Succession and Line of Duty are back, there’s a sex worker musical, a new take on Lord of the Rings – and Kate Winslet returns to the small screen. The Guardian, December 2020.
(ITV) The first series of The Bay existed to fill the hole Broadchurch left in your life; a scenic whodunnit set in a town full of the most suspicious people imaginable. The second begins in January and has the potential to be a simple do-over. However, with Morvern Christie’s spectacularly flawed DS Lisa Armstrong at the centre, and the addition of the splendidly gruff James Cosmo to the cast, it will hopefully avoid that trap.
• 13 January
(Disney+) Marvel’s television offerings have been a mixed bag so far; the network fare was too broad and the Netflix shows too dull. But now, under the leadership of the film universe’s guiding hand, Kevin Feige, we might see a glimmer of promise. Wandavision is a show about Scarlet Witch and Vision, and exists to set up Phase 4 of the MCU. But it’s also going to take the form of several sitcom pastiches. This will either be amazing or awful, but it won’t be dull. • 15 January