Inside No. 9 Season 6 (May)
Knowing a good thing when she has one, BBC Two has renewed the ingenious anthology series by Steve Pemberton and Reece Shearsmith Inside n ° 9 for a sixth and a seventh series in March. The sixth broadcast aired in May 2021 (read our reviews here), and the font of originality, fun and surprise showed no signs of drying up. Bring series seven in 2022.
Line of Duty Season 6 (March)
The sixth series of Jed Mercurio’s blockbuster crime thriller ended in April 2019 with a finale that looked a lot like an ending. Course of action stars Vicky McClure, Martin Compston and Adrian Dunbar as AC-12 Curved Copper Hunters, each series welcoming a prominent guest – previous series have hosted Stephen Graham, Thandie Newton and Keeley Hawes, and for series six , it was Kelly Macdonald.
Marcella Season 3 (January)
ITV Marcella, co-created by The slaughterby Hans Rosenfeldt and starring Anna Friel, came out in a burst of bonkers glory in 2018. The second series marked a turning point for the crime show, which went from domestic crime drama to comic book spy thriller to full-fledged, with fake deaths, conspiracy and secret investigation units. In the third series, Marcella was working undercover in a Belfast criminal family. It first aired on Netflix worldwide and finally arrived on ITV in January 2021.
Mortimer and Whitehouse: Gone Fishing Season 4 (August)
A Fishing Show might seem like an odd choice for this list of mostly high-profile dramas and comedies, but Gone fishing deserves as many celebrations as any of them. It’s thanks to the natural chemistry of Bob Mortimer and Paul Whitehouse as longtime friends, both of whom have been forced to consider their mortality in recent years due to serious heart problems. It’s fishing, yes, but it’s also chatter, stupidity and real human warmth.
Motherland Season 3 (May)
The Parenting Comedy of Sharon Horgan, Holly Walsh and Helen Linehan Mother land returned for a triumphant third series in May. With Anna Maxwell-Martin (Good omens, Course of action), Lucy Punch, Paul Ready and Diane Morgan, it’s a caustic take on the demands of modern parenting and living in your 30s and 40s that you don’t even need to have kids to care for. ‘identify / look with horror.
Sex Education Season 3 (September)
The third season of Netflix’s acclaimed high school comedy-drama went into production in September 2020 and finally arrived on the streaming service a year later. The series has won such fandom over its two seasons that they’ll wait as long as it takes to continue the stories of Otis, Eric, Maeve, and of course, Gillian Anderson’s masterful Jean.