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 – ie none – but we have quite a few dates for shows that have already been acquired, as well as the usual streaming service originals.
After the jump then, premiere dates for:
- The End (Australia: Showcase; UK: Sky Atlantic)
- Work in Progress (US: Showtime; UK: Sky Comedy)
- Fenix (The Netherlands: KPN Presents; UK: Walter Presents)
- Juste un regard (Just One Look) (France: TF1; UK: Walter Presents)
- Followers (Netflix)
- Queen Sono (Netflix)
Juste un regard (Just One Look) (France: TF1; UK: Walter Presents)
Premiere date: Monday, February 7
Eva is happily married to Bastien with their two children, Max and Salome. When a mysterious photo of Bastien with a woman’s face scratched out appears, he denies any recollection of the event.
The next night, Bastien leaves with the children to stay in a hotel. Eva then suddenly loses all contact with him. She now has only one goal: to find them at all costs, even if it resurfaces the scars of her own past. Is her whole life based on a lie? Can you ever truly trust those closest to you? Can love overcome all else?
Stars: Virginie Ledoyen, Thierry Neuvic and Thierry Frémont.
The End (Australia: Showcase; UK: Sky Atlantic)
Premiere date: Monday, February 10, 10pm
The End tells the story of three generations of a family with separate but intersecting obsessions – trying to figure out how to die with dignity, live with none and make it count.
Dr Kate Brennan is an Australian-based specialist in palliative care. Euthanasia is a hot-button topic in Kate’s field of work and she is passionate in her opposition.
On the other side of the world, Kate’s mother Edie Henley feels just as strongly about her right to die. Kate has little choice but to ship Edie out from England and deposit her in a nearby retirement village in the Gold Coast – Edie’s worst nightmare. While Kate struggles with her own problems, her children are trying to work out who they are, and who they want to be.
What follows is a story about parents and children, ethics and emotion, and mostly how it’s never too late to start again.
Stars: Frances O’Connor and Harriet Walter
Work In Progress (US: Showtime; UK: Sky Comedy)
Premiere date: Wednesday, February 12, 9.40pm
Work In Progress follows Abby, a 45-year-old self-identified fat, queer dyke from Chicago whose misfortune and despair unexpectedly lead her to a vibrantly transformative relationship.
Stars: Abby McEnany, Karin Anglin, Celeste Pechous and Julia Sweeney
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Fenix (The Netherlands: KPN Presents; UK: Walter Presents)
Premiere date: Friday, February 21
When the daughter of Jos Segers, leader of the town’s gypsy gang, is kidnapped by rival gang leader Gideon, Jos sets up a deal with police chief Peter Haag to put Gideon behind bars. But Gideon isn’t the only one being played; the plan ends in disaster.
In the aftermath, Peter’s daughter and Jos’ son, both estranged from their families, return to Brabant with their lives now perpetually entwined. Slowly, they are both drawn back into the town’s complicated criminal past which forces them to remember exactly why they left in the first place. Except this time, will there be any escape?
Stars: Rifka Lodeizen, Teun Luijkx, Jack Wouterse, Marie Louise Stheins, Bart Slegers, Chris Nietvelt, Hans Dagelet, Rene Van Asten, Jan Bijvoet, Abke Haring
Premiere date: Thursday, February 27
Netflix Japanese original. When an aspiring actress hits it big thanks to a candid Instagram post, the lives of several Tokyo women cross as they struggle to define happiness in real life (IRL).
Stars: Miki Nakatani, Elaiza Ikeda, Mari Natsuki
Queen Sono (Netflix)
Premiere date: Friday, February 28
Netflix South African original. After the assassination of her mother, Queen Sono grows up to become a kick- ass yet unconventional spy devoted to protecting the people of Africa. During a dangerous field assignment, Queen unknowingly uncovers shocking details about her mother’s death, sparking her own truth-finding mission.
Stars: Pearl Thusi