Every Friday, TMINE lets you know when the latest TV shows from around the world will air in the UK
Gosh. What a lot of lovely new shows on our way. After the jump, we can talk about the shows that now have premiere dates, which are: APB, Little Fires Everywhere, The Great, Betty, Dérapages (Inhuman Resources) and Philharmonia.
But first here are the past week’s acquisitions.
Oops, I missed it
I should probably point out first that BBC Two acquired FXX (US)’s Dave and started showing it yesterday. and that Sky Atlantic will be showing HBO (US)’s I Know This Much Is True tonight at 9pm. Meanwhile, StarzPlay has acquired Viaplay (Sweden)’s Heder (Honour)
- Brave New World (US: Peacock; UK: Sky One): will air some time this year
UK premiere dates
Dérapages (Inhuman Resources) (France: Arte; UK: Netflix)
UK premiere date: Friday, May 15
Alain Delambre is a senior executive worn out and humiliated by six years of unemployment. So when a prestigious company selects him as a candidate, he is prepared to betray his wife, steal from his daughters, hit his son-in-law and even take part in a role-playing game in the form of a hostage-taking scenario, knowing that, if he is hired, all will be forgiven. But nothing will go as planned.
Stars: Eric Cantona, Suzanne Clément, Alex Lutz
Little Fires Everywhere (US: Hulu; UK: Amazon)
UK premiere date: Friday, May 22
Based on Celeste Ng’s 2017 bestseller, Little Fires Everywhere follows the intertwined fates of the picture-perfect Richardson family and an enigmatic mother and daughter who upend their lives. The story explores the weight of secrets, the nature of art and identity, the ferocious pull of motherhood – and the danger in believing that following the rules can avert disaster.
Stars: Reese Witherspoon, Kerry Washington, Joshua Jackson, Rosemarie DeWitt, Jade Pettyjohn, Jordan Elsass, Gavin Lewis, Megan Stott, Lexi Underwood and Huang Lu
TMINE episode reviews
Philharmonia (France: France 2; UK: Walter Presents)
UK premiere date: Friday, May 29
When the conductor of national orchestra Philharmonia suddenly dies, Hélène is called back to Paris to take over after 20 years conducting in New York. Despite her unusual methods, she is hired against the advice of the director and musicians and has one season to prove her worth and save the orchestra. Hélène has no time to lose and almost immediately replaces the first violin, pillar of the orchestra, with 20-year-old Selena, much to the orchestra’s disdain. Selena reminds Hélène of a younger version of herself, and she is determined to make this young prodigy her successor. But now she is back in her home town, she is forced to face the family demons that sent her into exile in the first place.
Stars: Lina El Arabi, Charlie Bruneau, Laurent Bateau, François Vincentelli, Tom Novembre
Betty (US: HBO; UK: Sky Comedy)
UK premiere date: Tuesday, June 9
Comedy series based on Crystal Moselle’s feature film Skate Kitchen, Betty follows a diverse group of young women navigating their lives through the predominantly male-oriented world of skateboarding, set against the backdrop of New York City.
Stars: Dede Lovelace, Moonbear, Nina Moran, Ajani Russell, and Rachelle Vinberg
TMINE episode reviews
The Great (US: Hulu; UK: StarzPlay)
UK premiere date: Thursday, June 18
Incorporating historical facts occasionally, The Great follows the rise of Catherine the Great from outsider to the longest-reigning female ruler in Russia’s history. Season One is a fictionalised, fun and anachronistic story of an idealistic, romantic young girl, who arrives in Russia for an arranged marriage to the mercurial Emperor Peter. Hoping for love and sunshine, she finds instead a dangerous, depraved, backward world that she resolves to change. All she has to do is kill her husband, beat the church, baffle the military and get the court onside.
A very modern story about the past which encompasses the many roles she played over her lifetime as a lover, teacher, ruler, friend, and fighter.
Stars: Elle Fanning, Nicholas Hoult, Phoebe Fox, Adam Godley, Gwilym Lee, Charity Wakefield, Douglas Hodge, Sacha Dhawan, Sebastian de Souza, Bayo Gbadamosi and Belinda Bromilow.
APB (US/UK: Fox)
UK premiere date: Wednesday, June 24, 9pm
APB tells the story of billionaire engineer Gideon Reeves, who, after his best friend is murdered in a botched attempted robbery, and the killer remains at large, demands justice. Putting up millions of dollars of his own money, he makes an unprecedented deal to take over the troubled 13th District of the Chicago PD – and reboot it as a private police force: better, faster and smarter than anything seen before.
With Gideon himself having created the department’s cutting-edge technology, this eccentric yet brilliant outsider challenges the city’s police force to rethink everything about the way they fight crime.
Stars: Justin Kirk, Natalie Martinez, Taylor Handley, Ernie Hudson, Caitlin Stasey, Tamberla Perry and Nestor Serrano.