Every Friday, TMINE lets you know when the latest TV shows from around the world will air in the UK
Crikey. It’s been all go this week. Not so much in terms of acquisitions, but in terms of premiere dates for existing acquisitions being announced.
The only acquisition this week was The CW (US)’s Batwoman by E4, which is odd because all the other The CW superhero shows are on Sky1. Apart from Black Lightning, which is on Netflix. Okay, maybe not so odd, but it’s going to make all those Arrowverse crossovers a nightmare to watch. Particularly since Batwoman is only set to air “some time in 2020” on E4.
But now, please join me after the jump to learn the premiere dates of Det som göms i snö (The Truth Will Out), Finding Joy, AP Bio, The Stranger, and War of the Worlds (no, not that one).
And oh yes, as predicted last week, Miracle Workers will definitely start on Monday, January 27, at 9pm. And if you’ve not already caught Sthlm Rekviem (Stockholm Requiem) on S4C Clic, it’ll be starting on Channel 4 on Sunday, January 26 at 11pm.
AP Bio (US: NBC; UK: Sky Comedy)
Premiere date: Monday, January 27, 9.30pm
A.P. Bio tells the story of disgraced Harvard philosophy scholar Jack Griffin, who, after losing out on his dream job, is forced to return to Toledo, Ohio, and work as a high school advanced placement biology teacher. As he comes crashing in to Whitlock High School, Jack makes it absolutely clear he will not be teaching any biology. Realising he has a room full of honour roll students at his disposal, Jack decides instead to use the kids for his own benefit.
Stars: Glenn Howerton, Patton Oswalt, Lyric Lewis, Mary Sohn, Jean Villepique, Tom Bennett, Paula Pell, Charlie McCrackin, Jacob McCarthy, Aparna Brielle, Nick Peine, Allisyn Ashley Arm, Eddie Leavy, Jacob Houston, Sari Arambulo, Tucker Albrizzi and Spence Moore II.
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The Stranger (Netflix)
Premiere date: Thursday, January 30
The Stranger tells the story of Adam Price, who has a good life, two wonderful sons, and a watertight marriage – until one night a stranger sits next to him in a bar and tells him a devastating secret about his wife, Corinne. Soon Adam finds himself tangled in something far darker than even Corinne’s deception, and realises that if he doesn’t make exactly the right moves, the conspiracy he’s stumbled into will not only ruin lives – it will end them.
Stars: Richard Armitage, Siobhan Finneran, Hannah John-Kamen, Jennifer Saunders, Shaun Dooley, Paul Kaye, Dervla Kirwan, Kadiff Kirwan, Anthony Head, Stephen Rea, Jacob Dudman, Ella-Rae Smith and Brandon Fellows.
Finding Joy (Ireland: RTÉ; UK: W)
Premiere date: Wednesday, February 5, 10pm
Finding Joy tells the story of Joy, who is coming to terms with the break-up of her long-term relationship, and unwittily landing herself a new job as a vlogger. Joy’s unpolished pieces turn out to be a hit with the News Today subscribers.
As she ventures into the strange and hair-raising world of therapeutic wrestling, internet dating, group therapy and life-changing abseiling, Joy comes to realise that her professional journey may be able to help her negotiate her personal dramas.
Stars: Amy Huberman, Lochlann O’Mearain, Hannah James Scott and Paul Reid.
Det som göms i snö (The Truth Will Out) (Sweden: Kanal 5; UK: Channel 4)
Premiere date: Tuesday, February 11, 11pm
The Truth Will Out is based on an original idea by Leif GW Persson, one of Sweden’s most recognised criminologists. The series centres around police detective Peter Wendel leading a cold case group.
Stars: Robert Gustafsson
War of the Worlds (UK: Fox UK)
Premiere date: Thursday, March 5, 9pm
War Of The Worlds picks up when astronomers detect a transmission from another galaxy – definitive proof of intelligent extra-terrestrial life. The world’s population waits for further contact with bated breath. They do not have to wait long. Within days, mankind is all but wiped out; just pockets of humanity are left in an eerily deserted world.
As alien ships appear in the sky, the survivors ask a burning question – who are these attackers and why are they hell-bent on our destruction?
Stars: Gabriel Byrne, Elizabeth McGovern, Léa Drucker, Natasha Little, Daisy Edgar Jones, Stéphane Caillard, Adel Bencherif and Guillaume Gouix.