previews... - September 29, 2021

Best TV of October 2021: previews five of the best shows...
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Best TV of October 2021: previews five of the best shows... previews five of the most exciting TV dramas that will be coming to your screens in October...



(Sky Atlantic)


The hugely anticipated third season of HBO's drama arrives in the middle of next month. 

The Roy family are at war after Kendall's devastating diatribe at the end of the second season and now the pieces are falling into place...

For this new run, Adrien Brody and Alexander Skarsgård join the cast alongside a returning Hiam Abbass, Nicholas Braun, Brian Cox, Kieran Culkin, Matthew Macfadyen, Alan Ruck, Sarah Snook and Jeremy Strong.

Cathy Yan, Mark Mylod and Lorene Scafaria are among the directors for this new nine-episode run.



(BBC Two)


The second season of the dark BBC drama arrives in October. 

Written and created by Neil Forsyth, the show centres on two brothers, played by Mark Bonnar and Jamie Sives, who get involved in a hit and run and try and manage the fallout...

For this second series, New cast members included Phyllis Logan, Sara Vickers, Stuart Bowman and Iain Pirie join the cast. The second series, which is again four episodes, has been directed by Patrick Harkins.


Scene From A Marriage

(Sky Atlantic)


Oscar Isaac and Jessica Chastain come together for this elegant new five-parter. 

The series is an English-language remake of the 1973 Swedish miniseries of the same name by Ingmar Bergman. 

We follow Chastain's Mira and Isaac's Jonathan, a couple who take us through a  depiction of love, hatred, desire, monogamy, marriage, and divorce through the lens of a contemporary American couple.

Nicole Beharie, Corey Stoll, Sunita Mani, Tovah Feldshuh and Sophia Kopera are among the supporting cast.

Hagai Levi, co-creator and co-producer of The Affair, has taken charge of this one, writing alongside playwright Amy Herzog.


COBRA: Cyber War

(Sky Atlantic)


Robert Carlyle returns as Prime Minister Robert Sutherland in the second series of this thriller drama.

After guiding the UK through a solar and political storm for series one, democracy is under threat from cyber attacks on critical infrastructures and subversive fake news movements.

Victoria Hamilton and David Haig are back for this six-episode second run. 


Ridley Road

(BBC One)


Sarah Solemani adapts Jo Bloom's acclaimed novel for this new four-parter. 

Among the cast are Agnes O'Casey, Rory Kinnear, Tracy-Ann Oberman, Eddie Marsan, Tamzin Outhwaite, Samantha Spiro, Rita Tushingham, Danny Hatchard and Tom Varey.

The series tells the story of the struggle of the 62 Group, a coalition of Jewish men who stood up against rising neo-Nazism in post-war Britain.

We follow O'Casey's Viven Epstein, who leaves her comfortable life in Manchester and starts working with the 62 Group, only to discover that Jack, her missing boyfriend, has been badly injured.

To find out what happened, Vivien infiltrates the NSM, a neo-Nazi movement which is becoming increasingly prominent in London. As Vivien descends further into the fascist organisation, both her courage and loyalties are challenged...

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