FILM AND TV: Streaming site favourites that you can watch right now
Here are a few of the best TV shows you can watch on your favourite streaming site
After keeping us hooked for weeks (or years, if you also include the previous runs), the season six finale of Line of Duty got a bit of a mixed reaction from critics and viewers – and that’s putting it mildly.
However, it did provide us with a tantalising glimpse of its potential successor, the next big Sunday night drama that would keep us all hooked, in the form of a trailer for Vigil.
If the teaser hasn’t already reeled you in, Vigil also has the sort of pedigree that should get audiences tuning in.
It’s from the production company that brought us Line of Duty, The Pembrokeshire Murders and Bodyguard, and stars Suranne Jones, who has built up an impressive reputation as one of British TV’s most reliable leading ladies in series including Doctor Foster and Gentleman Jack.
The supporting cast is equally impressive, with Game of Thrones’ Rose Leslie, Shaun ‘Endeavour’ Evans, Peep Show’s Paterson Joseph and Line of Duty’s very own Martin Compston.
And then there’s the setting and premise, as a death brings the police into conflict with the Navy and British security services, and takes the cops and the audience on board a nuclear submarine.
As writer Tom Edge, whose previous credits include the Oscar-winning Judy and TV detective drama Strike, points out that its largely unknow territory. He says: “The ‘Continuous at Sea Deterrent’, better known as ‘Trident’, has been a contentious part of national life for half a century now, a stock of nuclear missiles kept hundreds of feet below the sea surface. But this world has rarely been explored on screen.
“I can’t wait to take a BBC1 audience down with us, into the pitch-black icy waters of the unseen Atlantic, where tomorrow’s geopolitical struggles are already being played out.”
The White Lotus
Critically acclaimed drama The White Lotus has been renewed for a second season, network HBO has said.
The six-part class satire, created by School Of Rock writer Mike White, is set at an exclusive Hawaiian resort where not all is as it seems.
Its cast includes Murray Bartlett, Jennifer Coolidge and Sydney Sweeney.
The next season leaves the Aloha State behind and follows a new group of holidaymakers at another White Lotus property.
Francesca Orsi, executive vice president, HBO Programming, said: “Mike has once again delivered a quintessential HBO show, and it’s the talk of the town.
“We were thrilled to hear where he wanted to go next, after closing this epic chapter in Hawaii, and can’t wait to keep following him wherever he takes us.”
The White Lotus has been a hit with critics and HBO said it is the number one series on its HBO Max streaming service.
Nine Perfect Strangers
Nicole Kidman stars as a mysterious hostess of a retreat. When nine strangers come together to sort out their differences in this angelic paradise, is it all they had hoped for?
Joining Kidman includes the likes of Melissa McCarthy in this brand new Amazon Prime series released this year. Prepare for various thrills and unexpected turns. Fun fact, Nicole Kidman prepared for the role for months according to sources close to the actress.
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