Ryan Hansen Solves Crimes On Television
News

Bloom acquired; Ryan Hansen Solves Crimes, Champain ILL cancelled; Good Girls et al renewed; + more

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

Internet TV

  • Amazon renews: Hanna
  • YouTube cancels: Ryan Hansen Solves Crimes, Champaign ILL, Sideswiped and Do You Want To See A Dead Body
  • Kate Mulvany joins, James Le Gros, Ebony Obsidian, Celeb Emery et al to recur on Amazon’s The Hunt
  • Netflix green lights: man-and-dog comedy series It’s Bruno!, with Solvan “Slick” Naim, Rob Morgan and Shakira Barrera

Scandinavian TV

  • Trailer for YLE (Finland)’s Invisible Heroes

UK TV

US TV

US TV show casting

  • Iain Glen to play Bruce Wayne on DC Universe’s Titans
  • Lena Waithe joins HBO’s Westworld
  • Paul Sparks to replace Garrett Hedlund in Hulu’s Castle Rock
  • Martha Higareda, Shawn Ashmore, Barbara Crampton et al join Hulu’s Into The Dark
  • Ana Ortiz to guest on NBC’s Superstore
  • Joel McHale and Jimmy Simpson to guest in USA’s new Psych movie

New US TV shows

New US TV show casting

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Jack Dylan Grazer and Zachary Levi in Shazam!
Film

Orange Wednesday: Shazam! (2019) and Aquaman (2018)

Every Thursday, TMINE reviews two movies, carefully avoiding infringing a former mobile phone company’s trademarked marketing gimmick

It’s a bit of a superheroey week this week for Orange Wednesday, thanks mainly to release schedules rather than my superhero fanboyness. Although that’s a factor.

Up for review this week are two DC Extended Universe movies:

  • Aquaman (2018): Jason Momoa is half-human, half-Atlantean and all man, but must choose whether to live a quiet life or become King of Atlantis. Amber Heard helps him choose.
  • Shazam! (2019): Teenage foster kid gets given a magic word that turns him into the World’s Mightiest Mortal – Chuck‘s Zachary Levi in a padded suit. What will he do with his new powers?

Both of those after the jump!

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Emma Thompson in Years and Years
BAFTA events

What (more) TV’s on at BAFTA in April and May? Including Gentleman Jack, Sliced, and Years and Years

Every Tuesday, TMINE flags up what new TV events BAFTA is holding around the UK

With WHYBW having completed its slow migration to Tuesdays, TMINE’s BAFTA rundown is now ready to slowly migrate its way over to Thursdays, but as TMINE is on a mini city-break from tomorrow, it’s going to be a day early this week.

As we’re now halfway through April, we’re finally getting some details of events in May. But BAFTA seems to have one last trick up its sleeve for April – provided you happen to be in New York City.

Suranne Jones in BBC/HBO's Gentleman Jack
Suranne Jones in BBC/HBO’s Gentleman Jack

Gentleman Jack

Wednesday, 17 April 2019 – 7:00pm
New York City

From Sally Wainwright, this series tells a remarkable and unlikely love story, set in the complex, changing world of 1832 Halifax, the cradle of the industrial revolution, just as it begins.

Starring Suranne Jones, it focuses on landowner Anne Lister and her determination to change the fate of Shibden Hall, her faded ancestral home, by re-opening the coal mines and marrying well. The charismatic, single-minded, swashbuckling Lister – who dresses head-to-toe in black and charms her way into high society – has no intention of marrying a man. True to her nature, she plans to marry a seriously wealthy woman, heiress Ann Walker.

Every part of the story is based in historical fact, recorded in the four million words of the real-life Anne Lister’s diaries, which contain the most intimate details of her life, once hidden in a secret code that is now broken.

