New “Dexter”, “Vertinsky”, “Morning Show”, “Wheel of Time”: the main series of autumn


Victoria Tolstoganova in the series “Official”

Autumn is rich in fantastic series, and will also delight the continuation of the stories already loved by the audience. In the upcoming season, we are watching alien atrocities, understanding the history of the relationship between Bill Clinton and Monica Lewinsky, watching the new episodes of “Dexter”, “Sexual Enlightenment” and “Morning Show”, and also remembering the 90s thanks to the remake of the teenage horror movie “I Know That you did last summer. “

Impeachment: American Crime Story

September 7, FX
Cast: Beanie Feldstein, Clive Owen, Sarah Paulson, Idi Falco

The third season of the American Crime Story project is dedicated to Bill Clinton's scandalous romance with Monica Lewinsky (she herself is on the list of producers). The script is based on Jeffrey Tubin's book The Wide Conspiracy: The Real Sex Scandal That Almost Toppled the President.


Beanie Feldstein in the TV series Impeachment: American Crime Story

According to the creator of the project Ryan Murphy, one day he met Lewinsky at a party and told her that her story can only be told by herself and no one else. He also immediately offered to join the number of producers and assured that he would not start work on the series without receiving her approval. Lewinsky agreed. According to her, she really appreciated the opportunity to tell about all well-known events from her side. Therefore, she actively participated in the work on the script and, as the creators of the 10-episode mini-series note, she constantly shared her thoughts, insights and memories with them.

The role of Lewinsky went to 28-year-old Bini Feldstein, who is remembered for the film “Lady Bird”. Clinton is played by Clive Owen, and Hillary Clinton is played by Idi Falco, famous for the series The Sopranos and Sister Jackie. Ryan Murphy's favorite Sarah Paulson is almost unrecognizable in the role of Linda Tripp, Lewinsky's girlfriend, from whose submission the story of the affair with the president became public.


September 9, “KinoPoisk HD”
Cast: Liza Yankovskaya, Vladimir Mishukov, Maria Kulikova, Polina Aug

Among the domestic premieres of the season is a series from the author of “Treason” and “Farsi Lessons” Vadim Perelman – about the disappearance of a person. But they are not looking for anyone here: it all starts with the appearance of a long-lost girl. The heroine of Liza Yankovskaya suddenly returns to her parents (they are played by Vladimir Mishukov and Maria Kulikova), remembering nothing about where she spent 10 years while she was considered missing. The event should be happy, however, as it turns out later, this mysterious return is just the beginning of new troubles for the family.


Liza Yankovskaya in the series “Lost”

The miniseries includes a total of four episodes of 30 minutes each. They will be released simultaneously – September 9 on the KinoPoisk HD platform.


September 9, Start
Cast: Oksana Akinshina, Philip Yankovsky, Marusya Fomina, Artem Bystrov, Yulia Aug

The series “Container”, as stated in its description on the Start platform, will tell “about the wrong side of surrogacy.” It is with this service that a heroine named Sasha (Oksana Akinshina) makes a living. Wealthy customers (Philip Yankovsky and Marusya Fomina) offer the girl to move to their house in an elite village during pregnancy. At the same time, for a married couple, Sasha is just a “container”, and in their life not everything is as good as it seems. And the surrogate mother herself has something to hide.


Philip Yankovsky, Oksana Akinshina and Marusya Fomina in the series “Container”

The creators of the series say that they chose the topic of surrogacy, because it excites society, is very actively discussed and invariably causes fierce controversy. The press writes about “Container” that it is not even a social drama, but quite a thriller. The film was shot by the director of the series “257 reasons to live” Maxim Sveshnikov.

Scenes from a Marriage

September 12, HBO Max
Cast: Jessica Chastain, Oscar Isaac

“Scenes from Marriage” is a five-part new version of the classic film of the same name by Ingmar Bergman, released in 1973. As in the Swedish drama, there are only two characters in the center of the story: a husband and a wife, going through a crisis period of their marriage. Bergman was inspired to create the film by his real relationship with actress Liv Ullman (she played the main female role in his film).


