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Best TV of September 2018: previews 10 of the best shows...
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Best TV of September 2018: previews 10 of the best shows... previews 10 of the most exciting TV dramas that will be coming to your screens in September...


The Truth About The Harry Quebert Affair

(Sky Witness)

Patrick Dempsey takes the lead in this lavish adaptation of Joël Dicker's thrilling page-turner. 

Ben Schnetzer, best known for his roles as Entebbe and Snowden, stars as Marcus Goldman, a successful young novelist who is struggling for inspiration for his next book and decides to reconnect with his college mentor, Dempsey's Harry Quebert.

Quebert lives in a quiet New Hampshire town and Goldman hopes to use the town to inspire him. Instead, he arrives to the news that Quebert has been arrested in relation to the murder of 15-year-old Nola Kellergan decades earlier. Shocked, but vowing to help his mentor, he makes it his mission to find the truth...

Damon Wayans Jr. and Virginia Madsen co-star, working for Enemy At The Gates and Seven Years In Tibet director Jean-Jacques Annaud.




(BBC One)


Keeley Hawes and one-time Game Of Thrones man Richard Madden come together for this hard-hitting drama. 

Created by Line Of Duty man Jed Mercurio, the series follows Madden's David Budd, a war veteran and Protection Command bodyguard, who is assigned to protect Hawes' Julia Montague MP, the ambitious Home Secretary.

As the series goes on, Budd finds himself torn between his duty and his beliefs. He's responsible for Montague's safety, could he become her biggest threat?

Gina McKee, Sophie Rundle, Pippa Haywood, Stuart Bowman, Richard Riddell, Vincent Franklin, Ash Tandon, and Nina Toussaint-White all co-star. 

This six-parter sneaks out at the end of August, but will run throughout September. 



Vanity Fair



William Makepeace Thackeray's beloved romp gets a new take with Ready Player One star Olivia Cooke leading the way.

Cooke plays Becky Sharp, an ambitious young woman who attempts to claw her way out of poverty and scale the heights of society during Regency England. 

Johnny Flynn, Claudia Jessie, Simon Russell Beale, Martin Clunes, Frances de la Tour, David Fynn, Anthony Head, Suranne Jones and Claire Skinner are among the other cast members.



A Discovery Of Witches

(Sky One)


Matthew Goode and Teresa Palmer lead this glossy supernatural drama. 

Palmer leads the way as Diana Bishop, a historian and reluctant witch who unexpectedly discovers a bewitched manuscript in Oxford’s Bodleian library.

Unfortunately, this discovery forces her back into the world of magic in order to unravel the secrets. To find them, she is offered help by mysterious geneticist and vampire, Goode's Matthew Clairmont.

Can the pair work beyond an ancient feud between witches and vampires and unravel the secrets?

Alex Kingston, Louise Brealey, Valarie Pettiford, Lindsay Duncan, Tanya Moodie and Aisling Loftus co-star in this drama, which is based on Deborah Harkness's bestselling book series. 



Killing Eve

(BBC Three)


Doctor Foster breakout star Jodie Comer and Grey's Anatomy's Sandra Oh come together for this action-packed show. 

The series follows Oh's Eve Polastri, a desk-bound MI5 officer, who is tasked with tracking down psychopathic assassin Villanelle, while both women become obsessed with each other. 

Oh and Comer are joined in the cast by Fiona Shaw, Darren Boyd, Owen McDonnell, Kirby Howell-Baptiste, Sean Delaney and David Haig.

The eight-parter is based on Luke Jennings's acclaimed Codename Villanelle novella series and has been developed for television by Phoebe Waller-Bridge. 




(BBC Two)


Simon Beaufoy, writer of Slumdog Millionaire, returns with this lavish new 10-part series, which features three episodes directed by Danny Boyle. 

The series will focus on the Gettys, the richest family in the history of America, with the first run depicting the kidnapping of John Paul Getty III by the Italian mafia in Rome. The same events that were dramatised in Ridley Scott's film All The Money In The World. 

Donald Sutherland, Charlotte Riley, Hilary Swank, Harris Dickinson, Michael Esper, Luca Marinelli and Hannah New star in the series, which Sutherland playing J. Paul Getty himself. 



American Horror Story: Apocalypse



Ryan Murphy's beloved and always creepy anthology series returns for an eighth run in September. 

This series is a crossover between the show's Murder House and Coven seasons, but full plot details are still under wraps. 

Sarah Paulson, Kathy Bates, Evan Peters, Adina Porter, Emma Roberts, Cheyenne Jackson, Billy Eichner, Leslie Grossman, Billie Lourd, Jessica Lange, Taissa Farmiga, Gabourey Sidibe, Lily Rabe, Frances Conroy and Stevie Nicks all return with a new cast member in Joan Collins.



The Deuce

(Sky Atlantic)


James Franco and Maggie Gyllenhaal return for a second run of the hit drama, which has been created by The Wire's David Simon.

Set amid the legalization and ensuing rise of the porn industry in New York in the 1970s, the show stars James Franco and Maggie Gyllenhaal 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 new season picks up five years after the first, taking the characters to the heady days of 1977...



Black Earth Rising

(BBC Two)


Hollywood heavyweight John Goodman and Chewing Gum's Michaela Coel co-star in this eight-parter from The Honourable Woman creator Hugo Blick. 

Coel stars as Kate, a woman rescued in childhood from the Rwandan genocide and raised in Britain by a wealthy lawyer.

But, when Kate's adoptive mother tries to bring an African militia leader to justice, she is pulled into a journey that upends her life. 

Harriet Walker, Tamara Tunie and Nyasha Hatendi are among the other cast members.




(BBC One)


Doctor Foster creator Mike Bartlett takes on the complex and tense world of tabloid newspapers for his new six-part drama. 

The series explores the lives of the journalists and editors behind the scenes at two newspapers, The Post and The Herald, as they battle to outsell the other and to stay in business. 

Charlotte Riley, Ben Chaplin, Priyanga Burford, Paapa Essiedu, Shane Zaza, Ellie Kendrick, Al Weaver, Brendan Cowell and David Suchet all star. 


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