What to Watch w/c 23rd August

Another week, another list of our top picks for this week…

From the exciting and long-awaited arrival of Candyman to cinemas to the return of Britannia S3 and the introduction of the iconic Sophie Okonedo to the cast, we can’t wait for you to get stuck in!

Britannia S3 – Tuesday 24th August @ 9pm | Sky Atlantic

In a world of mythic Celtic tribes, psychedelic druids and terrifying Romans, a young girl build’s a rebel alliance with a group of misfits in the third series of Jez Butterworth’s anarchic drama. There’s a radical transformation in Cait’s journey as the Chosen One, with a decision that will tie her to the future of her war-torn people and their ravaged land.

Gossip Girl S1 – Tuesday 24th August | available to view on BBC iPlayer

Eight years after the original website went dark, a new generation of New York private school teens are introduced to the social surveillance of Gossip Girl.

Paralympics Opening Ceremony – Tuesday 24th August @ 11.30am | Channel 4

The Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games begin on the 24th of August 2021, with 537 events from 22 sports to be contested.

Clickbait – Wednesday 25th August | Netflix

When a family man is abducted in a crime with a sinister online twist, those closest to him race to uncover who is behind it and why. Starring Betty Gabriel, Jalylin Fletcher and Camaron Engels.

Candyman – Friday 27th August | In cinemas

Directed by Nia DaCosta, Candyman picks is the ‘spiritual sequel’ to the original film. In the present day, a decade after the last of the Cabrini towers were torn down, visual artist Anthony McCoy (Yahya Abdul-Mateen II) and his girlfriend, gallery director Brianna Cartwright (Teyonah Parris), move into a luxury loft condo in Cabrini, now gentrified beyond recognition and inhabited by upwardly mobile millennials. Anxious to maintain his status in the Chicago art world, Anthony begins to explore these macabre details in his studio as fresh grist for paintings, unknowingly opening a door to a complex past that unravels his own sanity and unleashes a terrifyingly viral wave of violence that puts him on a collision course with destiny. Also starring Nathan Stewart-Jarrett.

Kevin Can F**k Himself – Friday 27th August | Amazon Prime

Set in Worcester, Massachusetts, the show explores the life of Allison McRoberts, a woman struggling to redefine her life amid an unhappy marriage to husband Kevin, an insensitive, unambitious man-child. Starring Candice Coke as Detective Tammy Ridgeway.

See S2 – Friday 27th August | Apple TV+

In season 2, Baba Voss (Jason Momoa) struggles to reunite his family. His estranged brother Edo has captured Baba’s daughter Haniwa, vowing to exact his revenge against his brother. Meanwhile, the threat of war looms between the Kingdom of Paya and the Trivantian Republic, drawing Baba and his family directly into the centre of the conflict. Starring Alfre Woodard and Archie Madekwe.

Vera S11 – Sunday 29th August | ITV

The series follows DCI Vera Stanhope, a dishevelled but talented Northumberland-based detective who is unconventional in her methods but consistent in her results – she always catches the criminal. With Ibinabo Jack.

Vigil – Sunday 29th August @ 9pm | BBC One

When a crew member is found dead onboard the Trident nuclear submarine HMS Vigil, police in Scotland are called in to investigate. The catch? The UK’s nuclear deterrent must remain unbroken, so the submarine stays on patrol and Detective Chief Inspector Amy Silva must go aboard to begin an investigation. Although the death was written off as an accidental overdose, Amy suspects foul play. But when the crew close ranks in the face of Amy’s questioning a new threat overshadows her inquiry. With Paterson Joseph, Lois Chimimba & Aisha Touissant.


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