Oscar Isaac and Jessica Chastain in the series “Scenes from Marriage”

In the American version, the heroes of Jessica Chastain and Oscar Isaac are successful professionals who seem to have achieved everything in life. However, the characters realize that they are entangled in their feelings and find themselves in a situation where they need to save their marriage.


September 13, Kion
Cast: Alexey Filimonov, Paulina Andreeva, Anna Mikhalkova, Sergey Rost, Alena Babenko, Victoria Isakova

The media call the film “Vertinsky” one of the highest-budget Russian TV series. The exact figure is not named, but it is no secret that the series was filmed with the support of Roman Abramovich and Sergei Adonyev. Directed by Avdotya Smirnova. Filming took place in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Budapest and Istanbul.

The biography of the famous singer of the 20th century, Alexander Vertinsky, was definitely worthy of being filmed about her. The singer managed to live in different countries during his life: he left his homeland in 1919 and returned to the USSR at the height of World War II. He sang for the most powerful people, he had relationships with the most beautiful women, he was incredibly popular. The main role in “Vertinsky” is played by Alexey Filimonov, along with Paulina Andreeva, Anna Mikhalkova, Victoria Isakova and others will appear on the screen.

This will be the first time that Channel One will premiere its project on the Internet: the series will first be released on the Kion platform in the “18+” version, and only then on the First Channel (in the “12+” version).


Star Wars: Visions

September 22, Disney +

Disney + is preparing an anime series based on the Star Wars saga for the fall season. The next reimagining of the iconic franchise is presented by seven leading Japanese animation studios, who shot an anthology of nine episodes. Lucasfilm studio gave them complete freedom, and so far even loyal fans of the saga have no idea what to expect from the project.

The producers promise that it will be “a fresh take on Star Wars from the world's best anime creators.” According to them, each studio has brought something completely new to the already well-known franchise, but at the same time “pays homage to the universe that has so often become a source of inspiration for creators of visual content.”

Midnight Mass

September 24, Netflix
Cast: Rahul Abburi, Crystal Balint, Matt Bidel

“Midnight Mass” is a mini-series from the director and screenwriter Mike Flanagan – a great master of horror: he is the creator of the series “The Ghost of the Hill House”, “The Ghosts of Bly Manor” and other horror films.

Midnight Mass takes place on a secluded island where people live in a closed community. With the arrival of a young charismatic priest, measured life becomes less and less calm: residents are faced with inexplicable frightening phenomena and gloomy visions.


“Midnight Mass” TV series poster

We add that Mike Flanagan called the new mini-series his favorite of his projects. Will he also be the most terrible of his creations – we will find out at the end of September.


September 24, Apple TV +
Cast: Jared Harris, Lee Pace

The series is based on the series of the same name written in the 50s by Isaac Asimov's books (other translation options are “Fund” or “Academy”). These works, by the way, are called the source of inspiration for the authors of a number of popular projects – from “Star Wars” and “Star Trek” to “Futurama” – as well as many comics, books, video games and so on.


The showrunner of the new series is David S. Goyer, who has worked on The Dark Knight, Blade, Da Vinci's Demons. Foundation is the name of an organization that will rebuild human civilization after the inevitable fall of the Galactic Empire. The action, as you might guess, takes place in the future.

The main roles were played by Jared Harris, famous for “Agents ANKL”, “Carnival Row” and “Chernobyl,” and “Guardians of the Galaxy” star Lee Pace. By the way, the 10-episode tape hardly covered the events of Azimov's entire book series, so there will probably be a continuation.


October 22, Apple TV +
Cast: Sam Neal, Golshifte Farahani, Tara Moayedi, Eji Robertson, Daisuke Tsuji

Another novelty this fall for all sci-fi lovers – and also on Apple TV +. Details of the plot of the 10-episode project with a budget of $ 200 million are still very few. Already by the very name it is easy to guess that we are talking about the arrival of aliens on Earth. The tape will tell you how the invasion affected the fate of five people from different countries.


