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When’s that show you mentioned starting, TMINE? Including Le Chalet, Charité, Vlucht HS13, Safe and Let’s Get Physical

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

Only a couple of new acquisitions this week but they’ve both got premiere dates, so let’s not dawdle. But I will note that streaming services (mostly Netflix but also Walter Presents) have started two new trends of late:

  1. Acquisitions that no one knows about but are suddenly just available to watch
  2. Acquisitions that are announced and the programmes in questions are available to watch instantly.

You’ll see what I mean in a mo.

Premiere dates

Le Chalet

Le Chalet (The Chalet) (France: France 2; UK: Netflix)
Premiere date: Available since Tuesday

“Friends gathered at a remote chalet in the French Alps for a summer getaway are caught in a deadly trap as a dark secret from the past comes to light.”

What Netflix doesn’t tell you is that it’s typically French in that it’s based on an Agatha Christie novel – And Then There Were None. It’s also typically French in that it’s got Gilou from Engrenages (Spiral) in it.

Alicia von Rittberg as Ida in Charité
Alicia von Rittberg as Ida in Charité

Charité (Germany: ARD/Das Erste; UK: Netflix)
Premiere date: Available now

Six-part medical series, set in Berlin in 1888, in which Ida (Alicia von Rittberg) is operated on as a patient of the Charité and is forced to pay back her treatment costs by working as a nursing assistant under the bigoted regiment of deaconess Martha. Through this, she discovers her passion for medicine and is able to follow her free and rebellious spirit in its desire to live a self-determined future, in an age when women hardly had a right to higher education. Along the way, she meets extraordinary physicians such as Rudolf Virchow, as well as researchers and later Nobel Laureates Robert Koch, Emil von Behring, and Paul Ehrlich.

Acquired yesterday. Made available… yesterday. Amazing, hey?

Flight HS13

Vlucht HS13 (Flight HS13) (The Netherlands: NPO3; UK: Walter Presents)
Premiere date: Tuesday, April 24, 11pm

This was acquired nearly a year and a half ago, but Walter only just got round to telling us it’ll air next week. Nice work, Walt.

Liv (Katja Schuurman) has the perfect life: happily married to surgeon Simon, they have a son, she co-owns a successful design business and shares a beautiful home. However, her life is suddenly turned upside down when her husband goes on a business trip and his plane crashes. Her grieving is dramatically halted when she discovers from the passenger list that her husband never actually boarded the plane.

It transpires that upon arriving at the airport to supposedly take his flight, he went straight to arrivals where, CCTV reveals, he greeted another woman and young child. Her husband appears to have a secret life and is now missing.

Confused, betrayed and angry, Flight HS13 follows Liv’s mission to find her husband, a journey which will uncover a tangled web of corruption, blackmail and violence.

Let's Get Physical

Let’s Get Physical (US: Pop; UK: E4)
Premiere date: Thursday, May 3, 9:30pm

Dodgeball but with aerobics and Jane Seymour and without many jokes.

Episode reviews: 1

Safe
Michael C Hall and Audrey Fleurot in Safe

Safe (Netflix)
Premiere date: Thursday, May 10

Created by Harlan Coben and written by Danny Brocklehurst (The Five, Come Home), Safe sees widowed surgeon Tom Delaney (Dexter‘s Michael C Hall) begin unearthing dark secrets about the people closest to him after his teenage daughter goes missing. The cast also includes Amanda Abbington, Marc Warren, Audrey Fleurot and Hannah Arterton.

Pretty interesting mix of Brits and international cast members, in a UK setting (at least in the trailer), but I’m not sure about Hall’s accent. It’s a bit Orphan Black, if you know what I mean. Despite the presence of Engrenages (Spiral)‘s Audrey Fleurot, it’s not typically French though.

This Country
News

This Country renewed; Living Biblically cancelled; Charité acquired; Amazon’s Utopia remake; + more

Internet TV

UK TV

US TV

New US TV shows

New US TV show casting

Let's Get Physical
News

Seven Seconds, Taken cancelled; Let’s Get Physical acquired; This Close, six CBS shows renewed; Nat Geo’s Ebola drama; + more

Internet TV

  • Teaser for season 2 of Netflix’s GLOW
  • Cary Elwes and Jake Busey join Netflix’s Stranger Things
  • Netflix cancels: Seven Seconds
  • Netflix green lights: series of Julian Fellowes invention of football drama The English Game; DJ comedy Turn Up Charlie, with Idris Elba; Amsterdam demon period drama; French supernatural thriller Mortel; German series The Wave; and Italian witchcraft series Luna Nera

UK TV

  • E4 acquires: Pop TV (US)’s Let’s Get Physical
  • Trailer for Sky Atlantic’s Patrick Melrose

US TV

New US TV shows

Ruth Wilson in Mrs Wilson
News

The 20th Man, The Peripheral adaptations; Netflix enters The Order; BET, OWN, Comedy Central’s new shows; + more

Internet TV

  • Netflix green lights: series of secret magic society monster drama The Order, with Jake Manley, Sarah Grey, Matt Frewer, Max Martini and Sam Trammell
  • Amazon developing: adaptation of William Gibson’s The Peripheral

Australian TV

UK TV

  • Iain Glen, Keeley Hawes, Fiona Shaw and Anupam Kher join BBC One’s Mrs Wilson

US TV

US TV show casting

New US TV shows

  • BET green lights: series of sexual chemistry app drama The Archer Connection and professional sports drama Games Divas Play
  • OWN green lights: series of multigenerational family saga Ambitions
  • Comedy Central developing: 20-something rapper comedy Awkwafina, overzealous church-league basketball comedy Robbie, and competitive friends comedy Kevin vs Josh
  • Paramount developing: police brainwashing drama
The Doctor Blake Mysteries
News

US Wrong Mans; Doctor Blake without Doctor Blake; Netflix’s vampire wars; + more

Internet TV

Australian TV

International TV

US TV

US TV show casting

  • Mark Hamill and Kathy Bates to guest on CBS’s The Big Bang Theory

New US TV shows

  • ABC green lights: Goldbergs spin-off series with AJ Michalka, Tim Meadows and Bryan Callen
  • Pop green lights: pilot of best friends’ marriage of convenience comedy Arranged
  • Showtime green lights: pilot of adaptation of BBC One’s The Wrong Mans, with Ben Schwartz