New to SoHo in March

Next month SoHo will hatch The Plot Against America (9.30 Tuesdays from March 17).

HBO’S adaptation of Philip Roth’s novel about an alternate America, in which Charles Lindbergh becomes president and turns the nation toward fascism, is the latest collaboration from The Wire’s David Simon and Ed Burns.

Entertainment Weekly dubbed the six-part series “a moving, terrifying saga of alt-reality fascism … Simon and Burns craft their story with remarkable texture, tracking the nation’s downward spiral from inside a besieged [Jewish] family’s living room.”

John Turturro, Zoe Kazan, Morgan Spector and Winona Ryder star.

Devs (8.30 Thursdays from March 19) is a sci-fi series from Alex Garland (Ex Machina, Annihilation) and is tipped to “fill the void” left by Mr Robot.

Reads the blurb: “After the disappearance of her boyfriend, a young computer engineer launches a dangerous investigation into her company’s development division and her mysterious employer.”

IndieWire thought it “an undeniably insightful … beautiful vision of a ghastly future” while TV Guide praised the “breathtaking visuals” but warned: “There’s a tediousness to the narrative that can make the series hard to latch onto.”

The Pale Horse (8.30 March 25 and April 1) is a two-part supernatural thriller from Sarah Phelps, who reinvented Agatha Christie for primetime with Ordeal by Innocence and The ABC Murders.

The Times called it “wonderful. It starts as a murder, but swiftly becomes a horror … real Wicker Man territory.”

But the Daily Mail reckoned “less of the hocus pocus would have made this a much better murder mystery”.

New to SoHo2 will be Breeders (8.00 Mondays from March 26).

According to the publicity, “It exposes the parental-paradox that it is possible to love your child to the ends of the Earth, while being apoplectically angry enough to want to send them there.”

Martin Freeman, Daisy Haggard and Michael McKean star.

Returning will be Soho’s Westworld (S3, 2.00/8.30 Mondays from March 16) and SoHo2’s Our Cartoon President (S3, 8.00 Mondays from March 2).

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