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Best TV of November 2021: hmv.com previews five of the best shows...
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Best TV of November 2021: 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 November...

 

American Rust

(Sky Atlantic)

 

Jeff Daniels and Maura Tierney lead the way in this dark new drama from Dan Futterman, writer of Foxcatcher and Capote. 

Daniels plays Del Harris, the chief of police in an economically devastated Pennsylvania steel town. 

Suddenly, his ethics and abilities are thrown into question when the son of the woman he loves is arrested and accused of murder.

Starring alongside Daniels and Tierney in this nine-parter are David Alvarez, Bill Camp, Julia Mayorga and Rob Yang. 

 

Showtrial

(BBC One)

 

This high-octane legal drama hits BBC One in the next few days, produced by the team behind Line Of Duty. 

Celine Buckens stars as Talitha Campbell, the estranged daughter of a wealthy property developer, who finds herself charged with conspiring to murder fellow university student Hannah Ellis.

The trial is very high-profile and places both victim and accused - and their families - in the eye of a media storm. Into that storm enters Cleo Roberts, the duty solicitor on the night of Talitha’s arrest. Refusing her father’s help, Talitha wants Cleo to lead her defence against a prosecution weaponising Talitha’s gender as well as her social privilege against her...

Also in starring roles are Tracy Ifeachor, James Frain, Sharon D Clarke, Sinéad Keenan, Kerr Logan and Lolita Chakrabarti. 

 

Dan Brown's The Lost Symbol

(Sky Max)

 

Eddie Izzard and Succession star Ashley Zukerman lead this new drama, which is based on Dan Brown’s best-selling thriller novel The Lost Symbol.

The series will follow Brown's Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon as he battles to save his mentor, who has been kidnapped, and, in the process, halt a deadly global conspiracy.

Zukerman takes the title role with Izzard playing Peter, Solomon, the Director of the Smithsonian museum. Beau Knapp, Rick Gonzalez, Valorie Curry and Sumalee Montano also star.

Langdon has been put on the big screen three times with Tom Hanks playing the symbologist on each occasion. 

Written by Dan Dworkin and Jay Beattie, the series is executive-produced by Ron Howard, who directed each of the movies.

 

Dexter: New Blood

(Sky Atlantic)

 

Almost 10 years after the end of the original run, Michael C. Hall's Dexter returns for a new limited series. 

Dexter, for the uninitiated, is a forensic technician specializing in bloodstain pattern analysis for the fictional Miami Metro Police Department, who leads a secret parallel life as a vigilante serial killer...

The new run is set 10 years after Dexter went missing in the eye of Hurricane Laura, the new series finds him living under an assumed name in the small town of Iron Lake, New York.

Now in a new relationship and living under an assumed identity, Dexter hopes to have suppressed his serial killing urges. But a string of incidents around Iron Lake causes Dexter to reassess that...

Starring alongside Hall are Clancy Brown, David Magidoff, Julia Jones, Alano Miller, Johnny Sequoyah, Jack Alcott and Jennifer Carpenter.

 

What We Do In The Shadows

(BBC Two)

 

The third season of the rip-roaring TV spin-off arrives on screens. 

Kayvan Novak, Matt Berry, Natasia Demetriou, Harvey Guillén, and Mark Proksch all return to document the lives of four vampire roommates in Staten Island and their ensuing adventures.


Scott Bakula, Donal Logue and David Cross are among the guests for the show's third run. A fourth has already been commissioned.

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