New to SoHo2 in January

Three drama premieres, a new HBO doco season and the return of Bill Maher in a more prominent time slot distinguish next month’s coming attractions on SoHo2.

Only one of the drama series, Black Monday, which will air 8.30 Thursdays from January 24, is being fast-tracked within days of its Showtime launch.

It’s billed as the story of how a group of outsiders took on the blue-blood, old-boys club of Wall Street and ended up crashing the world’s largest financial system, a Lamborghini limousine, Don Henley’s birthday party, and the glass ceiling.

Don Cheadle (Avengers: Infinity War), Andrew Rannells (Girls), Regina Hall (Insecure),Paul Scheer (Veep), Carey Wilson (Gone Girl), Eugene Cordero (The Good Place), Michael JamesScott (For Real) and Kadeem Hardison (Cult) star.

Not quite as as hot off the satellite will be White Dragon (8.30 Wednesdays from January 9) and Waco (7.30 Wednesdays from January 3).

The former is a conspiracy thriller that aired three months ago in the UK (under the title Strangers) and Australia.

It stars John Simm as a university lecturer whose world who discovers his late wife (Strike Back’s Dervla Kirwan) — a high-ranking international development worker killed in a car accident in Hong Kong — was leading a dangerous double life.

Anthony Wong (Internal Affairs), Emilia Fox (The Tunnel), Katie Leung (Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire), Tom Wu (Skyfall) and Anthony Hayes (Animal Kingdom) co-star.

Waco is an Emmy-nominated dramatisation of the 1993 siege that became the longest gun battle in U.S. law enforcement history, leaving four ATF agents and six members of a religious sect dead.

Fifty-one days later, a fire engulfed the entirety of Mount Carmel, killing the remaining men, women, and children inside.

The six-part dramatisation, which screened nearly a year ago in the US, claims to reveal “hidden truths” behind the event and stars Taylor Kitsch, Michael Shannon and Andrea Riseborough.

The Hollywood Reporter thought it “unnervingly sympathetic” to sect leader David Koresh while Variety said: “Despite a partially successful attempt to set the record straight, Waco too rarely offers the kind of depth that would make the examination of these powerful motivations compelling.”

Spearheading a Saturday doco slot on SoHo2 will be John McCain: For Whom the Bell Tolls (January 5).

It will be followed by Swiped: Hooking Up in the Digital Age (January 12), which reveals startling revelations about online dating; Stolen Daughters: Kidnapped by Boko Haram (January 19), which chronicles the reunions of abducted Nigerian schoolgirls with their families; and Say Her Name: The Life and Death of Sandra Bland (January 26), which investigates the mysterious death of a political activist from Chicago in a Texas jail cell.

Sky is promoting the next run of Real Time With Bill Maher to 9.30 Sundays from January 20 on SoHo2, where it will screen a day earlier than its late-night Monday slot on SoHo.

Season three of High Maintenance will debut on January 24 (9.00 Mondays) while returning for Box Set Saturdays will be A Discovery of Witches, Pose, Sally4Ever, Camping and The People vs O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story.

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2 Responses to “New to SoHo2 in January”

  1. It’s a shame they can’t simulcast Bill Maher and Last Week Tonight, it’s easy to find on YouTube in HD within the hour.

  2. Great to see Bill Maher on the weekend now! Saturday would have been better but this is a gain!

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