#peaktv can keep coming as far I’m concerned, because some of the best filmed recent dramas have been on the small screen. Frankly, I’d rank the second season of “The Knick” and David Simon‘s “Show Me A Hero” alongside any of the best movies of 2015, and the upcoming twelve months promise more great stuff. One that cracked our 20 Most Anticipated TV Shows Of 2015 is BBC‘s miniseries “The Night Manager,” and there are three reasons: Tom Hiddleston, Hugh Laurie, and John Le Carré. And now the first trailer is here.
The adaptation of the famed author’s work, the series tracks a former soldier who is recruited by British intelligence for an undercover mission of vengeance against an arms dealer, but is put at risk by a turf war between spy agencies. Sounds great.
Susanne Bier (“Brothers,” “After The Wedding“) directed all six episodes, and while no air date has been revealed just yet, the show will get a premiere at the Berlin International Film Festival along side some other shows. Check out what’s joining “The Night Manager” at the Berlinale and then watch the trailer.
Better Call Saul – Season 2
Showrunners: Vince Gilligan, Peter Gould (Breaking Bad – series)
With Bob Odenkirk, Jonathan Banks, Michael McKean, Rhea Seehorn, Patrick Fabian, Michael Mando, Ed Begley Jr.
Broadcaster: AMC, Netflix
Australia / New Zealand
Original Concept: Ryan Griffen
Directed by Wayne Blair (The Sapphires), Leah Purcell
With Iain Glen, Frances O’Connor, Deborah Mailman, Hunter Page-Lochard, Rob Collins, Stef Dawson, Ryan Corr, Tasma Walton
Broadcaster: ABC (Australia), SundanceTV (USA)
Directed by SJ Clarkson (Jessica Jones – series)
Writer: Nick Hornby
With Faye Marsay, Helena Bonham Carter, Jason Watkins, Joshua McGuire
The Night Manager
United Kingdom / Spain
Directed by Susanne Bier (In a Better World)
Written by David Farr, based on the novel by John le Carré
With Hugh Laurie, Tom Hiddleston, Olivia Colman, Elizabeth Debicki, Tom Hollander
Broadcaster: BBC (United Kingdom), AMC (USA)
Splitting Up Together
Creator: Mette Heeno (Park Road – series)
Directed by Hella Joof
With Maria Rossing, Peter Plaugborg, Stine Schrøder Jensen, Katrine Greis-Rosenthal, Esben Dalgaard
Broadcaster: TV 2 Denmark A/S
Creator: Sayed Kashua (Arab Labor – series)
Directed by Shay Capon
With Yousef Sweid, Ruba Blal-Asfour, Yasmin Churi, Adham Bachus
Broadcaster: Keshet Broadcasting, IBA Israel Broadcasting Authority
In addition, two episodes of the Netflix series “Cooked” will be shown as part of the Culinary Cinema programme. The series, produced by Alex Gibney, is based on Michael Pollan’s eponymous bestseller.