Every Friday, TMINE lets you know when the latest TV shows from around the world will air in the UK
The following shows have been acquired this week, but don’t yet have a premiere date:
- BBC Four has acquired NRK (Norway)’s Lykkeland (State of Happiness). That will air some time in the summer.
- Amazon has stolen a march on Netflix by acquiring the next of CBS All Access (US)’s Star Trek shows – the eagerly awaited Star Trek: Picard. That’s not been made yet, so no premiere date, obvs.
I Hear You (China: Youku; UK: Netflix)
Premiere date: Today
Based on Chinese web novel The Most Pleasant Thing To Hear, I Hear You follows the romance between a stand-offish violinmaker and his neighbour, an aspiring voice actor, who end up starring in a reality dating programme.
One Spring Night (S Korea: MBC; UK: Netflix)
Premiere date: Wednesday, May 22
The story of a couple who hits the point in their relationship where they must think about marriage, which prompts them to examine and appreciate and understand their love in a whole new way. Lee Jung In is a woman in her 30s. She works as a librarian. Yoo Ji Ho works as a pharmacist and he has a warm heart.
Black Monday (US: Showtime; UK: Sky Atlantic)
Premiere date: Wednesday, May 29, 10:10pm
Black Monday takes us back to October 19, 1987 – aka Black Monday, the worst stock market crash in the history of Wall Street. To this day, no one knows who caused it… until now.
Stars: Don Cheadle, Andrew Rannells and Regina Hall
How to Sell Drugs Online (Fast) (Netflix)
Premiere date: Friday, May 31
Netflix German original. Moritz’s nerdy days are soon to be over when he decides to launch an online drug business with his best friend, Lenny.
The Oath (US: Crackle; UK: My5)
Premiere date: Friday, May 31
The Oath explores a world of gangs made up of those sworn to protect and defend. Shedding light on corrupt and secret societies nearly impossible to join, only the chosen few make the cut – and once inside, members do what they must to shield each other from enemies who attack from both outside and within their own ranks.
Stars Ryan Kwanten, Cory Hardrict, Arlen Escarpeta, Katrina Law, JJ Soria and Sean Bean.
Episode reviews: 1
The Rook (US: Starz; UK: StarzPlay)
Premiere date: Monday, July 1
Based on the Daniel O’Malley novel of the same name, The Rook is a supernatural spy thriller which tells the story of Myfanwy Thomas, a woman who wakes up in the rain beside London’s Millennium Bridge with no memory of who she is and no way to explain the circle of latex-gloved dead bodies splayed around her. When Myfanwy discovers she is a high ranking official in the Checquy, Britain’s last truly secret service for people with paranormal abilities, she will have to navigate the dangerous and complex world of the agency to uncover who wiped her memory – and why she is a target.
Stars: Emma Greenwell, Joely Richardson, Olivia Munn, Adrian Lester, Ronan Raftery, Catherine Steadman, Jon Fletcher, Shelley Conn and James D’Arcy.