10 series that will hook us this fall

BarcelonaAutumn has started with two major premieres on the platforms, the new series of game of thrones (HBO Max) i The Lord of the Rings (Prime Video) . But these are not the only promising productions for next year. Guillermo del Toro, Emily Blunt, Kenneth Branagh and Elizabeth Olsen are some of the names that will mark the new season, with series designed to keep viewers glued to their screens.

'Snegovik' by La Calòrica

Four theater companies (La Calòrica, Sixto Paz, El Eje and Companyia Solitària) change the stage for the cameras in this project conceived by Andreu Buenafuente and produced by El Terrat. Each of them has been responsible for creating an episode recorded in a single shot sequence of 35 minutes. aside fromIncidents, TV3 also has another fiction project, which will premiere next year. It is about Crazy for Molièrea series by Héctor Lozano (the creator of Merlin) about a group of young people in Barcelona in 1997.

A moment from 'The Lesson'

It was the big winner at Canneseries, the international series festival in Cannes, where it won the prize for best fiction and the best performance for its protagonist, the actress Maya Landsmann. The lesson is an Israeli production that builds a tour de force between two main characters, a teacher and his student. The 43-year-old man is deeply at odds with the 17-year-old girl, and their political differences will lead to a conflict that will go beyond the walls of the school. Created and written by Deakla Keydar, The lesson has six 40-minute episodes and reflects on the sacrifices implicit in the struggle to achieve what is just.

One of the episodes of the series

Just before the chestnut tree, one of the most promising series of the fall will land on Netflix: Guillermo del Toro’s Cabinet of Curiosities. The master of terror leads an anthology of episodes about a handful of monstrous and terrifying beings who make life impossible for the humans they live with. Del Toro signs some of the stories that are inspired by the eight chapters, which will be directed by different filmmakers. “We wanted to create beautiful beings with practical effects – explains Del Toro in the trailer for the series -. I wanted to say: ‘Look, the world is beautiful and creepy, and it’s so in the same instant.'”

Un moment de 'This England'

It has not yet been released, but images and comments of surprise are already circulating on social networks at the extreme resemblance of Kenneth Branagh as Boris Johnson. The actor takes on the shoes of the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom in a series that fearlessly confronts the most immediate reality. This England follows Johnson during the first days of his term, when the first wave of the coronavirus, restrictive measures and confinement broke out. The six-episode drama shows the conversations between corridors, the political controversies and the political division of the country.

'Willow'

Following the widespread trend of bringing back movies and series from years past through sequels and prequels, production company Lucasfilm revives the fantastic universe of Willow, that captivated children and young people in the 80s and 90s. The film was headed by the actor Warwick Davis and related the adventure of a group of heroes to save their world. The series is set a few years after that story and also features Davis in the character of the peculiar farmer, who will now accompany a young princess to save her twin brother. Along the way they will encounter all kinds of monsters and magical creatures.

'Wednesday'

Tim Burton’s first TV series brings back the legendary Addams family from the character of Dimecres, played by Jenna Ortega. The daughter of the terrifying family has a complicated adolescence and her parents decide to change her high school. At the new center she will run into students as passionate about evil as she is. Wednesday is the first adaptation with Addams Family performers since 1998 and will feature Christina Ricci, who played Wednesday in the two 90s films directed by Barry Sonnenfeld.

'Love and death'

Elizabeth Olsen plays the character of Scarlet Witch – which she plays in the series WandaVision– to enter a completely different terrain. Olsen stars in a thriller which is inspired by the story of Candy Montgomery, a housewife who killed her best friend with an ax in 1980. Alongside Olsen will be another big name in acting, Jessica Biel, who will be the skin of the victim, Betty Gore. The crime shocked America especially because Montgomery and Gore were two devout Catholics who embodied the image of the perfect wife in 1980s Texas.

The white house plumbers

With a top-notch cast (Woody Harrelson, Justin Theroux, Kiernan Shipka and Lena Headey), HBO Max recreates one of the biggest political scandals of recent times: Watergate. The series tells how E. Howard Hunt and G. Gordon Liddy, agents of the CIA, became the masterminds of the thefts and leaks of the case and managed to overthrow the presidency of Richard Nixon. The White House plumbers is the creation of Alex Gregory, Peter Huyck, David Mandel and Frank Rich, the authors of the hilarious Veep.

The English

Fans of the period series with impossible fights and many complications will find their comfort zone in The Englishand western starring Emily Blunt and Chaske Spencer. Set in 1890 rural America, the drama follows two strangers (a woman who has lost her son and a gunman) who band together to survive in a violent environment. The six-episode series explores identity, race and power two centuries ago.

The last of us

The last of us is one of the most highly rated video games of recent years both by critics and users. Its success is such that HBO Max has decided to adapt it to television with a series headed by Pedro Pascal and Bella Ramsey. They are the last two survivors of Earth, where humanity has been practically exterminated due to a virus, to which Ellie is immune. With apocalyptic airs and a good dose of action, The last of us is a story about unconditional friendship, trust and hope in people.

The returning series

  • ‘The good fight’ Season 6 (and last). Movistar+. Premiere on September 8
  • ‘The handmaid’s tale’ Season 5. HBO Max. Premiere on September 14
  • ‘Industry’ Season 2. HBO Max. Premiere September 30
  • ‘Derry girls’ Season 3 (and last). netflix Premiere on October 7
  • ‘The White Lotus’ Season 2. HBO Max. Release scheduled for October
  • ‘The Crown’ Season 5. Netflix. Release scheduled for November
  • ‘Mythic Quest’ Apple TV+. Season 3. Premiere date to be announced.
  • ‘The sex lives of college girls’ Season 2. HBO Max. Release date to be announced

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