Every Friday, TMINE lets you know when the latest TV shows from around the world will air in the UK
Not a huge number of acquisitions this week. Netflix acquired ORF (Austria)’s Freud, but that hasn’t even started filming yet, so I can’t tell you any more than the Hollywood Reporter can. Otherwise, the following acquisitions also came with airdates.
Mr Mercedes (US: Audience; UK: Starzplay)
Premiere date: Available now
I missed this one as it started while I was on holiday, so all I can do is Wiki you:
Retired detective Bill Hodges (Brendan Gleeson) is still haunted by the unsolved case of ‘Mr Mercedes’, who claimed 16 lives when he drove a stolen Mercedes through a line of job-seekers at a local job fair. Meanwhile, brilliant young psychopath Brady Hartsfield (Harry Treadaway), the real Mr Mercedes, reemerges to focus his attention on Hodges. What begins as an online cat-and-mouse game between the two soon has deadly real-life consequences as an increasingly desperate Hartsfield becomes bent on leaving his mark on the world.
Apparently, it’s also based on Stephen King’s ‘Bill Hodges’ trilogy, with seasons two (on its way right now) and three following Finders Keepers and End of Watch.
Burden of Truth (Canada: CBC; UK: Universal)
Premiere date: Tuesday, August 14, 9pm
Big city lawyer Kristin Kreuk returns to her home town to defend a big corporation from accusations of having poisoned some teenage girls. However, Kreuk discovers something else is the cause and decides to remain behind to help the girls and find out why everyone still hates her family after all these years.
Actually not that bad and I might have carried on watching if my viewing schedule at the time had allowed it. Plus it actually does do some science now and then, rather than simply ask the audience to feel like something bad could be happening.