New to SoHo2 in April

Aside from Game of Thrones’ swansong, SoHo2 has a more vibrant line-up of premieres in April than its sister channel.

Screening in order of their debuts will be:

Veep: Season Seven (7.30 Wednesdays from April 3)

The critically acclaimed series returns for its final season. Julia Louis-Dreyfus  leads an ensemble cast as Selina Meyer, the former president, who struggles to navigate uncharted political territory. Looking to get back to the Oval Office, can she shake off years of flubs and scandals?

Barry: Season Two (8.00 Wednesdays from April 3)

The Emmy-winning Barry returns for its second season, as the depressed, low-rent hitman Barry Berkman (Bill Hader) finds himself drawn into a community of acting students while on a job in LA. He wants to start a new life, but his criminal past won’t let him walk away. Can he find a way to balance the two worlds? Starring Bill Hader (Saturday Night Live), Henry Winkler (Happy Days), Stephen Root (Office Space), Sarah Goldberg (The Hummingbird Project) and  Anthony Carrigan (Gotham).

Catastrophe: Season Four (9.00 Thursdays from April 4)

Emmy nominees Rob Delaney and Sharon Horgan co-write and star in Catastrophe, a comedy following a disastrous couple who make a bloody mess as they struggle to fall in love. After Rob’s secret alcohol relapse ended in a dramatic car crash, he is forced to confess to Sharon. Meanwhile, Chris (Mark Bonnar) displayed an unexpected softer side towards Rob and an altogether less soft side to Fran’s (Ashley Jensen) obnoxious new boyfriend. Now, as Rob tries to head on the straight and narrow and Sharon attempts to support him, will the couple navigate the relentless tsunami of life’s challenges, or see their relationship finally submerged by it all? With health issues, new religious dalliances, a “briefcase of vegetables”, and ever-infuriating family members to contend with… what could possibly go wrong?

Fosse/Verdon (8.30 Wednesdays from April 10)

Spanning five decades, Fosse/Verdon explores the singular romantic and creative partnership between Bob Fosse (Sam Rockwell) and Gwen Verdon Michelle Williams). He is a visionary filmmaker and one of the theatre’s most influential choreographers and directors, and she is the greatest Broadway dancer of all time. Only Bob can create the ground-breaking musicals which allow Gwen to showcase her greatness, while only Gwen can realise the unique vision in Bob’s head. Together, they will  change the face of American entertainment – at a perilous cost.

SoHo2 also will premiere three HBO documentaries:

  • It’s a Hard Truth, Ain’t It (April 6): Follows 13 incarcerated men as they study filmmaking as a vehicle to explore their memories and how they ended up with decades-long sentences;
  • United Skates (April 13), about a community that joins forces in a racially charged environment to save the underground African-American subculture of roller skating; and
  • The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley (April 27), in which Oscar-winner  Alex Gibney investigates the rise and fall of Theranos, the one-time multibillion-dollar healthcare company founded by Elizabeth Holmes.

Back for Box Set Saturdays will be High Maintenance (S3), Crashing (S3), Orphan Black (S5), Black Monday and American Horror Story: Cult.

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