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  • 20th Apr 2024
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Fancy a new series to binge? We’ve got you.

This weather has us split between drinks in the sun and cosying up inside. If you’re looking for a new series to get addicted to, here are four that have had us hooked

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The original 1999 film is probably seen as the definitive adaptation of the bestselling novel The Talented Mr Ripley by Patricia Highsmith. But this intriguing eight-episode series has a very distinctive vibe. Evil lurks in 1960s Italy as the brilliant Andrew Scott takes on the role of the rather complex character, Tom Ripley. It’s shot entirely in stark and glorious black and white, taking us to glamorous Italy where the sinister and resourceful misfit is hired by a wealthy man to begin a complex life of deceit, fraud, and murder.

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Sky Atlantic

Kate Winslet stars in this comic political satire as Chancellor Elena Vernham – the slightly unhinged head of an unnamed Central European nation that is unravelling behind the palace walls. It also stars Martha Plimpton (The Good Wife) Andrea Risborough and Wonka star Hugh Grant who plays a former chancellor. This was written way before Russia’s 2022 invasion of Ukraine and does feature a very similar occurrence. It comes from the creator of Succession, so you just know we’re in good hands.

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Amazon Prime

If you’re after an epic post-apocalyptic action-adventure, then this one could be for you. Hoping to cash in on the success of the incredible video game adaptation The Last of Us, Fallout stars Ella Purnell as a survivor of a post-apocalyptic Los Angeles. In this wasteland, citizens live in underground vaults in order to avoid threats such as mutants, outlaws, radiation, and armoured soldiers.

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Sky Atlantic / Now TV – (out 2nd May)

This upcoming six-part historical drama is based on the international bestselling novel by Heather Morris. It’s inspired by the powerful true story of Lale (Jonah Hauer-King) and Gita (Anna Prochniak) Sokolov who met as prisoners in the Auschwitz – Birkenau concentration camp during the Holocaust. With a score provided by the one and only Hans Zimmer this is a series that should not be missed.


Chris Kingston
Entertainment Writer

The font of all knowledge when it comes to TV, film and books. Chris is Laura's brother and the font of all knowledge when it comes to anything related to TV, film and books. He provides our popular round-ups on what to watch at the cinema, the TV not to…


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