A selection of the new and returning series coming soon to free-to-air TV in the coming weeks that we think you should know about. For IceTV members, there's no need to wait. You can already set them to automatically record at home when they arrive.
Wed, 5 May 2021
New series commencing 5/5/21. Art Works is a new weekly half-hour show dedicated to exploring the full spectrum of the arts in Australia. Hosted by arts broadcaster Namila Benson, each week it will aim to reset the national artistic conversation featuring a palette of ideas to include everyone.
Series 3 commences 15/5/21. Black Mirror taps into the collective unease about the modern world. These stand-alone dramas are sharp, suspenseful, satirical tales that are equal parts clever shocking and disturbing.
New Series 12/5/21. Cat Hogan arrives at her childhood home in the hours after her mother's death, but things aren't quite adding up, and she starts to suspect her father Jim may know more than he's letting on.
new series 1 commencing 18/5/21. Political dissent finds expression in food as Sophia cooks Fishballs and curry sauce. We meet a chef who made a protest cookbook and a Black woman making a statement by foraging.
New series premiere 10/5/21. Damien Dunne is dreaming about his upcoming MMA fight. He's awoken by his younger sister, Laura pointing a gun at him. Damien grabs the gun and returns it to his older brother Wesley, a member of one of the local drug gangs, The Hill Crew.
Things change exponentially in the Butler household, when wife and mother, Em, decides now that the kids are off her hands, it's time to go back to work. But this isn't about to happen without some radical transformation of things at home.
Peter Helliar, Lisa McCune, Darren Gilshenan, Nikki Britton, Phil Loyd, Willow Ryan-Fuller, Vivien Turner.
New season premieres 18/5/21. Warm-hearted and uplifting, the new season of Love on the Spectrum continues to tell the stories of people on the autism spectrum as they navigate the world of dating and relationships.
Series, Australia, English, Documentary, Real Life
New Series 1 commencing 18/5/21. The peaceful life of Antoine Habert, a young Parisian businessman, experiences turmoil after seeing a news report coming from Syria, in which he recognises his dead sister, Anna.
Felix Moati, Melanie Thierry, Souheila Yacoub, James Floyd, James Purefoy
The dimensions are different in the Outback - they're simply much, much larger. And this is especially true of the long-haul trucking industry, when goods and services are transported from one end of the country to the other, across some of the most inhospitable terrain on the planet. And like the mail, neither wind, nor storm, nor flood, nor fire will prevent these monstrous road-trains, driven by some of the toughest and most interesting characters in the industry, from getting through.
New Series 9/5/21. The Virus That Shook The World is an epic, global documentary series that tells the biggest story of our generation through intimate and personal human stories. Filmed in more than 20 countries, it will explore the universal themes of death, family, power and inequality through the eyes of an extraordinary cast of characters and their collective experience of the pandemic's impacts. Following the path of the virus, the series will be in the unique position of treating the world as its precinct, and the global population as its cast.
New Series 1 commencing 19/5/21. Rick heads to the place where his passion for Cornwall began - his family home at Trevose Head on the north Cornish coast, where as a child he would go fishing with his father. He explores the wild yet beautiful landscape of the Land's End peninsula with the artist Kurt Jackson, before heading to the tranquillity of an heritage apple orchard preserved by head gardener John Harris. Here Rick picks some apples to make his mother's Apple Charlotte pudding.
New series 1 commencing 15/5/21. The impulsive and unconventional Charlotte Heywood swaps her quiet rural home for the intrigues and dalliances of a seaside town. BAFTA-winning writer Andrew Davies brings Jane Austen's unfinished last novel vividly to life.
New Series 12/5/21. A murder is committed inside the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Stella's former client is caught red handed over the body. The victim is the young assistant to the Prime Minister and the police is in no doubt as to how things went down. Stella decides to take on the case and is determined to figure out exactly what happened. It doesn't take long until powerful individuals have started to meddle in the case.
Heida Reed, Sara Dogg Asgeirsdottir, Thorsteinn Gudmudsson
Series, Iceland, Icelandic, English Subtitles, Crime, Drama
New Series 11/5/21. Esme Lukasa, a Nigerian girl, is found dead at a bus stop outside a Direct Provision Centre for asylum seekers. A team of detectives, led by Inspector Jen Rooney, begin an investigation into the refugee centre where the victim lived, Tension and mistreatment arise between the police and the refugees. Caught up in the investigation are Wayne, the centre's manager who reveals a second girl, Flora, is missing, and Abeni, the victim's neighbour whose teenage son Isaiah was a close friend of Esmes.
Former Detective Chief Inspector Colin Sutton, offers a rare insight into exactly what happens after the most violent of crimes has been committed, by revisiting cases he led, examining the aspects of the crime itself, through to the crucial breakthrough moment when the suspect was identified and arrested.
Series, United Kingdom, English, Crime, Documentary
New series 13/5/21.Marie and Viktor return to Prague after 12 years in exile. Suddenly Viktor disappears in dramatic circumstances and Marie must find him in a Czechoslovakia that is far from being free - and with the spy agencies of several countries watching her.
Series, Czech Republic (Czechia), Czech, English Subtitles, Thriller