Every Friday, TMINE lets you know when the latest TV shows from around the world will air in the UK
A few acquisitions this week that the networks are going to sit on until they’re ready to release them into the world:
- BBC iPlayer has picked up New Zealand teen sci-fi show The Cul De Sac
- Walter’s bought up his first Russian show, GSN’s The Sect
Otherwise, it’s all new premiere dates. Also, I don’t know if I was wrong when I said The Rook was going to be available on StarzPlay from Monday, but Virgin is now claiming it’s got exclusive rights to the show, so that might be worth checking before you invest in a subscription to either service.
After the jump, all the deets on Departure, Spitsbroers (The Score), and Designated Survivor: 60 Days.
Designated Survivor: 60 Days (S Korea: CJ ENM; UK: Netflix)
Premiere date: Monday, July 1
South Korean adaptation of Netflix’s own Designated Survivor. When the National Assembly suffers a catastrophic attack, Minister of the Environment Park Mu-jin must find a way to lead Korea through the ensuing chaos.
Stars: Ji Jin-hee, Heo Jun-ho, Kang Han-na
Spitsbroers (The Score) (Belgium: VTM; UK: All 4)
Premiere date: Friday, July 5
Two brothers, one shared dream – becoming a professional football player. When one of both is selected to play for a top football club, he discovers the glamorous yet deceitful world of top class football. The other brother’s football dream is shattered, however, and he has no choice but to find another way to make something of his life. And one thing is certain: both they and their family will find out that there’s a price to be paid for success. Will their love for each other turn out to be stronger than the call of money and fame?
Brothers United is a coming of age story about brotherly love, about success and failure, about growing up and the choices you make.
Stars: Joren Seldeslachts, Oscar Willems, Frances Lefebure, Gökhan Girginol, Bert Haelvoet, Ella Leyers, Louis Talpe, Viv Van Dingenen, Kris Cuppens, Sien Eggers and Lynn Van Royen.
Departure (Canada: Global; UK: Universal)
Premiere date: Wednesday, July 10th, 9pm
Aviation investigator Kendra Malley attempts to solve the mystery of a passenger plane that has disappeared over the Atlantic. As part of the case, she has to investigate her former boss and mentor.
Stars: Archie Panjabi, Christopher Plummer, Kris Holden-Ried, Claire Forlani, Rebecca Liddiard and Shazad Latif.
No photos or trailers yet for this one, let alone a review. Sorry!