Fall is coming and time comes to prepare our duvets and chill watching new TV series on the sofa holding our teas. Have a look at these fresh upcoming series and let us know your thoughts in the comments below!
This new sci-fi series from Amazon and Channel 4 arrives on screens this month, it adapts short stories from the literary master Philip K. Dick, the mind behind Blade Runner, Minority Report, The Man In The High Castle and many more legendary books. Each episode is a stand alone story, inspired by the works of the writer. In the first episode we meet "The Hood Maker", based on the Dick short story of the same name, which takes place in a world where the government is working with humans with telepathic powers to read civilians’ minds, the ‘Teeps’. Richard Madden stars as Agent Ross, a government employee who’s keeping an eye on some anti-mind-reading riots when the episode starts. Discover the full episodes online on Channel 4.
The Wire creator David Simon is wrote another show for HBO, collaborating with author George Pelecanos and starring James Franco and Maggie Gyllenhaal. "The Deuce" is an erotic drama set on the vibes of the early 1970s to the mid 80s in New York, following the legalisation and rise of the porn industry. James Franco stars as both poor bartender Vincent Martino and the irresponsible Frankie Martino, twin brothers operating out of Times Square.
The protagonist is Shaun Murphy, a young autistic surgeon who has savant syndrome, who moves from a quiet country life to join the surgical unit at the prestigious St. Bonaventure Hospital in San Jose, strongly supported by his mentor, Dr. Aaron Glassman. Having survived an easy to understand troubled childhood, Shaun is alone in the world and unable to personally connect with people around him, but he finds his niche using his extraordinary medical skill and intuition to save lives and challenge the skepticism of his colleagues. Watch it on ABC from late September.
The documentary drama, written by Steven Hathaway and Molly Rokosz, tells the “untold true story of the CIA, LSD experiments, and the death of a family man.” Opening with this intro line: “You are the men who know the secrets and we are the men who keep the secrets,” the trailer flashes through a series of dark, shadowy sequences that include an interrogation scene, a man drinking from a spiked glass, a man in a gas mask, and someone falling or jumping out a window from a high-rise building. Watch what's behind the experiments on Netflix.
The upcoming miniseries from Netflix, "Alias Grace", adapts Atwood’s book about Grace Marks, a Canadian maid who has been accused and convicted of murdering her employers in 1843. In the trailer, protagonist Sarah Gadon plays Marks, who claims she has amnesia and can’t remember anything about the alleged crime. She says she didn’t kill anyone, but as the trailer goes on, Gadon’s increasingly creepy stares tell us the opposite may be true. Edward Holcroft is a young doctor obsessed with the infamous maid and her case, while Anna Paquin and Paul Gross play her seemingly abusive bosses and alleged victims. We also see Zachary Levi in some frames, in his role as Jeremiah Pontelli, the hypnotist who warns Marks about dangers that sorrounds him.
Similar to the movie, it's based on the novel of the same name by Giancarlo De Cataldo and Carlo Bonini about a famous scandal that emerged during last years in Rome. The scandal revolved around the criminal battle over Ostia, a seaside town outside of Rome which was being developed into a Las Vegas look alike gambling paradise. The series, however, is a prequel set a few years prior to those events. The characters in the film include a corrupt member of parliament, Filippo Malgradi, and a mafia boss known as Number 8, who is the head of a powerful family that runs the territory. There are also corrupt religious leaders and rival mafia families, including one known as "Samurai” who heads the most feared faction in Roman organized crime. Watch it on Netflix.
These days Netflix has released the first trailer for Mindhunter, a brand new detective series born from the mind of filmmaker David Fincher and produced by Charlize Theron. The series is based on the book called "Mind Hunter: Inside FBI’s Elite Serial Crime Unit" by M.Olshaker and J.E.Douglas, and stars Jonathan Groff and Holt McCallant as FBI agents who must explore the psyches of serial killers in order to solve pending investigations. Fincher has directed the pilot episode and, judging by the trailer, it seems it'll be close in aesthetic to his acclaimed crime saga Zodiac from 2007.