Every Friday, TMINE lets you know when the latest TV shows from around the world will air in the UK
And the premiere dates and acquisitions keep on coming.
Full details for The Comey Rule, Tommy, Social Distance, Someone Has to Die and The Minions of Midas after the jump. But first, a couple of shows without premiere dates:
- Syfy has acquired the rights to CBC (Canada)’s Trickster. No hint of a premiere date at all for that one
- My5 has picked up E! (US)’s The Arrangement, which will become available some time this year
UK premiere dates
The Comey Rule (US: Showtime; UK: Sky Atlantic)
UK premiere date: Wednesday, September 30, 9pm
The Comey Rule is an immersive, behind-the-headlines account of the historically turbulent events surrounding the 2016 presidential election and its aftermath, which divided a nation. Rather than a biopic of one man, the miniseries tells the story of two powerful figures, Comey and Trump, whose strikingly different personalities, ethics and loyalties put them on a collision course.
Stars: Jeff Daniels, Brendan Gleeson, Holly Hunter, Michael Kelly, Jennifer Ehle, Scoot McNairy, Jonathan Banks, Oona Chaplin, Amy Seimetz, Steven Pasquale, Peter Coyote, Kingsley Ben-Adir, Steve Zissis, Shawn Doyle, Brian d’Arcy James, Dalmar Abuzeid, William Sadler, TR Knight, Joe Lo Truglio, Spencer Garrett, Michael Hyatt and Damon Gupton
Tommy (US: CBS; UK: Alibi)
UK premiere date: Wednesday, October 7, 9pm
Tommy follows Abigail “Tommy” Thomas, a former high-ranking NYPD officer who becomes the first female Chief of Police for Los Angeles. She uses her unflinching honesty and hardball tactics to navigate the social, political, and national security issues that converge with enforcing the law.
Stars: Edie Falco, Adelaide Clemens, Joseph Lyle Taylor, Michael Chernus, Olivia Lucy Phillip, Russell G. Jones, Vladimir Caamaño and Thomas Sadoski.
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Social Distance (Netflix)
UK premiere date: Thursday, October 15
Filmed in isolation, this narrative anthology series features both dark and funny takes on how people strive to stay connected while staying apart.
Stars: Mike Colter, Okieriete Onaodowan, Steven Weber, Jack Hohnen-Weber, Oscar Nunez, Daphne Rubin-Vega, Tom Costanzo, Luca Costanzo, Guillermo Diaz, Miguel Sandoval, Danielle Brooks, LaRita Brooks, DJ Brooks, Marsha Stephanie Blake, Rocco Luna, Asante Blackk, Ayize Ma’at and Lovie Simone
Alguien tiene que morir (Someone Has To Die) (Netflix)
UK premiere date: Friday, October 16
The three-part thriller, set in the conservative and traditional society of 1950s Spain, opens with a young man in Mexico being called home to Spain by his parents so he can meet his fiancée. How surprised are his family, then, when he arrives accompanied by Lazaro, a mysterious ballet dancer.
Stars: Ester Expósito, Pilar Castro, Mariola Fuentes, Eduardo Casanova, Manuel Morón, Juan Carlos Vellido and Carlos Cuevas
Los favoritos de Midas (The Minions of Midas) (Netflix)
UK premiere date: Friday, November 13
Inspired by Jack London’s short story of the same name, The Minions of Midas is a thriller that revolves around a striking blackmail scheme.
Persons unknown make contact with Victor Genovés, a successful and wealthy bigwig in the world of finance in Madrid, via a wax-sealed letter, hand-delivered to his office. In it is a strange yet simple demand: pay their ransom of €50 million.
If Genovés doesn’t pay, those behind the threat – the “minions of Midas” – will kill a random person. And they will continue to kill innocent people until he coughs up the ransom money.
Stars: Luis Tosar, Willy Toledo, Marta Belmonte, Marta Milans, Carlos Blanco and Bea Segura