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True Detective: Night Country (January 15th)

Anything that can lure Jodie Foster out of retirement is good enough for me. The fourth season of one of the best anthology shows in recent memory, True Detective: Night Country is described by its showrunner Issa López as a counterpart to season one: where True Detective is hot, unrelenting and masculine, “Night Country is cold and it’s dark and it’s female.” A feminist-lens return to the spirit of the first season is undeniably exciting, even without long-time showrunner Nic Pizzolatto. We look forward to a tense, brooding mystery and an always-stellar Jodie Foster.

Feud: Capote vs The Swans (January 31st)

Six years after Ryan Murphy’s Emmy-winning drama Feud debuted with Bette and Joan, his latest instalment to the anthology series will focus on author Truman Capote and a close-knit circle of socialites whom he called his “swans.” Delving into the scandals and betrayals of a glamorous, gilded group of New York City’s elite it-girls in the 1970s, Feud: Capote vs The Swans looks to be a fabulous fusion of Gossip Girl and Real Housewives. Helmed by a star-studded cast of Naomi Watts, Chloë Sevigny and Demi Moore donned in period costumes of fur, gloves and pearls, this season promises powerful performances and a feast of vintage fashion.

The Zone of Interest (February 2nd)

His second film in 20 years, Jonathan Glazer’s The Zone of Interest has the potential to be his most disturbing, which, if you’re familiar with his other work, speaks volumes. Based on a novel by Martin Amis, the film follows the commandant of Auschwitz, Rudolf Höss (Christian Friedel) as he attempts to live an idyllic life with his wife Hedwig (Sandra Hüller) and his family in a home next to the camp. The collaboration between such powerhouses promises brilliant writing, incredible direction and passionate performances whilst the subject matter implies some potent commentary on the nature of suffering and humanity in the face of it.

“Luca Guadagnino’s sports drama promises style, a potential threesome, and Zendaya”

The Iron Claw (February 9th)

A film about about a boxing family dynasty might sound somewhat questionable but The Iron Claw promises a Zac Efron renaissance, the return of The Bear’s formidable talent Jeremy Allen White and the rise of promising British newbie Harris Dickinson. A24’s latest will explore the exciting and tragic life of the Von Erich brothers - they were the Kardashians of the 1980s boxing industry, managed by their father Fritz Von Erich. Accompanied by Lily James and Holt McCallany, the glittering cast and turbulent plot point towards a premise that digs beneath the hyper-masculine dramatics of American boxing.

Dune: Part Two (March 1st)

2024 will see the return of Timmy C and Zenny D in Dune: Part TwoYouTube (Warner Bros Pictures)

The day that Warner Brothers announced a delay in the release of Dune: Part Two, originally scheduled for October 2023, was a dark day indeed. The silver lining, however, is that hype for the return of Timmy C and Zenny D (I’m working on it) is now greater than ever. The sequel’s cast is stacked with new actors including Florence Pugh (billed above Chalamet), Austin Butler (swoon), Léa Seydoux and Christopher Walken! We expect to see a whole lotta sand, a whole lotta blue eyes and a whole lotta giant worms.

Challengers (April 26th)


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Luca Guadagnino’s sports drama promises style, a potential threesome, and Zendaya (with a bob, incredible). The trailer suggests less sentimentality than Guadagnino’s other works - Call Me By Your Name (2017) and Bones And All (2022) to name two - but a continuation of their focus upon complex emotional relationships. The plot centres around a love triangle between tennis prodigy Tashi Duncan (Zendaya) and two comparably mediocre players and former best friends (Mike Faist and Josh O’Conner, seen in West Side Story and The Crown respectively), who stumble around in competition for her affections despite Duncan having more game than both of them combined - on and off the court. Hoping for: an impressive cast (already confirmed), inspired visuals (pretty much a given with any Guadagnino project), and a better script than Call Me By Your Name.

Doctor Who, Series 14 (May)

After a spectacular Christmas special of singing goblins, flying pirate ships and DNA tests, fans must unfortunately wait until May to witness the rest of Ncuti Gatwa’s first season as Doctor Who. With Russell T Davies back as its head writer, the eight-episode series promises to be a thrilling watch, taking viewers from Abbey Road Studios to a Regency ball and everywhere in-between. From the mysteries unveiled in the 2023 specials to the growing list of guest stars being announced (including musical theatre legend Jonathan Groff and Drag Race icon Jinkx Monsoon), it seems we can expect a superb season from the fifteenth doctor and his brilliant companion Ruby Sunday (Millie Gibson).

The next season of Doctor Who will take viewers from Abbey Road Studios to a Regency Ball and everywhere in-betweenYouTube (BBC)