Staying In (TV) – July 22

Arts & Culture

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Adam Gunton

What We Do In The Shadows: Season 4

Coming soon, BBC

This hilarious mockumentary series follows the lives of four vampires on Staten Island, New York, who’ve lived together for hundreds of years. The last time we saw the undead housemates, Nandor was heading off to travel the world. Nadja and Lazlo were going to head back to England but Lazlo forced servant Guillermo to take his place so he could stay and look after the baby Colin Robinson who had just crawled out of his decomposed adult corpse. If you’re not caught up, then that probably sounds confusing but this show should be at the top of your watch list. It’s funny, brilliantly performed, fresh and inventive. Surprise guest stars have so far included Mark Hamill, Haley Joel Osment, Benedict Wong, Tilda Swinton, Wesley Snipes and more. I can’t wait to see who they rope in for season four!

The Longest Night

8 July, Netflix

This Spanish thriller is focused on a psychiatric prison where a serial killer has been incarcerated. One night, a group of armed men turn up at the prison, cutting off all communications, intent on capturing the serial killer for some unknown reason. However, the prison director resists their threats and decides to stand his ground and use the assets and people available to him. Expect violence, action, and cliff-hangers a plenty in this high-octane series. 

The Baby

7 July, Sky Atlantic

Here’s a deliciously dark, horror comedy for you. Natasha’s friends are all having babies and she can’t understand the appeal. But suddenly Natasha finds herself with a baby of her own to look after following a tragedy at the beach. However, this baby seems different. Where the baby goes, people die and it seems the baby is responsible. Poor Natasha finds herself at the mercy of this little terror. Where did the baby come from? What does it want? Natasha will have to answer these questions if she ever wants to get her life back.

The Terminal List 

1 July, Prime Video

Chris Pratt stars in this gritty action thriller. Pratt plays James Reece, who returns home after his entire platoon of Navy SEALs was ambushed during a covert mission. As he tries to settle back into normal life, Reece begins to question what happened and new evidence comes to light that says the ambush might not have been an accident. Queue some explosions, lots of guns and violence as Reece investigates what really happened and tries to deal with those responsible. The series is produced by Antonie Fuqua, the director of the incredible Training Day so expect good things.

Stranger Things 4 Volume 2 

1 July, Netflix

The last two episodes of series four of Stranger Things are going to be epic. The last one is two and a half hours long! Might as well be a film! Will Eleven get her powers back? Will the group be able to stop Vecna? Will Joyce Byers ever catch a break and just have a nice normal time? Will we ever be able to get Kate Bush’s Running Up That Hill out of our head? Who knows?! But savour these episodes because we’ve only got one more series after this! 

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