Every Friday, TMINE lets you know when the latest TV shows from around the world will air in the UK
Not a lot of acquisitions this week. The biggie is Amazon’s bulk purchase of 75 Russian films and TV series, although when they’ll end up becoming available is anyone’s guess, as a few of those listed were already available. Plus Amazon never tells anyone.
Otherwise, a couple of show got picked up and had premiere dates: CBC (Canada)’s Bellevue and Viaplay (Sweden)’s most viewed show ever Advokaten (The Lawyer).
Advokaten (The Lawyer) (Sweden: Viaplay; UK: Channel 4)
Premiere date: Sunday, June 23, 11pm
Frank Nordling is a young and exceptionally promising defense lawyer, whose whole world unravels when he learns the truth behind his adoptive parents’ death.
As children, Frank and his sister Sara witnessed their parents die in a car bomb explosion. As adults, Sara, now a policewoman, is still obsessing over solving their parents’ murder while Frank is making every attempt to put the past behind him. When Sara finally forces him into her investigation, they are shocked to find out their parents were killed by one of the leaders in Copenhagen’s criminal underworld, Thomas Waldman.
To Frank’s horror, Waldman also happens to be one of the most prominent clients of his friend’s law firm. In order to avenge his parents’ death, Frank must infiltrate Waldman’s organisation to become his personal lawyer and trusted confidant. But is it worth the price when it hits too close to home?
Stars: Alexander Karim, Nicolaj Kopernikus, Thomas Bo Larsen
Bellevue (Canada: CBC; UK: My5)
Premiere date: Friday, June 28
Bellevue is set in a small blue-collar town with a lot of ‘good people’ who ‘live right’ and take it upon themselves to make sure the neighbours do too. Driving the series is Detective Annie Ryder, a cop whose intense and brazen personality has always been at odds with her hometown.
When a transgender teen goes missing, Annie dives in to unravel the disappearance that suggests foul play, despite finding herself in a difficult position as she must cast suspicion on people she has known all her life. As the case pulls her further away from her family, she is also confronted by a mysterious person from her past with disturbing answers and a terrifying need to get inside her head.
Stars: Anna Paquin, Allen Leech and Shawn Doyle.