Our pick of new shows in the ninth month that promise to keep you occupied
From Ganesh Chaturthi to Onam and Bakrid, September is sure to strike off more days from your working calendar. With the monsoon also in the air, we recommend you cosy up on your couch with these shows high on crime, action and technology. There’s even a new movie channel, Sony Le Plex HD, thrown into the mix .
Narcos, season two
This popular crime web series is gaining renewed attention after its season two
trailer was trending with the hashtag #WhoKilledPablo. The series explores the rise and fall of real-life Colombian drug lord, Pablo Escobar (Wagner Moura), and DEA agents Steve Murphy (Boyd Holbrook) and Javier Peña’s (Pedro Pascal) attempts to hunt him down. The season will pick up from where it left off, when Escobar escaped confinement in La Catedral and was being
hunted by the DEA and Cali Cartel.
Premieres September 2 on Netflix
Quantico, season two
If you are a fan of Priyanka Chopra’s American TV debut Quantico, then you will surely love what season two has to offer, with the stellar cast including Jake McLaughlin, Aunjanue Ellis and Johanna Braddy. After being fired from the FBI, Alex Parrish (Chopra) finds herself at the CIA’s mysterious training facility, The Farm. Navigating through the world of espionage, she comes to know of a conspiracy threatening the lives of people the world over. Premieres mid-September on Star World and Star World HD
Heston’s Dinner in Space
Celebrity chef, Heston Blumenthal, is known for adopting theories of chemistry in his cooking. Catch the Michelin star chef as he prepares a full-course menu that comprises dishes fit for consumption in an International Space Station and if humans were to spend a day on Mars. Premieres September 12 on TLC
Car buffs will have a field day as this popular UK automotive show is hitting Indian screens. Follow renowned automobile designer Afzal Kahn, known for designing the Aston Martin Vengeance, host this 10-part series, which will show him put a luxurious Rolls-Royce through drifting, tweak a Nissan GT-R so that it even beats the Bugatti Veyron in a quarter-mile race, and make a Range Rover Evoque into a rally car. Premieres September 26 on National Geographic Channel
“Great movies and great storytelling is
what I constantly chase, and this is exactly what
Sony Le Plex HD channel has to offer. The channel will also create a community of movie lovers who will drive great conversations around movies (through social media).”
—Zoya Akhtar, filmmaker and community ambassador of the new channel, which will soon be premiering movies like Spotlight, Ex Machina, Foxcatcher and Straight Outta Compton. Details: sonyleplex.com