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The Design Museum’s Stanley Kubrick exhibition is well worth visiting

It’s only on until the end of the week, but it’s a surprisingly comprehensive look at the design work that went into Kubrick’s movies, as well as at his movie-making processes. Yes, they had access to his boxes, too.

Here’s just a few of the highlights.

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Righteous Gemstones
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The Righteous Gemstones, Father Brown, Shakespeare & Hathaway renewed; a Dark Shadows sequel; + more

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

Internet TV

French TV

UK TV

  • BBC One renews: Father Brown and Shakespeare and Hathaway – Private Investigators
  • Hugo Speer, Alex Price and Nancy Carroll to return to BBC One’s Father Brown
  • Yasmin Kaur Barn joins BBC One’s Shakespeare and Hathaway – Private Investigators
  • ITV green lights: adaptation of Natalie Daniels’ Too Close, with Emily Watson
  • Bad Wolf developing: gritty drugs, sex and nightclubs drama Soho 1918

US TV

US TV show casting

  • Kelly Ripa to return to ABC’s American Housewife
  • Katey Sagal to return to ABC’s The Conners
  • Beth Behrs, Joe Keery, Keegan-Michael Key et al to guest on CBS All Access’ No Activity
  • Amanda Peet and Christian Slater to star in USA’s Dirty John: The Betty Broderick Story

New US TV shows

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The Spy
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Boxset Monday: The Spy (season one) (France: OCS; UK: Netflix)

In France: Available on OCS
In the UK: Available on Netflix

Gideon Raff seems to be on a one-man mission to publicise historic Mossad spying missions. The creator of Hatufim (Prisoners of War), which was the basis for Showtime (US)’s Homeland, he’s been trying to carve a niche for himself on US TV for a while, using his knowledge of the Middle East to give us the “squint and you can see it’s a biopic of Syrian ruler Bashar al-Assad” Tyrant and the “squint and you’ll see it’s Dan Brown in Israel” Dig. Neither of them were what you’d call successful.

But thanks to Netflix, he seems to have a place at last. This year alone, we’ve had the movie Red Sea Diving Resort, detailing how a bunch of Israeli spies set up a hotel in Sudan to help Ethiopian Jews escape to Israel in the 1970s, and now The Spy – both of which are written and directed by Raff.

Also based on a true story, The Spy improbably sees former Ali G/Bruno/Borat Sacha Baron Cohen playing Eli Cohen, an Israeli spy who had worked in Egypt pre-Suez Crisis but who was rebuffed by Mossad when he attempted to join them shortly after his return. However, after two years of working as an accountant at a department store, Mossad – primarily in the form of Noah Emmerich (The Americans, The Hot Zone) – decide to give him a second chance.

After training him up in elementary tradecraft, six months later Cohen is dispatched to Syria, in an effort to garner intelligence about Israel’s increasingly belligerent neighbour. Emmerich, however, is worried – is Cohen too keen to be spy? Is he going to make mistakes in his eagerness and over-reach? Time will tell…

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Mr Robot
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Älska mig (Love Me) renewed; a Julia Child drama; + more

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

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Australian TV

  • New trailer for ABC’s Total Control (was Black B*tch)

French TV

Scandinavian TV

UK TV

  • Trailer for Sky Atlantic’s Catherine the Great
  • Jenna Coleman, Billy Howle and Ellie Bamber join BBC One’s The Serpent
  • Joanna Page, Jason Donovan, Annette Crosbie et al join Gold’s Dial M for Middlesbrough
  • James Purefoy joins Sky’s A Discovery of Witches

US TV

US TV show casting

New US TV shows

New US TV show casting

  • Ashley Zukerman, Marielle Scott, Shane Harper et al to recur on FX’s A Teacher
  • Byron Mann to recur on Hulu’s Little Fires Everywhere
  • India De Beaufort, Michael Thomas Grant, Kapil Talwalkar et al to recur on NBC’s Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist
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The Bureau (season 4)
French TV

Boxset Friday: Le Bureau Des Légendes (The Bureau) (season 4) (France: Canal+; UK: Sundance Now)

In France: Aired on Canal+ in 2017
In the UK: Available on Sundance Now

Normally, I’d write a rambly introduction to one of my Boxset reviews, but seeing as I reviewed season 3 yesterday, without further ado, let’s get on with the review of season 4 of Le Bureau des Légendes (The Bureau)

It’ll have to happen after the jump, though. Spoilers, you understand.

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