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The Boys, Season 2 Premiere: In Season 2, The Boys are on the run from the law, hunted by the Supes, and desperately trying to regroup and fight back against Vought. In hiding, Hughie (Jack Quaid), Mother’s Milk (Laz Alonso), Frenchie (Tomer Capon), and Kimiko (Karen Fukuhara) try to adjust to a new normal, with Butcher (Karl Urban) nowhere to be found. Meanwhile, Starlight (Erin Moriarty) must navigate her place in The Seven as Homelander (Antony Starr) sets his sights on taking complete control. His power is threatened with the addition of Stormfront (Aya Cash), a social-media-savvy new Supe, who has an agenda of her own. On top of that, the Supervillain threat takes center stage and makes waves as Vought seeks to capitalize on the nation’s paranoia. The new season will premiere on Friday, September 4.
Raised by Wolves, Series Premiere: Executive produced by Ridley Scott, the sci-fi series centers on two androids tasked with raising human children on a mysterious virgin planet. As the burgeoning colony of humans threatens to be torn apart by religious differences, the androids learn that controlling the beliefs of humans is a treacherous and difficult task. The series will make its highly-anticipated debut on Thursday, September 3.
Young Wallander, Series Premiere: A reimagining of author Henning Mankell’s mystery novels, the new prequel series tells the story of Kurt Wallander (Adam Pålsson) in his early 20s which will center around his formative experiences – professional and personal as he takes on his first-ever case. After recently graduating from the police academy, he suddenly witnesses a brutal crime and is pulled into solving it under the wing of superintendent Hemberg. The prequel series will begin streaming on Thursday, September 3.
Away, Series Premiere: Loosely inspired by Chris Jones’ Esquire article of the same name, Away is an epic, emotional story of love and sacrifice set against humanity’s greatest endeavor. In the near future, a manned spacecraft is sent to Mars. For this high-stakes mission, a crew of elite astronauts are assembled from around the globe. They hail from the United States, Russia, China, India, and Great Britain. If all goes well, they will be away from the place they call home and the people they love for three years. During this time, their relationships both on Earth and in space will be tested, as they struggle to stay alive and stay on track in pursuit of humanity’s most important goal. The world will be watching. Starring Oscar winner Hilary Swank and executive produced by Matt Reeves, the sci-fi drama series will launch on Friday, September 4.
A.P. Bio, Season 3 Premiere: Created by Mike O’Brien ( Saturday Night Live ), A.P. Bio follows disgraced Harvard philosophy scholar Jack Griffin as he is forced to return to his hometown of Toledo, Ohio as an advanced-placement biology teacher, choosing not to teach the class in the slightest and instead focus on how to get revenge on his former rival Miles Griffin (Tom Bennett, David Brent: Life on the Road ), while Principal Ralph Durbin (Patton Oswalt, Happy! ) attempts to rein him in. Class is back in session when the new season begins streaming Thursday, September 3.