It’s worth a try even if you aren’t usually into science fiction type stuff because it’s also a great conspiracy thriller/mystery/character drama – not to mention a chance to enjoy Tatiana Maslany’s truly excellent performance(s).
Okay, it’s only for two, one hour episodes – but who cares! The new episodes won’t air until late next year, but Idris Elba is worth waiting for.
Also new next year will be: a four-parter dealing with murder in rural Scotland; a series that imagines a Scotland Yard detective working in a 1940s Nazi controlled London; a Brighton based ensemble cop show; an 1886 secret agent series; a contemporary political thriller; and a second series of Top of the Lake.
For more info on these new shows and others you can read the BBC press release here.
Thanks to Masterpiece sponsor, Viking Cruises, there will be 20 more hours than usual of Masterpiece to enjoy next year. In addition to all of the returning favorites, starting on January 18th will be six-parter Grantchester, about a 1950s crime-solving vicar and, on April 5th, the first of six episodes of the adaptation of Hilary Mantel’s novel Wolf Hall.
This looks like it could be good – Our Zoo is a six part series that follows the efforts of a traumatized war veteran (played by the excellent Lee Ingleby – think Inspector Gently’s sidekick) to open England’s first zoo without bars.