The Official TV & TV Series Thread

Who Killed Jill Dando

Netflix | 26 September | 3-Part Mini Series

British broadcasting legend, Jill Dando, was killed by a single bullet on her doorstep in 1999 in broad daylight. Despite one of the biggest homicide investigations in British history, the murder remains unsolved. This three-part series takes viewers through the twists and the turns of a true crime mystery as her family, friends, journalists, investigators and lawyers wrestle with the question: Who Killed Jill Dando?

@Wyvern, something for you and your mum?

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Lessons in Chemistry

Apple TV+ | 13 October | Season 1 | 8 Episodes

Set in the early 1960s, Elizabeth Zott’s dream of being a chemist is put on hold when she finds herself pregnant, alone, and fired from her lab.

In the 1950s, a woman’s dream of being a scientist is challenged by a society that says women belong only in the domestic sphere. She accepts a job on a TV cooking show and sets out to teach a nation of overlooked housewives’ way more than recipes.

I’d take cooking lessons from Brie Larson any time!

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A Murder at the End of the World

Hulu | 14 November | Limited Series | 6 Episodes

A Murder at the End of the World is a mystery series featuring a Gen Z amateur sleuth and tech-savvy hacker “Darby Hart.” Darby and eight other guests are invited by a reclusive billionaire to participate in a retreat at a remote location. When one of the other guests is found dead, Darby must use her skills to prove it was murder before the killer takes another life.

A little Clive Owen cameo there. Also, Iceland looks like an utterly amazing place to visit - those landscapes… :star_struck: Double also, use a Depeche Mode track (even a cover version) in the trailer soundtrack and I’m sold.

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Monarch: Legacy of Monsters

Apple TV+ | 17 November | Season 1 | 10 Episodes

Following the thunderous battle between Godzilla and the Titans that leveled San Francisco, and the shocking revelation that monsters are real, “Monarch: Legacy of Monsters” tracks two siblings following in their father’s footsteps to uncover their family’s connection to the secretive organization known as Monarch.

Clues lead them into the world of monsters and ultimately down the rabbit hole to Army Officer Lee Shaw (played by Kurt Russell and Wyatt Russell), taking place in the 1950s and half a century later where Monarch is threatened by what Shaw knows.

Based on the Monsterverse from Legendary, and starring Kurt Russell, Wyatt Russell, Anna Sawai, Kiersey Clemons, Ren Watabe, Mari Yamamoto, Anders Holm, Joe Tippett and Elisa Lasowski, this dramatic saga — spanning three generations — reveals buried secrets and the ways that epic, earth-shattering events can reverberate through our lives.

Big screen monster action on the small screen? Will it work? Interesting to see father and son Russells play the same character in two different timelines.


The Fall of the House of Usher

Netflix | 12 October | Limited Series | 8 Episodes

She’s coming for them all. In this wicked series from Mike Flanagan (The Haunting of Hill House) and based on the works of Edgar Allan Poe, ruthless siblings Roderick and Madeline Usher have built Fortunato Pharmaceuticals into an empire of wealth, privilege and power. But past secrets come to light when the heirs to the Usher dynasty start dying at the hands of a mysterious woman from their youth.

I think it’s amazing that over 180 years after it was first published we’re still able to find new ways to tell Poe’s story. That’s a literal literary legacy.


For All Mankind

Apple TV+ | 10 November | Season 4 | 10 Episodes

Why shoot for the moon when you can shoot for Mars? Start your future at Helios. For All Mankind returns November 10 on Apple TV+

Rocketing into the new millennium in the eight years since Season 3, Happy Valley has rapidly expanded its footprint on Mars by turning former foes into partners. Now 2003, the focus of the space program has turned to the capture and mining of extremely valuable, mineral-rich asteroids that could change the future of both Earth and Mars. But simmering tensions between the residents of the now-sprawling international base threaten to undo everything they are working towards.

Uh, yay!!!

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Yes, yeay! I love this series.



Netflix | 27 September | 4-Part Documentary Series

For decades, we’ve relegated alien encounters to the realm of conspiracy, dismissing those who’ve seen the unexplainable. Now congressional hearings on UFOs bringing revelations from whistleblowers about clandestine Pentagon programs and major journalistic institutions confirm that…we are not alone.

ENCOUNTERS, executive produced by Amblin Television, Emmy-winning Boardwalk Pictures and Vice Studios, and directed by Yon Motskin (Generation Hustle), is a landmark four-part series that travels the globe to explore four extraordinary true stories of encounters with otherworldly phenomena. Each cinematic and deeply-researched episode tells a single story: strange lights in the sky over small-town Texas; submersible space crafts haunting a coastal Welsh village; an alien encounter in a schoolyard in Zimbabwe; non-human intelligence reportedly interfering with a nuclear power plant in Japan.

As told from the perspective of firsthand experiencers – in the places where the sightings occurred – and guided by cutting-edge scientists and military personnel, the series goes beyond the science to highlight the profoundly human impact of these encounters on lives, families, and communities. A timely and timeless cosmic detective story, what will be revealed from this puzzle of seemingly unrelated encounters across different places, times and cultures is a set of uncanny similarities, and one astonishing truth: Extraterrestrial encounters are global, awe-inspiring, and unlike anything we’ve ever imagined.

