previews... - May 23, 2017 previews… June's Best TV
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by Tom hmv London, Bio Editor. Peanut butter, punk rock and pillows. previews… June's Best TV previews five of the most exciting TV shows that will be coming to your screens in June…



(Starts May 31st)


Ewan McGregor is on double duty as he plays two starring roles in the third outing of Fargo, which begins its run on Channel 4 next month.

Starring alongside the Trainspotting man are Carrie Coon, Michael Stuhlbarg, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, David Thewlis and Jim Gaffigan.

In the new season, which is set in 2010, we find McGregor as both Emmit and Ray Stussy, warring brothers in that particularly cold corner of Minnesota.

The older brother Emmit is a successful businessman, known locally as “the Parking Lot King of Minnesota”, while his younger brother Ray is balding, pot-bellied and struggling to scrape by in his job as a parole officer.

Deeply unhappy with his life, Ray decides to do something about the hand he's been dealt and he blames Emmit for his misfortune…

You can check out both previous seasons here in hmv's online store.



(Starts June 15th)


Julia Stiles and Game Of Thrones’ Iwan Rheon lead this glossy drama, which arrives in the middle of next month.

Stiles stars as Georgina, who thinks she’s got it made when she marries billionaire  Constantine. But when he is killed in a yacht explosion, she is shocked to discover the fortune and lifestyle he maintained was surrounded by violence, lies and murder.

Neil Jordan, writer of Byzantium, The Crying Game and The Borgias, is on creative duties here.




(Start Date TBA)


Michael Gambon, Helen McCrory and comedian John Bishop are the big names for ITV’s lavish new drama Fearless.

The show stars McCrory as Emma Banville, a dedicated solicitor who makes it her mission to free a man she thinks was wrongly convicted of killing a schoolgirl in East Anglia.

But, as the case wears on, she finds obstacles from the higher echelons of government and the police getting in her way.

Patrick Harbinson, one of the key writers on Homeland, has created this series, which will run for six episodes.



The Handmaid’s Tale

(Starts May 28th)


Launched on Hulu in the US, but bought for broadcast by Channel 4 in the UK, this big-budget adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s bestselling novel looks outstanding.

Starring Mad Men's Elisabeth Moss, Shakespeare In Love's Joseph Fiennes and Gilmore Girl Alexis Bledel, the 10-part series has already been renewed for a second run.

Set in a dystopian near-future the US is now under the Christian fundamentalist government of Gilead amidst an ongoing civil war, environmental damage has rendered most women unable to conceive children. This has resulted in the conscription of the few remaining fertile women, known has handmaidens, who are now tasked with populating the world.



The Mist

(Starts June 23rd)


Stephen King’s horror novella has already been a success on the big screen, but now it comes to TV screens on Spike later this month.

Vikings’ Alyssa Sutherland and Boardwalk Empire’s Morgan Spector lead the way in this drama which takes place in the tiny town of Bridgton in Maine.

One strange day the town suddenly finds itself enveloped in a mysterious mist, a mist that brings with it a whole host of unpleasantness.


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