Best TV of October 2017: hmv.com previews the top five...
hmv.com previews five of the most exciting TV shows that will be coming to your screens in October…
The Walking Dead
(Starts October 23rd at 9pm, FX)
It’s now eight seasons and counting for the all-conquering series and it returns next month.
In this season the showrunners pit survivors of Alexandria, the Hilltop, and the Kingdom taking on supreme villain Negan and the Saviors. It’ll be a hell of a showdown.
For this new run Katelyn Nacon, Steven Ogg and Pollyanna McIntosh are all promoted to series regulars, while Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Lauren Cohan, Chandler Riggs, Danai Gurira, Melissa McBride and Lennie James all return to lead the show.
(Starts September 26th, Sky Atlantic)
Sneaking out at the end of September, The Wire creator David Simon pulls no punches with his searing eight-parter which tells the story of the legalization and ensuing rise of the porn industry in New York beginning in the 1970s.
James Franco and Maggie Gyllenhaal star with support from Gbenga Akinnagbe, Gary Carr, Dominique Fishback and Lawrence Gilliard Jr.
Franco plays twin brothers Vincent and Frankie Martino, a front for the mob, whose interest in the newly legalised sex industry brings deadly and bloody consequences.
The Last Post
(Starts October 1st, BBC One)
BBC One’s lavish new drama is set in the heart of the 1960’s and tells the story of a British army unit fighting a Yemeni insurgency in the Middle East and the women and children who were there with them.
Call The Midwife’s Jessica Raine, War and Peace’s Jessie Buckley, The Crown’s Ben Miles and Goodbye Christopher Robin’s Stephen Campbell-Moore lead the way in this series, which will run for six episodes.
(October 9th, Sky One)
The ninth season of the all-conquering sitcom arrives this month.
In this run, we find the Pritchetts and Dunphys getting up to more hilarious hi-jinks, including a very eventful trip to Lake Tahoe...
(Air Date TBC, BBC Two)
This 10-parter, created by Boyz In The Hood writer/director John Singleton, begins its run on BBC Two in the middle of next month and has already set plenty of tongues wagging.
The series explores the infancy of the crack cocaine epidemic and the major impact it had on American society and culture, especially on the streets of suburban Los Angeles.
Starring in this series are British newcomer Damon Idris, Breaking Bad’s Emily Rios and Transparent’s Amin Joseph.