KEY CAST: Suranne Jones, Gemma Whelan, Timothy West, Gemma Jones, Sophie Rundle, Jodhi May, Albane Courtois

WRITER AND DIRECTOR: Sally Wainwright

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Samson Kayo and Theo Barklem-Biggs in Dave's Sliced
Samson Kayo and Theo Barklem-Biggs in Dave’s Sliced

TV preview: Sliced

Wednesday, 1 May 2019 – 6:45pm
Princess Anne Theatre, 195 Piccadilly, London, W1J 9LN

A preview of the new UKTV comedy followed by a Q+A with Samson Kayo, Theo Barklem-Biggs, Phil Bowker and Al Campbell

Sliced is a crisp, urban comedy for Dave set amongst the hustle and bustle of a low rent, back street pizza parlour. We follow delivery riders Joshua (BAFTA-nominee Samson Kayo) and Ricky (Theo Barklem-Biggs) through their shifts and see their world at first hand. A world where counterfeit money, vindictive call centre staff, hopeless security guards, hedonistic pensioners and aggressive teens reign supreme.

Fast food delivery’s never been so much fun.

Written by Samson Kayo (Famalam) and Phil Bowker (Pulling, Phone Shop), directed by Al Campbell (Man Down, Drifters) and produced by Lovely Electricity.

We will be screening two episodes.

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Emma Thompson in BBC One's Years and Years
Emma Thompson in BBC One’s Years and Years

Preview screening: Years and Years + Q&A with Russell T Davies

Thursday, 2 May 2019 – 6:45pm
Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff

As Britain is rocked by unstable political, economic and technological advances, we follow the Lyons family as their complex lives converge on one crucial night in 2019. Then, over the next 15 years, the twists and turns of everyday life are explored as we find out if this ordinary family could ever change the world.

Russell T Davies’ new drama series for BBC One produced by RED Production Company for BBC One and HBO, starring Emma Thompson, Rory Kinnear, Jessica Hynes, Ruth Madeley, T’Nia Miller, Anne Reid and Russell Tovey.

Following the screening there will be a Q&A with Russell T Davies.

We have an allocation of complimentary tickets available for members. Email Vicki to reserve your place.

Non-members can purchase a ticket via the Chapter box office.

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Future Man
News

Future Man to end; The Other Two acquired; Derry Girls renewed; US Bad Banks, Un village français, Stockholm; + more

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

The Daily News will return on Monday

Internet TV

  • Trailer for Netflix’s Armistead Maupin’s Tales of the City
  • Trailer for season 3 of Amazon’s Sneaky Pete
  • Emma Corrin to play Princess Diana on Netflix’s The Crown

Australian TV

  • Screen Australia to fund: period estranged families drama The Sisters Antipodes, first responders drama The Force, newsreader rebuilding her life comedy-drama The Upside of Over and international conspiracy drama Clandestine

French TV

International TV

Scandinavian TV

UK TV

US TV

New US TV shows

New US TV show casting

  • Sally Field and Richard E Grant join AMC’s Dispatches From Elsewhere
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Marvel's Cloak and Dagger
International TV

What have you been watching? Including Marvel’s Cloak and Dagger

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

Cinemax (US)'s Warrior
Cinemax (US)’s Warrior

This week’s reviews

It’s been another busy week for TV, but since the streaming services only served up Quicksand (Netflix) (yawn), there was no Boxset Monday this week. Sorry. However, TMINE did review the following fine – and not so fine – shows:

And for Orange Wednesday, I reviewed Donkeyote, John Wick – Chapter 2 and Justice League vs The Fatal Five.

It also meant that I had time to catch up with all the returning regulars, some shows I haven’t watched in a while, some new regulars and some movies.

The Code
CBS (US)’s The Code

New shows

There are some new shows just around the corner. However, I’m off on a jaunty little break from Thursday, so I don’t know how much time I’ll have to watch or review anything.

I’ll certainly have time to review The Code (US: CBS), though, and tomorrow’s Orange Wednesday will take in both Aquaman and Shazam!

Au service de la France (A Very Secret Service)
Arte (France)’s Au service de la France (A Very Secret Service)

The regulars

The Orville is still on holiday so join me after the jump for a look at the latest episodes of DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, Doom Patrol, The Good Fight, Happy!, Il Miracolo (The Miracle), Il Nome della Rosa (The Name of the Rose), The Magicians, Star Trek: Discovery, What We Do In the Shadows and Whiskey Cavalier. We also have the double-episode return of Marvel’s Cloak and Dagger to talk about. And I took in another episode of Au service de la France (A Very Secret Service), just because I could.

See you in a mo!

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