Kim Bodnia and Jodie Comer in Killing Eve

Amazon’s 20 new and returning international shows; Viaplay’s Commando and Cryptid; a Holby City/Casualty crossover; + more

Every weekday, TMINE brings you the latest TV news from around the world

Internet TV

  • Amazon green lights/renews: 20 international series, including adaptation of Naomi Alderman’s The Power, María Dueñas’ La TemplanzaEl Cid, 80s Milan crime drama, adaptation of Annette Hess’ Wir Kinder vom Bahnhof Zoo (We Children of Bahnhof Zoo), Indian romantic comedy Bandish Bandits, and Himalayas crime thriller The Last Hour
  • Trailer for season 1 of Amazon’s Hanna

International TV

  • MGM developing: adaptation of Richard Dominguez’s El Gato Negro: Nocturnal Warrior

Scandinavian TV



  • Teaser for season 2 of BBC America’s Killing Eve

US TV show casting

New US TV shows

New US TV shows casting

  • Liza Lapira joins ABC’s The Hypnotist’s Love Story
  • Kennedy McMann to star, Leah Lewis to co-star in The CW’s Nancy Drew pilot
  • Caitlin McGee to star in NBC’s Bluff City Law
  • Gabriel Bateman to star, Kyla-Drew Simmons to co-star in Syfy’s Cipher
  • Emily Alyn Lind, Jacob McCarthy, Cayden Boyd et al to star in Syfy’s (Future) Cult Classic
Time Traveling Bong
International TV

What have you been watching? Including Time Traveling Bong

It’s “What have you been watching?”, your chance to recommend to fellow TMINE readers anything you’ve been watching this week

The schedules are a shifting and new shows are arriving. Now, there’s not much on Mondays but lots on Wednesdays, meaning that for a second time, while I’ve watched Corporate, I’ve not had a chance to watch this week’s Magicians. Therefore, WHYBW might well be moving to Tuesday next week. Let’s see how it goes, though.

Close (2019)
Sophie Nélisse and Noomi Rapace in Close (2019)

This week’s reviews

I dedicated much of the weekend to watching this week’s Orange Wednesday movies Close (2019) and What We Do In The Shadows (2014), as well as the first five episodes of Das Boot.

Miracle Workers
Daniel Radcliffe and Steve Buscemi in TBS (US)’s Miracle Workers

New shows

Coming up in the next week, there’s a lot. YouTube launched Weird City last night, so I’ll be watching that, and TBS has also given us Miracle Workers, so I’ll be tuning in for that, too. However, there’s much more than that on the way, including some Australian programming, so expect quite a few reviews over the next week.

On top of that, Comedy Central (US)’s three-part mini-series Time Traveling Bong will be airing in the UK from Sunday, so I gave that a view. Well, some of it. I’ll take about that after the jump.

Mark Little in Cavendish
Mark Little in Cavendish

The regulars

Magnum P.I., DC’s Legends of Tomorrow and The Orville were all on a break last week, so after the jump, we’ll be talking about: Cavendish, Corporate, Counterpart, The Passage and Star Trek: Discovery, as well as the final three episodes of Das Boot. See you in a mo!

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Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan

Jack Ryan renewed; a Brave New World TV series; new German, Norwegian Netflix shows; + more

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US TV show casting

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New US TV show casting

What We Do In The Shadows
Film reviews

Orange Wednesday: Close (2019) and What We Do In The Shadows (2014)

Every Wednesday, TMINE reviews two movies and infringes a former mobile phone company’s trademarked marketing gimmick

Yes, three weeks in a row. Can you believe it? What consistency! Fingers crossed, I won’t be replaced by a meerkat at this rate.

Anyway, time to review not one but two whole movies again. This week, we’ll look at one of Netflix’s latest efforts, Close, in which Noomi Rapace plays a bodyguard who has to protect a young heiress. And following on from last week’s look at Das Boot, I’ll be catching up with another movie that’s imminently going to air a TV sequel: What We Do In The Shadows (2014).

Both of those after the jump.

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The Likely Lads

What TV’s on at the Prince Charles Cinema in March? Including a celebration of the Likely Lads

The Prince Charles Cinema off Leicester Square is a nice little place for watching cult movies. TV? Not so much… until now, since as well as a showing of The Likely Lads movie, it’s showing two newly recovered episodes of the TV series and will be running a Q&A with the show’s creators, Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais.

Tuesday 12 March


The Likely Lads (1976)
Directed by Michael Tuchner
Starring James Bolam, Rodney Bewes
feat. Q&A with writers Dick Clement & Ian La Frenais
1976 / 1965 | 138mins | UK | rated (15)
Doors at 18:30 / Event Finishes approx 22:20

Spinning off from the BAFTA-winning 1970s sequel to the incredibly popular 1960s sitcom, James Bolam and Rodney Bewes star in this 1976 movie as Terry Collier and Bob Ferris, two life-long friends with vastly different outlooks on life. This feature presentation has been beautifully restored from original film elements.

And the night just gets better – for the very first time since they last aired over 50 years ago, we present two recently recovered episodes from the original BBC TV series:

A Star is Born: With one eye on a £25 prize and the other on Rhona the barmaid, Terry enters himself and Bob as a singing duo in a talent night at the local: but the lads can’t agree on the choice of song, or who gets first billing in the group name…

Far Away Places: The lads are contemplating their summer holiday, but lack of money is a problem: as is the choice of destination. Bob favours the continent, while Terry is all for tradition and can’t be persuaded to go abroad…

Then, to round off the evening, Likely Lads creators Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais will join us for a very special Q&A session.

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