Here's a partial list of what to expect on TV this month:
• NOS4A2 (AMC). Pronounced "Nosferatu," this vampire tale is based on the 2013 novel by Joe Hill (Stephen King's son), and stars Zachary Quinto as a diabolical member of the undead who squires away children to "Christmasland." Ashleigh Cummings plays the heroine in this tale.
• Black Mirror (Netflix). The three episodes, which comprise season 5, includes "Rachel, Jack and Ashley Too" starring Miley Cyrus.
• The Handmaid's Tale (Hulu). Vengeance will be June's (Elisabeth Moss) as the third season gets underway. Bradley Whitford -- as Joseph Lawrence, one of the rare good guys -- becomes a series regular, while Christopher Meloni, as Commander Winslow also joins the cast.
• The Cold Blue (HBO). In 1943, director William Wyler collected footage for his 1944 documentary, Memphis Belle: A Story of a Flying Fortress. Belle's flight crew was one of the first to have completed 25 missions, when most B-17F's had been shot down before ever reaching that milestone. This remarkable film has restored some of the color footage that Wyler did not use.
• Armistead Maupin's Tales of the City (Netflix). This 10-episode reboot of the '93 miniseries is set in present-day San Francisco, and will include some of the original cast (Laura Linney, Olympia Dukakis, Paul Gross and Barbara Garrick), who will be joined by Ellen Page, Victor Garber and Molly Ringwald.
• Designated Survivor (Netflix). Netflix offers a reprieve for this canceled network series -- still with Kiefer Sutherland.
• Big Little Lies (HBO). The original cast -- Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman, Laura Dern, Shailene Woodley, Zoe Kravitz and Adam Scott -- are joined by Meryl Streep.
• Tony Awards (CBS). James Corden is the host.
• Pose (FX). Ryan Murphy's groundbreaking drama about the '80s "ball culture" starts in 1990, with Patti LuPone as guest star.
• Los Espookys (HBO). Fred Armisen's Spanish-language comedy stars Ana Fabrega, Julio Torres, Cassandra Ciangherotti and Bernardo Velasco (with Armisen in a bit role only). In a surreal version of Mexico City, a group of friends creates and peddles horror to paying customers. With subtitles.
• Too Old to Die Young (Amazon Prime). Fans of Danish filmmaker Nicolas Winding Refn have a good idea of what to expect with this series: mayhem. The Quentin Tarantino of Copenhagen (the Pusher trilogy) heads to the underworld of LA, populated by the Mexican cartel and the Japanese crime syndicate Yakuza.
• City on a Hill (Showtime). A cop thriller set in Boston, 1992, stars Kevin Bacon as a corrupt FBI agent teamed with the noncorrupt assistant district attorney (Aldis Hodge), as they tackle a gang of armored car bandits.
• Euphoria (HBO). The Drake-produced high school drama with Zendaya.
• Das Boot (Hulu). This eight-episode sequel to the 1981 movie picks up in 1942, as the U-boat U-612 goes about its business. There's also a French resistance storyline. With Vicky Krieps (Phantom Thread), Lizzy Caplan, James D'Arcy.
• Grand Hotel (ABC). Eva Longoria is producing this prime-time soap about a luxury hotel in Miami Beach.
• The Hills; New Beginnings (MTV). The Hills is back with some original cast members, including Spencer Pratt, Brody Jenner and Heidi Montag.
• Years and Years (HBO). This Russell T. Davies six-parter from the BBC stars Emma Thompson as a politician circa 2019, and then moves forward 15 years.
• The Loudest Voice (Showtime). A miniseries from Spotlight's Tom McCarthy is based on Gabriel Sherman's book about Fox News, The Loudest Voice in the Room. Russell Crowe star as Roger Ailes, Naomi Watts as Gretchen Carlson and Seth MacFarlane as (former) public relations man Brian Lewis.
Style on 06/02/2019
Print Headline: June television offers new shows, some continuations