This will be a strange fall for American television literature. The recently ended writers’ strike and the ongoing actors’ strike have left US free-to-air networks running out of series, and pay channels and platforms are postponing their premieres due to the decline in content. Still, the party can’t stop. In addition, Spanish audiovisual production continues in full swing, with almost thirty returns and premieres planned for the next three months. EL PAÍS’ weekly television bulletin (which you can subscribe to here) is dedicated to following three weeks of news and bets on the platforms as a fundamental roadmap for tackling the series-crazy autumn. This is a list of the best ones to come.
International premieres to keep an eye on:
What is it about? BBC crime drama about three newcomers to a Belfast police station: a former social worker, a shy young man and a rebel who can’t follow the rules. With the help of veterans, they manage their everyday lives until they become involved in a large-scale investigation of a local mafia. When and where can you see it? On Movistar Plus+ from September 29th.
What is it about? The series, derived from The Boys, is set at a university for young people with superpowers and follows the training of the first generation of superheroes who gained their powers through Compound V. When the school’s dark secrets come to light, they must decide what kind of heroes they want to be. When and where can you see it? On Amazon Prime Video, September 29th.
Jaz Sinclair, star of “Gen V.”
What is it about? Mariano Cohn and Gastón Duprat are the creators of this Argentine comedy-drama about a food critic whose life changes when he hires a young woman as a maid. When and where can you see it? On Disney+, October 11th.
The Fall of the House of Usher
What’s the point? Mike Flanagan is the creator of this miniseries based on the stories of Edgar Allan Poe, in which a family dynasty falls apart when its heirs die mysteriously. When and where can you see it? On Netflix, October 12th.
Rahul Kohli, in the second episode of The Fall of the House of Usher.
Cooking with chemistry
What is it about? Brie Larson stars in this miniseries set in the 1950s. A woman’s dream of becoming a scientist is dashed when she is fired from her laboratory. When she takes a job hosting a television cooking show, she sets out to teach the country much more than just recipes. When and where can you see it? From October 13th on Apple TV+.
The light you can’t see
What is it about? During World War II, a blind young woman of French origin who had to flee Paris and a young German recruited by Hitler’s regime will see their destinies intersect on a radio station while bombs are falling on the city of Saint-Malo fall -episodic miniseries. When and where can you see it? On Netflix, November 2nd.
Louis Hofmann, star of “The Light You Can’t See”.KATALIN VERMES/NETFLIX
The Buccaneers: Aristocrats for Love
What is it about? A group of young American women burst onto the corseted London scene of 1870, causing a cultural clash between rigidity and discipline and indifference to centuries-old traditions and their desire to party. Their goal is to secure husbands and titles. When and where can you see it? From November 8th on Apple TV+.
Scott Pilgrim takes off
What is it about? Eight-episode animated series based on the graphic novel, which was later adapted into a film (in fact, the series will feature the voices of the film’s original cast). Scott Pilgrim must defeat the evil ex-girlfriends of the girl of his dreams. When and where can you see it? On Netflix, November 17th.
Monarch: Legacy of Monsters
What is it about? The story takes place shortly after the events of the 2014 film Godzilla. Two brothers attempt to uncover their family’s ties to a secret organization called Monarch, which is linked to secret intelligence and investigations related to monsters. When and where can you see it? Coming to Apple TV+ in November.
What is it about? Political satire that won at CanneSeries and tells the story of Gro Harlem Brundtland, the former Prime Minister of Norway. She was a young, decisive doctor in the late 1970s until, in 1981, when the government imploded, she rose through the ranks to become Norway’s first female prime minister. When and where can you see it? In December at Filmin.
Struck by the stars
The third season of this British romantic comedy, which breaks the clichés of the genre, tells the story of Jessie, two years after she broke off her relationship with Tom, the film star she fell in love with. Now she lives a single life and has to decide where she wants to take her existence, while everyone around her seems to be moving on to the next level. When and where can you see it? September 28th on HBO Max.
Rose Matafeo, protagonist and creator of “Starstruck”.
Third season of the French series in which Omar Sy plays the popular white-collar thief. Assane tries to adjust to a new life in secret without his wife and son, to whom he suggests leaving France to start over, but an unexpected return will derail his plans. When and where can you see it? October 5th on Netflix.
The second season picks up the story where it left off. Along with Mobius, Huntress B-15 and a cast of new and old characters, Tom Hiddleston’s character must navigate the ever-expanding and increasingly dangerous multiverse in search of Sylvie, Judge Renslayer and Miss Minutes. When and where can you see it? From October 6th on Disney+.
Our flag means death
Produced by Taika Waititi, the comedy, loosely based on the adventures of 18th century pirate Stede Bonnet, follows his adventures at sea. After becoming captain of the ship Revenge, he meets Blackbeard, between whom a relationship develops that goes beyond friendship. When and where can you see it? From October 6th on HBO Max.
