Screen Australia green lights: 1970s faux monster-hunting Leyland Brothers comedy documentary, Chinese mystery comedy Lucky Lee, UN white saviour hero complex comedy drama Tales From The United Nonsense, girls fleeing ‘local hero’ drama Blood Sisters, idealistic youth worker drama Dog Box, sci-fi-esque consumer goods demo comedy Science+ and fake terminal illness comedy drama Unwell
Gemma Whelan, Pedja Bjelac, Steve Pemberton et al join BBC America’s Killing Eve
New US TV shows
FX movesMrs America, Devs, The Old Man and A Teacher to Hulu…
…green lights: Native American housing project teenagers series Reservation Dogs
BET+ green lights: 30something black men drama Tyler Perry’s Bruh, with Barry Brewer, Mahdi Cocci, Phillip Mullings Jr et al, and The Oval spin-off Tyler Perry’s Ruthless, with Stephanie Charles, Anthony Bless, Bobbi Baker James et al
I’m going to try to do Orange Thursday, tomorrow, work willing. Up on the cinema bill is Doctor Sleep (2019) plus whatever I decide to watch tonight.
We’re a bit light for new TV shows this week, however, which means I’ll be turning my viewing eye over the weekend to consider some of the streaming backlog: Apple TV+’s The Morning Show, See and Dickinson; Amazon’s Modern Love; the second seasons of Netflix’s The Hookup Plan and The Kominsky Method; and season one of Beau Séjour (Belgium: Éen; UK: Walter Presents). Maybe I’ll only manage one show, but let’s aim for two.
I might also give the BBC a call and see if they’ll let me preview Vienna Blood. That might be nice, hey? It doesn’t start until the 25th, though, so I might wait. There’s probably an embargo, too.
But brace yourselves, because less than two weeks after the arrival of Apple TV+, we’re going to see another giant wade into the TV streaming pool next Tuesday in the US: Disney is plussing itself, too, to give us Disney+. That’ll offer us the likes of Star Wars: The Mandalorian amongst other things.
I’ll be reviewing that, I suspect.
Of last night’s TV, I’ve only watched Treadstone, so let’s save this week’s Stumptown to next Wednesday. Otherwise, with Evil taking Halloween off, this week’s viewing queue is: Engrenages (Spiral), Mr InBetween, Mr Robot, Silicon Valley, Titans, Total Control, Treadstone and Watchmen. And last week’s Stumptown.
See you after the jump, together with a brief reviewette of HBO’s Mrs Fletcher.