SERIES MANIA 2020
SPY'S PERIOD SET SERIES PICK
It's that time of the year when Series Mania, MipCom, Canneseries and similar events promoting new series are near, and today the spy gives you the pick of period set shows that will be presented at Series Mania in March.
Anna Wetherell has travelled to 1865 New Zealand to forge a new life. On the last day of her voyage, a romantic first encounter with the radiant Emery
Staines fills her with great expectations for what
lies ahead. However, the scheming fortune-teller Lydia Wells has other
ideas for Anna and lays a trap to ensure that the planned rendezvous
between the young lovers never takes place.
|Six part BBC series stars Marton Csokas, Eva Green, Eve Hewson|
Tangier, 1955. New York heiress Lucy Savage (Juno Temple) is fresh off the transatlantic steamer and ready for love and marriage in exotic climes. But
when her husband Hugo does not receive her in the way she expected, she spins off into an unfamiliar world and goes on a witty, moving and provocative journey towards freedom and independence.
|Sky's six part series also stars Jean Marc Barr, Hugh Skinner, Matt Lauria|
South Australia, 1956. The Menzies government has just welcomed British atomic bomb testing at Maralinga. Charged with keeping the nuclear base running smoothly is Major Leo Carmichael, an Australian Army engineer and
WWII hero. But testing the most dangerous weapon in
the world is not an easy task with a Commanding Officer who is not fit
for the job; a new meteorologist asking too much questions; and the
government and press watching their every move. And as it turns out, the
land of Maralinga may not be as uninhabited as it seems.
|ABC Australia series stars Ewen Leslie, James Cromwell, Jessica de Gouv|
Set more than seven years after the world became a frozen wasteland, it centres on the remnants of humanity who inhabit a perpetually moving train,
with 1,001 cars, that circles the globe. Class warfare, social injustice and the politics of survival play out in this riveting television adaptation based on the graphic novel series and film!
|TNT ten episode series staring Jennifer Connelly airs May 31st|
Wonderland. Girl From The Shore
This is a story about a mysterious woman (Olga Kurylenko), pretty as a picture. A woman in danger. A woman who refuses to love and to be loved. Of
a man who travels, from Paris to Biarritz, and finds
himself lost during the summer of 1960. Pierre Deladonchamps, Pierre
Perrier, Barbara Schulz, Simon Abkarian also star.
|It is a six episode French language series|