Plus David Attenborough goes to Netflixby Chris Harvey / March 6, 2019 / Leave a comment
Published in April 2019 issue of Prospect Magazine
Jodie Comer as Villanelle in Killing Eve Our Planet Netflix, 5th April “From the creators of Planet Earth…” It’s not hard to imagine the cinema advert for this epic series, which boasts not only original producer Alastair Fothergill but David Attenborough, both tempted from the BBC to Netflix. Attenborough entered his nineties in 2016, the year he presented Planet Earth II. It proved to be an enthralling visual plea to protect our world’s biodiversity. This eight-part series, four years in the making, promises visual splendours to match or even eclipse its forebears. Game of Thrones Sky Atlantic, 15th April It’s been more than 18 months since the thrilling finale of series seven of the most-watched television show in the world, and with only six episodes to go before the end of the whole show, feverish excitement reigns. Can anything stop the advancing zombie army of the Night King—now armed with an undead dragon. We can expect film-length episodes, huge battle scenes, and if past form is anything to go by, sex, death, horror, torture and, yes, emotional complexity. Killing Eve BBC One Fleabag-creator Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s witty take on Luke Jennings’s novel Codename Villlanelle took six months to make the leap from BBC America to BBC Three, where it was an instant hit. There’s unlikely to be such a lag for series two (it airs in the US on 7th April) now on BBC One. It’s not exactly a spoiler to say that the assassin Villanelle (Jodie Comer) survived her stabbing by her British security service adversary Eve (Sandra Oh)—she’s been seen alive and well wearing a Pop Art onesie.