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Autumn TV Not To Miss

Here’s out list Autumn TV Not To Miss…

 

Catherine the Great

HBO and Sky have partnered for a four-part drama about history’s most powerful female monarch. Oscar-winner Helen Mirren will lead miniseries Catherine the Great as the tumultuous monarch and politician who ruled the Russian empire and transformed its place in the world in the 18th century. The four-part historical drama will follow the end of Catherine’s reign and her affair with Russian military leader Grigory Potemkin that helped shape the future of Russian politics. Mirren, who won an Academy Award for embodying Queen Elizabeth in The Queen, offered her remarks on the project:

“She rewrote the rules of governance by a woman, and succeeded to the extent of having the word “Great” attached to her name.” — HELEN MIRREN

Catherine the Great is the latest project in the partnership between HBO and Sky (the network behind The Young Pope) and will begin filming later this year. It is produced by Origin Pictures and New Pictures and will be made available on HBO in the US and distributed to Canada through Bell Media. It will also be available air on Sky Atlantic, NOW TV in the UK and Ireland, and on Sky Atlantic in Italy, Germany, Austria and Spain.

Autumn TV Not To Miss – Expected: Currently running, Sky Atlantic

 

Queer Eye: We’re in Japan!

Can anything stop the Fab Five? The Fab Five touchdown in Tokyo to spread the joy, explore the culture, and help four Japanese men and women find the confidence to be themselves.

Starring: Bobby Berk, Karamo Brown, Tan France (Creator David Collins)

Autumn TV Not To Miss – Expected: November, Netflix

 


Strictly Come Dancing

Strictly Come Dancing 2019 is in full swing with all the contestants now in the heat of battle of dancefloor and the latest celebrity eliminated on Sunday night. Who will take the Glitterball crown from 2018 winners Stacey Dooley and Kevin Clifton? How far can Mike Bushell really get with his dad dancing? And how hot can Kelvin Fletcher’s Latin routines get before someone faints!

This years stars; Anneka Rice (actress and broadcaster), Dev Griffin (radio DJ), James Cracknell (Olympic rower), David James (former England footballer), Chris Ramsey (comedian), Emma Barton (EastEnders actor), Saffron Barker (social media influencer), Catherine Tyldesley (Coronation Street actor), Mike Bushell (sports TV presenter), Viscountess Emma Thynn (model and aristocrat), Karim Zeroual (TV presenter), Will Bayley (Paralympic table tennis star), Michelle Visage (TV star and singer), Jaime Laing (reality TV personality) – withdrawn, and Alex Scott (former England footballer and pundit).

Tess Daly is back for her 17th series and will be joined by Claudia Winkleman for her sixth series on the main show. Zoe Ball is also back on BBC Two spin-off series It Two Two, every weeknight in the autumn. She will be joined this year by co-presenter Rylan Clark.

Recent winners include; 2014 – Caroline Flack and Pasha Kovalev (2014), Jay McGuiness and Aliona Vilani (2015), Ore Oduba and Joanne Clifton (2016), Joe McFadden and Katya Jones (2017), and reigning champions Stacey Dooley and Kevin Clifton (2018)

Autumn TV Not To Miss – Currently running; BBC One

 

The Crown

Olivia Colman and Tobias Menzies take over as the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh when the hit ‘Crown’ drama returns to Netflix.

Olivia Colman replaces Claire Foy as Queen Elizabeth II in the third season of the royal biopic. After much rumour, it was announced back in October that TV’s Broadchurch and The Favourite star Colman would take on the role of Queen.

Following Foy’s best actress win Emmy for her role in the Netflix drama, expectation is high for Oscar winner Colman’s performance.

Autumn TV Not To Miss – Currently running; Netflix

 

The Mandalorian

Disney launch their streaming platform Disney+ with this flagship series, hoping the tempt you to a galaxy far, far away… however will it be enough to convince you to splurge up for yet another monthly subscription (SKY, Amazon Prime, Netflix, Apple TV, HayU, NOW TV, Virgin, Hulu). Led by Iron Man and Lion King director Jon Favreau, has UFC Gina Carano, Pedro Pascal, and Werner Herzog in its cast, and has a budget that’s eyewatering (estimated 10 episode $100million)!

Autumn TV Not To Miss – Expected: Late autumn, Disney+

 

War of the Worlds

An adaptation of HG Wells’s sci-fi classic finally arrives this autumn after numerous delays caused by problems with the show’s CGI.

The alien invasion tale famously caused iconic-panic when it was first broadcast on the radio in 1938. Eleanor Tomlinson, Rafe Spall, Robert Carlyle and Rupert Graves will star in the three-part series, written for television by Doctor Who’s Peter Harness.

Autumn TV Not To Miss – Expected: Autumn 2019 – not during the Christmas period as many anticipated, BBC One