When’s that show you mentioned starting, TMINE? Including The Rookie, Liberty and Schooled

The Rookie

Every Friday, TMINE lets you know when the latest TV shows from around the world will air in the UK

Acquisitions

  • Amazon has picked up Telecinco (Spain)’s Caronte. That will air the day after it’s on in Spain, but the show’s still being filmed, so clue yet as to the premiere date.

Premiere dates

There are rather a lot of these, thanks to a big bunch of Netflix and Amazon originals, so let’s talk about them after the jump.

Liberty

Liberty (Denmark: DR1; UK: All4)
Premiere date: Friday, March 1

Set in 1980s Tanzania, and starring Connie Nielsen and Sofie Gråbøl, Liberty tells the story of two expat families from Scandinavia who have big ideas for change but soon realise that they need more than good intentions to successfully execute their idealism.

It is a brutally honest portrait of the naiveté of a community of foreign aid workers, whose grand plans are met with local resistance and untranslatable cultural differences.

Bryan Callen as Coach Mellor, AJ Michalka as Lainey Lewis, Brett Dier as Charlie Brown, and Tim Meadows as Principal Glascott in Schooled. (ABC/Craig Sjodin)

Schooled (US: ABC; UK: E4)
Premiere date: Wednesday, March 6, 8.30pm

Spin-off from The Goldbergs that sees AJ Michalka return to High School, this time to become a teacher. It’s not hugely funny or innovative and relies largely on the audience having a love of either the 90s or The Goldbergs.

Episode reviews: 1

Made in Heaven

Made In Heaven (Amazon)
Premiere date: Friday, March 8

Amazon Indian original. Some crazy rich Indians are getting married and you are invited.

Cast includes Arjun Mathur, Sobhita Dhulipala, Kalki Koechlin, Jim Sarbh, Shashank Arora and Shivani Raghuvanshi

Shadow

Shadow (Netflix)
Premiere date: Friday, March 8

Netflix South African original. After being struck by lightning, a young man emerges from the shadows to become Jozi’s hero. Giving up his badge to pursue justice for those who can’t help themselves, Shadow is Mzansi’s new vigilante.

Cast includes: Pallance Dladla and Amanda Du-Pont

The Order

The Order (Netflix)
Premiere date: Thursday, March 7th

Netflix US original. At Belgrave University, a college freshman joins fabled secret society, The Order, where he is thrust into a world of magic, monsters, and a dangerous game of life or death. As he goes deeper, he uncovers dark family secrets and an underground battle between werewolves and the magical dark arts.

Cast include: Jake Manley (iZombie, Heroes: Reborn), Sarah Grey (Legends of Tomorrow), Matt Frewer (Max Headroom), Sam Trammell (True Blood) and Max Martini (The Unit).

The Rookie
Nathan Fillion in The Rookie

The Rookie (US: ABC; UK: Sky Witness)
Premiere date: Thursday, March 21

Ageing contractor Nathan Fillion gets accidentally involved in a bank robbery and after showing unexpected bravery, decides that life as a cop might be a better career choice for him. So he joins the police academy and after graduating, becomes LA’s oldest cop rookie.

It’s mostly a vehicle for Fillion (and his tummy), with implausible romances with much younger women for him to enjoy. Plot-wise, it’s a bit lacking, though.

Episode reviews: 1

Historia De Un Crimen: Colosio

Historia de un Crimen: Colosio
Premiere date: Friday, March 22

Netflix Latin American original. First instalment of an anthology of unsolved crimes sees a dramatisation of the assassination of the candidate for Mexican President Luis Donaldo Colosio in 1994.

Most Beautiful Thing
Most Beautiful Thing

Most Beautiful Thing (Netflix)
Premiere date: Friday, March 22

Netflix original. The year is 1959, the first Bossa Nova chords are being played, and Rio de Janeiro is the place where everyone wants to be.

But as soon as Malu arrives in the city, she discovers that she was abandoned and robbed by her husband. Everything seems lost, but circumstances lead her to encounter new friends, new rhythms and a new version of herself, with the courage to fulfil her dream of opening a music club.

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