NEW TV SERIES TO WATCH IN DECEMBER 2018 (UK)

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

 

NEW SERIES ON TELEVISION

Hard to Kill (Discovery) Series begins on Thursday 6 December

I and most probably you, have a job which is 40 hours a week. It can be tough at times - but can you say your life is put at risk on a daily basis? Are you put into dangerous situations at all times?

Get ready to see some unsung daily heroes! Hard to Kill will show a Special Forces sniper as he learns how to and then takes on some of the toughest paid jobs.

Tim Kennedy will take on work such as triggering avalanches at altitude, protecting a cowboy from a bull and travelling to the Mojave Desert.

Reality starring Tim Kennedy

Watership Down (BBC One) Series begins on Saturday 22 December

This four-part animated series is a co-production between BBC and Netflix. It was produced by 42 and is a reinterpretation of the classic tale.

It follows a band of rabbits as they fight from the intrusion of man. Human's mean certain carnage to their home.

The rabbits go on an adventure, from their own Sandleford Warren towards the promised land. Though before they get there - they will met by various predators.

Animation starring James McAvoy, Ben Kingsley, Olivia Colman

WATERSHIP DOWN BBC ONE

Les Misérables (BBC One) Series begins on Sunday 30 December

Another remake of Les Miserables - this time by our beloved BBC. It's been six years (yes six!) since the movie and we are now anticipating Andrew Davies's new adaptation.

It looks into Victor Hugo's 19th century story, specifically looking at Jean Valjean and Javert's.

We will also see the civil unrest in France, as the series looks at the struggles and triumphs of the poor. Expect to see the hard and at times troubled search for a better life.

Drama starring Dominic West, David Oyelowo, Lily Collins

 

SHOWS TO DEBUT ON STREAMING

Britain's Youngest Football Boss (BBC Three) -  Streaming begins on Wednesday 5 December

What would your parents say if you asked them 'will you buy me a football team'? Jack Sullivan did exactly that, and now at 19 - he's the Managing Director of West Ham United Women.

Follow his team on and off the pitch, as we see their debut in the Professional Women's Super League. View exclusive scenes which features Sullivan, the club, players and backroom staff.

Factual starring Jack Sullivan

BRITAIN'S YOUNGEST FOOTBALL BOSS BBC3

Castle Rock (StarzPlay) Streaming begins on Friday 14 December

Broadcast on Hulu in July, Castle Rock is finally appearing in the UK - thanks to StarzPlay (a channel available on Amazon Prime and Virgin Media).

This new show's name is a fictional town in Maine - which shows death row attorney Henry Deaver. He hasn't visited since his feather died in a mysterious accident. Though he is forced from cover after receiving a phone call from Shawshank Prison.

Psychological starring Andre Holland, Melanie Lynskey, Bill Skarsgard

You (Netflix) Streaming begins on Wednesday 26 December

How public are you on social media? Post a lot of photos of your family, house and car? Well this dark show is probably perfect for you - as it will make you rethink your activity.

You asks what would somebody do for love? A bookstore manager answers that by using the internet and social media. He gathers intimate details and becomes obsessional. He even begins to remove obstacles in his way. Is there anything he won't do?

Thriller starring Penn Badgley, Elizabeth Lail, Luca Padovan

YOU NETFLIX

 

DVD's TO BE RELEASED THIS MONTH

Discovery of Witches (aired on Sky One) - DVD arrives on Monday 3 December

A Sky Original Production from Bad Wolf - which is a love story set against Oxford life. Discovery of Witches shows a world where daemons, vampires and witches live - not seen by your normal human. They hide in plain sight, not showing their true selves.

Diana (witch) moves towards a dangerous mystery, which is Matthew (vampire). They go on a journey together, but soon the fragile peace could be about to get torn.

What we said, "Slow start and a slightly cliche plot, but the development of the characters made up for it. The message was clear and thorough - the writers fearlessly delving into the world of the supernatural." - Read the Telly Binge review.

Fantasy starring Matthew Goode, Teresa Palmer, Edward Bluemel

Get the DVD here.

Informer (aired on BBC One) - DVD arrives on Monday 10 December

BBC described this show as a complex, character-driven thriller.

It follows Raza, who has a secret past and is forced into helping a Counter-Terrorism Officer. As the investigations heat up, Gabe's family and relationships are put into danger.

Drama starring Nabhaan Rizwan, Paddy Considine, Bel Powley

Get the DVD here.

INFORMER BBC ONE

Our Cartoon President (aired on Sky Atlantic) - DVD arrives on Monday 17 December

Ah yes, a hillarious look into the Trump presidency, in animation style - what's not to love?

It follows the Trump family and his presidency insiders. The workplace comedy is a parallel cartoon universe - and viewers have an all access look at a typical day in the life of the President.

Animation starring Jeff Bergman, Emily Lynne, William Sadler

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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