Let’s break down what Showcase has in store for us this summer.
Let us discuss three of the new shows coming to network this summer We Are Lady Parts, Frayed and Code 404.
We Are Lady Parts
We Are Lady Parts shows the highs and lows of the band – Lady Parts – as seen through the eyes of Amina Hussain – a geeky microbiology PhD student, who’s on the lookout for love and is recruited to be their unlikely lead guitarist. Lady Parts’ fierce and enigmatic frontwoman Saira sees something in Amina.
However, the other members – taxi-driving drummer Ayesha, cartoon-drawing bassist and backing vocalist Bisma and the band’s wheeler-dealer band manager Momtaz – are not convinced she is right for their band. Amina has never met girls like this before, and she’s soon swept up in their joyful, anarchic energy and punk spirit. But she becomes torn and caught up between two different worlds – that of her more strait-laced university friends led by her bestie Noor and the world of Lady Parts. Will she be the key to the band’s success? And – will she finally find a husband?
Premieres Wednesday, June 9 at 9 p.m. ET on Showcase
London, 1988. Simone Burbeck’s life appears perfect. She lives in a mansion with her perfect husband and children, and her life is a merry-go-round of expensive renovations, dinner parties and school fundraisers. There’s just one problem: it’s all lies. When her husband has a fatal heart, the true state of their finances is revealed. Simone is broke, homeless and a social outcast. With no other options, and two teenage children to care for, she is forced to return to her family home in Newcastle, Australia.
It turns out Simone’s past isn’t quite the story that she told everyone in London. However, the life and the people she ran away from over twenty years ago slowly pull her back in. Sammy thought she could simply shut the door on her past. But her past is about to bash that door down.
Premieres Wednesday, June 9 at 10 p.m ET on Showcase
In this near-future comedy we meet partners Major (Daniel Mays, White Lines) and Carver (Stephen Graham, Boardwalk Empire), the best of the best at the Special Investigation Unit, an elite undercover police team. When Major is shot dead at a covert arms bust gone wrong, Carver is plagued by guilt. He blames his burgeoning friendship with Major’s wife for taking his eye off the ball at a crucial moment, resulting in his partner’s death.
Which is why he’s so shocked when Major turns up a year later, raring to pick up things exactly where they left off. Carver learns that Major’s been resurrected using pioneering AI, but, budgets being what they are, the software still had a few glitches. So while Major 2.0 might have even more ego than his previous version, the reboot seems to have left his judgement, ability and large parts of his memory behind, making him far more of a liability dead than he ever was alive.
Premieres Sunday, June 20 at 10:30 p.m. ET on Showcase
Viewers can stream all titles live or on demand through STACKTV, available through Amazon Prime Video Channels, or on the Global TV App, available on iOS, Android, Chromecast and at watch.globaltv.com.