New to SoHo in April

Hugh Laurie’s Britbox adaptation of Agatha Christie’s Why Didn’t They Ask Evans? will premiere on SoHo (9.30 Tuesdays from April 19).

About a vicar’s son who investigates the dying words of the victim of an apparent accidental fall from a clifftop, the three-part whodunit stars Will Poulter and Lucy Boynton under the direction of Hugh Laurie.

He also co-stars, along with Emma Thompson and Jim Broadbent.

Also exclusive to SoHo will be Showtime’s The Man Who Fell to Earth (8.30 Wednesdays from April 27).

Based on the Walter Tevis novel and the iconic David Bowie movie, it stars Chiwetel Ejiofor as a new alien character who arrives on Earth at a turning point in human evolution and must confront his own past to determine our future.

Bill Nighy, Naomie Harris, Clarke Peters, Annelle Olaleye, Jimmi Simpson and  Kate Mulgrew co-star.

Said an early review of the first two episodes that screened in the SXSW Film Festival, “Unlike a movie, early shows in a series mostly consist of the development of later episodes so it’s too soon to say whether or not this programme will be a success as a whole but it is certainly off to a promising start.”

Concurred IndieWire: “An out-of-this-world cast bolsters a fresh adaptation about an alien who lands in New Mexico, looking to save his dying planet.”

Who better than Succession’s Kieran Culkin to narrate Gaming Wall St (8.30 Wednesdays from April 13), a documentary series about the historic 2021 short squeeze of GameStop and how a group of armchair investors and online vigilantes helped expose the dark underbelly of Wall Street.

“This is a story that deserved more,” said TV Guide of its “attempts to explain what happened and how it happened, and give voice to those it happened to.

“It’s a lot of complex ideas to cover in such a short amount of time — you could spend two hours explaining what a ‘short squeeze’ is and newbie traders would still be confused — and as an exhaustive report of it all, Gaming Wall Street comes up short, but it tries.”

Decider was more enthusiastic: “If you loved the mix of harsh language and financial market minutiae that defined The Big Short, then from its narrative to its visuals, you’ll dig on Gaming Wall Street’s whole entire groove.”

SoHo will also premiere DMZ (9.30 Wednesdays from April 3) three days ahead of its Neon/Sky Go launch.

The comic book adaptation is set in the near future of civil war-torn US, when a medic is searching for her son amid the evacuation of New York City.

The Way Down: God, Greed, and the Cult of Gwen Shamblin (9.30 Saturdays from April 30) is another documentary series, about the controversial practices of the Remnant Fellowship Church and its leader.

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