Trailers & UK Air Dates For New & Returning Shows To Watch Over The Next 7 Day On Television
We might all be stuck at home, but the UK broadcasters have set up a solid range of comedy and drama to keep you entertained over the next 7 days. Whether it’s the cut-throat world of celebrity PR, a surprise text message from a long-lost love, or a cat and mouse game with a psychopath, there is plenty for you to watch this week on UK television. Here is our pick of the week’s tv.
Flack, Season 2 – W – 13 April 2020 at 10:00 pm
Set in the fast-paced and cut-throat world of celebrity PR, ‘Flack’ reflects the brutal reality and complexities of modern life where problems can go viral in an instant. The series centres on an American PR executive (Anna Paquin) living in London who must figure out how to make the best of bad situations and somehow manage to get out unscathed.
Season 1 left viewers in the grizzly aftermath of a Premier League footballer’s wedding, Robyn’s work and home lives having collided catastrophically when she could no longer resist the temptations of her myriad of addictions. She did manage to save Melody (Rebecca Benson) from the clutches of a group of dangerously “friendly” footballers before firing her as the PR intern (for her own good) but closer relationships proved to be damaged beyond repair, and having been rejected by her sister and normal ‘last port in a storm’ Ruth (Genevieve Angelson), Robyn finally realised that she’d run out of road.
Will Eve (Lydia Wilson) ever forgive Robyn, and on a broader scale, with Melody frozen out, will Mills Paulson PR ever be the same again? Caroline (Sophie Okonedo CBE) has bigger fish to fry in a shakeup that could change her business forever. Throughout all this, the team continue to try their best to keep the outrageous indiscretions of their celebrity clients firmly behind closed doors.
Killing Eve, Season 3 – BBC iPlayer – 13 April 2020
The third series continues the compelling cat and mouse story of two women with brutal pasts now trying desperately to live their lives without the other. For Villanelle (Jodie Comer), the assassin without a job, Eve (Sandra Oh) is dead. As for Eve, the ex-MI6 operative is hiding in plain sight, hoping that Villanelle will never find her. All seems fine until a shocking death sets them on a collision course yet again. The journey back to each other will cost both of them friends, family, and allegiances. And perhaps a share of their souls.
The third series of ‘Killing Eve’ will be available to stream in the UK exclusively on BBC iPlayer from Monday 13 April 2020 – the day after it launches on BBC America. Episodes will then drop weekly and be available to stream every Monday from 6am. The series will also air on BBC One from Sunday 19 April 2020 at 9pm.
Run, Season 1 – Sky Comedy – 15 April 2020 at 9:00 pm
From Phoebe Waller-Bridge and Vicky Jones, ‘Run’ is a romantic comedic thriller about a woman, Ruby Richardson (Merritt Wever) who walks away from her ordinary life in the suburbs to revisit her past with her college boyfriend, Billy Johnson (Domhnall Gleeson), with whom she made a pact 17 years prior that if either one of them texted the word “RUN” and the other replied with the same, they would drop everything and meet in Grand Central Station and travel across America together.
Vagrant Queen, Season 1 – Syfy UK – 15 April 2020 at 9:00 pm
Vagrant Queen’ follows Elida (Adriyan Rae – ‘Light as a Feather’, ‘Brockmire’) from child queen to orphaned outcast, as she scavenges the treacherous corners of the galaxy, always one step ahead of the Republic government out to extinguish her bloodline. When her old friend Isaac (Tim Rozon – ‘Wynonna Earp’, ‘Schitt’s Creek’) shows up claiming her mother Xevelyn is still alive, they head off with their new ally, Amae (Alex McGregor – ‘Blood Drive’, ‘Of Kings and Prophets’), to stage a rescue that will take her back into the perilous heart of her former kingdom and up against a deadly foe from her childhood, Commander Lazaro (Paul du Toit – ‘Buurtwag’).
Devs, Season 1 – BBC Two – 15 April 2020 at 9:00 pm
From ‘Ex Machina’ writer/director Alex Garland, ‘Devs’ is based around a young computer engineer called Lily (Sonoya Mizuno – ‘Ex Machina’, ‘Maniac’) who is investigating a secretive development division of her employer. She works for Amaya, a cutting-edge tech company based in San Francisco, which she believes is behind the disappearance of her boyfriend.
