New to SoHo in January

Season four of True Detective will screen 9.30 Mondays from January 15 on Sky’s SoHo channel.

The six-part series is subtitled Night Country and teams Jodie Foster and pro boxer-turned-actor Kali Reis in a partnership that fans hope will rival the Matthew McConaughey-Woody Harrelson dynamic of the original eight years ago.

The screenplay, by Issa López (Tigers Are Not Afraid, Secondary Effects), follows their investigation into the disappearance of eight men from Alaska’s Tsalal Arctic Research Station.

Killing Eve’s Fiona Shaw and Christopher Eccleston co-star.

Murder in Boston (8.30 Saturdays from, January 20) is a three-part docuseries about the 1989 shooting of a white couple allegedly by an African-American.

Decider hailed it as “a bold exploration of racial tensions and discrimination in a city that has long been touted as progressive” while NPR said it’s “what a docuseries should look like.

“Events are covered efficiently; context is given room to breathe, to occupy the space it needs. A lot of such projects are disposable and sensational, offering less light than heat. But this is one that gets the balance right.”

Bookie (7.30 Thursdays from January 4) is a comedy series about the travails of a veteran sports bookie in LA.

The Chicago Sun-Times said the opening episode shows “terrific promise” with its dark humour and sense of impending doom.

Sebastian Maniscalco, Omar Dorsey, Andrea Anders, Vanessa Ferlito, Jorge Garcia, Maxim Swinton and Charlie Sheen star.

It went to air late last month on Max (and can be streamed on Neon) whereas another ‘new’ comedy, Frank of Ireland (8.30 Thursdays) is nearly three years old.

The Channel 4 series stars siblings Brian and Domhnall Glesson as best mates in what The Times dubbed an “x-rated Dumb and Dumber, a Co Dublin Peep Show, a foul-mouthed Father Ted“.

But the show divided critics and ran for only one season.

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