Orange Is The New Black
Season four ended with the dramatic death of Poussey at the hands of Baxter Bailey, which understandably upset her fellow inmates and inevitably led to chaos. This new season will pick up from that and the thirteen episodes will take place over the course of just three days. As the prisoners try to recover from the fallout of Poussey’s death, they will be questioned about their rights and how they are treated by the prison officers. There’s no doubt that the drama will be amplified this season as a new trailer shows Daya aiming a smuggled gun at the detestable Thomas Humphrey. We may also be seeing a few familiar faces back in Litchfield, including Lolly who we last saw being sent to The Psych and Stella Carlin (Ruby Rose) might also have a small cameo. Back on Netflix on 9th June, this is a can’t-miss.
This clever science fiction series is back for its fifth and final season this month. Following the troubles and adventures of ‘sister clones’, all played by Tatiana Maslany, season four ended with the cliffhanger of Sarah and Cosima facing death. Rachel, who was always aware that she’s a clone, has sold off her clone sisters but one wonders if she realises that she could also be subjected to scientific testing. Creator of Neolution, P.T. Westmooreland, is still alive and is it possible that Delphine is on the island? As this is the final season, expect all of the loose ends to be neatly tied up. Check it out on Netflix on 11th June.
The possessed Texan preacher is back for more later this month, with Jesse (Dominic Cooper), Tulip (Ruth Negga) and Cassidy (Joseph Gilgun) setting off on a road trip to find God, wherever he may be. Season one helped to provide a lot of background for the Cowboy and it looks as though this season will see him truly become the Saint of Killers. Based on the books by Garth Ennis, producers Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg guarantee that fans will be more than pleased with season two. Watch it on Amazon Prime from 26th June.
Mock the Week
On our screens since 2005, Dara O’Briain and Hugh Dennis are back for a sixteenth season of this topical, satirical panel show. Guests this series will include Sara Pascoe, Ed Gamble and Milton Jones while newcomers to the show will be Tez Ilyas, Felicity Ward and Kerry Godliman. This will premiere on BBC Two on 8th June – election day in Great Britain – so with all of the political strife of Brexit and a potentially new political administration, expect the jokes to be appropriately topical and of course, very cutting.
Starring Julia Stiles (Dexter, 10 Things I Hate About You) as an art curator who moves to the French Riviera with her billionaire husband, her life is torn apart when her husband is seemingly killed in a yacht explosion. As she bonds with her husband’s ex-wife through their grief, a lot of dark secrets about her husband come to light. Created by our very own Academy Award winning Neil Jordan (The Crying Game, Michael Collins) and Wexford writer John Banville (Albert Nobbs), the idea for this show was apparently thought up by former U2 manager Paul McGuinness. With such writing and directing power behind this, it is bound to be unmissable so catch it on Sky Atlantic from 15th June.
Later this month, the immensely talented Naomi Watts (Mulholland Drive) will star in this new ten episode psychosexual thriller on Netflix. Watts plays Jean Holloway, a therapist who seems to have the perfect life – a handsome lawyer husband played by Billy Crudup (Alien: Covenant, Watchmen), a beautiful home in the suburbs and a successful career. However ideal her life may be, Jean feels something lacking and becomes dangerously involved in the lives of her patients as she struggles with her own identity crisis. With Watts and Crudup in the leading roles, Gypsy is certain to get viewers hooked. It starts on 30th June on Netflix, be sure to check it out.
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