an honor killing and has a suspect for this. Nobody in the family speaks, and the case seems to be stuck, but the next day the suspect is heavily burned but still alive under a bridge. On the bridge, “Above all, one God” was sprayed as graffiti.
Someone who calls himself Moses then commits crime after crime, each time inspired by one of the ten commandments. He wants to awaken society and to think about norms and values. Violators of the rules are being punished relentlessly. It is up to two police inspectors to start the hunt for the perpetrator. The ambitious Vicky Degraeve (role played by Marie Vinck) and the older fancier Peter Devriendt (role of Dirk Van Dijck) are sitting on the case and more and more clashing with the sympathy that the series has, despite the atrocities that he commits, of the public opinion.
SEAL Team (US: CBS; UK: Sky1)
Premiere date: Thursday, March 22, 9pm
A slightly more authentic look at US special forces operations than The Unit – as well as the other special forces show that hit US screens last year – SEAL Team also maintains the same mix between personal and private lives as its predecessor. Glossy, far less guns and glory than you’d think, and smarter, too, it’s never quite made the TMINE recommended list but is still regular viewing each week.
The Terror (US: AMC; UK: BT Vision)
Premiere date: Tuesday, April 24, 9pm
This hasn’t started in the US yet, which means I haven’t seen it yet. Until my delightful forthcoming review provides further enlightenment, here’s the spiel:
Story of the Royal Navy’s perilous voyage into uncharted territory as the crew attempts to discover the Northwest Passage. Faced with treacherous conditions, limited resources, dwindling hope and fear of the unknown, the crew is pushed to the brink of extinction.
The drama series, which inspired by a true story, was developed for television by David Kajganich, who serves as co-showrunner alongside Soo Hugh. It is being produced by AMC Studios, Scott Free, Emjag Productions and Entertainment 360 and stars Jared Harris, Tobias Menzies, Ciarán Hinds, Paul Ready, Adam Nagaitis, Nive Nielsen, Ian Hart and Trystan Gravelle.