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.
60 Days In
60 Days In
In this ground-breaking experiment, a group of innocent people surrenders their freedom, volunteers to be locked up as convicted criminals and willingly enters the dangerous world of incarceration in an effort to see if they can survive life in jail. For 60 days, the participants live among the facility's general population without officers, fellow inmates, or staff knowing their secret. Around the clock, cameras capture this unparalleled access to the jail as they document the extraordinary personal journeys of the participants and bring problems within the system to light-all the while giving the viewers a firsthand, unfiltered look at life behind bars.
Series, United States, English, Crime, Documentary, Real Life, Society & Culture
A meteorite is on collision course with Earth. The chances to survive in Europe are slim to none. From the perspective of a normal Berlin family, we show the possibly last days of mankind. The impending catastrophe sets in motion the reorganisation of society as we know it, leaving only one question what would you do if you had only 8 days left to live?
Christiane Paul, Mark Waschke, Lena Klenke
Series, Germany, German, English Subtitles, Drama, Mini Series, Thriller
You get the drift - get a bunch of over-achievers, bung 'em into an impossible location, throw seemingly impossible challenges at them and tell them to get on with it. Apart from their way-above average physicality, these guys need to be cunning, resourceful and manipulative enough to be the last one standing.
Everyday Australian survivors, The Contenders, take on the challenge of pitting against The Champions, a team that comprises of sports, entertainment and public figures at the top of their game, for a chance to win $500,000.
Bullets is an intelligent mix of crime serial, espionage thriller, and political drama, set against the atmospheric backdrops of Helsinki, the criminal underworld of Belgium, and the troubled streets of Georgia.
Directed by Minna Virtanen. Krista Kosonen, Sibel Kekilli, Tommi Korpela
Series, Finland, Finnish, English Subtitles, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Part of the carnival season is it's carnival food. But sometimes some carnivals have their own cuisines. Anthony Anderson, from Black-ish, becomes a carnival follower throughout the country for the sole purpose of sampling the food.
Award winning comedian and well-known gaming and technology fan Dara O Briain hosts his third comedy series celebrating the world of video games. Part comedy panel show, part physical game show, and wholly competitive, each week Dara is joined by his core team of respected games expert and comedian Ellie Gibson and comedians and team captains, gaming fan Steve McNeil and gaming muggle Sam Pamphilon.
Dara O Briain, Ellie Gibson, Steve McNeil, Sam Pamphilon
Series, United Kingdom, English, Comedy, Game Show
An international espionage thriller starring Mark Strong as Max Easton, an ex-spy brought back into the field to avenge the death of his son - who had followed in his footsteps. He soon finds himself at the heart of a covert intelligence war and a conspiracy to profit from the spread of chaos throughout the Middle East. The story unfolds across the UK, U.S., Iran, Lebanon and France and contains a profound political dimension that asks questions about the connection between the representatives of the people and the big industries that profit from global conflicts. It's a story of supremely high stakes, a conspiracy that could topple governments and includes hostage rescues, shoot-outs, and manhunts.
Directed by Simon Maxwell, Matthew Parkhill. Anastasia Griffith, Mark Strong, Joe Dempsie
New Series Premiere. This uplifting, warm, and insightful series sees experts and job coaches highlight the skills and talents of people with disabilities, helping them find jobs that can harness their
Series, United Kingdom, English, Adult, Documentary
Mobile phone footage, first-person testimony, and images captured in the moment tell the story of the chaos and panic that occurs when flights are hit by disaster - from mid-air fires, to freeway crashes, to mid-flight collisions, these disasters become all too frighteningly real.
Since 2012 the footballing world has shrunk a little bit with European teams crossing the Atlantic to play in association football 'friendly' exhibition matches in the US. As it's popularity has grown, so too has its scope, and now includes China and Australia.
Series, United States, English, Football, Soccer, Sport
Taking history in school means learning about things like how various government bodies and wars helped shape the world into what it is today. Learning history from this show means hearing about the fun stuff - how sex has impacted the way people govern, learn and do just about everything. The program traces the history of sexuality from ancient Greece to current America.
Djakarta, Beth Bailey, David Eisenbach
Series, United States, English, Adult, Documentary, Historical, Society & Culture
According to documents that were declassified by the FBI in 2014, Adolf Hitler may have survived World War II and fled to South America following the fall of Nazi Germany. In this series, a team of investigators - led by 21-year CIA veteran Bob Baer and war crimes investigator John Cencich - undertakes a definitive search with the goal of finding out whether the notorious dictator actually survived the war and pulled off one of history's greatest disappearing acts.
Bob Baer, John Cencich
Series, United States, English, Documentary, Historical
With a viewing audience of up to 50 million per episode, this popular Chinese dating show is a cultural phenomenon. A lone male suitor has to impress a panel of 24 single women, who can then register their interest or disinterest in the man through the use of their podium lights. Popular host Meng Fei oversees the action in front of a large studio audience.
Series, China, Mandarin, English Subtitles, Entertainment
Knightfall is the story of The Knights Templar, one of the most powerful entities in history, guardians of the Holy Grail and the road to Jerusalem, founders of the modern banking system and inspiration for Arthurian legends. The series chronicles the actual events leading up to and following the persecution, downfall and eventual burning at the stake of the Knights Templar. Stars Tom Cullen and Padraic Delaney.
Tom Cullen, Padraic Delaney, Simon Merrells
Series, United States, English, Drama, Historical, Religion
Les Norton is a country bloke from outback Queensland who blows into Sydney on the run from a troubled past. He lands a job as a bouncer at an illegal casino and finds himself dragged into a web of underground criminality.
