New to SoHo in February

Next month Sky’s SoHo2 will premiere the abolitionist drama The Good Lord Bird (9.30 Wednesdays from February 19).

The Showtime series stars Ethan Hawke as abolitionist John Brown but is told from the perspective of a teenage slave.

Hawke this month told US TV critics of his character’s controversial reputation: “If you read his letters from prison before his was hung, he’s clearly not insane. He’s definitely sane. You might not like him or believe in his cause, but he was definitely sane. They were well-written letters, and they’re very persuasive.”

Black-ish’s Joshua Caleb Johnson, Orlando Jones, Steve Zahn and David Morse co-star.

Also new will be White House Farm (SoHo, 8.30 Wednesdays from February 5).

The true-crime dramatisation investigates how three generations of one family were murdered at their isolated farm 35 years ago.

It went to air last week in the UK, where the Financial Times said the ITV series “takes on conflicting evidence with exceptional care and poignancy“.

Stephen Graham (The Virtues), Freddie Fox (King Arthur: Legend of the Sword), Cressida Bonas (Tulip Fever), Alfie Allen (Game of Thrones), Stephen Graham (Line of Duty), Mark Addy (Game of Thrones), Gemma Whelan (Game of Thrones), Mark Stanley (Game of Thrones) and Alexa Davies (Grantchester) star.

McMillions (SoHo, 9.30 Tuesdays from February 4) is a documentary series chronicling the stranger-than-fiction story of an ex-cop turned security auditor who rigged McDonald’s Monopoly game promotion for a decade, stealing millions of dollars and building a vast network of co-conspirators across the U.S. Reads the blurb:

The series will draw on exclusive first-hand accounts and archival footage, featuring: the FBI agents who brought down the gaming scam; McDonald’s corporate executives, who were themselves defrauded; the lawyers who tried the case; and the culprits and prize-winners who profited from the complicated scheme, as well as the individuals who were often unwittingly duped into being a part of the ruse.

Back for new episode will be S8 of Homeland (SoHo2, 8.30 Mondays from February 10), S2 of Kidding (SoHo2, 7.30 Thursdays from February 13), S4 of High Maintenance (SoHo2, 8.30 Thursdays from February 13), S7 of Strike Back (SoHo, 8.30 Sundays from February 16) and S7 of Last Week Tonight With John Oliver (SoHo2, 7.30 Mondays from February 17).

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2 Responses to “New to SoHo in February”

  1. HD may be the norm (well almost in NZ), but this is why I mainly visit your site, I’ve been able to book my future viewing. I saw the first episode of White House Farm on ITV while in the UK over Xmas, it’s very well written and I was going to watch it online, I’ll wait now.

  2. Thanks for the feedback, Darren. It’s a good steer to have in going forward …

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