Other cast includes Nick Offerman (‘Parks and Recreation’) as Amaya’s CEO, who is obsessed with the covert work of the company’s development division. Jin Ha (‘Jesus Christ Superstar Live’) will play Jamie, a gifted cybersecurity specialist, and Lily’s former boyfriend. Zach Grenier (‘The Good Wife’, ‘Deadwood’) plays Amaya’s head of security Kenton, who is described as terse, dry and dangerous. Stephen McKinley Henderson (‘Ladybird’, ‘Manchester by the Sea’) stars as Stewart, a cultured intellectual from another era and one of the top technical minds working in Amaya’s secret development division. Alison Pill (‘The Newsroom’, ‘American Horror Story’) plays Katie, a gifted quantum physicist tapped by Forest to be his second in command at Amaya. Lastly, Cailee Spaeny (‘Pacific Rim: Uprising’) joins the cast as Lyndon, a young, brilliant, and stubborn employee who works in Amaya’s secret development division.
Bosch, Season 6 – Amazon Prime – 17 April 2020
Based on the best selling novels from Michael Connelly, the detective drama sees Titus Welliver (‘Sons of Anarchy’, ‘Lost’) return as an LAPD homicide detective Bosch, once again digging through the seedy underbelly of Tinseltown. As we head into Season 6, domestic terrorists threaten the fate of Los Angeles, which leaves Harry Bosch to save the city in the highest stakes season to date.
Alongside Welliver, Jamie Hector returns as Jerry Edgar, Amy Aquino as Lt. Grace Billets, Madison Lintz as Maddie Bosch and Lance Reddick as Deputy Chief Irvin Irving. They will be joined by Carter MacIntyre (‘Benched’), Adam J. Harrington (‘Dirty John’), Terrence Terrell (‘Giants’) and Abby Brammell (‘9-1-1’, ‘The Unit’), who all take recurring roles this season.
Manifest, Season 2 – Sky One – 17 April 2020 at 9:00 pm
When Montego Air Flight 828 landed safely after a turbulent but routine flight, the crew and passengers were relieved. Yet in the span of those few hours, the world had aged five years and their friends, families and colleagues, after mourning their loss, had given up hope and moved on. Now, faced with the impossible, they’re all given a second chance. But as their new realities become clear, a deeper mystery unfolds and some of the returned passengers soon realize they may be meant for something greater than they ever thought possible.
As we head into Season 2, the Stone family are reeling in the aftermath of a devastating shooting, but they’re hit with their most foreboding Calling yet, sending Ben on a mission to locate two Flight 828 passengers who have mysteriously gone missing. Meanwhile, Grace grapples with her new pregnancy, the Major attempts to tighten her grip on the unwitting Saanvi, all while the clock on the lives of the 828ers continues to tick towards zero.
Lincoln Rhyme: Hunt for the Bone Collector, Season 1 – Sky Witness – 20 April 2020 at 9:00 pm
Inspired by Jeffery Deaver’s best-selling novel, the enigmatic and notorious serial killer known only as “The Bone Collector” once terrified New York City… until he seemingly disappeared. Now, three years later, when an elaborate murder points to his return, it brings former NYPD detective and forensic genius Lincoln Rhyme (Russell Hornsby – ‘Proven Innocent’, ‘Grimm’) out of retirement and back into the fold. Rhyme has a personal connection to the case – a trap set by the killer left him paralyzed – but this time he’s teaming up with Amelia Sachs (Arielle Kebbel – ‘Midnight, Texas’, ‘Vampire Diaries’), an intuitive young officer who’s got her own gift for pro?ling. This unlikely detective duo will play a deadly new game of cat and mouse with the brilliant psychopath who brought them together. But how do you catch a killer who always seems to be one step ahead?
Emergence, Season 1 – FOX (UK) – 20 April 2020 at 9:00 pm
The drama follows a police chief who takes in a young child she finds near the site of a mysterious accident who has no memory of what has happened. The investigation draws her into a conspiracy larger than she ever imagined, and the child’s identity is at the centre of it all.
Jo Evans (Allison Tolman), a whip-smart police chief, plunges her family into a deepening mystery when she discovers a young girl (Alexa Swinton) the night of an inexplicable plane crash in the quiet northeastern town and decides to protect her. Who is this child? Where did she come from and what does she know? Benny Gallagher (Owain Yeoman), an investigative reporter, intrudes into Jo’s inquiry with his own take on the shadowy evidence.
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