New to SoHo in June

SoHo will premiere a mini-seres adaptation of Umberto Eco‘s novel The Name of the Rose (9.30 Mondays from June 3).

The four-part thriller follows the Franciscan monk William of Baskerville (John Turturro) and his novice Adso von Melk (Damien Hardung) as they search for a serial killer in a secluded monastery in the Alps while being stalked by merciless inquisitor Bernard Gui (Rupert Everett), who prosecutes those who criticise the Pope.

The Name of the Rose went to to air in Europe in March, where Cineuropa described it as a “rich gothic thriller … The pleasure of watching this new series adaptation lies in the succession of twists and turns, skilfully captured on camera by the Irish photographer John Conroy and in the international cast’s excellent performances.”

City on a Hill (8.30 Tuesdays from June 18) is a Showtime drama set in the corrupt Boston police force of 25 years ago. Reads the blurb:

In the early 1990s, Boston was rife with violent criminals emboldened by local law enforcement agencies in which corruption and racism was the norm – and then it all changed in what was called the “Boston Miracle”. In this fictional account, assistant district attorney Decourcy Ward comes from Brooklyn and forms an unlikely alliance with a corrupt yet venerated FBI veteran, Jackie Rohr. Together, they take on a family of armored car robbers in a case that grows to involve, and ultimately subvert, the entire criminal justice system of Boston.

The cast includes Kevin Bacon, Aldis Hodge (Turn), Jonathan Tucker (Snowfall), Mark O’Brien (Halt and Catch Fire), and Jill Hennessy (Madam Secretary).

Jett (9.30 Wednesdays from June 19) is a Cinemax action series starring Carla Gugino as an ex-con top thief who’s forced back into crime by dangerous criminals.

“The series has been flying under the radar to a certain degree,” reports ScreenRant. “It certainly looks as though Jett will make a welcome addition to the growing lineup of Cinemax originals, while offering something a little different than what’s come before.

“It also feels as though this series might be a win for anyone still sore over the cancelation of the Gugino-starring Karen Sisco back in 2004.”

Also new will be S4 of Animal Kingdom (8.30 Fridays from June 14) while Saturday Box Sets will include Game of Thrones (S8), Outcast (S1), Nightfall (S2), Hell on Wheels (S5), Billions (S4), Ray Donovan (S4), Into the Badlands (S3), The Newsroom (S2), Chernobyl, Line of Duty (S5) and Strike Back (S3).

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