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When’s that show you mentioned starting, TMINE? Including The Bold Type and The Mechanism

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

This week, we’ve seen a few new acquisitions. Romper Stomper (Australia: Stan), the update to the old Russell Crowe movie about neo-Nazis, has been picked up by BBC Three to air some time this year. Meanwhile, Syfy’s picked up Outpost, Dean Devlin and Jonathan Glassner’s series about a strong female hero and the lone survivor of a race called ‘Blackbloods’ who discovers her magical powers as she seeks revenge. That should start some time late this year.

We also have a couple of premiere dates:

The Bold Type
THE BOLD TYPE – Freeform “The Bold Type” stars Matt Ward as Alex Crawford, Meghann Fahy as Sutton Brady, Aisha Dee as Kat Edison, Katie Stevens as Jane Sloan, Sam Page as Richard Hunter, and Melora Hardin as Jacqueline Carlyle. (Freeform/Justin Coit)

The Bold Type (US: Freeform; UK: Amazon)
Premiere date: Friday, February 9

Stupid old person’s idea of what smart, talented bold young women working on a magazine like Cosmo must be like. Virtually every line of dialogue is not just empowering, it tells you how empowering it is. Even though very little of it actually is empowering and usually simply reveals the ineptitude at real-life results of those with nothing much more than social media experience.

Episode reviews: 1

The Mechanism

The Mechanism (Netflix)
Premiere date: Friday, March 23

Character-driven original series inspired by real events in Brazil in which a small group of dogged investigators comes to discover the inner workings of a monstrous corruption scheme and the impact their pursuit has on everyone involved – including themselves.

DVD releases

Yes, bet you forgot I did these, too. Well, there’s one of note announced this week: BBC One’s Ghost in the Water.

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Romper Stomper
News

The Bold Type, Romper Stomper acquired; grown-ish renewed; + more

Internet TV

UK TV

US TV

US TV show casting

  • Nikohl Boosheri and Stephen Conrad Moore promoted to regulars on Freeform’s The Bold Type
  • Alec Baldwin, Blythe Danner, Sara Rue, Mary McCormack and Robert Klein to guest on NBC’s Will & Grace
  • Katie Holmes to recur on Showtime’s Ray Donovan

New US TV shows

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 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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