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

Not a huge number of acquisitions of premiere dates this week, but we have a few, at least.

Acquisitions

  • Universal has acquired CityTV (Canada)’s The Murders, in which a rookie detective’s gun gets fatally mislaid. That doesn’t air in Canada until March 25, and will air in the UK “mid 2019”

Premiere dates

Hanna

Hanna (Amazon)
Premiere date: Friday, March 29

Slightly pointless remake of the movie of the same name about a teenage girl trained to kill by her dad and hunted by the authorities.

Episode reviews: 1

Osmosis

Osmosis (Netflix)
Premiere date: Friday, March 29

French Netflix original. The 8-episode series is set in Paris in the near-future where apps use your personal memory and all the data they’ve gathered over your lifetime to find your perfect match. But what happens if your memories – like all data – can be manipulated?

Paris, in the near future. Technology has conquered the last frontier: decoding true love. Digging deep into its user’s brain data, the new dating app “OSMOSIS” can find a perfect match with 100% accuracy, turning the concept of absolute soulmate into a reality. But is there a price to pay when letting an algorithm decide who you will love, forever and ever? When in exchange for this undying, ageless love, technology can access the innermost recesses of your mind — and the best kept secrets of your heart…

No trailer yet, I’m afraid.

Good Omens
David Tennant and Michael Sheen in BBC Two/Amazon’s Good Omens

Good Omens (Amazon/BBC Two)
Premiere date: Friday, May 31 (Amazon – will air on BBC Two afterwards)

Adaptation of the Terry Pratchett/Neil Gaiman book of the same name in which an angel (Michael Sheen) and a demon (David Tennant) team up to prevent the apocalypse.

Time Traveling Bong
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More acquisitions than premiere dates this week, but at least two of those acquisitions are going to hit UK screens next month.

Project Blue Book

Acquisitions

  • Syfy has picked up History (US)’s really pretty poor UFO period drama Project Blue Book. That will air some time starting in March.
  • Universal has bought Fox’s Proven Innocent. That’s not aired in the US yet, but should air here in March, too.
  • Netflix has acquired RÚV (Iceland)’s The Valhalla Murders. That’s still in production, though, so don’t expect a premiere date for some time. Given that it’s only likely to air in Iceland at Christmas, I reckon it’ll be 2020 at least before it comes our way.
  • E4 has acquired ABC (US)’s Speechless. That was originally picked up by Channel 5, but never aired for some reason. No premiere date yet, but Channel 4 says ‘soon’

Premiere dates

Time Traveling Bong

Time Traveling Bong (US: Comedy Central; UK: Comedy Central)
Premiere date: Sunday, February 17, 11pm

Time Travelling Bong follows two mediocre, suburban cousins who live together in a condo left to them by their grandmother in New Jersey. Their lives take a twisted turn when they find a bong that also serves as a time machine that transports them to Salem, Massachusetts in the height of the witch trial era, the racially segregated South in the 1960s, ancient Greece and even the dystopian future, among other times and places. Their buzz is killed when the bong breaks and they are forced to bounce around the space time continuum, learning to appreciate that there’s no time like the present.

Stars Ilana Glazer and Paul W Downs.

Rig 45

Rig 45 (Scandinavia: Viaplay; UK: StarzPlay)
Premiere date: Friday, February 22

Mostly English-language but also frequently Scandinavian drama Rig 45. Benthos Oil sends an investigator to look at a fatal accident on a North Sea rig. Met by an inexplicable wall of silence from the crew, she starts to suspect something is very wrong – and when a hurricane hits the rig, cutting off all communications, the crew find themselves battling the elements and a devious killer.

Stars Catherine Walker, Gary Lewis, Lisa Henni and Søren Malling.

American Soul
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When’s that show you mentioned starting, TMINE? Including American Soul, Bite Club, Delhi Crime Story and Störst av allt (Quicksand)

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

One very odd acquisition without a date this week, but everything else has a premiere announced.

Acquisitions

Netflix has picked up USA (US)’s Dare Me, an adaptation of Megan Abbott’s novel of the same name. I said odd because there isn’t actually a TV series yet – and there wouldn’t be if Netflix hadn’t agreed to distribute it everywhere in the world except the US.

So no premiere date yet… because it hasn’t been made yet.

