Another Month of Comics and Killers on SoHo

Two new comedies and another serial killer thriller are among next month’s highlights on SoHo.

Absentia stars Castle’s Stana Katic as an FBI agent who returns six years after being kidnapped to find herself implicated in a string of murders.

The Hollywood Reporter describes the Sony Pictures Television Networks series as “part thriller and part procedural with a touch of Nordic noir“.

The studio took an international approach to the series, casting actors from as far away as Uruguay and Mexico. Absentia is produced by Israel’s Masha TV, the team behind Homeland’s Israeli original, and directed by Oded Ruskin (False Flag). It was shot on an indie film schedule over 62 days in Bulgaria (standing in for Boston).

Absentia will screen 8.30 Mondays from November 6.

SoHo’s Thursday comedy block will be refreshed with White Famous and SMILF from November 23.

The former stars Saturday Night Live alum Jay Pharoah stars as a rising young African-American comedian who struggles to maintain his credibility while trying to become “white famous.”

It’s based on the experiences of Jamie Foxx, who also stars, and will air as the 9.00 lead-in to SMILF.

The latter stars Mr. Robot’s Frankie Shaw in what’s dubbed “a raw and honest comedic look at a single, 20-something whose desires for relationships, sex, and a career collide with the realities of young, single motherhood”.

Also new on SoHo next month will be seasons two of Berlin Station (8.30 Fridays from November 3), Good Behavior (8.30 Tuesdays from November 14) and Dice (10.00 Thursdays from November 30), and S8 of Shameless (9.30 Mondays from November 6).

And back for weekend box sets will be: Ballers (S3, November 4), Fear the Walking Dead (S3, November 4), Get Shorty (November 11), The Deuce (November 18) and Ray Donovan (S5, November 5).

And Ray Donovan fans can see Kerris Dorsey (Bridget) in the supernatural thriller, Totem, on November 29 — a month after its Halloween debut on Cinemax.

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