Jean-Claude Van Johnson
News

The Tick renewed; I Love Dick, JCVJ, One Mississippi cancelled; + more

Internet TV

  • Amazon cancels: I Love Dick, One Mississippi and Jean-Claude Van Johnson
  • renews: The Tick
  • Anthony Starr, Chace Crawford, Dominique McElligott et al join Amazon’s The Boys
  • Apple green lights: adaptation of Curtis Sittenfeld’s You Think It, I’ll Say It, with Kristen Wiig
  • Netflix acquires: Endemol’s Nicky Jam: El Ganador

International TV

Italian TV

  • Sebastian Koch, James Cosmo, Richard Sammel et al join Rai’s The Name of the Rose

UK TV

US TV

US TV show casting

New US TV shows

New US TV show casting

The Magicians season 3
International TV

What have you been watching? Including The Magicians and Cardinal

It’s “What have you been watching?”, your chance to recommend anything you’ve been watching this week

We’re over the first phase of new US TV shows this week, ready for the next phase in February, which means there haven’t been many new additions to the TMINE viewing queuing. Last night’s premiere of Black Lightning (US: The CW; UK: Netflix) will be getting a review on Friday, while elsewhere this week, I previewed Sky Atlantic’s forthcoming Britannia and reviewed CBC (Canada)’s Burden of Truth, so it wasn’t entirely uneventful. The Magicians was back as well.

Nevertheless, that still left a little time for me to watch an episode of Lucifer out of curiosity to see if it had got more interesting. I’ll be discussing that after the jump with the current regulars: The Brave, Cardinal, Engrenages (Spiral), Falling Water, Great News, Happy!, SEAL Team, Star Trek: Discovery, Will & Grace and The X-Files, as well as the season finale of Marvel’s Runaways. Two of those will be leaving the TMINE viewing queue forthwith – can you guess which ones?

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Baron Noir
French TV

Baron Noir returns for season 2 next week in France

Baron Noir was one of TMINE’s favourite shows of 2016, a marvellous French political drama that somehow managed to predict and combine the Corbyn Labour leadership competition and Brexit then relocate them to France and actually inject them with some charisma.

Now it’s back, ready to regale us with a second season – at least in France. Here’s the rubric (with spoilers for season 1, obvs):

Caught between the extreme right and religious fanaticism, to ‘save the Republic’ Amélie Dorendeu, candidate for the presidential election, decides to follow the risky strategy of ‘Baron Noir’ Philippe Rickwaert, who’s just out of prison and forced to be her secret counsellor pending his trial.

But the country’s divisions are creating an unprecedented institutional crisis. Will Rickwaert’s tactical genius succeed in reconciling the irreconcilable? Will Amélie become the woman of state that he had dreamed or his worst enemy – the one who knows everything about him and more? Will the Baron Noir assume his own destiny and reveal his true nature?

There’s a great big trailer over on the Canal+ web site, along with clips and featurettes, but here’s a few smaller trailers that Canal+ has deigned to put on YouTube.

The Shannara Chronicles
News

The Shannara Chronicles cancelled; 9-1-1 renewed; + more

Internet TV

German TV

UK TV

  • Syfy acquires: lone survivor with magical powers drama The Outpost

US TV

US TV show casting

New US TV shows

New US TV show casting

  • Idara Victor, Tyrone Brown, Kadeem Hardison et al join OWN’s Love Is____
Netflix's Dark
Internet TV

Dark seems to be a hit for Netflix

Since I do loves me a chart, I thought I’d flag up this exciting bit of news. Dark, which is Netflix’s first German-language show and has already been renewed for a second season, seems to be Netflix’s biggest European hit so far:

Global demand for Dark

The quick demise of Marseille isn’t a big surprise, particularly to anyone who tried watching it, since it wasn’t much cop, but the fact Dark is doing so well is surprising, albeit less so when you think that genre shows tend to get a certain level of built-in popularity.

Global demand for Dark

More surprising is that Dark was more popular than cartoon Castlevania. That’s the kind of thing you expect to do well, don’t you think?

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