BURO TV Guide September 2021: 'Star Wars: Visions', 'Foundation', 'The Problem with Jon Stewart' and more
This September, return to a heist within the Bank of Spain, explore fresh tales from “a galaxy far, far away”, confront a killer in the Arctic, tackle sticky issues with Jon Stewart, and more. Check out these films and TV shows on your favourite streaming platforms this month:
Money Heist Part 5: Volume 1
When: 3 September on Netflix
Watch if: Thrilling heist movies always steal your attention
Watch for: Úrsula Corberó, Álvaro Morte and Itziar Ituño
An International Emmy Award-winning series set in Madrid, Money Heist is also known as La Casa de Papel in its native Spanish. In Part 5, the ragtag gang of thieves have been locked in the Bank of Spain for more than 100 hours. Their leader, the criminal mastermind known as the ‘Professor’, is at risk—and a new adversary, the army, threatens their survival.
When: 10 September on Netflix
Watch if: An all-guns-blazing action movie set in Japan is your idea of fun
Watch for: Rising action star Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Jun Kunimura and Woody Harrelson
When a ruthless criminal operative is fatally poisoned while carrying out her last job in Tokyo, she’s not going down without a fire: One that involves slashing and firing her way across Japan. With less than 24 hours to find and exact revenge on those who want her dead, she forms an unexpected connection with the teenage daughter of one of her past victims.
The North Water
When: 11 September, 8am (Weekly Express from UK telecast) on BBC First (StarHub channel 502 and BBC Player)
Watch if: You’ve got the guts for a high-stakes seafaring whodunit
Watch for: Jack O’Connell, Colin Farrell and Stephen Graham
In this thrilling five-episode series adapted from Ian McGuire’s novel, disgraced ex-army surgeon Patrick Sumner is pushed to the brink of survival on an ill-fated Arctic whaling expedition. Serving as the ship’s doctor, Sumner and his crew are pitted against the savagery of nature and man when they’re stranded on the merciless Arctic wasteland, with a brutish killer amongst them.
Star Wars: Visions
When: 22 September on Disney+ Hotstar
Watch if: The force is strong in you
Watch for: Stellar actors providing their voices including Henry Golding, Simu Liu, Lucy Liu, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and Neil Patrick Harris
Star Wars, but make it anime! If that’s your cup of matcha, this anthology series from Lucasfilm features nine stories from seven visionary Japanese animation studios. Star Wars: Visions combines the immersive storytelling characteristic of the Star Wars universe with the stunning visuals of Japanese animation. You can choose to watch it with the original Japanese voice cast or the English dub cast, which features many familiar names.
When: 24 September on Apple TV+ with two episodes, followed by a new episode every Friday
Watch if: Space travel and the mysteries of the universe are on your mind
Watch for: Emmy Award nominees Jared Harris and Lee Pace, alongside rising stars Lou Llobell and Leah Harvey
Based on Isaac Asimov’s iconic, award-winning novel series of the same name, Foundation is an epic saga chronicling the monumental journey to save humanity and rebuild civilization. After the revolutionary Dr. Hari Seldon predicts the fall of the Galactic Empire, he travels with a loyal band of followers to the far reaches of the galaxy to establish The Foundation—their attempt to rebuild and preserve the future of civilization. Transcending space and time, they’ll confront deadly crises, shifting loyalties and complicated relationships.
Love Type D
Watch if: You relate to being “unlucky” in love and making questionable romantic decisions
Watch for: Melanie Stone, Casey Elliott, Brian Krause
To say Frankie Browne is unlucky in love would be an understatement. Dumped for the 11th time in a row—most recently through her boyfriend’s kid brother—she’s dismayed to find out she has a “loser in love” gene, which predisposes her to chronic relationship failure for the rest of her life. Desperate to reverse her romantic fortunes, Frankie turns to a genetics expert who’s her former nemesis, setting into motion a comic journey into Frankie's past of questionable romantic choices.
The Problem with Jon Stewart
When: 30 September on Apple TV+
Watch if: You’re passionate about discussing and finding solutions to ongoing issues
Watch for: Host, writer, producer, director and advocate Jon Stewart
With this multiple-season, single-issue series, former Daily Show host Jon Stewart makes his highly anticipated return to what he calls “a visual medium”. Tackling current affairs with his usual sharp wit and insight, Stewart takes a deep dive into each issue through discussions with those who are impacted by it, as well as those who have a hand in creating the impact. His goal is to work together in finding workable solutions for the path forward. If you like what you see, a companion podcast featuring staff members from across the show will also be available!
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