HBO's Succession
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When’s that show you mentioned starting, TMINE? Including Succession, Fangar and Carcereiros

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

Only a couple of premiere-less acquisitions this week, with Walter Presents picking up Channel 2 (Iceland)’s Réttur (The Court) and C More (Sweden)’s Farang. The former will air in September, while the latter will air towards the end of the year.

Otherwise, everything’s got a date.

Premiere dates

Fangar

Fangar (Prisoners) (Iceland: RÚV; UK: Sundance)
Premiere date: Now

One of Sundance’s sneaky acquisitions, this Prix-Europa nominated drama sees 30 year-old Linda (Thora Bjorg Helga) accused of a deadly assault and sent to prison. She gets to know women of a different social class than her, from a broken environment. Slowly, a bond develops between her and the other women inmates and the series focuses on why things happen and how it affects the family and society as a whole.

Sounds a bit Orange is the New Black.

 Jailers

Carcereiros (Jailers) (Brazil: Globo Play; UK: Sundance)
Premiere date: Now

The second of Sundance’s new prison shows – what’s that all about then? – is from Brazil. The difference here is that as well as being about blokes, it’s from the jailers’ point of view. Based on Dráuzio Varela’s novel of the same name, it stars Rodrigo Lombardi as Adriano, a correctional officer who endures the difficulties of prison life – both his own and those of the inmates. Adriano is charged with keeping the peace inside the jail but also faces pressures in his home life, from his wife who wants a baby, to his teenage daughter and his father, a former jailer himself. Tested daily with ethical and moral dilemmas, he lives between walls and prison bars, weapons, threats and conflicts – both human and psychological.

Jeremy Strong in Succession

Succession (US: HBO; UK: Sky Atlantic)
Premiere date: Thursday, August 2, 9pm

Created by Peep Show‘s Jesse Armstrong and with support from some The Thick of It writers, Succession follows the Roy family – Logan Roy and his four children – which controls one of the biggest media and entertainment conglomerates in the world, tracking their lives as they contemplate what the future will hold for them once their ageing father begins to step back from the company.

Cough, cough, the Murdochs, cough, cough.

It’s already been renewed for a second season, and stars Brian Cox, Jeremy Strong, Hiam Abbass, Sarah Snook, Kieran Culkin, Alan Ruck, Nicholas Braun, Matthew Macfadyen, Natalie Gold, Peter Friedman and Rob Yang. I found the first few episodes very funny, but it slowly switched from being a comedy with some drama to being a drama with the occasional comedy, which didn’t work for me.

Episode reviews: 1-2, 3, 4

Tales From The Loop
News

Warlock Holmes; Réttur and Farang acquired; Batwoman and Vampire Chronicles series; + more

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

Internet TV

  • Amazon green lights: series adaptation of Simon Stalenhag’s art as Tales From The Loop
  • Netflix green lights: series adaptations of Mark Millar’s superhero epic Jupiter’s Legacy and 12-year-old second-coming drama American Jesus

UK TV

US TV

US TV show casting

New US TV shows

Dominic West in Les Misérables
News

Sweetbitter renewed; Crazy Ex-Girlfriend expanded; a Doctor Who teaser trailer; Joss Whedon’s Nevers; + more

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

Scandinavian TV

  • Helena Bergström, Maria Lundqvist, Molly Nutley et al join C More (Sweden)’s Bröllop, begravning och dop (Wedding, Funeral & Baptism)

UK TV

  • Trailer for new BBC One dramas
  • Teaser for series 11 of BBC One’s Doctor Who

US TV

US TV show casting

New US TV shows

New US TV show casting

Yellowstone
International TV

What have you been watching? Including Yellowstone and The Bridge

It’s “What have you been watching?”, your chance to recommend to fellow TMINE readers anything you’ve been watching this week

It’s been a relatively quiet week for global TV. July 4th has a lot to do with that in the US, July 1st in Canada, and I’m sure everyone everywhere else is just outside a lot at the moment, anyway. There are more new shows on the way soon, but for now, it’s been quiet.

That gave me enough time to finish off and review Marvel’s Luke Cage (Netflix) and I’m now about midway through the second season of GLOW (Netflix), upon which I shall report next week. I’ve also had enough time to wade through the first two episodes/three hours of Paramount (US)’s modern-day, Kevin Costner-infused cowboy-fest Yellowstone, which I’ll review after the jump.

We’ll also be talking about the latest episodes of Marvel’s Cloak and Dagger, Condor and Shooter, as well as the season finale of Mystery Road and series finale of Bron/Broen (The Bridge). Isn’t that irresistibly exciting? Then come follow me!

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Burden of Truth
News

Burden of Truth acquired; Mixtape rescued; Claws and Animal Kingdom renewed; + more

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

Internet TV

  • Maria Casadevall, Pathy Dejesus, Fernanda Vasconcellos et al join Netflix’s Coisa Mais Linda
  • Hanna Ardéhn, William Spetz, Felix Sandman et al join Netflix’s Störst av allt (Quicksand) 
  • Netflix rescues: Fox (US)’s Mixtape

UK TV

  • Universal acquires: CBC (Canada)’s Burden of Truth
  • Chris Noth, Nat Faxon, Brian Gleeson, David Alan Grier et al join Channel 4’s Catastrophe
  • John Malkovich to star, Jude Law to return for Sky Atlantic’s The New Pope

US TV

US TV show casting

New US TV shows

  • Trailer for TNT’s I am the Night
  • HBO green lights: series of dreamy Mexico City comedy Los Espookys, with Bernardo Velasco, Cassandra Ciangherotti, Ana Fabrega et al

New US TV show casting

  • Edi Patterson to co-star in HBO’s The Righteous Gemstones
  • Mimi Gianopulos, Helen Madelyn Kim, Tommy Dorfman et al to recur on Lifetime’s American Princess
  • Kevin Daniels and Avra Friedman to recur on Starz’s Now Apocalypse