The cast of celebrities includes Sam Neal, who played in Jurassic Park, as well as Iranian actress and activist Golshifte Farahani, well known outside his homeland.

Dexter: New Blood

November 7, Showtime
Cast: Michael C. Hall, Julia Jones, David Magidoff, Jennifer Carpenter

Eight years have passed since the end of the eighth season of “Dexter”, and now – a new season of ten episodes. Its action takes place a decade after the audience parted ways with Dexter. The main character, of course, continues to be played by Michael S. Hall.

Those who have already watched Dexter know that the series is about a medical examiner who turns out to be a serial killer. Thus, the character administers his own justice: his victims are exclusively “bad guys” who, for some reason, escaped punishment. Dexter manages to masterfully cover his tracks: his father was a policeman, so the guy has a rich experience in criminal matters.


Michael C. Hall in Dexter: New Blood

“Dexter: New Blood” will tell how the life of the protagonist develops in a small town where he moved and tried to start everything from scratch: changed his name, got a job, started a relationship with a girl – by the way, the head of the local police. It would seem that the craving for crime was left somewhere behind, but the events taking place in the city are gradually beginning to awaken it.


November 11, Kion
Cast: Victoria Tolstoganova, Alexey Agranovich, Maxim Vitorgan, Polina Kutepova

The filming of the 8-episode drama directed by Oksana Karas with Victoria Tolstoganova in the title role was slowed down due to a pandemic (a common story), but the authors of the series adapted to the new realities and did part of the work online. For a while, the crew members communicated exclusively using Zoom. Then we still managed to go directly to filming. What came of this – we will see in the fall.


Tolstoganova plays an official of the regional Ministry of Health, who feels great in her place: everything in her life is safe – an apartment, a car, jewelry, and further down the list. A lover – a pharmaceutical magnate – uses her to supply fake medicines to local pharmacies. So everything would go, but only once a loved one of the heroine dies from these very fakes. The official decides to infiltrate the corrupt chain herself and expose the criminal scheme.

Cowboy Bebop

November 19, Netflix
Cast: John Cho, Danielle Pineda, Mustafa Shakir, Alex Hassel

Cowboy Bebop is originally a Japanese anime project that emerged in the late 90s. He talked about a team of bounty hunters traveling the solar system in the spaceship Bebop. The series has become one of the most famous science fiction anime and acquired the status of a cult.

Netflix ventured to turn the characters into living people and shoot their own version (which is pretty bold, given how picky anime fans are about such remakes). True, the creators of the new series immediately warned fans that they were planning to do something more than just a remake: significantly expand the storylines of the original and add new ones.

The heroes of the Netflix project are all the same “space cowboys” whose mission is to find criminals, for the capture of which a reward is assigned. In this, the characters are helped by a faithful friend – a dog of the corgi breed.



November 24, Disney +
Cast: Jeremy Renner, Hayley Steinfield, Florence Pugh, Vera Farmiga

Another mini-series based on Marvel comics is preparing for the screening of Disney +. In the spotlight is Clint Barton, aka Hawkeye, played by Jeremy Renner.

The action takes place after the events described in the 2019 film “Avengers: Endgame”. Hawkeye intends to abandon his superhero career, but first he needs to find a successor. More precisely, the successor: a girl named Kate Bishop becomes a student of Renner's character – she is played by Hayley Steinfield. She has to learn all the heroic wisdom and become the new Hawkeye (in the original comic, Kate even surpasses her teacher in skill).


Wheel Of Time

November 2021, Amazon Prime Video
Cast: Rosamund Pike, Josha Stradowski, Marcus Rutherford

The exact date of the premiere of the project, based on a series of works by American science fiction writer Robert Jordan, has not yet been announced. It is already known that there are six episodes in the first season, and after it there will be a second.

