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Best TV of August 2019: hmv.com previews five of the best shows...
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Best TV of August 2019: hmv.com previews five of the best shows...

hmv.com previews five of the most exciting TV dramas that will be coming to your screens in August...

 

Succession

(Sky Atlantic)

 

After a storming first season, we get a second run and a second insight into the lives of the Roy family. 

Brian Cox, Matthew MacFayden and Sarah Snook return to star as the future of media and entertainment conglomerate Waystar Royco continues to hang in the balance. 

The show's second go sees Holly Hunter join the party as Rhea Jarrell, a politically savvy and equally ruthless CEO of a rival media conglomerate. 

It's going to get ugly... 

 

 

The Affair

(Sky Atlantic)

 

The hit drama's fifth and final season arrives on screen next month. 

The series, which originally starred Dominic West, Ruth Wilson, Joshua Jackson and Maura Tierney, told the story of the emotional effects of an extramarital relationship between a New York school teacher and a young waitress. 

The final run, which comes in at 11 episodes, will partly take place 20-30 years after the events of the show's fourth season, with Anna Paquin, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Claes Bang and Lyriq Bent among the additions for the show's final season.

 

 

Fosse/Verdon

(BBC Two)

 

Sam Rockwell, Michelle Williams, Norbert Leo Butz and Margaret Qualley come together for this new mini-series about the relationship between director-choreographer Bob Fosse, and Michelle Williams as actress and dancer Gwen Verdon.

Rockwell plays Fosse, with Williams portraying Verdon. The drama tracks the pair's romantic and creative relationship in the 1960s and early 1970s over the course of eight episodes. 

Steven Levenson, co-creator of Dear Evan Hansen, and Thomas Kail are the key creatives on this, with Lin-Manuel Miranda executive producing.

 

 

I Am The Night

(Alibi)

 

Chris Pine leads the way in this dark, gritty six-parter. 

Pine plays Jay Singletary, a disgraced LA-based journalist and Korean War veteran, who finds himself drawn into a web of secrets revolving around 1940s Los Angeles' most infamous cold case, the Black Dahlia Murder.

Connie Nielsen, India Eisley, Jefferson Mays, Leland Orser, Yul Vazquez and Justin Cornwell co-star alongside Pine.

 

 

A Confession

(ITV)

 

Martin Freeman, Imelda Staunton and Daniel Betts unite for this new six-parter. 

Freeman plays Detective Superintendent Steve Fulcher, a real-life who deliberately breached police procedure and protocol to catch the killer of 22-year-old Sian O’Callaghan in 2011. 

Jeff Pope, the man behind The Moorside and Little Boy Blue, is in charge of this series.

 

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