Every Friday, TMINE lets you know when the latest TV shows from around the world will air in the UK
Look at me, coming up with a punchy new title for this feature after only a mere two and a half years of running it. How genius am I? That’s almost better than my plan for carrying hot drinks around in a basket that I implemented this morning.
It’s all premiere dates this week, so let’s get right down to it.
London Kills (US: Acorn TV; UK: BBC One)
Premiere date: Monday, June 24, 1.45pm
London Kills sees London serve as the backdrop for a series of murders – all investigated by an elite murder squad that is being led by Detective Inspector David Bradford. As the detectives solve each case, the one mystery David can’t solve is the one most personal to him. His wife has gone missing – is she alive or dead?
Stars: Hugo Speer, Sharon Small, Bailey Patrick and Tori Allen-Martin
O Escolhido (The Chosen One)
Premiere date: Friday, June 28
Netflix Brazilian Original, based on Mexican TV series. It follows three young doctors, who travel to a village in Pantanal to vaccinate their residents against a new mutation of the Zika virus. They end up trapped in this community full of secrets and whose residents are devotees of a mysterious leader, who has the gift of curing diseases supernaturally.
Stars: Paloma Bernardi, Renan Tenca, Pedro Caetano, Gutto Szuster, Mariano Mattos Martins, Alli Willow, Tuna Dwek and Kiko Vianello
Deadly Class (US: Syfy; UK: StarzPlay)
Premiere date: Friday, July 19
Set in a dark, heightened world against the backdrop of 80s counterculture, Deadly Class tells the story of Marcus, a teen living on the streets who is recruited into Kings Dominion, an elite private academy where the world’s top crime families send their next generations. Maintaining his moral code while surviving a ruthless curriculum, vicious social cliques and his own adolescent uncertainties soon proves to be vital.
Cancelled after one season – need I say more?
Stars: Benedict Wong, Benjamin Wadsworth, Lana Condor, María Gabriela de Faría, Luke Tennie, Liam James and Michel Duval
Another Life (Netflix)
Premiere date: Thursday, July 25
Netflix US original. Another Life centres on astronaut Niko Breckinridge (BSG‘s Katee Sackhoff) who is focused on searching for alien intelligence. As she leads a young crew on a mission to explore the genesis of an alien artefact, they face unimaginable danger on what might very well be a one-way mission.
Selma Blair will play Harper Glass, an influencer who uses journalism, social media and keen intelligence to try to break one of the biggest stories in human history; Tyler Hoechlin (Supergirl) is Ian Yerxa, the one-time commander of the space exploration ship who lost his post to Breckenridge; and Justin Chatwin (Shameless) plays Erik Wallace, part of the United States Interstellar Command – and Niko’s husband.
Samuel Anderson (Sky1’s Trollied) and Elizabeth Faith Ludlow (The Walking Dead) respectively play William, a holographic interface of a sentient AI, and Cas Isakovic, Niko’s second-in-command and staunchest ally, while Jessica Camacho (The Flash) will play the exploratory spacecraft’s brutally honest communications expert.
Also stars: Alex Ozerov, Jake Abel and Barbara Williams