What’s coming soon to STARZPLAY UK in October 2021?
James R | On 03, Oct 2021
As one of the smaller streaming platforms in the UK, STARZPLAY sometimes struggles when it comes to having a large enough library to compete with Netflix or Amazon Prime Video. 2021 has seen it stand out through the exclusive release of Stephen King’s The Stand and the second season of Pennyworth – plus Power’s spin-off series and star-studded true crime drama Dr Death.
Forest Whitaker returns this month, for the conclusion of Season 2 of Godfather of Harlem. Also returning is Cape Cod drama Hightown, while wrestling drama Heels reaches its season finale.
Here’s what’s coming soon to STARZPLAY UK in October 2021:
Hightown: Season 2 – 17th October
The picture-perfect version of Cape Cod clashes with its off-season reality of drug addiction and despair. Jackie Quinones, achieving her lifelong dream of becoming a state cop, is out to do some good in this world. Thrust immediately into the crime wave of deadly carfentanyl flooding the Cape, Jackie is laser focused on bringing down major dealer Frankie Cuevas, the man Jackie holds responsible for the death of her best friend, Junior. When Frankie’s psychotic cousin Jorge joins his operation, he introduces a new level of violence and chaos. Through it all Jackie must walk the tightrope of sobriety struggling to stay above an ocean of secrets, betrayal and the shame and failure of her past. Episodes arrive weekly, with Season 1 also available.
Godfather of Harlem: Season 2, Part 2 – 31st October
In the back half of the second season, It’s 1964 and Bumpy Johnson is battling the New York Crime Families for control of the lucrative and murderous “French Connection”, the heroin pipeline that runs from Marseilles to New York Harbor. With a distribution syndicate that includes Black crime bosses from other major U.S. cities, Bumpy takes a cue from his friend Malcolm X’s message of Black economic nationalism. His ambitious plan will face challenges from not only the Italians but his wife Mayme, daughter Elise, rival Adam Clayton Powell , prosecutor Robert Morgenthau and even Malcolm himself. Episodes arrive weekly, with Season 1 and Part 1 of Season 2 also available.
Heels – Weekly
Heels is a story about the men and women who chase their dreams in the world of small-town pro wrestling. Set in a close-knit Georgia community, it follows a family-owned wrestling promotion as two brothers and rivals, Jack Spade and Ace Spade, war over their late father’s legacy. In the ring, somebody must play the good guy, and somebody must play their nemesis, the heel. But in the real world, those characters can be hard to live up to — or hard to leave behind. Episodes arrive on Sundays. The season finale will air on 10th October.
Dr Death – Weekly
Based on the hit US podcast from Wondery, “Dr. Death” is based on the terrifying true story of Dr. Christopher Duntsch (Joshua Jackson), a rising star in the Dallas medical community. Young, charismatic and ostensibly brilliant, Dr. Duntsch was building a flourishing neurosurgery practice when everything suddenly changed. Patients entered his operating room for complex but routine spinal surgeries and left permanently maimed or dead. As victims piled up, two fellow physicians, neurosurgeon Robert Henderson (Alec Baldwin) and vascular surgeon Randall Kirby (Christian Slater), as well as Dallas prosecutor Michelle Shugart (AnnaSophia Robb) set out to stop him. “Dr. Death” explores the twisted mind of Dr. Duntsch and the failures of the system designed to protect the most defenceless among us. Episodes arrive on Sundays. The season finale will air on 31st October.
BMF – Weekly
From executive producer 50 Cent, BMF is inspired by the true story of two brothers who rose from the decaying streets of southwest Detroit in the late 1980s and gave birth to one of the most influential crime families in the United States. Demetrius “Big Meech” Flenory’s charismatic leadership, Terry “Southwest T” Flenory’s business acumen and the fraternal partnership’s vision beyond the drug trade and into the world of hip-hop would render the brothers iconic on a global level. Their unwavering belief in family loyalty would be the cornerstone of their partnership and the crux of their eventual estrangement. This is a story about love, kinship and capitalism in the pursuit of the American dream. Episodes arrive on Sundays.
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