By DRWHO42 & Scott C.
The upcoming week in television features the series finale of a unique and intriguing series centered on an assassin and her pursuer and the premiere of a supernatural mystery set in the wilds of Wyoming.
Starting the week (Sunday, April 10th) is the second chapter finale of The Walking Dead airing at 9 p.m. Eastern on AMC. We found this chapter to be interesting as the true underbelly of Commonwealth is being discovered. Of course, stay tuned for our weekly recap written by Transmute Jun.
While the final chapter’s premiere date has not yet been announced, there has been speculation it will occur in the fall. In the meantime, if you are looking for a weekly fix of zombies, you do not have much longer to wait because Fear The Walking Dead will be back next week.
Killing Eve, which ends its run Sunday after four seasons, has garnered accolades from critics and fans since its premiere with standout performances by Jodie Comer and Sandra Oh. While fans will be sad to see the series go, there is a sign that the tale will not end based on news coming from BBC America and AMC Networks. Plans for a spin-off series centering on the early life of MI6 spymaster, Carolyn Mertens (played by Fiona Shaw).
S.W.A.T. celebrates its 100th episode on Sunday (CBS; 10 p.m. Eastern), and fans of the series will be happy to know that it will be back another season, a sixth.
The offbeat school comedy Abbott Elementary and The Thing About Pam end their first seasons this week along with Billions. Check the listing below to find out when they do.
The highlight of the week is the premiere of Outer Range on Amazon Prime (Friday, April 15th). The series stars Josh Brolin as a level-headed rancher who comes across something supernatural, which kicks off a series of events both he and his family will have to face. After watching a few episodes in advance of the premiere, we found the pacing to be a bit slower compared to other series; however, we were drawn in by the various breadcrumbs of mysterious events and, without giving away anything, we found it interesting to see how things unfolded.
There was a lot of exciting television news over the week, but we will start with the bittersweet announcement that the third season of Locke & Key will be its last. Star Trek: The Next Generation fans were beyond excited to hear that the main cast will return for the final season of Star Trek: Picard.
The Clone Club is officially back with the announcement from AMC Networks of a new Orphan Black spin-off titled Orphan Black: Echoes. The series will be set in the near future and “takes a deep dive into the exploration of the scientific manipulation of human existence. It follows a group of women as they weave their way into each life and embark on a thrilling journey, unraveling the mystery of their identity and uncovering a wrenching story of love and betrayal.” Ten episodes are planned for the first season, with Anna Fishko serving as showrunner and executive producer with John Fawcett, the co-creator and director of the original series.
Whoopi Goldberg will be heading to the world of fantasy after being announced as part of the cast for Anansi Boys, Neil Gaiman’s series adaptation for Prime Video. Based on Gaiman’s fantasy novel, the six-episode series will be set throughout contemporary London and follows a cast of characters in an epic story that stretches from the UK to Florida, the Caribbean, and the mythical World Before Time. Goldberg will play the menacing Bird Woman opposite Malachi Kirby and Delroy Lindo.
Apple TV+ has been busy adding to its future lineup with the announcement of the upcoming Chief of War, a limited series starring, written by, and executive produced by Jason Momoa. The streamer also announced plans for a conspiracy-based psychological thriller drama series starring Noomi Rapace (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo) and Jonathan Banks (Breaking Bad, Better Call Saul) titled Constellation. The story will focus on Jo (Rapace), a woman who returns to Earth after a disaster in space — only to discover that pieces of her life are missing.
The Cleaning Lady and Winning Time: The Rise of the Laker Dynasty are both renewed. Second seasons for each are coming.
Lastly, after much speculation online, Breaking Bad fans can rejoice with the news that Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul will return for their iconic roles during the final season of Better Call Saul.
That is all for now! As always, do check out the listing below to see what else is airing soon. Also, please let us know what you will be watching when visiting the FoCC forum. You can also follow us on Facebook and Twitter.
New: Moon Knight.