Premiere dates

American Soul

American Soul (US: BET; UK: BET International)
Premiere date: Thursday, February 7, 10pm

Drama set behind the scenes of Soul Train, the 1970s US TV show that was the country’s first nationally-syndicated Black music show.

Stars Sinqua Walls, Kelly Price, Jason Dirden, Iantha Richardson, Katlyn Nichol, Jelani Winston and Christopher Jefferson. Kelly Rowland, Michelle Williams, Bobby Brown, K Michelle, Gabrielle Dennis and McKinley Freeman all guest star.

Bite Club

Bite Club (Australia: Nine; UK: Alibi)
Premiere date: Wednesday, February 20, 9pm

Bite Club follows two detectives who, after surviving a shark attack, join forces to hunt the ultimate predator – a serial killer who is also hunting them. Not only are they survivors but also ex-lovers.

Stars Todd Lasance, Ash Ricardo, Damian Walshe-Howling, Deborah Mailman, Robert Mammone, Pia Miller, Marny Kennedy, Darcie Irwin-Simpson and Dominic Monaghan.

Delhi Crime

Delhi Crime Story (Netflix)
Premiere date: Friday, March 22

True crime Indian anthology series. The first season follows the notorious December 2012 investigation by the Delhi Police into the horrific gang rape of a young woman, which reverberated across India and the world. It captures the complexities of the scrutiny, the emotional toll on the investigating team, and their determination to bring the perpetrators to justice in a fraught environment.

Stars Shefali Shah, Adil Hussain, Denzil Smith, Rasika Dugal, Rajesh Tailang and Yashaswini Dayama.

Quicksand

Störst av allt (Quicksand) (Netflix)
Premiere date: Friday, April 5

Swedish Netflix original from the makers of Bron/Broen (The Bridge), based on the book by  Malin Persson Giolito.

A mass shooting takes place at a prep school in Stockholm’s wealthiest neighbourhood Djursholm, a normal high school student, Maja Norberg, finds herself on trial for murder. When the events of that tragic day are revealed, so too are the private details about her relationship with Sebastian Fagerman and his dysfunctional family.

Stars Hanna Ardéhn and Felix Sandman.

Der Pass (Pagan Peak)
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Every Friday, TMINE lets you know when the latest TV shows from around the world will air in the UK

Acquisitions

Not many acquisitions at all this week, although acquired this very day by Sky is Der Pass (Pagan Peak), which despite the name is actually the latest remake of Bron/Broen (The Bridge), this time by Germany and Austria. Bridge, Pass, Tunnel – I guess they’re all the same in the end, though.

Otherwise, everything has premiere dates.

Das Boot

Premiere dates

First up, just a mention that we have a new premiere date for Das Boot (The Boat) – Wednesday, February 6, 9pm, on Sky Atlantic. The rest are new dates, though:

Mayans MC

Mayans MC (US: FX; UK: BBC Two)
Premiere date: Saturday, February 2, 10.40pm

Spin-off from Sons of Anarchy about YA motorbike gang, this one not so white.

Umbrella Academy

The Umbrella Academy (Netflix)
Premiere date: Friday, February 15

The Umbrella Academy tells the story of 43 infants who, on the same day in 1989, are inexplicably born to random, unconnected women who showed no signs of pregnancy the day before. Seven are adopted by a billionaire who creates The Umbrella Academy and prepares his ‘children’ to save the world.

Now, the six surviving members reunite upon the news of their father’s passing and must work together to solve a mystery surrounding his death. But the estranged family begins to come apart due to their divergent personalities and abilities, not to mention the imminent threat of a global apocalypse.

Based on the Dark Horse Comics title, it stars Ellen Page, Mary J Blige, Cameron Britton, Tom Hopper, David Castañeda, Emmy Raver-Lampman, Robert Sheehan, Aidan Gallagher, Colm Feore, Adam Godley, John Magaro, Ashley Madekwe and Kate Walsh.

Rush
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When’s that show you mentioned starting, TMINE? Including Star Trek: Short Treks, Safe Harbour, Camping, Nightflyers, Rush, Dirty John and After Life

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

Plenty of acquisitions this week, and all but one comes with premiere dates.