In the center of the “Wheels of Time” plot is the heroine of Rosamund Pike, Lady Moiraine. She belongs to the powerful female organization Aes Sedai, whose members have magical powers. Forces of evil and good, travels around the world, mysteries from time immemorial – all this will be in the series, which is already being compared to “Game of Thrones”.


By the way, there are already 14 novels in the book series, in which fans have counted more than two and a half thousand (!) Characters – in general, the authors of the series definitely have something to shoot for future seasons. How many are planned is also unknown.


Sex Education Season 3

September 17, Netflix
Cast: Asa Butterfield, Gillian Anderson, Emma McKay, Nshuti Gatwa, Jemima Kirk

One of the most watched Netflix series this fall returns with a new season. It will feature eight episodes featuring all the major stars of Sexuality Education.


Asa Butterfield, who plays the central character – a guy named Otis who started a sex consultation at his school, says that his character this season is “busy with a little different things, matured a little and even became a little more attractive to girls.” According to Netflix's description, the third season is generally a “new era” for the beloved characters.


As for the fresh faces, they are also promised this season: for example, the star of the TV series “Girls” Jemima Kirk will join the cast as the new teacher of the Moordale school.

The Morning Show, Season 2

September 17, Apple TV +
Cast: Jennifer Aniston, Reese Witherspoon, Steve Carell, Billy Crudup, Mark Duplass, Julianne Margulies

Almost two years ago, the first season of The Morning Show was released, starring Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon. Critics and viewers greeted him with great interest, the series earned a number of nominations for prestigious film awards, received an Emmy and several other awards.


Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Aniston on The Morning Show

The authors worked on the script for the second season for a long time: as they say in the team of the series, the script was almost completely rewritten when it became clear that it needed to include the topic of a pandemic, Black Lives Matter and other issues that were on the agenda. By the way, about the same thing happened with the first season: the authors rewrote the script in connection with the growing relevance of the MeToo movement at that time.

What exactly will be in the new season is not disclosed, the producers only said that it will “reflect the world in which we live today.” The plot centers on two rival TV presenters and the hard work of the morning talk show team, which is trying to cope with the aftermath of a sex scandal.

American Rust

September 12, Showtime
Cast: Jeff Daniels, Mora Tierney, John Colleen, David Vaughn

It was planned to film the adaptation of Philip Mayer's novel “American Rust” in 2017, but the project was closed for lack of an actor for the main role. Two years later, it was announced that the series would be released on Showtime and played by Jeff Daniels (who also produces the tape).


We are talking about a sheriff from a provincial town who finds himself in a difficult situation. The son of his beloved is accused of murder, the hero needs to save him from prison at all costs. “A gripping family drama that explores the shattered American dream through the eyes of the protagonist – a man of difficult destiny,” – said about the nine-episode tape in the official release.

I Know What You Did Last Summer

October 15th, Amazon Prime Video
Cast: Madison Iceman, Brianne Tew, Ezekiel Goodman, Ashley Moore

The fashion for rethinking popular plots from the 90s literally overwhelmed us: the famous teenage horror film “I Know What You Did Last Summer”, which once made Jennifer Love Hewitt, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Ryan Philip and Freddie Prinze, stars – junior. But in fairness it is worth saying that the plot itself is not even from the 90s, but from the 70s. Not everyone knows that the 1997 tape was based on the book of the same name by the American writer Lois Duncan, written back in 1973.


From the looks of it, the Amazon series will follow the original's storyline. Several teenagers run over a man in a car on prom night. They agree to keep a secret, but after a while someone begins to pursue them, which is clearly associated with a tragic accident. In the course of the action, more and more secrets are revealed: it seems that everyone surrounded by heroes has their own skeletons in the closet.

The cast of the project consists entirely of new names: let's see if the series will bring some of the leading actors worldwide fame, as was the case with the actors of the original film.


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