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What time, TMINE? Including Biohackers, Motherland: Fort Salem, Prodigal Son, The Last Wave and Katy Keene

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

There are two weeks’ worth of premiere dates and acquisitions to catch up with this week, some of them imminent, thanks to my having taken a day off last Friday. And there’s a big bunch, too!

Premiere dates for Biohackers, Motherland: Fort Salem, Prodigal Son, The Last Wave and Katy Keene after the jump, but here are the new shows that have been acquired but don’t yet have launch dates.

Acquisitions

  • Walter Presents has gone on a spending spree and bought eight new shows:
    • Antena 3 (Spain)’s Bajo sospecha (Under Suspicion)
    • Club Illico (Canada)’s La Faille (The Wall – Cover Your Tracks)
    • Das Erste (Germany)’s Das Verschwinden (The Vanishing)
    • Movistar (Spain)’s El día de mañana (What The Future Holds)
    • Rai 1 (Italy)’s Imperial
    • Rai 2 (Italy)’s Il Cacciatore (The Hunter) and Rocco Schiavone: Ice Cold Murders
    • Viaplay (Sweden)’s Hassel
  • Netflix has acquired what was going to be a Paramount (US) show but is now going to be a Netflix exclusive: Emily in Paris. That’s going to be on some time this year.
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What time, TMINE? Including Lovecraft Country and Mrs America

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

Lots of acquisitions this week, but only a couple of premiere dates, which I’ll be covering after the jump: Mrs America and Lovecraft Country.

One thing I should add before that though is that I’ve just noticed that Condor has actually moved in the UK from StarzPlay to Sky 1 – season one is now available as a boxset, while season 2 will start on July 15 at 9pm.

Acquisitions

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TMINE’s Daily Global TV News: Katy Keene cancelled; The Kominsky Method, The Great renewed; Good Trouble, Fort Salem acquired; + more

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  • Trailer for Seven’s Between Two Worlds

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Batwoman leaves Batwoman; The Resident, Last Man Standing, Freeform shows renewed; Outmatched cancelled

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  • Ruby Rose exits The CW’s Batwoman
  • Lyne Renee promoted to regular on Freeform’s Motherland: Fort Salem

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  • Raymond Lee and Brian Howe join AMC’s Kevin Can F*** Himself
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Review: Motherland – Fort Salem 1×1 (US: Freeform)

In the US: Wednesdays, 9p/8c, Freeform
In the UK: Not yet acquired

As we noticed with The Plot Against America, most parallel history sci-fi TV is obsessed with the Second World War. True, we get the occasional exception, such as For All Mankind or 1983, but largely, it’s 101 explorations of what would have happened if the Nazis had won the war.

That at least makes Motherland – Fort Salem a refreshing change, since rather than being a twist on just 20th century history, it’s a feminist twist of pretty much all of American history. Here, we start with the Salem Witch Trials and imagine not only what would have happened if witches genuinely were supernatural, but also what they would have done if they’d agreed to put their powers to use for the state.

Imagine 300+ years of history in which the only soldiers were women and they fought using magic instead of weaponry.

Unfortunately, Motherland – Fort Salem also decides that the only really interesting thing about that potentially highly exciting set-up is who’s shagging whom and who’s in and out of what High School-esque clique at any one time. It’s more Pretty Little Liars: The Illusionists than anything else.

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