Sky Atlantic, Sun 13 May
Based on the semi-autobiographical novels by Edward St. Aubyn, Patrick Melrose shows the title character (Benedict Cumberbatch) struggling to overcome the damage inflicted by an abusive father and a mother (Jennifer Jason Leigh) who tacitly condones his behaviour. With this mini-series only airing for five consecutive Sundays, it’s something to surely not miss on Sky Atlantic.
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
Netflix, Weds 30 May
Kimmy Schmidt may be unbreakable, but it’s a different story for it’s fourth season. The first 6 episodes are being released at the end of the month, and the last 6 to be released later this year. Season four will follow Kimmy as she continues to adjust to the 21st century and learn more about herself.
Channel 4, Tues 5 June
Artificial intelligence certainly is a hot-button topic these days. Why don’t you ask your smart assistant? (Actually, don’t.) Back for its third series is Channel 4’s Humans – set in parallel present where the lines between machines and people are blurred. Exploring the evolution of technology, and its effect on society, the series kicks off in early June.
Fri 11 May
Breaking In combines both the mother’s protective instinct and one of those classic 90s action movies where team of bad guys discover they’ve messed with the wrong person at the wrong time. Gabrielle Union shows she has a special set of skills, which includes punching and kicking anyone who gets in the way of her and her children.
Life Of The Party
Fri 11 May
Co-written by Ben Falcone and Melissa McCarthy, this film follows Deanna (McCarthy), a former dedicated housewife who goes back to college in a bid to reclaim her youth. Follow Deanna and her daughter, who end up in the same class, as the chance of things not going well rises exponentially.
Fri 18 May
Everyone can expect more of Deadpool’s mouthy wisecracks, his meta-commentary on the nature of superhero films and of course a lot of bloody violence. It looks like Deadpool won’t be up to his usual vigilante antics by himself, especially with new villain Cable coming onto the scene with the plans of killing a kid. Returning favourites Colossus and Negasonic Teenage Warhead and a few new players join Deadpool in the X-force to take on Cable, and yes violence ensues.
Solo: A Star Wars Story
Tues 24 May
There’s hopes of no flying space wizards making an appearance, and perhaps the untold story of Chewbacca and Han Solo’s friendship will be revealed. Star Wars fans have to wait no longer as Solo: A Star Wars Story is to be released a day earlier than planned. May the 24th be with you (yes not the 4th for some insane reason).