Acquisitions

  • Sundance Now has picked up Sjónvarp Símans (Iceland)’s Stella Blómkvist, which is based on a series of books about a hard-nosed lawyer who takes on mysterious murder cases. It’ll be available in the US from January 31, but it looks like we’ll have to hold out until April before we get it here.

Premiere dates

Short Treks

Star Trek: Short Treks (US: CBS All Access; UK: Netflix)
Premiere date: Available now

Cunning hidden away in the “trailers and extras” section of the Netflix menu system for season two of Star Trek: Discovery are these short movies focused on individual characters from the series, both heroes and villains. Haven’t watched them, since I’ve been saving them for Lovely Wife until now.

Safe Harbour

Safe Harbour (Australia: SBS; UK: BBC Four)
Premiere date: Saturday, January 26, 9pm or maybe February 2 

Four part 2018 drama set in Brisbane that revolves around a group of five friends whose sailing holiday of a lifetime to Indonesia takes an unexpected turn when they come across a boat overloaded with desperate asylum seekers.

HBO's Camping

Camping (US: HBO; UK: Sky Atlantic)
Premiere date: Thursday, January 31, 10pm

Dull US remake of the Sky Atlantic Julia Davis comedy about a group of city friends going off camping together to celebrate a birthday. David Tennant, trialling his inadvisable American accent again, is the lucky man in question, Jennifer Garner his controlling wife, Juliette Lewis their flaky friend along for the trip.

Didn’t last more than an episode of it.

Episode reviews: 1

Nightflyers

Nightflyers (US: Syfy; UK: Netflix)
Premiere date:  Friday, February 1

Nightflyers is set in the year 2093 and follows a team of scientists aboard The Nightflyer, the most advanced ship ever built, as they embark on a journey to find other life forms. Their mission takes them to the edge of the solar system, and to the edge of insanity, as they realise true horror isn’t waiting for them in outer space – it’s already on their ship.

This sci-fi horror piece based on a George RR Martin novella is a frustrating affair, that’s intermittently good and bad, with a tediously inconclusive final episode. It has some good ideas and a great cast (including Blake’s 7‘s Josette Simon), but ultimately, it proves a great big waste of time.

Episode reviews: 1, 2-5, 6-10

Rush

Rush (Australia: Ten; UK: Alibi)
Premiere date: Monday, February 4, 5pm

Rush follows the lives of members of the prestigious Tactical Response team (TR), which is based on the real life Victoria Police Critical Incident Response Team, a highly mobile unit that fills the operational gap between general duties police and the SWAT-like Special Operations Group. The team is seen responding to violent incidents such as carjackings, suicides and armed offences.

It’s a bit of an old one this (2008), so you can treat yourself watching all manner of “before they were famous actors”, such as Rodger Corser (Glitch, Doctor, Doctor) and  Claire van der Boom (Hawaii Five-0).

Dirty John

Dirty John (US: Bravo; UK: Netflix)
Premiere date: Thursday, February 14

Dirty John tells the true story of how a romance between Debra Newell and the charismatic John Meehan spiralled into secrets, denial, manipulation, and ultimately, a fight for survival for an entire family. Their fast-tracked romance creates tension between Debra and her two daughters Terra and Veronica, leaving the girls no choice but to investigate the man who has swept their mother off her feet, while the backstory of Debra and her mother Arlane (Jean Smart) provides insight into why Debra was so vulnerable.

The eight episode drama series is based on the articles and breakout true crime podcast from Los Angeles Times reporter Christopher Goffard. It stars Connie Britton, Eric Bana, Julia Garner, Juno Temple and Jean Smart.

After Life

After Life (Netflix)
Premiere date: Friday, March 8

Netflix Original written by, starring and directed by Ricky Gervais. It tells the story of Tony (Gervais), who had a perfect life. But after his wife Lisa dies, Tony changes. After contemplating taking his own life, he decides instead to live long enough to punish the world by saying and doing whatever he likes from now on. He thinks it’s like a superpower – not caring about himself or anyone else – but it turns out to be tricky when everyone is trying to save the nice guy they used to know.

It also stars Kerry Godliman, Tom Basden, Tony Way, David Bradley, Ashley Jensen, Penelope Wilton, David Earl, Joe Wilkinson, Mandeep Dhillon, Jo Hartley, Roisin Conaty, Tim Plester and Diane Morgan.

No trailer yet. Soz.