Showtime gives people a glimpse into its 2019 line-up in a trailer that also includes critics reviews for some of its original series.
“Listen to the silence. Absorb the energy. This is the moment you deserve and this is the place you deserve to be,” various characters are heard saying in voiceover at the beginning of the 3-minute long trailer, while on screen Benedict Cumberbatch, who’s portraying Patrick Melrose in the new five-part drama series based on Edward St Aubyn’s semi-autobiographical novels about Britain’s upper class, Paul Giamatti and Damian Lewis, who co-star in Billions, a complex drama about power politics in the world of New York high finance, now at its third season, and others are seen.
Viewers are also shown scenes from Shameless, which returns in 2019 with its ninth season and shows how political fervor hits the South Side and the Gallaghers take justice into their own hands, from the new series The Chi, a powerful coming-of-age drama series starring Lena Waithe, Common, and Chance The Rapper, about an interconnected group of working-class African-Americans living in the South Side of Chicago, who remind us that no matter what, the human spirit is strong and hope never dies, from the sixth season of Ray Donovan, starring Liev Schreiber and Jon Voight, set to premiere on October 28, from the seventh season of Homeland, which follows CIA officer Carrie Mathison (Claire Danes) as she moves back to D.C. and embarks on a mission to take on the administration of President Keane (Elizabeth Marvel) and secure the release from prison of the 200 members of the intelligence community (including Saul Berenson), and from many other new shows, such as Kidding, starring Jim Carrey, Escape at Dannemora, starring Patricia Arquette, Benicio del Toro, and Paul Dano, about Benicio del Toro, about an employee at a prison in upstate New York becomes romantically involved with a pair of inmates and helps them escape, City on the Hill, Black Monday, Shut up and Dribble, and more.
The song used in the trailer is “The Mess” by Johan Hugo & Barbarossa.