NEW TV SERIES TO WATCH IN OCTOBER 2018 (UK)

Need a new regular series to binge on in October 2018? Here's 9 picks which are coming to streaming, television and DVD in the UK.

 

NEW SERIES ON TELEVISION

 

The Bisexual (Channel 4) Series begins on Wednesday 10 October

An original which is co-written and directed by Desiree Akhavan, she scooped the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance. The prize was for LGBT series The Miseducation of Cameron Post.

C4 say that this series, 'offers a raw, funny and unapologetic take on the last taboo - bisexuality'.

Leila is feeling lost in London, as she struggles whilst on a break from her 10-year-relationship with girlfriend and business partner Sadie. Leila begins renting a room and begins sleeping with men, but struggles to come out as bisexual to her gay friends.

Comedy starring Desiree Akhavan, Maxine Peake, Brian Gleeson

Butterfly (ITV One) -

Series begins on Sunday 14 October

This trailer grabbed our attention when it debuted on ITV, and is another LGBT show.

It's storyline sees an 11-year-old boy Max, identify as a girl. Though he finds his transitioning from Max to Maxine slow due to the clear division of opinion between his separated parents.

The Dad clings onto hope that this is a phase, but Maxine is growing in confidence with puberty looming.

Drama starring Anna Friel, Emmett J. Scanlan, Callum Booth-Ford

BUTTERFLY ITV1

The First (Channel 4) Series begins in October (Date TBA)

The First was a C4/Hulu team up. It launched on Hulu in September with positive reviews, and is now set to land in Britain.

It follows the first human mission to Mars, and specifically explores the problems and challenges of trying to take first steps towards habitation on another planet.

The show takes a look at the astronauts' loved ones, how will they cope as events unfold? We will also see the ground team on Earth.

Drama starring Sean Penn, Natascha McElhone, LisaGay Hamilton

 

SHOWS TO DEBUT ON STREAMING

The Romanoffs (Amazon Prime) -  Streaming begins on Friday 12 October

Matthew Weiner has created this drama with Warner Bros and Amazon Studios involved. Weiner is best known for creating Mad Men.

An anthology series, The Romanoffs shows people who believe themselves to be descendants of the Russian royal family. It's set around the globe and follows eight separate stories.

Drama starring Aaron Eckhart, Diane Lane, Isabelle Huppert

THE ROMANOFFS AMAZON

The Haunting of Hill House (Netflix) Streaming begins on Friday 12 October

This is another adaptation based on the 1959 novel by Shirley Jackson. It follows two films which screened in 1963 and 1999 respectively.

This particular show follows a fractured family, as the confront memories of their previous home and the frightening events which took place there.

Drama starring Michiel Huisman, Carla Gugino, Timothy Hutton

Chilling Adventures of Sabrina (Netflix) Streaming begins on Friday 12 October

A dark coming-of-age story where Sabrina is wrestling between the witch and human world. Whilst she will also battle against evil forces that threaten herself, her family and the world.

A second series has already been confirmed - both series are based on the 2014 Archie Comics.

Drama starring Kiernan Shipka, Miranda Otto, Lucy Davis

THE CHILLING ADVENTURES OF SABRINA NETFLIX

 

DVD's TO BE RELEASED THIS MONTH

Bodyguard (aired on BBC One) - DVD arrives on Monday 1 October

Surely nobody missed Bodyguard right? It follows a controversial Home Secretary who is a terror plot target. Her new bodyguard is torn between doing his duty or following his own beliefs - is he a larger threat than the terror plot itself?

What we said, "It was high octane stuff for the full sixty minutes from start to finish.  This is a series to really get excited about." - Read the Telly Binge review.

Drama starring Richard Madden, Keeley Hawes, Gina McKee

Get the DVD here.

The Orville (aired on FOX) - DVD arrives on Monday 8 October

Another series created by Seth MacFarlane, who has reached out into the Sci-Fi world. The Orville shows a human and alien spaceship-crew facing the wonders of outer space, whilst dealing with the problems of life.

What we said, "My advice would be to just re-watch the Star Wars episodes of Family Guy - and hope he soon creates new ones." - Read the Telly Binge review.

Comedy starring Adrianne Palicki, Penny Johnson Jerald, Scott Grimes

Get the DVD here.

MARK JACKSON THE ORVILLE

The Good Doctor - DVD arrives on Monday 15 October

Following Shaun, a young surgeon with savant syndrome and autism. Having a photographic memory makes him an asset, but the hospital's board are reluctant to hire a doctor with his condition.

What we said, "The acting is strong and the cast suitable for their roles, whilst the tale of Shaun is well woven with believability and emotion." - Read the Telly Binge review.

Drama starring Freddie Highmore, Nicholas Gonzalez, Antonia Thomas

Get the DVD here.

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Founder of Telly Binge, who loves to write about anything television! In my spare time I listen to radio, watch films, play football and build websites. From Doncaster, now living in Barnsley.

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