Audrey Fleurot and Marie Dompnier in season 2 of Les témoins (Witnesses)
News

US témoins, UK Les Misérables trailer, TV5Monde goes free, Chicagos expand, + more

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Film

Internet TV

UK TV

  • TV5Monde leaves Sky and Virgin, goes online for free in HD
  • Trailer for BBC One’s Les Misérables
  • Elen Rhys and Julian Looman join BBC One’s The Mallorca Files
  • BBC developing: adaptation of David Burke’s The Spy Who Came in From The Co-op
  • Trailer for series 5 of BBC One’s Luther

US TV

  • NBC expands: Chicago Fire, Chicago PD and Chicago Med

New US TV shows

New US TV show casting

True Love Comes Very Quietly
News

French Fleabag; Australia revives Halifax; True Love Comes (Very) Quietly in Germany

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Australian TV

French TV

German TV

  • Das Erste green lights: childhood sweethearts relationship dramedy Wahre Liebe Kommt Ganz Leise (True Love Comes Very Quietly), with Kostja Ullmann, Julia Hartmann, Kim Riedle et al [in German]
Mr Mercedes
News

Mr Mercedes renewed; French Home Ground; Australia’s Hungry Ghosts; + more

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French TV

  • GMT developing: adaptation of NRK (Norway)’s Heimebane (Home Ground)

Australian TV

  • Robert Webb and Diane Morgan join ABC/Sky 1 (UK)’s Frayed
  • SBS green lights: supernatural thriller Hungry Ghosts and cyberbullying drama The Hunt

UK TV

US TV

US TV show casting

New US TV shows

New US TV show casting

  • David Meunier joins Freeform’s Breckman Rodeo
  • Norbert Leo Butz and Margaret Qualley join, Evan Handley, Aya Cash, Paul Reiser et al to recur on FX’s Fosse/Verdon
  • David Zayas and Kelcey Mawema to recur on Syfy’s Deadly Class
Memories of the Al Hambra
Airdates

When’s that show you mentioned starting, TMINE? Including Transferts, Xanadu, Farang, Memories of the Alhambra, The Protector and Selection Day

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

Acquisitions

Nothing without a premiere date, you’ll be surprised to hear.

Premiere dates

Although I don’t normally do premiere dates for season numbers greater than 1, I just thought I’d point out that season 3 of Travelers is set to hit Netflix on Friday, December 14.

I should also point out that I missed that Belgian body-swap drama Transferts (Transfers) has now hit Netflix:

Usual thanks to Fans of European and World TV Dramas for a lot of these premiere dates:

Xanadu (The Money Shot)

Xanadu (The Money Shot) (France: Arte; UK: Walter Presents)
Premiere date: Wednesday, November 20, 12.00am

For more than 40 years at Xanadu, X-rated films and family life have peacefully co-existed together under the same roof. The business thrived under the authority of Alex Valadine, the flamboyant patriarch and the high priest of the French erotic film industry. Yet, decades later Alex refuses to acknowledge that the industry is now virtually unrecognisable and now the company is struggling to keep up with the digital world. In order to save the business from bankruptcy his children need to step in and take control, but will they be able to overcome fraught relations and past predicaments?

The trailer’s a tad racy (even the preview pic on the YouTube video is a tad X-rated), so click through to view it

Farang

Farang (Dead Man Running) (Sweden: CMore; UK: Walter Presents)
Premiere date: Wednesday, November 27, 11.05pm

Former criminal Rickard (Ola Rapace) has vanished. Fleeing Sweden and the old friends he has testified against, he abandons his name, his life, and his family to start over in Thailand. Ten years later and he still has a price on his head and returning home would be a death sentence, so he ekes out his existence as a small-time crook in the back alleys of Phuket. Life’s tough and dirty, but at least it won’t kill him. That’s the idea anyway.

When his fifteen-year-old daughter Thyracomes (Louise Nyvall) looking for him, Rickard’s self-imposed exile in this gritty paradise is soon under threat. His attempts to push her away only drive her deeper into the dark underworld that Rickard knows only too well. After a momentary lapse in judgement, Rickard’s cover is blown and both he and his daughter find themselves in very real danger. Their only chance of survival is to strike back at those who are coming for them.

Yesterday he was alone. Today he has a daughter to look after. But how can he protect her when he can’t even protect himself?

Memories of the Al Hambra

Memories of the Alhambra (South Korea: tvN; UK: Netflix)
Premiere date: Saturday, December 1

Suspense romance drama. After suffering a setback following his friend’s betrayal, Yoo Jin-woo travels to Granada in Spain for a business trip. There, he stays at a hostel owned by a former guitarist named Jung Hee-joo; and both get entangled in a mysterious incident.

The Protector

The Protector (Netflix)
Premiere date: Friday, December 14

Turkish Netflix original. Given mystical powers by a talismanic keepsake, a young man embarks on a quest to fight shadowy forces and solve a mystery from his past.

Selection Day

Selection Day (Netflix)
Premiere date: Friday, December 28

Indian Netflix original. In a country that loves cricket, lives a boy who doesn’t. Radha and Manju were conceived to be the greatest batsmen in the world, but Manju doesn’t share his father’s dream. Come selection day, the selectors won’t be the only ones making a choice.

Hugh Grant’s Undoing; JK Simmons joins Veronica Mars; Arte’s Amour Fou; + more

Every weekday, TMINE brings you the latest TV news from around the world

Internet TV

French TV

  • Arte green lights: disappearing girlfriend in a carpet thriller Amour Fou (Mad Love), with Clotilde Hesme, Jérémie Renier, Finnegan Oldfield et al [in French]

UK TV

  • Daisy Haggard, Geraldine James, Adeel Akhtar et al join BBC Three’s Back to Life

US TV show casting

New US TV shows

  • ABC developing: ensemble southern friends comedy
  • CBS developing: sibling medical drama Family Emergency…
  • and human memory crime drama False Memories and DA/cops drama Crooked Brooklyn
  • Fox developing: adaptation of David Baldacci’s John Puller books
  • NBC developing: calculated surrogate child comedy Man. Woman. Child.

New US TV show casting