Best new TV: June 2015
- Henry Northmore
- 14 May 2015
All the latest satellite and Netflix TV premieres, including: Sense8, Hannibal, Orange is the New Black and True Detective
Wondering what to watch on TV this June? Check out our highlights of the best new and returning series, then plan accordingly …
The Wachowskis (The Matrix) head to TV with this mind bending sci-fi as eight strangers in eight cities find themselves telepathically linked so they can share each other's knowledge and skills. Cast includes Naveen Andrews, Daryl Hannah and Tuppence Middleton.
Fri 5 June, Netflix.
Doll & Em – Season 2
Real life best pals Dolly Wells and Emma Mortimer play versions of themselves in this self-penned behind the scenes comedy, this time they are working on writing a theatre project after the disaster of PA/actor relationship in season 1.
Wed 3 June, Sky Atlantic, 10.10pm.
Hannibal – Season 3
Loosely based on Thomas Harris' series of novels and drawing inspiration from The Silence of The Lambs, Hannibal is the ultimate serial killer TV show. Classy, elegant, gory, violent, intelligent, slow and considered, beautifully shot with a rich absorbing storyline as the search for Dr Hannibal Lecter (Mads Mikkelsen) heads to Europe.
Mon 8 June, Sky Living.
Orange is the New Black – Season 3
Third season of the comedy drama following the life of Piper Chapman (Taylor Schilling) as she adjusts to her new life in prison coming up against fellow inmates, guards and needless bureaucracy.
Fri 12 June, Netflix.
True Detective – Season 2
Can the best new show of 2014 keep up the quality with a new cast and director? Nic Pizzolatto continues to write with Justin Lin stepping up to direct, while Colin Farrell, Vince Vaughn, Rachel McAdams and Taylor Kitsch take the lead in this dark crime drama.
Mon 22 June, Sky Atlantic.
A crew wake up on board a spaceship with memory of who they are or why they are there. Based on a comic book series by Joseph Mallozzi and Paul Mullie.
Mon 15 June, SyFy, 8pm.
Defiance – Season 3
Third series of the dystopian sci-fi set on a radically altered earth years after a disastrous war between humans and the Votans. Linked to a MMORPG of the same name.
Thu 18 June, SyFy, 9pm.
Falling Skies – Season 5
And it's a strong month for sci-fi. The fifth and final season of alien invasion action thriller Falling Skies produced by Steven Spielberg. Can Tom Mason (Noah Wyle) free the world from the evil alien invaders?.
Tue 30 June, FOX, 9pm.