This week’s new trailers include lots of new drama that will be airing in 2018 as well as Channel 4’s latest comedy.
Here are the latest telly trailers to have hit the internet this week…
Britannia | Sky Atlantic, Thursday 18th January at 9pm
David Morrissey, Kelly Reilly, Zoe Wanamaker, Ian McDiarmid and Mackenzie Crook star in Sky Atlantic’s new anarchic drama.
Set in 43AD, Britannia follows the Roman army as they return to crush the Celtic heart of Britannia, a mysterious land led by warrior women and powerful Druids who claim to channel the powerful forces of the underworld.
Derry Girls | Channel 4, Thursday 4th January at 10pm
Channel 4’s newest comedy, written by Lisa McGee, which takes a look at the everyday lives of ordinary people living in extraordinary times.
Set in the early 90s, Erin and her friends are used to seeing their country on the nightly news and speaking in acronyms (The IRA, The UDA, The RUC). It’s a time of armed police in armoured Land Rovers and British Army check points.
But it’s also the time of Murder She Wrote, The Cranberries, MJ and Lisa Marie, Doc Martens, bomber jackets, The X Files, Nirvana and Wayne’s World. And while The Troubles may hang over her home town, Erin has troubles of her own.
Girlfriends | ITV, Wednesday 3rd January at 9pm
Phyllis Logan, Miranda Richardson and Zoë Wanamaker star in this new drama from Kay Mellor for ITV.
For life-long friends Linda, Sue and Gail, the years have flown by, yet their lives seem more complicated than ever. When Linda’s husband Micky vanishes from a cruise ship on their wedding anniversary Linda suddenly finds herself on her own for the first time in nearly 30 years.
Widowed and out of her depth she turns to her old friends Gail and Sue for support, who each have their own problems to face…
Grace and Frankie | Netflix, Friday 19th January
Lisa Kudrow joins Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin in the fourth season of Grace and Frankie.
The series follows these two women whose lives were turned upside down when their husbands left them after announcing that they were gay. They form an unlikely bond to face an uncertain future together and discover a new definition of “family,” with laughter, tears and plenty of mood enhancers along the way.
The new season will look into the love life of Grace’s daughter Brianna.
Kiri | Channel 4, Wednesday 10th January at 9pm
Sarah Lancashire stars in Channel 4’s emotional new drama from Jack Thorne. This new 4-part drama examines the abduction of a young black girl, named Kiri, who is soon-to-be-adopted by her white foster family, and the trail of lies, blame, guilt and notoriety that follows.
At the heart of the drama lies Miriam, an experienced, no-nonsense social worker who loves and believes in her job, but has a maverick and instinctive approach to protecting the children in her care. Miriam arranges for Kiri to have an unsupervised visit with her biological grandparents.
But when Kiri disappears during the visit, the fingers of suspicion and blame from the police, the press, and even her colleagues, point firmly at Miriam. As the media spotlight around the story intensifies, Miriam, as well as both sets of families, are forced to ask the toughest questions, not just of themselves, but of each other.
Save Me | Sky Atlantic, 2018
Suranne Jones, Stephen Graham and Lennie James star in Save Me, a new drama from the producers of Line of Duty for Sky Atlantic.
It’s the story of a most unlikely hero, Nelson Nelly Rowe and his search for Jody, his missing daughter. A daughter he hasn’t seen for thirteen years, more than half her life. Nelly’s a charmer, a chancer, a lover, a fighter, a liar. And now an estranged father accused of kidnapping the daughter he’s barely ever seen.
On his way to finding Jody, Nelly will save lives, find others who have been lost, reunite loved ones, make enemies from friends, risk his life and the lives of others close to him and continually end up back on his feet after finding himself flat on his face. He’s a man that faces a stark reality, as hard as it may be to admit, that in losing his daughter he finds himself.