With thriller, drama or fantasy, the back-to-school series catalog promises long evenings.
The Old Man
A former CIA agent specializing in delicate missions during the Cold War, Dan Chase lives out his old days as a recluse. When his former employer starts looking for serious lice, Dan has to run for save his skin. On the road, he leaves a few corpses, signs that he is still sharp for his age and hides quite a few tricks up his sleeve. Jeff Bridges deploys in the main role a remarkable gravity and its action scenes immerse you in prolonged apnea. Around him, a sparkling cast bringing together John Lithgow, Amy Brenneman and Leem Lubany gives this thriller a hell of a depth.
In October on Disney +. Series created by Jonathan E. Steinberg and Robert Levine.
Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power
There were still corners to explore in Tolkien’s fantastic saga. Thus, several thousand years before the quests of the Hobbit and of The Fellowship of the Ring, this new version returns to Middle-earth to witness the ultimate alliance between Men and Elves, the fall of the island kingdom of Númenor, the advent of the Rings of Power and Sauron. 2022 sports another blockbuster able to compete with dragons.
From September 2 on Prime Video. Series created by JD Payne and Patrick McKay.
The creators of Trier are back with a wonderfully hilarious story, which presses on contemporary nagging pains. In a town hit by desertification and boredom, Linda and Tom are crumbling under debt. Driven by necessity, their desperate plan triggers a devastating domino effect despite themselves. With this dark, funny and bittersweet thriller, the trio of screenwriters thwarts the hypocrisy of social norms with malignant writing, wondering how far individuals can remain without reacting under the steamroller of a modernity that despises them. In the middle of a trombinoscope of characters with a subtle thickness, the actress Bérengère McNeese pulls out the big game.
In October on La Une. Series created by Stéphane Bergmans, Benjamin d’Aoust, Matthieu Donck.
Olivier Assayas revisits in this HBO miniseries in eight episodes – which caused a sensation at the last Cannes Film Festival – his homonymous film released in 1996. Alicia Vikander takes over the role of Mira, an American actress who came to Paris to play Irma in a remake of the river film The vampires (1915, Louis Feuillade). Following an incredible shoot under the leadership of the whimsical and disillusioned director René Vidal (Vincent Macaigne), Irma Vep review, in derision and dramaall the stigmata of an alienated industry in the 21st century by algorithms and market shares.
From September 15 on Be TV. Series created by Olivier Assayas.
Atlanta (season 3)
Difficult to hide his excitement as the Belgian broadcast of the third season ofAtlanta is finally confirmed. The continuation of the series signed Donald Glover, stunning in its format and relevance, was delayed for four years. Experienced in comedy, social and political commentary, Glover explores the metaphysical dimensions of his writing and invites his characters to Europe, where they will have to adapt to new situations, opening the way to jewels of dialogue. Pure enjoyment.
From September 27 on Be Series. Series created by Donald Glover.
Definitely, 2022 recycles old hits and true stories with relentless regularity. The series cultivate their fascination for biographical stories inspired by prominent personalities (The Dropout) Where intriguing (Inventing Anna). From 08/09, Mike (Disney+) enters the running to tell in a short format, hard-hitting and disturbingly ironic, the fate of an extraordinary champion: Mike Tyson, his successes, his setbacks, his victims inside and outside the ring. In terms of various facts that have made the headlines, Jessica Biel (The Sinner) returns on 10/12 in candy (Disney+), dark and thrilling tale of adultery and savage murder in the heart of 80s America, also with the formidable Melanie Lynskey (Yellowjackets). The ghosts of the past that come back to haunt us are not only inspired by reality. Thus, in the course of the fall, Netflix swings us in the paws wednesday: magico-acid spin-off with a prestigious cast (Jenna Ortega, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Gwendoline Christie) centered on the marvelous plague of The Addams Family. In the meantime, from 09/14, it’s another madeleine that Netflix will bring back to the tea party: a millennial reboot of Hartley, hearts raw. Sensitive souls do not abstain.