With the night’s drawing in and the evening’s getting chillier, Sunday nights are all about snuggling up on the sofa and catching up with your favourite TV drama, cue that cosy-warm-fluffy feeling. That’s why we’ve picked our top five new dramas out this Autumn for sitting comfortable on the sofa.
The Crown is Netflix’s latest series about the Royal family and this ten-part drama is all about the reign of Queen Elizabeth II. The series has supposedly already got the palms of the actual Royal family sweating, so we’re sure this is one not to miss. The Crown stars Clare Foy as the Queen and Matt Smith as Prince Philip.
Inspired by the events of Operation Yewtree, Channel 4’s new drama explores celebrity and historical sex abuse scandals through Robbie Coltrane’s portrayal of “national treasure” Paul Finchley. It promises to keep the audience guessing Finchley's innocence as the story unfolds. Written by Jack Thorne, playwright of Harry Potter and The Cursed Child, it also stars Julie Walters as Paul’s wife Maria.
If you haven’t caught up with series one of Narcos, now is defiantly time to get binge watching. The Netflix series has launched its second series, where the DEA’s hunt for drug king Pablo Escobar reaches a climax in this thrilling Colombian crime drama. Wagner Moura’s portrayal of Escobar is gripping; we can’t get enough!
The Young Pope
A new series created by Paolo Sorrentino, starring Jude Law, The Young Pope follows the story of the controversial Pope Pius XIII — the trailer sees him smoking on the papal throne and admiring his toned physique in a gilded mirror. The HBO series is on track to be the saucy TV show everyone will be talking about.
ITV’s new show on the remarkable story of the chance meeting that transformed penniless archaeologist Howard Carter into a household name, by discovering the tomb of boy-king, Tutankhamun. Max Irons plays Carter while Sam Neill stars as the eccentric Lord Carnarvon, a star studded cast which we’re looking forward to see in action.