On-going: Picard!!!!!, Halo, Black Crab, Killing Eve, The Walking Dead, Law and Order (OG Series), From, Raised by Wolves, The Equalizer, The Flash, Star Trek: Discovery, Batwoman, Ghosts, Young Sheldon, 9-1-1: Lone Star, FBI, FBI: Most Wanted, FBI: International
Binge / Re-watch: Jack Ryan, The Witcher (Finished and Re-Watching the Greatness).
Mario Wario’s picks:
On-going: Snowpiercer, The Flash, The Walking Dead, Star Trek: Picard, Halo, Moon Knight.
Binge / Stack: [Nothing at the Moment]
Editor’s note: All times listed below are Eastern and nerd/geek interest are highlighted in AMBER.
Sunday, April 10, 2022
ADULT SWIM Made In Abyss: The Challengers [1st Season Finale]
AMC+ 61st Street: Pilot [Series Premiere]
Follows Moses Johnson, a promising high school athlete, who is swept up into the infamously corrupt Chicago criminal justice system. Click here for more information.
AMC+ Fear The Walking Dead: Dead In The Water [Special]
AMC+ Killing Eve: Hello, Losers [Series Finale]
BBCA Killing Eve: Making Dead Things Look Nice; Hello, Losers [Series Finale]
SCIENCE Chernobyl: Secrets, Lies And The Untold Stories [Two-Hour Special]
SHOWTIME Billions: Cold Storage [6th Season Finale]
CNN Roadrunner: A Film About Anthony Bourdain
AMC The Walking Dead: Acts of God [11th Season Spring Finale]
CBS S.W.A.T.: The Fugitive [100th Episode]
SHOWTIME Super Pumped: The Battle For Uber: Same Last Name [1st Season Finale]
AMC 61st Street: Pilot [Series Premiere]
Monday, April 11, 2022
ADULT SWIM Robot Chicken: May Cause Season 11 to End [11th Season Finale]
ACORN TV Balthazar [4th Season Premiere]
TBS Chad [2nd Season Premiere]
Tuesday, April 12, 2022
TBS Nintendo Switch Winter Challenge [One-Hour Special]
NETFLIX The Creature Cases [Series Premiere / Animated]
Special agents Sam and Kit hop the globe with their sleuthing skills, science facts and cool gadgets to solve the animal kingdom’s many mysteries. Click here for more information.
NETFLIX Hard Cell [Series Premiere]
Events planner-turned-women’s prison governor Laura Willis documents the thrills and spills of life behind bars in this delightfully dry comedy series. Click here for more information.
ABC Abbott Elementary: Zoo Balloon [1st Season Finale]
PBS Rise of the Nazis: Barbarossa [2nd Season Premiere]
NBC The Thing About Pam: She’s a Killer [1st Season Finale]
Wednesday, April 13, 2022
HULU The Family Law [Series Premiere]
A vivid glimpse inside the gloriously dysfunctional world of a hilarious and heart-warming Chinese-Australian family through the eyes of 14-year-old Benjamin. Click here for more information.
DISNEY+ Ice Age: Scrat Tales [Series Premiere / Animated]
“Ice Age: Scrat Tales” is a series of six all-new animated shorts starring Scrat, the hapless saber-toothed squirrel of the “Ice Age” adventures, who experiences the ups and downs of fatherhood, as he and the adorable, mischievous Baby Scrat, alternately bond with each other and battle for ownership of the highly treasured Acorn. Click here for more information.
NETFLIX Today We Fix The World [Movie]
After workaholic Diego learns that he might not be the father of young Benito, the duo sets out on an emotional quest to find the boy’s biological dad. Click here for more information.
NETFLIX Smother-In-Law [Series Premiere]
Living with her family since the pandemic struck, the meddling Isadir does her best to disrupt the lives of her bumbling son and rival daughter-in-law. Click here for more information.
DISNEY Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug and Cat Noir: Miraculous World: Shanghai – The Legend of Lady Dragon [Special]
CBS Beyond The Edge: Original [New Episode on Special Time]
Thursday, April 14, 2022
HBO MAX The Garcias [Series Premiere]
The Garcias follows a family based in San Antonio, TX, who are gathered for a summer vacation in their fancy beach house in Mexico. The Garcias is a groundbreaking reboot of The Brothers Garcia, which was the first English-language sitcom to have an all Latino cast and creative team. Click here for more information.
