PICK OF DIGITAL & ON DEMAND TV
LUTHER: THE FALLEN SUN, NETFLIX
HE’S been languishing in jail for four years, but disgraced detective John Luther breaks free to face a terrifying new foe in a movie spin-off from the hit crime drama, which arrives on Netflix today. Luther, the cop who wears his overcoat like a superhero’s cape, was last seen on BBC1 at the end of series five in 2019, his habit of crossing the line (including a romance with serial killer Alice Morgan) having finally caught up with him. But here, the detective manages to
MOVIE MYSTERY Where The Crawdads Sing, 2.15pm, 8pm, Sky Premiere
ENCHANTING and exotic story based on the novel by Delia Owens. Normal People’s Daisy Edgar-Jones (pictured) does a superb job in the role of Kya, the mysterious ‘marsh girl’ accused of murder, while Taylor Swift supplies the Golden Globe-nominated song Carolina on the soundtrack.
DATING DOWN UNDER The Farmer Wants A Wife: Australia, 7.30pm, E4
FIVE strapping Aussie farmers are in search of a spouse as this dating escape the confines of his cell to track down a gruesome serial killer he failed to bring down. Haunted by the return of David Robey (Andy Serkis), who is now terrorising London, Luther will stop at nothing to nail him before his former police colleagues, including his old boss Martin Schenk (Dermot Crowley). Cynthia Erivo plays DCI Odette Raine, the officer charged with trying to catch Luther — or shoot him dead if he refuses to stand down. series begins a new run — and their first task is to pick five of this week’s eight singletons to return with them to their farms. It’s a refreshingly uncynical show for its genre, and has a fairly high success rate.
NEW U.S. COMEDY Unprisoned, Disney+
KERRY WASHINGTON (Scandal) and Delroy Lindo (The Good Fight) are the strong acting core of a series rooted in the real-life experiences of creator Tracy McMillan. Washington plays Paige, a perfectionist single mum and therapist whose life is thrown into turmoil when her dad, Edwin (Lindo), is released from prison and moves in with her. It’s a comedy about characters and relationships more than a relentless barrage of sitcom-style one-liners.