The Devil All The Time (Netflix)
Antonio Campos is an American filmmaker whose defiantly independent movies include, to date, Afterschool, Simon Killer and Christine. His latest marks a first collaboration with Netflix and a much bigger cast, led by Spider-Man star Tom Holland and Robert Pattinson. Set in Ohio, Holland plays young Arvin Russell, who becomes cornered by a number of sinister characters. Among them: Riley Keogh and Jason Clarke’s oddball couple and a corrupt sheriff played by Holland’s Avengers compatriot Sebastian Stan.
Hilary Swank stars as American astronaut Emma Green in this gripping Netflix drama that sees her lead a five-man international mission to Mars. Inspired by an Esquire article concerning real life spaceman Scott Kelly, the show isn’t simply about the trials of blasting off into the stratosphere, but deals with those left behind and the trauma it can cause when you’re literally hundreds of thousands of miles above the Earth. With Matt Reeves (Cloverfield) on board as an executive producer, this boldly goes were few shows have gone before.
The Boys Season 2 (Amazon Prime)
Since it bowed last year, The Boys has become one of Amazon’s breakout hits. A third season has already been ordered for this tale of corrupt superheroes, hinting at the confidence the executives at the streaming platform have in this adaptation of Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson’s comic book. Now’s the chance to catch up if you’re new to the party, with Amazon having just released the first three episodes of Season 2 in one big drop. A further five will come weekly, further stoking the excitement.
Utopia (Amazon Prime)
Originally an ultra-violent show on Channel 4, the American remake has been long in development, with David Fincher attached at one point for HBO. Gillian Flynn, the author of Gone Girl, which Fincher made into a movie, has remained on the project, and steered it to the small screen for this nine-episode run. Dealing with a group of youngsters that meet online and acquire a cult graphic novel that points them in unusual directions, it stars American Honey sensation Sasha Lane and Rainn Wilson – yes, Dwight from The Office! Count us in.
All shows available from September 2020 onwards.