Matt Groening wraps up Disenchantment, Paul ‘PK’ Kemsley returns to the UK to raise a new batch of property tycoons, and Sex Education’s Alistair Petrie takes centre stage as a conman in a new BBC comedy thriller.
The Tower (S2)
The ITV drama based on Kate London’s Metropolitan book trilogy returns for a new series, following the events of her second novel, Death Message.
DC Sarah Collins (Gemma Whelan, Game of Thrones) is on a new case, looking into the 1997 disappearance of a schoolgirl whose been missing since the day of Princess Diana’s funeral.
Lizzie Adama (Tahirah Sharif) is balancing her affair with DI Kieran Shaw (Emmett J. Scanlan) with an ongoing trial for her alleged misconduct. The two policewomen must work together to crack their cases and solve their antagonistic relationship.
Penned by Rose Matafeo and Alice Snedden, the first two series of rom-com Starstruck saw cinema worker Jessie (Matafeo) embark on an on-again off-again relationship with Hollywood actor Tom Kapoor (Nikesh Patel), with a hurricane of trust issues, status differences and ex-boyfriends tearing the two apart.
The third series joins Jessie two years on from when we last saw her, and surprisingly single (or in her “post-Tom era”) despite the two confessing their love for each other at the end of series two. Jessie has now moved on with electrician Liam (Lorne MacFadyen), but will she find sparks are still flying with ex-boyfriend Tom? A messy love-triangle will reveal all.
Selling Super Houses
Property mogul Paul Kemsley will put eight aspiring real estate agents through their paces for the chance to win their dream job. Real Housewives of Beverly Hills fans will be well acquainted with ‘PK’, knowing him as the husband of main cast member Dorit Kemsley. Now he has returned to his native London after 13 years to set up a super prime property division, where one of the lucky contestants will be joining him.
The wannabe agents will be tasked with weekly cut-throat challenges, from hosting an open house at a £20 million mansion, to conducting a tour of Boy George’s Hampstead home, with wife Dorit to judge.
The Following Events are Based on a Pack of Lies
Sex Education’s Alistair Petrie plays a conman in this dark comedic thriller.
Alice Newman (Rebekah Staton) and Cheryl Harker (Marianne Jean-Baptiste) could not be more different. Alice is a personal assistant with a Madonna obsession who was scammed out of everything she had 15 years ago when her ex-husband (Petrie) disappeared.
When she sees him suddenly on the streets of Oxford, she discovers he’s now living as ‘Dr Robert Chance’ and is wooing Cheryl Harker, a wealthy fantasy fiction writer and widow. Alice must convince Cheryl to join her in finally taking down the serial scammer.
Following The Simpsons and Futurama, Disenchantment is the most recent animation from creator Matt Groening. This set of characters hail from the medieval fantasy world ‘Dreamland’ and are the only characters from Groening’s creations to have five fingers.
Princess Tiabeanie (Abbie Jacobson) goes by Bean and prefers a night at the pub to a ball in a palace. This fifth and final series will draw Bean’s unsuccessful misadventures with her unlikely pals Elfo (the elf) and Luci (her personal demon) to a close. Alongside them, she has quite literally been to hell and back, and now she must protect Dreamland from the devil (Rich Fulcher) and her mother Queen Dagmar (Sharon Horgan), who rose from the dead in series one.