What time, TMINE? Including Biohackers, Motherland: Fort Salem, Prodigal Son, The Last Wave and Katy Keene

Prodigal Son

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

There are two weeks’ worth of premiere dates and acquisitions to catch up with this week, some of them imminent, thanks to my having taken a day off last Friday. And there’s a big bunch, too!

Premiere dates for Biohackers, Motherland: Fort Salem, Prodigal Son, The Last Wave and Katy Keene after the jump, but here are the new shows that have been acquired but don’t yet have launch dates.

Acquisitions

  • Walter Presents has gone on a spending spree and bought eight new shows:
    • Antena 3 (Spain)’s Bajo sospecha (Under Suspicion)
    • Club Illico (Canada)’s La Faille (The Wall – Cover Your Tracks)
    • Das Erste (Germany)’s Das Verschwinden (The Vanishing)
    • Movistar (Spain)’s El día de mañana (What The Future Holds)
    • Rai 1 (Italy)’s Imperial
    • Rai 2 (Italy)’s Il Cacciatore (The Hunter) and Rocco Schiavone: Ice Cold Murders
    • Viaplay (Sweden)’s Hassel
  • Netflix has acquired what was going to be a Paramount (US) show but is now going to be a Netflix exclusive: Emily in Paris. That’s going to be on some time this year.

UK premiere dates

Katy Keene

Katy Keene (US: The CW; UK: BBC Three)

UK premiere date: Saturday, July 25

Katy Keene follows fashion legend-to-be Katy Keene, singer/songwriter Josie McCoy, performer Jorge Lopez/Ginger, and “It Girl” Pepper Smith – as they chase their twenty-something dreams in New York City… together. Katy designs clothes for anyone she can, including her friend and roommate Josie, whose singing talent catches the attention of Alexander Cabot, a CEO who hopes to reboot the record label division of his father’s corporate empire.

But Alexander’s dream of signing Josie to a recording contract meets resistance from Cabot Media’s powerful senior vice president Alexandra, who also happens to be his twin sister. Josie and Katy’s roommate Jorge works at his family’s bodega and has his eye on Broadway, but after a series of rejections, he hopes to take his drag performance career as Ginger to the next level. The mysterious Pepper Smith plans to open her own version of Andy Warhol’s Factory.

She has the connections, but no one seems to know where she got her money – or if she really has any at all. Katy struggles to manage the pressures of her day job at Lacy’s Department Store and her very demanding boss, Gloria, who is a legendary personal shopper. But Katy has the support of her longtime boyfriend, KO Kelly, who has his own dream of becoming a professional boxer.

As these aspiring artists take on the runway, the recording studio, Broadway, and the NYC social scene, they will find more than just a career in the big city – they’ll find long-lasting friendship.

Stars: Lucy Hale, Ashleigh Murray, Jonny Beauchamp, Julia Chan, Lucien Laviscount, Camille Hyde, Katherine LaNasa and Zane Holtz

TMINE episode reviews

La dernière vague (The Last Wave) (France: France 2; UK: BBC Four)

UK premiere date: Saturday, July 25

The life of a seaside community is thrown into disarray when ten of its members disappear during a surfing competition after a mysterious cloud descends upon the sea.

Motherland: Fort Salem (US: Freeform; UK: BBC Three)

UK premiere date: Sunday, July 26

Motherland: Fort Salem is set in an alternate, present-day America where witches ended their persecution 300 years ago by cutting a deal with the burgeoning US government to fight for their country.

The drama follows three young women from basic training in combat magic into terrifying and thrilling early deployment. In this world, the traditional roles of gender and power are flipped, with women on the front lines fighting looming terrorist threats that are strikingly familiar to our world, but with supernatural tactics and weapons.

Stars: Taylor Hickson, Jessica Sutton, Ashley Nicole Williams, Amalia Holm, Demetria McKinney and Lyne Renee

TMINE episode reviews

Prodigal Son

Prodigal Son (US: Fox; UK: Sky One)

UK premiere date: Tuesday, July 28, 9pm

Prodigal Son follows Malcolm Bright, a psychologist who has a gift for understanding how serial killers think, because his father, Dr Martin Whitly was one of the worst, a notorious serial killer called “The Surgeon”. Bright is the best criminal psychologist around and murder is the family business.

He uses his twisted genius to help the NYPD solve crimes for his longtime mentor, NYPD Detective Gil Arroyo, all while dealing with his manipulative mother, Jessica Whitly, his seemingly normal sister, Ainsley Whitly and a homicidal father still looking to bond with his prodigal son.

Stars: Michael Sheen, Tom Payne, Lou Diamond Phillips, Bellamy Young, Halston Sage, Aurora Perrineau, Frank Harts and Keiko Agena

TMINE episode reviews

  1. Pilot
  2. Annihilator

Biohackers (Netflix)

UK premiere date: Thursday, August 20

Netflix German original.

From THC chips to genetic enhancements, welcome to the world of Biohacking. Written and directed by Christian Ditter (Girlboss, Turkish for Beginners), the drama follows a medical student who discovers the use of highly advanced biohacking technology in her university town and has to decide how far she is willing to go to find out the truth.

When “Mia” (Luna Wedler) begins her medical degree, she seems like any other student. But as she gains the trust of the brilliant Professor Lorenz (Jessica Schwarz), it becomes apparent that she’s hiding a secret so big it could change the fate of humanity.