Rick and Morty
The seventh season of the animated comedy comes with new features. After being accused of a crime of domestic violence, Justin Roiland, co-creator of the series and voice of Rick and Morty, was fired, so the voices of the two protagonists will be different in the original version (those who see them dubbed will do so). not suffer any changes). As for the plot, there are more intertemporal and interplanetary adventures for Morty’s family. When and where can you see it? From October 16th on HBO Max.
The third season of this comedy comes when we had almost forgotten about it. Nora and Nathan will try to advance their relationship while stopping a mysterious conspiracy that is endangering the lives of millions of people. Plus, a copy of Nathan has been activated in Lakeview and Ingrid doesn’t plan on missing her second chance at love. When and where can you see it? From October 20th on Amazon Prime Video.
Robbie Amell, star of “Upload.”
Iosi, the repentant spy
The second season of this Argentine spy thriller focuses on the attack on the AMIA, the bloodiest terrorist attack in Argentine history. The protagonist of the series, a secret service agent, is still on the run and determined to speak publicly with the help of a famous journalist when Israeli intelligence asks him to investigate Argentina’s biggest military secret: the Condor missile. When and where can you see it? October 27th on Amazon Prime Video.
The Golden age
The second season of the historical drama created by Julian Fellowes is set in 1883. In the eight episodes, Bertha Russell challenges Mrs. Astor and the old system to fight for a place in society and take on a leading role. Marian continues her journey to find her way in the world by secretly teaching at a girls’ school, and Peggy expresses her activist spirit in her work at the NY Globe. When and where can you see it? From October 30th on HBO Max.
For all humanity
The fourth season of the science fiction series takes a new leap in time by eight years and is set in 2003. The space program is now focused on capturing valuable asteroids that could change the future of Earth and Mars. But tensions among residents of the international base threaten to undo any progress made. When and where can you see it? From November 10th on Apple TV+.
An image from the fourth season of “For All Mankind.” Courtesy of Apple
The drama, inspired by the life of Julia Child and her groundbreaking television show set in modern kitchen spaces, premieres its second season. Sarah Lancashire returns to play the protagonist, who is joined by Rachel Bloom as Elaine Levitch, who arrives from another television station to work with Julia on the show. When and where can you see it? From November 16th on HBO Max.
The series inspired by the Coen brothers’ film is now in its fifth season, with an entirely new cast and story, this time set in 2019 and starring Juno Temple, Jon Hamm and Jennifer Jason Leigh as protagonists. A housewife gets into trouble for reasons she thought she had forgotten. The sheriff of North Dakota has been looking for her for a long time, but she shows a strange ability to survive and points out that a typical housewife should not be provoked. When and where can you see it? From November 29th on Movistar Plus+.
Jon Hamm, in the new season of “Fargo.”
Almost 20 years later, the famous comedy returns, with Kelsey Grammer reprising the iconic character. Set in Boston, the story follows Frasier Crane at the current moment in his life, as he faces new challenges, new relationships, and an old dream to fulfill (the official synopsis doesn’t provide much more information than this). When and where can you see it? This autumn on SkyShowtime.
It has already been announced that the sixth and final season of the series, which follows the reign of Elizabeth II of England, will premiere before the end of the year, and from Netflix’s announcement we know that the story will continue until at least the end of the year It will premiere in 2005, the year Carlos and Camila got married. This will also be the season where the death of Diana of Wales is reenacted and Kate Middleton comes into play. When and where can you see it? On Netflix before the end of 2023.
Spanish premieres and returns
Urban: Life is ours
Two girls try to fulfill their dream of success in music and travel to Malaga to escape their world. There they meet Patrick, a young man from the neighborhood who excels in urban music and with whom they develop a love triangle. Where and when can you see it? On Amazon Prime Video, October 4th.
The purple network
Inspector Elena Blanco has discovered that her son is still alive, but is in the hands of the Purple Network, which is hiding in the depths of the Internet. The BAC will suffer the consequences of poking around where it shouldn’t. Where and when can you see it? At Atresplayer, October 8th.
Elena Anaya, protagonist of “Passing Lies”.
Elena Anaya and Hugo Silva are the protagonists of the series produced by Pedro and Agustín Almodóvar. The plot revolves around a woman who, after being fired and accused of corporate espionage, tries to regain her life while at the same time hiding the truth from those around her. Where and when can you see it? On SkyShowtime, October 9th.
The Javis are the creators of this series in which the viral video of a Christian pop music group made up of several sisters affects the life of a man tormented by a childhood marked by religious fanaticism. Where and when can you see it? On Movistar Plus+, on October 11th.
Lola Dueñas, in a picture from “The Messiah.”