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Disney+ | 13 October | Season 01 | 10 Episodes

Inspired by R.L. Stine’s worldwide bestselling book series, “Goosebumps” follows a group of five high schoolers as they embark on a shadowy and twisted journey to investigate the tragic passing three decades earlier of a teen named Harold Biddle – while also unearthing dark secrets from their parents’ past.

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Malarkey, I tell you! :wink:


And a side order of poppycock too, I’d say! :alien:


Percy Jackson and the Olympians (Teaser 2)

Disney+ | 20 December | Season 1 | 8 Episodes

Percy Jackson & The Olympians tells the fantastical story of a 12-year-old modern demigod, Percy Jackson, who’s just coming to terms with his newfound supernatural powers when the sky god Zeus accuses him of stealing his master lightning bolt. Now Percy must trek across America to find it and restore order to Olympus.

Demigod Percy Jackson leads a quest across America to prevent a war among the Olympian gods.

Disney+ | More than you’d ever imagine (

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Big Vape: The Rise and Fall of Juul

Netflix | 11 October | 3 Episode Limited Documentary Series

BIG VAPE tells the high-drama, rags-to-riches story of the controversial electronic cigarette company Juul which transformed from a scrappy Silicon Valley tech start-up run by two idealistic Stanford graduate students intent on making the world a better place into a multi-billion-dollar tobacco company that sparked an epidemic of youth addiction and lung disease.

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Last month’s teaser now has a trailer, a release date, and some other details.

Life On Our Planet

Netflix | 25 October | Season 01 | 8 Episodes

Life’s epic battle to conquer and survive on planet Earth. Today there are 20 million species on our planet, yet what we see is just a snapshot in time 99% of earth’s inhabitants are lost to our deep past. The story of what happened to these dynasties their rise and their fall is truly remarkable.

To understand life we must go back to the beginning. Narrated by Morgan Freeman, from executive producer Steven Spielberg and the Emmy Award-winning team behind Our Planet, this is the story of Life on Our Planet.


Netflix | 30 November | Season 01 | 8 Episodes

An elite special forces team tracking a deadly terrorist network, hell bent on blowing up Las Vegas.

Even heroes get hangovers. Obliterated, a new series from the creators of Cobra Kai, coming to Netflix November 30.

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All The Light We Cannot See

Netflix | 2 November | Limited Series | 4 Episodes

Based on the Pulitzer Prize winning novel, All the Light We Cannot See tells the story of Marie-Laure Leblanc (Aria Mia Loberti), a blind French girl taking refuge with her father and reclusive uncle in St. Malo, France and Werner (Louis Hofmann), a brilliant teenager enlisted by hitler’s regime with an expertise in radio repair. Together they share a secret connection that will become a beacon of light that leads them through the harrowing backdrop of WWII.

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The Burning Girls

Paramount+ | 19 October | Miniseries | 6 Episodes

The Burning Girls is a brand new psychological thriller series starring Samantha Morton and Ruby Stokes, who play a Vicar and her daughter. Both arrive in a new village in hope of a fresh start but soon find the strange community has terrible secrets.

One of the few positives of the Screen Writers and Actors Guilds strikes in the US is that we’re getting a host of quality British programming filling in the spaces.

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Mysteries of the Faith

Netflix | 1 November | Docuseries

With unprecedented access to holy sites across the world, MYSTERIES OF THE FAITH explores the secrets of Christianity’s most legendary treasures. From the Crown of Thorns to the iconic Holy Grail, these cherished relics have inspired millions for centuries. Steeped in myth and legend, and credited with miracles, they have shaped human history. Now, for the first time, global audiences can witness the hidden power and evolving mystique of these sacred objects as never before.

As a (very lapsed) Roman Catholic, I’ve always found the belief in the power of relics and the power that the Vatican holds over the faithful through them, to be a fascinating topic.

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The Artful Dodger

Disney+ - Hulu | 29 November | Season 1 | 8 Episodes

An irreverent follow-up to Charles Dickens’ classic novel, “Oliver Twist,” the new series The Artful Dodger explores the double life of Jack Dawkins — Dickens’ famous prince of thieves.

Set in 1850s Australia, in the lively colony of Port Victory, Jack Dawkins (i.e. The Artful Dodger) has transferred his fast fingers as a pickpocket to the skilled hands of a surgeon. But Dodger’s past returns to haunt him with the arrival of Fagin, who wants to lure him back into a world of crime. And an even greater threat — to Dodger’s heart — is Lady Belle, the Governor’s daughter, who is determined to become the colony’s first female surgeon.

From heists to life-and-death surgeries, from soirées to street brawls, The Artful Dodger is a tale of reinvention, betrayal, redemption, and love… with a twist.

This looks like a good bit of escapist fun…



Netflix | 19 October | Limited Series | 8 Episodes