HBO MAX Gensan Punch [Movie]
From the award-winning Cannes/Venice/Toronto-elected director Brillante Mendoza, “GENSAN PUNCH” is inspired by the true story of a Japanese man with a prosthetic leg, who travelled to the Philippines to train to become a professional boxer. Click here for more information.
PEACOCK Killing It [Series Premiere]
Killing It is a comedy about class, capitalism and one man’s quest to achieve the American dream. And also about hunting really big snakes. Click here for more information.
HBO MAX Minx [1st Season Finale]
HBO MAX Not So Pretty [Series Premiere]
An investigative look into the beauty industry. Click here for more information.
NETFLIX Ultraman [2nd Season Premiere / Anime]
Friday, April 15, 2022
APPLE TV+ It’s The Small Things, Charlie Brown [Animated Special]
For Charlie Brown’s little sister Sally, every day is Earth Day. Maybe she’s onto something. Click here for more information.
AMAZON Outer Range [Series Premiere]
Outer Range centers on Royal Abbott (Josh Brolin), a rancher fighting for his land and family, who discovers an unfathomable mystery at the edge of Wyoming’s wilderness. A thrilling fable with hints of wry humor and supernatural mystery, Outer Range examines how we grapple with the unknown. At the onset of the series, the Abbotts are coping with the disappearance of daughter-in-law Rebecca. They are pushed further to the brink when the Tillersons (the gaudy owners of the neighboring profit-driven ranch) make a play for their land. An untimely death in the community sets off a chain of tension-filled events, and seemingly small-town, soil-bound troubles come to a head with the arrival of a mysterious black void in the Abbotts’ west pasture. Wild revelations unfold as Royal fights to protect his family; through his eyes, we begin to see how time contains secrets held in the past and unsettling mysteries foreshadowed. Click here for more information.
APPLE TV+ Roar [Series Premiere]
Based on the book by best-selling author Cecelia Ahern and led by a star-studded cast of female talent in front of and behind the camera, Roar explores female experiences that many women have but rarely talk about. Through these 8 stories, each episode uses magical realism and delivers an insightful, poignant, and sometimes hilarious portrait of what it means to be a woman today. Click here for more information.
APPLE TV+ Stillwater: One Drop Makes An Ocean [Animated Special]
NETFLIX Anatomy of a Scandal [Series Premiere]
Sophie’s privileged life as the wife of powerful politician James unravels when scandalous secrets surface — and he stands accused of a shocking crime. Click here for more information.
NETFLIX Heirs To The Land [Series Premiere]
Resourceful young Hugo Llor works to make a name for himself in 14th-century Barcelona while keeping a vow he made to the Estanyol family. Click here for more information.
NETFLIX Mai: A Mother’s Rage [Series Premiere]
A grieving mother discovers the criminals behind her daughter’s tragic death, and transforms from meek to merciless to get the real story. Click here for more information.
NETFLIX Choose Or Die [Movie]
Tempted by a chance to win unclaimed prize money, two friends reboot a mysterious 1980s video game and step into a surreal world of next-level terror. Click here for more information.
SHUDDER The Cellar [Movie]
The Cellar tells the story of Keira Woods (Elisha Cuthbert), whose daughter mysteriously vanishes in the cellar of their new house in the country. Keira soon discovers there is an ancient and powerful entity controlling their home that she will have to face or risk losing her family’s souls forever. Click here for more information.
ROKU Swimming With Sharks [Series Premiere]
When Lou (Kiernan Shipka) starts her internship for Joyce, she seems like a naïve Hollywood newcomer. In truth, Lou has been obsessed with Joyce (Diane Kruger) for a long time and will do anything to get close to her… even kill. Click here for more information.
SHOWTIME La Madrina: The Savage Life of Lorine Padilla [90-Minute Special]
Saturday, April 16, 2022
NETFLIX Man of God [Movie]
Samuel forsakes his harsh religious upbringing to live his own life — but his soul remains caught between the world and the faith he left behind. Click here for more information.