Whilst we’re not yet into the US ‘Fall’ (that’s Autumn to us Britishers) season, we are starting to see a number of new and old tv shows arrive in September. I though it might be a good idea to highlight some new returning tv that is worth watching out for as the cooler nights draw in.
The Strain, Season 3 – W (Channel formally know as Watch) – 9 September 2016 at 9pm
Guillermo del Toro & Chuck Hogan’s vampire horror drama sees a plucky band of heroes led by Ephraim “Eph” Goodweather (Corey Stoll), battling to stop the spread of a virus across New York City. Except this is no ordinary virus. It turns it’s victims into blood thirsty killers, who are being controlled by an ancient evil know as ‘The Master’. If you’ve missed the first 2 seasons, they are only 13 episodes each, and can be watch on Now TV and Sky On Demand.
Hooten & The Lady, Season 1 – Sky 1 – 16 September 2016 at 9pm
This brand new show coming to Now TV and Sky 1 stars Michael Landes (Lois and Clark, Upstairs Downstairs) as maverick adventurer Hooten and Ophelia Lovibond (W1A, Elementary) as fearless historical expert Lady Alexandra Lindo-Parker. Part Tomb Raider, part Indiana Jones, part Romancing The Stone, the show sees the duo team up to travel the globe in search of hidden treasures, from Buddha’s missing scroll to the tomb of Alexander the Great.
American Horror Story Season 6 – FOX UK – 16 September 2016 at 10pm
Although the producers of American Horror Story have done an incredible job of trying to keep the theme of Season 6 under wraps, the general consensus is that it will be subtitled ‘The Mist’, and could be based on the Stephen King novel of the same name. Whether that is the case or not, if you’re a horror fan, you really won’t be disappointed. AHS has consistently been one of the best horror based shows on tv. Due to it being an anthology series, it’s also not a problem if you haven’t seen the previous seasons, as there is usually no direct story connection between them.
Lucifer, Season 2 – Amazon Prime Instant Video UK – 20 September 2016
Airing on the Amazon Prime streaming service in the UK, Lucifer was one of my favourite shows from last year’s crop. Based on the DC/Vertigo comic book it sees king of Hell Lucifer Morningstar (Tom Ellis) leave his day job guarding the underworld for life running a nightclub in LA. Here he gets involved with Detective Chloe Decker (Lauren German), helping the LAPD solve crimes and punish the wicked.
Season 2 sees Lucifer and his brother Amenadiel (D. B. Woodside) struggle with their ‘mommy issues’, as Charlotte (Tricia Helfer), ex-wife of God and mother to all angels, escape from Hell to roam free on Earth. Does she just want to spend time with her sons, or is she up to something more sinister?
Red Dwarf XI – Dave – 22 September 2016 at 9pm
After a 4 year break, the boys from the Dwarf return for their 11th season! Chris Barrie (Rimmer), Craig Charles (Lister), Danny John-Jules (Cat) and Robert Llewellyn (Kryten) are all back in a series which sees Rimmer finally getting promoted, Kryten suffer a mid-life crisis, and Cat fall in love… with someone other than himself. I’ve been a huge fan of this show ever since the very first episode aired in 1988, so I’m thrilled to see it back on our screens again.
Once Upon A Time, Season 6 – Netflix UK – 26 September 2016
As the fairytale drama enters it’s 6th season, we see Storybrooke face new threats from Mr. Hyde & the Evil Queen, along with other residents from the Land of Untold Stories. Other new characters this season include Aladdin, Jafar, Princess Jasmine, Morpheus, Count of Monte Cristo and Captain Nemo!
Luke Cage, Season 1 – Netflix – 30 September 2016
The next instalment of Marvel’s Netflix shows sees the return of Luke Cage (Mike Colter) with his own series. After a sabotaged experiment leaves him with super strength and unbreakable skin, Luke Cage becomes a fugitive trying to rebuild his life in modern day Harlem, New York City. But he is soon pulled out of the shadows and must fight a battle for the heart of his city – forcing him to confront a past he had tried to bury.
So that’s our highlights from September’s upcoming tv shows. You can find a full list of everything coming in September and beyond by visiting out UK Air Dates page!