To be or not to be
The young adult romantic comedy about a 17-year-old trans teen who dreams of becoming an actor while facing the challenges of his transition returns with a second season exploring his emotional journey. Where and when can you see it? On RTVE Play, October 11th.
The seventh season of the youth series, set in the elite school Las Encinas, includes Omar Ayuso in the cast and adds Maribel Verdú, Leonardo Sbaraglia, Anitta and Mirela Balic, among others. Where and when can you see it? On Netflix, October 20th.
The second season of Alex de la Iglesia’s series begins with much of the town of Pedraza locked up in a psychiatric hospital. The heroes must face a new enemy, someone even the devil is afraid of. Najwa Nimri and Paul Giamatti join the cast. Where and when can you see it? On HBO Max, October 23rd.
Paul Giamatti, in the second season of “30 Coins.”
Supernatural thriller set in the desert of Andalusia and follows the escape of two children fleeing the forces of law and powerful supernatural creatures. Where and when can you see it? On Amazon Prime Video, November 3rd.
Drama that follows the odyssey that Camilo Sesto experienced when he decided to take the risk of bringing the international musical Jesus Christ Superstar to Spain in the seventies, where he faced Franco’s censorship, Ultras and his own record company. Where and when can you see it? At Atresplayer, from November 19th.
Jose Coronado returns as Tirso in the series’ third season, with Natalia Dicenta joining the cast as the protagonist’s ex-wife. Luis Zahera also returns, whose character Ezequiel wakes up from a coma without remembering anything. Where and when can you see it? On Telecinco, without specific date.
Mariano Barroso is director and co-creator of the series alongside Alejandro Hernández. The film is set in Marbella in the 1980s and is about a boy who, hand in hand with a girl and her family, immerses himself in the world of jet-setting and arms trafficking on the Costa del Sol. Where and when can you see it? On Amazon Prime Video, no specific date.
The other side
Berto Romero is the creator and protagonist of this horror comedy in which he plays a journalist specializing in the paranormal who, after a failed suicide attempt, returns to life accompanied by the ghost of his mentor. Together they will face a poltergeist in the suburbs of Barcelona. Where and when can you see it? On Movistar Plus+, no specific date.
María Botto, Berto Romero and Andreu Buenafuente, in “The Other Side”.
Yon González stars in this police thriller that explores the relationship between a murderer and the police officer pursuing him, played by Francisco Ortiz, assisted by the peculiar Carapocha, played by Juan Echanove. Where and when can you see it? On Amazon Prime Video, no specific date.
This is not Sweden
Dramatic comedy filmed in Spanish, Catalan, English and Swedish in which a couple moves to a mountainous neighborhood in Barcelona to raise their daughters. But when tragedy strikes the neighborhood, they find themselves growing closer to the one they fled. Where and when can you see it? On RTVE Play, no specific date.
In the second season, urbanization attempts to recover from the recent murder of Iván. Macarena and Ana try to move on with their lives, but the police find the body of the suspected murderer. He is unrecognizable, but a ring points to him. How can this be if they threw the body somewhere else? Where and when can you see it? On Movistar Plus+, no specific date.
The series, derived from Money Heist, travels into the past of the character played by Pedro Alonso, specifically to the moment when Berlin plans to steal a jewelry collection worth 44 million euros and make it disappear from the eyes of the guards. Where and when can you see it? On Netflix, December 29th.
Pedro Alonso, in a picture from the series “Berlin”.TAMARA ARRANZ/NETFLIX
Tell me how it happened
Final season of the cult series that follows Spain’s recent history through the experiences of the Alcántara family. Seven chapters focus on the seven main characters and conclude their journey, which begins in 1994. Where and when can you see it? In La 1, no specific date.
Not one more
A young woman holds up a banner in front of her school that says: “Be careful. There’s a rapist hiding in there.” Who is the victim? Who is guilty? Adaptation of Miguel Saez Carral’s novel about the helplessness of victims of sexual assault. Where and when can you see it? On Netflix, no specific date.
Thriller about Joaquín, the owner of the main terminal of the port of Barcelona, where shipments arrive that can hide more than 30,000 kilos of cocaine in a year. Joaquín gives his permission for this smuggling. After an accident and the disappearance of an important delivery, a merciless war breaks out. Where and when can you see it? On Netflix, no specific date.
Six episodes that tell the story of the Spanish designer who set new standards. Alberto San Juan plays Cristóbal Balenciaga in a story set from the Spanish Civil War to the early 1970s. Where and when can you see it? On Disney+, no specific date.
The Law of the Sea
Blanca Portillo and Luis Tosar star in this three-part miniseries that tells the story of the fishing boat Francisco and Catalina de Santa Pola, which in 2006 became the first European ship to rescue 51 sub-Saharan immigrants floating in international waters of the Mediterranean. Where and when can you see it? In La 1, no specific date.
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