REVOLUTION – SKY1, WINTER
Top of the pile for me is Revolution. It’s the latest “big conceptual US drama” where weird ish goes on. There’s a big blackout where electricity just ends and America is split into tribes, everyone goes cray and “farming and whittling are back in vogue”. JJ Abrams is involved, so you know it’s going to be goooood.
Here’s the trailer:
Other series that everyone will be talking about include:
RUN – C4, EARLY SPRING
Gritty sounding drama with Jaime Winstone. Some new talent involved too (there were open auditions and the script is from first-timers Marlon Smith and Daniel Fajemisin-Duncan).
HEADING OUT – BBC2, SPRING
Sue Perkins writes and stars in this comedy. Cast includes Mel Giedroyc (obvs), Dawn French and June Brown.
THE WRONG MANS – BBC3, TBC
Comedy thriller created by and starring James Corden and Mathew Baynton.
MALACHY’S MILLIONS – C4, TBC
One-off hour-long special starring Peter Kay. Basically a comedy version of Secret Millionaire.
HINTERLAND – BBC4, TBC
Not sure about this one, but it’s a Welsh version of The Killing.