What time, TMINE? Including Yellowstone and Perpetual Grace LTD

Wes Bentley and Kelly Reilly in Yellowstone
Wes Bentley and Kelly Reilly in Yellowstone

Every Friday, TMINE lets you know when the latest TV shows from around the world will air in the UK

There have been a fair few premiere dates announced since last we met, but let’s not dwell on the past – let’s focus on the important ones. That’s the ones announced this week.

We’ve also had one other acquisition – TBS (US)’s Miracle Workers, which new channel Sky Comedy has picked up. That might be available as a boxset come Monday January 27. Or it might not.

Follow me, though, to learn the premiere dates of Yellowstone, Perpetual Grace LTD, Hunters, October Faction, Mythic Quest: Raven’s Banquet, and Locke and Key.

Premiere dates

Yellowstone

Yellowstone (US/UK: Paramount)

Premiere date: Monday, January 20, 9pm

Yellowstone follows the Dutton family, who control the largest contiguous cattle ranch in the United States. Amid shifting alliances, unsolved murders, open wounds, and hard-earned respect, the ranch is in constant conflict with those it borders – an expanding town, an Indian reservation, and America’s first national park.

Stars: Kevin Costner, Luke Grimes, Kelly Reilly, Wes Bentley, Cole Hauser, Kelsey Asbille, Brecken Merrill, Jefferson White, Danny Huston and Gil Birmingham

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Perpetual Grace

Perpetual Grace LTD (US: Epix; UK: Starzplay)

Premiere date: Thursday, February 6

Perpetual Grace LTD sees Jimmi Simpson (Breakout Kings, Westworld) playing a former firefighter. Former because he quit the fire brigade after a rookie firefighter was killed through his negligence.

One day, he’s approached by Damon Herriman (Secret City, Quarry, Squinters, Mr InBetween) who’s looking for someone to help him get some money out of his estranged god-bothering parents. All Simpson has to do is get into their good books and send them looking for him down south where a friendly policeman (Code Black‘s Luis Guzmán) will lock them up for a fortnight. During that time, Simpson can assume Herriman’s identity, declare them dead and then take over their assets.

Trouble is, Herriman’s holding back on a couple of secrets and Simpson’s really not the ruthless criminal type. Worse still, Herriman’s parents are Ben Kingsley and Jacki Weaver.

Perpetual Grace Ltd sits somewhere between high art and outright comedy, all viewed through a noir lens. It’s what happens if regular people try to act hard-boiled but happen to be in a noir movie, so everything carries on as if they actually had been hard-boiled.

Case in point: in episode two, we get Kingsley in narration explaining that he has many psychological techniques for wearing people down and bending them to his will, all of which sound like classic, psychological noir. In practice, these techniques turn out to be him shouting “Hey fattie!” and “Are you going bald?” at a bloke all day.

A marvellously funny noir of elaborate dialogue and sometimes surreal situations, with wonderful performances and one of Ben Kingsley’s strangest ever accents – is it American, is it posh English or is it… Welsh? Sure, the plot may not have resolved at the end, but with this one, it’s really all about the journey.

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October Faction

October Faction (Netflix)

Premiere date: Thursday, January 23

Adaptation of Steve Niles/Damien Worm’s monster-hunting IDW comic book series that follows globetrotting monster hunters Fred and Deloris Allen who, after the death of Fred’s father, return to their hometown in New York with their children Geoff and Viv. In their new small-town setting, the family must adjust and assimilate while Fred and Deloris try to hide their identities as members of a secret organisation.

As Fred and Deloris become reacquainted with their old hometown and the secrets buried there, Geoff and Viv are forced to integrate into a place to which they’re unaccustomed. Geoff deals with the close-mindedness of a local bully and the more reserved Viv tries to make friends in high school.

Stars: JC MacKenzie, Tamara Taylor, Gabriel Darku, Aurora Burghart

Mythic Quest

Mythic Quest: Raven’s Banquet (Apple TV+)

Premiere date: Friday, February 7

Mythic Quest: Raven’s Banquet follows a team of video game developers as they navigate the challenges of running a popular video game.

Stars: Rob McElhenney, F Murray Abraham, Danny Pudi, Imani Hakim, Charlotte Nicdao, David Hornsby, Ashly Burch and Jessie Ennis.

Locke and Key (Netflix)

Premiere date: Friday, February 7

After their father is murdered under mysterious circumstances, the three Locke siblings and their mother move into their ancestral home, Keyhouse, which they discover is full of magical keys that may be connected to their father’s death. As the Locke children explore the different keys and their unique powers, a mysterious demon awakens – and will stop at nothing to steal them.

Stars: Darby Stanchfield, Jackson Robert Scott, Connor Jessup, Emilia Jones, Bill Heck, Laysla De Oliveira, Sherri Saum, Thomas Mitchell Barnet, Griffin Gluck and Coby Bird.

Al Pacino in Amazon's Hunters
Al Pacino in Amazon’s Hunters

Hunters (Amazon)

Premiere date: Friday, February 21

Hunters follows a diverse band of Nazi hunters living in 1977 New York City who have discovered that hundreds of high-ranking Nazi officials are living among us and conspiring to create a Fourth Reich in the US. They set out on a bloody quest to bring the Nazis to justice and thwart their new genocidal plans.

Stars: Al Pacino, Logan Lerman, Jerrika Hinton, Josh Radnor, Kate Mulvany, Tiffany Boone, Greg Austin, Louis Ozawa Changchien, Carol Kane , Saul Rubinek, Dylan Baker and Lena Olin.

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