New to SoHo in March

The Looming Tower, an ambitious Hulu dramatisation of the FBI-CIA turf war that may have led to 9/11, will screen 8.30 Thursdays from March 15 on SoHo.

“Through the first three of its 10 hours, this adaptation of Lawrence Wright’s Pulitzer-winning book is the sort of slice of history that one used to find on HBO: sturdy, serious and star-studded,” said The Hollywood Reporter.

“The source material provides an ensemble of flawed heroes — brilliant men whose difficulties with teamwork or refusal to set bureaucratic agendas aside yielded a Greek tragedy of cautious Cassandras, each ignoring the other in a cacophony of insufficiently heeded warnings.”

It stars Jeff Daniels (The Newsroom), Tahar Rahim (The Last Panthers), Michael Stuhlbarg (The Shape of Water), Peter Sarsgaard (The Killing), Wrenn Schmidt (Outcast), Bill Camp (The Night Of) and Alec Baldwin.

Also new are Counterpart (8.30 Fridays from March 9), Save Me (8.30 Sundays from March 18), and the latest seasons of Billions (8.30 Tuesdays from March 27) and The Americans (9.30 Thursdays from March 29).

Billed as an espionage series about the mysterious world hidden beneath the surface of daily existence, Counterpart debuted to solid reviews a month ago on the Starz cable channel.

It stars J.K. Simmons (The Closer), Olivia Williams (The Sixth Sense), Harry Lloyd (Game of Thrones), Ulrich Thomsen (Banshee), Nazanin Boniadi (Homeland), Nicholas Pinnock (Fortitude), Sara Serraiocco (Francesco), Mido Hamada (24) and Jamie Bamber (Battlestar Galactica).

Save Me is a British series about a rogue who finds himself while searching for his missing daughter.

It premieres next week on Sky Atlantic in the UK and stars The Walking Dead’s Lennie James (who wrote the six-part thriller), Doctor Foster’s Suranne Jones and Boardwalk Empire’s Stephen Graham.

“It’s set in and around a south London housing estate, and features a central character plunged into a noirish nightmare,” The Killing Times reports.

“By that description you might think that Save Me is Scandi-style dark, but it’s not – there’s plenty of humour, incredible, flawed characters and a powerful story of redemption at its heart.”

SoHo also will premiere next month the HBO documentary, Atomic Homefront (March 13, 8.30), about a ticking time bomb of nuclear waste in the Missouri city of St Louis.

Filmed over three years, it chronicles the efforts of citizens and advocates as they take on government agencies, state representatives, big investors and the companies involved to ensure the air they breathe is safe.

And back for box set weekends in March are Bates Motel (S3), The Miniaturist, Mosaic, The Tunnel (S3), Hard Sun, Billions (S2) and The Assassination of Gianni Versace.

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