hmv.com previews... - July 23, 2020

Best TV of August 2020: hmv.com previews five of the best shows...
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Best TV of August 2020: 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...

 

I Hate Suzie 

(Sky Atlantic)

 

Billie Piper leads this dark new drama, which she has co-created with Lucy Prebble.

Piper plays Suzie Pickles, an actress who has her life upended when she is hacked and a photo of her emerges in an extremely compromising position. 

As the series goes on, we follow Pickles we follow her through the stages of shock, denial, fear, shame, bargaining, guilt, anger and acceptance while she tries to hold her friendships and marriage together. 

Leila Farzad, Daniel Ings, Nathaniel Martello-White and Lorraine Ashbourne star alongside Piper.

 

Prodigal Son

(Sky One)

 

Michael Sheen and Tom Payne team up for this 

Payne plays Malcolm Bright, son of Sheens' Martin Whitly, an infamous serial killer known as "The Surgeon".

As a child, Malcolm helped the police arrest his father and has not seen him for over a decade, but he is forced to re-establish contact. 

Now working for the New York Police Department, Malcolm is forced to confront his father after a copycat serial killer uses Whitly's methods of killing.

Starring alongside Sheen and Payne are Lou Diamond Phillips, Halston Sage, Aurora Perrineau and Bellamy Young.

A second season of the show has already been confirmed. 

 

Lovecraft Country 

(Sky Atlantic)

 

Jordan Peele and J. J. Abrams are among the producing team for Misha Green's adaptation 2016 novel of the same name by Matt Ruff.

The 10-episode run follows a young man named Atticus Freeman as he meets up with his friend Letitia and his Uncle George as they embark on a road trip across 1950s America in search of his missing father and a mysterious place known as Lovecraft Country. 

As they journey, the trio struggle to survive and vanquish both the racist terrors of white America and a string of terrifying monsters that are like something from HP Lovecraft's classic horror stories. 

Birds Of Prey's Jurnee Smollett-Bell leads the way with Courtney B. Vance, Jonathan Majors, Aunjanue Ellis and Michael Kenneth Williams in key roles. 

 

Mandy 

(BBC Two)

 

Diane Morgan, better known to many of us as Philomena Cunk, writes and stars in this new comedy. 

Morgan plays the title character, a woman with big dreams, but struggling with more day-to-day concerns and how to keep control of her brood of Doberman Pinschers. 

The series will also star Michelle Greenidge, Alistair Green, Mark Silcox and Michael Spicer

 

Little Birds 

(Sky Atlantic)

 

Juno Temple stars in this tender drama, which is inspired by Anaïs Nin’s posthumously published 1979 collection of erotic short stories. 

Vinyl star Temple plays a troubled American debutante Lucy Savage, who is living in Tangier in 1955 in the famous ‘international zone’ and has been cast aside by her new husband.

Free to explore, Savage does exactly that...

Temple leads the way with Yumna Marwan, Raphael Acloque, Hugh Skinner, Jean-Marc Barr, Rossy De Palma and Nina Sosanya also in the cast for this six-parter.