SoHo Marches On
The Killing ends its first season tonight on SoHo (Sky 10, 8.30) but fans won’t have to wait long for the second.
It will premiere on Sky’s premium drama channel in April, along with season two of Game of Thrones, season five of Mad Men and the miniseries, The Pillars of the Earth.
Pillars will screen here nearly two years after its US debut but Killing, Mad Men and Thrones will be on air here within weeks of their US telecasts.
March, meanwhile, will see this month’s debuts, like tonight’s Boss, next week’s StrikeBack and Luck, which starts on February 13, continue their runs while Mildred Pierce will re-run on Sunday nights.
SoHo also will air the Paradise Lost trilogy, about the wrongful conviction of the West Memphis Three, on Wednesdays from March 28 (peculiarly, the third instalment, Purgatory, will have its premiere on February 24).
Other HBO docos that month will include Hot Coffee (March 30), which screened last year on the NZ Film Festival circuit, and Game Change, an insider’s account of the John McCain-Sarah Palin 2008 presidential campaign that will air on March 23, two weeks after its US debut.
SoHo will dig much deeper into the vault for its SoHo Cinema slot, however, going as far back as 2001 for the Rosa Parks drama, Boycott (March 2); 2004 for Iron Jawed Angels, which dramatises the women’s suffrage movement (March 16); and 2006 for Bernard and Doris (March 9), which dramatises the relationship between tobacco queen Doris Duke and her gay butler (Susan Sarandon and Ralph Fiennes star).
Box Set Weekends include Camelot (March 3-4), seasons two of How to Make It In America (March 10) and seven of Weeds (March 11), The Corner (March 17), Five Days (March 18), and seasons four of Mad Men (March 24-25) and one of Hell on Wheels (March 31-April 1).