Although Aki Light looks like a schoolboy he's really a robot. He lives with his creator, Dr. Light, as his son, and he has a human sister called Suna. Their home is Silicon City, where humans and robots happily coexist. However there are rogue robots who are continuously on the attack. Luckily Aki is also Mega Man, and he keeps the city safe. Fighting alongside him are Mega Mini, a miniature robot who lives in Mega Man's forehead, Suna, and their pet robot dog, Rush.
Alexa Crowe is not the kind of person who wears her heart on her sleeve, so there's much that remains hidden about her other that she's a widow and she was once a cop. But she must have been good at her job because her former colleague DI Kieran Hussey uses her as a consultant on his hard-to-solve cases. And that's just as well, because with Alexa on the job, they don't remain unsolved for long.
Lucy Lawless, Bernard Curry, Ebony Vagulans, Lindsay Farris, Brad MacDonald.
An American art curator for the super-wealthy, including her husband, Georgina was once an outsider to the dizzying world of superyachts, helicopters, fast cars and multi-million dollar artwork hanging in opulent villas. No trophy wife, she sets about piecing together the mysterious details of her husband's death and secret life, which soon puts her in the centre of a dangerous set of people and circumstances.
Georgina finds herself.
Julia Stiles, Anthony LaPaglia, Lena Olin, Iwan Rheon, Dimitri Leonidas, Roxane Duran
Series, United Kingdom, English, Crime, Drama, Mini Series, Thriller
Sexplora explores sexuality with both an irreverent and scientific bent. Like coitus interruptus following thirty minutes of orgasmic television focused on sex and IQ, the series cover various unequivocal topics including orgasm, masturbation, vulva, fetichism, libido, and the penis. In each episode, we entice scientists of all genders to try and better understand where our basic instincts stem from. Faced with theoretical knowledge backed by practical experience and illustrated by experts in the field, host Lili Boisvert receives surprising and instructive answers to her many questions.
Series, France, French, English Subtitles, Adult, Documentary, Medical
Tattoo is an ancient art not relegated to one continent or one people. The producers travel around the world to seek out and learn how ancient tribal rites are carried into today as part of a tattoo culture that lets people know of their heritage. Each episode focuses on a particular part of the world and the people practicing this unique art which expresses ones true ancient art.
Candy Palmater, Jordon Bennett, Aman Jepri
Series, Canada, English, Arts & Culture, Documentary
It's estimated that 1 in 20 students work in the sex industry. Some have found alternate ways to pay off their student loans - from stripping and web-camming, to escorting and porn. Undergrads complain that the rising cost of rent, food, and bills canít be covered with a part time job on minimum wage.
Instead, they are utilising the abundance of social media platforms to create secret profiles with X rated hashtags. This two-part series sees students charging for their bodies in person and online. While it may be rewarding for some, it has consequences for others.
Series, United Kingdom, English, Adult, Documentary, Mini Series, Society & Culture
When two high school teachers discover students are sharing explicit photos of their underage friends and peers online, the revelation has devastating consequences for the students and their families. Tackling themes of misogyny, privacy, sexuality and sexualisation, online exploitation, masculinity and gender, the series uses this singular event as a way of exploring some of the most pressing issues of our time and offering a vital portrait of modern, multicultural Australia.
Asher Keddie, Richard Roxburgh, Sam Reid, Jessica De Gouw, Luca Sardelis, Yazeed Daher, Kavitha Anandasivam, Alex Cusack
The New York Times Presents: The Weekly is a new documentary TV series from The New York Times, bringing unparalleled journalism to the screen. Each half-hour episode features a Times journalist investigating one of the most pressing issues of the day. With more than 1,550 journalists scattered across 160 countries, The Times produces 2,500 stories a week - investigative reports, political scoops, cultural dispatches. And each week, this show chooses to tell one of these stories in a visual and unforgettable way.
Series, United States, English, Current Affairs, Documentary, News
How true are the 'true stories' genre from Hollywood? This series looks at the background stories of movies and series which are ostensibly based on real stories, but perhaps there's been more than a little editing of the true truth.
Nathanjohn Carter, Stuart Whelan, David Galea, Andy Wolf, Ash Holmes, Ty Hurley, Georgina Parren.
Based on the New York Times bestseller and Pulitzer Prize-nominated novel, The Son is a sweeping family saga that spans 150 years and three generations of the McCullough family. The ten-episode, one-hour drama traces the story of Eli McCullough's (Pierce Brosnan) transformation from good-natured innocence to calculated violence, as he loses everything on the wild frontier, setting him on the path to building a ranching-and-oil dynasty of unsurpassed wealth and privilege. The Son deftly explores how Eli's ruthlessness and a quest for power triggers consequences that span generations, as the McCulloughs rise to become one of the richest families reigning in Texas.
Directed by Brian McGreevy, Philipp Meyer, Lee Shipman. Pierce Brosnan, Elizabeth Frances, Jacob Lofland
Series, United States, English, Drama, Historical, Western
Richard Ayoade wants to make travelling more fun, more efficient, and less tedious. In this four-part series, he shows us how to have the most culturally efficient holiday possible...with all the boring bits taken out.
Series, United Kingdom, English, Documentary, Entertainment, Travel
Benjamin and mum Jenny look for the ties of blood that bind China and Australia today and have kept its people at odds in the past. They travel from Caloundra to Canton in search of mysterious family roots.
Series, Australia, English, Documentary, Entertainment
Wild Kai Legends sees passionate hunter, Jack Terei, team up with New Zealand hunting legends for a series of rugged pursuits in locations scattered around the country. Every episode the hard-case Kiwi heads to a community and meets up with a young hunting icon who eats, sleeps and breathes hunting. Over the course of three days, he's taken on a hardcore hunting adventure by a local who knows the area like the back of their land.
Series, New Zealand, English, Cooking, Documentary, Food/Wine, Society & Culture