The best TV dramas, Autumn 2018
Settle in for an action-packed autumn with these TV dramas on the small screens
'The reign of the middle-aged white man is over.' With so much real-life drama having taken place between the end of season five and the return of season six, many eyes will be watching to see how House of Cards gets on with woman at the helm.
Based on a popular podcast, Homecoming is a psychological thriller about a facility that helps traumatised soldiers adjust back to civilian life. Heidi (Julia Roberts) was a caseworker there, and had mysterious reasons for leaving. All 10 episodes are directed by Mr Robot creator Sam Esmail.
Not much is known about this new series of Luther – the tough, rough detective drama starring Idris Elba. We’ve only had the trailer, which is splattered with the words ‘THIS WILL HURT’, and the rumour that psychopath Alice (Ruth Wilson) is returning. Either way, it promises to be gritty, violent, and gloriously dark.Read more ...
In season two of Derek Simonds’ acclaimed The Sinner, Detective Ambrose (Bill Pullman) takes on a completely new case. The killer this time is an 11 year-old boy (Elisha Henig) in New York who murders his parents. Prepare for a dark and unsettling experience.Read more ...
'I dreamed a dream in times gone by!' And so it is that the BBC will do its best to make our dreams come true: by bringing Victor Hugo's Les Misérables onto our TVs with an all-star cast. Although be warned: there's no chance of enjoying that song, or any others – the new series is set to be strictly non-musical.Read more ...
H.G. Wells' story of alien invasion returns to Edwardian London on the BBC for this heart-racing new adaptation starring Poldark's Eleanor Tomlinson and Rafe Spall.Read more ...
In the new series from Beau Willimon (House of Cards), humans are done with the moon and heading to Mars. The series stars Sean Penn – in his first television role – as Tom Hagerty, who heads the first manned expedition to the red planet.
ITV’s latest cop thriller, based on the novels by Adam Creed, is Dark Heart. Penned by Chris Lang (Unforgotten) and Ben Harris (Marcella), Dark Heart follows the young DI Will Wagstaffe, or ‘Staffe’ played by Tom Riley, who remains hellbent on finding the person who killed his parents when he was just 16.Read more ...
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