Best new TV shows – Sept 2017

American Horror Story CultAMERICAN HORROR STORY

Fri 8 Sept

Fox Uk

As American Horror Story returns for a seventh season, fans are being drip-fed a handful of teasers which, as usual, give very little information about the season ahead – but from what we’ve seen, this is set to be the scariest season yet. We know that the season will be set in Michigan and that the Trump- Clinton election race will be used as a starting point that plans to highlight the forgotten citizens of our culture. However, the clowns, bees and cults will come together again to ensure it will be an intensely thrilling season, and we cannot wait for it.

Star Trek

STAR TREK: DISCOVERY

Mon 25 Sept

Netflix

It’s been over fifty years since captains Kirk, Spock and the rest of the crew from the original Starship Enterprise took to the skies for the first time. This September brings a new, all female-led TV series takes place a decade before the events of the original series and follows Michael Burnham (Sonequa Martin-Green) the Starfleet First Officer and first human to attend the Vulcan Science Academy, on a journey through time and space. Showrunners Aaron Harberts and Gretchen J. Berg have given little away about the new show, but have divulged that interstellar warriors The Klingons make a return to the series, adding that they won’t be friendly…

The_Deuce

THE DEUCE

Sun 10 Sep

Sky Atlantic

It’s New York, it’s the 1970s, and you can almost smell the dirt and grime from the TV screen. Although this new drama chronicles the legalisation and subsequent rampant rise of the porn industry as it moves from under the table to a billion dollar industry, David Simon, the mastermind behind The Wire and his co-creator George Pelecanos want the viewers to delve deeper, behind the sex. James Franco plays twin brothers involved in the emerging industry, co-starring alongside Maggie Gyllenhaal as a Times Square sex worker, Lawrence Gilliard Jr. as an NYPD officer, and Chris Coy as a bartender and LGBTQ+ advocate. This is set to be a hard-hitting, thought-inducing series that has already been picked up for a second series – a definite one to watch.

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