Every Friday, TMINE lets you know when the latest TV shows from around the world will air in the UK
Oodles of acquisitions this week. The only one that doesn’t come with a premiere date is Canal+ (Africa)’s Sakho & Mangane, which Walter has acquired.
After the jump, times and details for Pure, Mafia uccide solo d’estate (Mafia Only Kills in Summer), The InBetween, The Feed, Darklands, V-Wars, Four Weddings and a Funeral and The Witcher.
Pure (Canada: CBC; UK: Virgin UHD)
Premiere date: Yesterday
Pure tells the story of Noah Funk a newly-elected Mennonite pastor, who is determined to rid his community of the scourge of drugs and its nefarious ties to a trans-border smuggling alliance with ruthless Mexican cocaine cartels.
Stars: Ryan Robbins, Alex Paxton-Beesley, AJ Buckley, Peter Outerbridge and Rosie Perez
Mafia uccide solo d’estate (Mafia Only Kills in Summer) (Italy: Rai 1; UK: Walter Presents)
Premiere date: Sunday, November 10
Set in 1970s Sicily and adapted from the multi award-winning film of the same name, this enigmatic and darkly comedic Italian series follows a young boy whose family become unintentionally entangled with the Palermo mafia.
The young Salvatore Giammarresi and his two best friends all fall head over heels for the new girl at school, Alice, who comes from a mysteriously wealthy family. On the same day, Salvatore’s sister attends a secret meeting with an anti-establishment group and his father, Lorenzo, accidentally witnesses the murder of an esteemed police officer by the mafia.
Having clearly seen the vehicle used by the murderers, Lorenzo faces a moral dilemma – should he endanger himself and his family by assisting the police, or instead stay silent and let an innocent man’s death go unsolved? With each member of the Giammarresi family facing their own sticky situation, what ensues is both humorous and dangerously sinister.
The InBetween (US: NBC; UK: Sky Witness)
Premiere date: Monday, November 11, 9pm
The InBetween tells the story of Cassie Bedford, who was born with a rare ability. She has visions… whether she likes it or not. Sometimes Cassie sees events that have previously occurred or will happen in the future. In addition, sometimes she encounters unsettled spirits who need her help.
When her father, Detective Tom Hackett, and his new partner, former FBI agent Damien Asante, need assistance solving a dark and puzzling murder, Cassie reluctantly agrees to use her abilities and helps solve some of the city’s most challenging cases.
Stars: Harriet Dyer, Justin Cornwell, Anne-Marie Johnson, Cindy Luna, Chad James Buchanan and Paul Blackthorne
The Feed (Amazon)
Premiere date: Friday, November 22
In the near future, a high-tech implant connects our minds to “The Feed”. Every interaction, emotion, and memory can be shared instantly. Tom (Guy Burnet) and Kate (Nina Toussaint-White) are a young couple trying to resist their addiction to tech. Tom’s father, Lawrence (David Thewlis) invented “The Feed”, and his mother Meredith (Michelle Fairley) is the CEO overseeing its daily operations. When strange and violent things begin to happen to its users, Tom must do all he can to protect his wife and baby daughter from his father’s twisted creation.
Darklands (Ireland: Virgin Media; UK: Virgin Media UHD)
Premiere date: Monday, November 25
The stark reality of how a 16-year-old aspiring MMA fighter, Damien Dunne (Dane Whyte O’Hara) is dragged into a cacophony of violence, drugs and vengeance-driven family feuds after his eldest brother disappears.
Damien’s future rests on a knife edge, and Darklands deftly illustrates how a teenage boy has to grapple with the appeal of crime’s financial rewards that would bring his family stability and the dangerous consequences of his choices that threaten to tear down everything around him.
Premiere date: Thursday, December 5
Ian Somerhalder stars as Dr Luther Swann, who finds himself in a world of untold horror when a millennia-old bacteria transforms his best friend (Adrian Holmes) into a murderous predator who feeds on other humans. The disease starts to spread transforming more people and fracturing society into opposing camps. On one side the “normal” humans, on the other, a growing number of “vampires”. Swann must race against time to understand what is happening while Fayne rises to become the powerful underground leader of his new brethren.
Also stars: Jacky Lai, Peter Outerbridge and Laura Vandervoort
Four Weddings and a Funeral (US: Hulu; UK: StarzPlay)
Premiere date: Thursday, December 12
Based on the 1994 Richard Curtis feature film, Four Weddings and a Funeral follows Maya (Natalie Emmanuel), a communications director in New York, who returns to London for a friend’s wedding where she reconnects with old acquaintances and gets embroiled in their personal crises.
The Witcher (Netflix)
Premiere date: Friday, December 20
Based on the best-selling fantasy series of books, The Witcher is an epic tale of fate and family. The story of the intertwined destinies of three individuals in the vast world of The Continent, where humans, elves, witchers, gnomes, and monsters battle to survive and thrive, and where good and evil is not easily identified.
Geralt of Rivia (Henry Cavill), a solitary monster hunter, struggles to find his place in a world where people often prove more wicked than beasts. But when destiny hurtles him toward the powerful sorceress Yennefer (Anya Chalotra), and Ciri (Freya Allan), a young princess with a dangerous secret, the three must learn to navigate the increasingly volatile Continent together.