American series tinted by the colors of autumn

The saga Star Wars never stops growing. Andor (Disney+, from September 21), the latest addition to the Lucasfilm galaxy, signed Tony Gilroyfocuses on the eponymous character of Cassian Andor, played by Diego Luna (Narcos: Mexico City), and on his fight as a rebel hero against the Empire four years before the episodes of RogueOne.

Still at Lucasfilm, the fantastic series Willow developed by Jonathan Kasdan and Wendy Mericle (Disney+, from November 30), sequel to Ron Howard’s 1988 film of the same name produced by George Lucas, of course, revisits this magical universe where an evil queen and the forces of evil must be fought.

Almost thirty years after Neil Jordan’s film with Kirsten Dunst, Tom Cruise and Brad Pitt, Anne Rice’s novel Interview with the Vampire is still adapted to the screen, for the little one this time, and by Rolin Jones (AMC+, from October 2). In the new version, announced more queer, Sam Reid (Beautiful, The Newspaper) is Lestat, while Jacob Anderson (Game Of Thrones) appears as Louis and Bailey Bass as Claudia.

Steven Levitanthe creator of Modern Familycomes back with Reboot (Disney+, from September 20), a series in which the Hulu platform is shooting a reboot of Step Right Up – a sitcom family of the early 2000s for the very fictional shot – directed by an independent filmmaker, Hannah (Rachel Bloom, Crazy Ex Girlfriend), with a dysfunctional cast, including Johnny Knoxville (Jackass Forever) and Judy Greer (jawbreaker).

From cinema to series

Two directors have chosen to transpose their cinematographic universe into series for the giant of streaming global Netflix. The first, Guillermo del ToroOscar winner in 2018 for The Shape of Waterpresents himself his Cabinet of Curiosities (from October 25), an anthology series on some horrifying stories that he has meticulously selected. The first episode, for example, Dreams in the Witch Housewas directed by Catherine Hardwicke (Thirteen) based on a short story by HP Lovecraft and stars Rupert Grint (Harry Potter).

If we do not yet know the exact date of its release, wednesday, of Tim Burton, is undoubtedly the other event of the fall on Netflix. The filmmaker behind beetle juice tackles for its part the course of Wednesday (Jenna Ortega), the daughter of the Addams family, the time of eight episodes at the Nevermore Academy. Catherine Zeta-Jones and Luis Guzmán are respectively Morticia and Gomez Addams, and Christina Ricci, who was Wednesday in 1991 in the film The Addams Familyby Barry Sonnenfeld, plays a role that is still kept secret.

A dark autumn

The Idol (HBO, date not yet announced), new series from A24 co-written by The Weeknd, Reza Fahim and Sat Levinsonthe creator ofEuphoria, immerses the viewer in the twisted and decadent music industry in Los Angeles, where drugs, alcohol and sex often take over the art. A young pop-star played by Lily-Rose Depp has a tormented romantic relationship with the owner of a club (The Weeknd), also at the head of a mysterious cult… Musicians Troye Sivan and Kim Jennie, as well as Dan Levi (Schitt’s Creek) and Rachel Sennott (shiva baby) also take part in the adventure.

In The Midnight Club (Netflix, from October 7), from Mike Flanagana group of eight teenagers doomed by the disease meet each evening at midnight at the Brightcliffe Hospice to give themselves goosebumps by telling terrifying stories.

Magpie Murders (Masterpiece, PBS, from October 16) is a black series adapted from the success ofAnthony Horowitz by the author himself. Lesley Manville (Phantom Thread) plays an editor who is given the manuscript of a recently deceased writer and to whom the end seems to be missing.

Still on PBS, The US and the Holocaust (September 18) questions the inaction, or at the very least the inadequacy, of the Americans faced with the rise of Nazism in the 1930s in Germany. The documentary of Ken Burns, Lynn Novick and Sarah Botstein also draws parallels to the 2017 white supremacist protests in Charlottesville and the attack on the Capitol last year.

Meanwhile, in Europe

The fictional series The world of tomorrow (Netflix, due this fall), Katell Quillévéré (mend the living) and Helier Cistern (The office of legends), finally looks back on the birth of the French hip-hop movement in the 1980s and the rise to power of the group NTM, formed by JoeyStarr and Kool Shen, Dee Nasty, the first rap music DJ in France, and the dancer and graffiti artist Lady V.

More than sixty years after the first films with Romy Schneider, Netflix, again, offers an up-to-date vision of Elisabeth of Bavaria, better known as Sissi, with The Empress (from September 29). Beyond Sissi’s tumultuous relations with the court of Vienna, the German miniseries of Katrin Gebbe and Florian Cossen also addresses the European geopolitics of the 19e century.

Finally, The English (starting November 10), western written and directed by Hugo Blickco-produced by the BBC and Prime Video, chronicles a mother’s (Emily Blunt) quest for revenge following the death of her son.

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American series tinted by the colors of autumn