Hen Henry Northmore rounds up some of t of the best reasons to spend your aut autumn in front of the TV
T raditionally autumn is the best time for new television series. An early highlight is Doctor Who (BBC One, 19 Sep, see preview page 92) as Peter Capaldi retur returns as the world’s favourite time traveller. Staying with sci-i sci-i , Amazon has coni rmed their Nazi parallel universe mind mind bender The Man in the High Castle (20 Nov) has been been greenlit for a full season, and drifting into the horror genr genre, Rick Grimes’ (Andrew Lincoln) i ght against the und undead continues in The Walking Dead season 6 (Fox, 12 Oct Oct) while Lady Gaga headlines American Horror Story: Hot Hotel (Fox, Nov). It It seems like the public’s appetite for superheroes is refu refusing to wane and following on from their excellent Dar Daredevil, Marvel and Netl ix team up again for Jessica Jon Jones (Nov). It stars Krysten Ritter in the title role as an ex- ex-superhero turned private eye. Perhaps not a character fam familiar to non-comic geeks, but Brian Michael Bendis’ 28 28-issue run on Alias – the comic series that spawned Jon Jones’ character – really was something special. You can can also catch up with Bruce Wayne before he became Ba Batman in Gotham on Channel 5 (date tbc). I If you’re looking for comedy, The Muppets (Sky 1, O Oct) is a surprisingly mature mockumentary take on your fa favourite fuzzy friends. There’s also 80s-set coming of ag age drama in Red Oakes (Amazon, 9 Oct) starring Craig R Roberts and directed by David Gordon Green (Pineapple Ex Express / Eastbound & Down); Peter Kay’s 70s sitcom C Cradle to Grave (BBC Two, 3 Sep); the second season of of Golden Globe-winning transgender comedy drama T Transparent (Amazon, 4 Dec) and the ninth and last s series of Peep Show (Channel 4) should be with us b before the year is out.
Finally a quick run through some of the best drama h heading your way. BBC have a new adaptation of DH L Lawrence’s once controversial Lady Chatterley’s L Lover (BBC One, Sep), with Holliday Grainger and R Richard Madden as brooding gamekeeper Oliver M Mellors. The surprisingly decent TV adaptation of the Coen brothers’ Fargo returns on Channel 4 (date tbc) as does Homeland (Oct) as Carrie Mathison (Claire Danes) heads to Berlin. There’s also the eagerly anticipated third season of the original Danish version of The Bridge (Broen) on BBC Four plus Idris Elba is back on the beat as tough cop Luther (BBC One). And don’t forget about the sixth and i nal series of cosy costume drama Downton Abbey (ITV, Sep). Lady Chatterley’s Lover
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