the last surviving member of a clan of vampire hunters, who is persuaded to join the effort to rid the land of Dracula’s terror with the aid of his awesome whip. Netflix instantly renewed it for a second season, which finds “Dracula and his legion of vampires preparing to rid the world of humans, but facing an unlikely trio of heroes who dare to stand in their way”. Armitage, who recently described his character as an “antiheroic, drunk, slightly foul-mouthed, irritable git”, also revealed a third season is on the way. Black Panther (Tuesday, 8.30pm, Premiere) premiered in cinemas earlier this year to the nowfamiliar claims that it wasn’t going to be your average, flavourless Marvel movie. It featured a cast of black actors playing many unstereotypical characters, which is terrific. There are occasional moments of levity. But as for the action: much sound and fury signifying nothing. The best scenes feature Michael B. Jordan, who featured in one of director Ryan Coogler’s earlier works, Fruitvale Station. Winning an Oscar each for Frances McDormand and Sam Rockwell, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (Sunday, 8.30pm, Premiere) makes its Foxtel debut this week. It tells the story of a mother who rents billboards to highlight police inaction on her daughter’s unsolved murder. It also stars Woody Harrelson and Peter Dinklage. Shot in black and white, and with an ensemble cast including Patricia Clarkson, Bruno Ganz, Emily Mortimer, Cillian Murphy, Kristin Scott Thomas and Timothy Spall, check out 2017’s The Party (Monday, 8.30pm, Masterpiece). Janet (Scott Thomas) is a politician, who holds a party to celebrate her promotion to shadow minister. Add guests, and red wine, and you end up with a train wreck.
Castlevania season two, on Netflix