Right here’s a take a look at what’s arriving on TV and streaming providers this week: “MLK/FBI,” “One Night time in Miami,” “Locked Down” and extra.
Regina King’s directorial debut “One Night time in Miami” brings Muhammad Ali (Eli Goree), Malcolm X (Kingsley Ben-Adir), Jim Brown (Aldis Hodge), and Sam Cooke (Leslie Odom Jr.) collect right into a Miami lodge in February 1964, celebrating Ali’s knockout of Sonny Liston. The set-up, from the play by Kemp Powers (co-director of Pixar’s “Soul”), is fictional, however the dialogue — about energy, freedom and Black identification — rings bracingly true. The movie, which performed on the high festivals within the fall, premieres Friday on Amazon Prime.
Shot throughout the early days of the pandemic, Doug Liman’s “Locked Down” is likely one of the most notable initiatives to emerge from quarantine but. Starring Anne Hathaway and Chiwetel Ejiofor, “Locked Down” facilities on a pair put into lockdown simply as they’re deciding to separate. Directed by the “Bourne Identification” filmmaker and written by Steven Knight (“Soiled Fairly Issues,” “Jap Guarantees”), the movie debuted this week on HBO Max.
One other acclaimed movie from the digital pageant circuit, Sam Pollard’s “MLK/FBI,” debuts on-demand and in theaters Friday. Pollard, a frequent editor for Spike Lee, examines J. Edgar Hoover and the FBI’s surveillance and harassment of Martin Luther King, Jr. — broadly thought-about one the darkest chapters in FBI historical past. It’s a murky story coping with the extramarital affairs of King however, extra importantly, in regards to the federal authorities’s racist makes an attempt to regulate and thwart the civil rights chief.
Catherine Zeta-Jones has joined the Fox sequence, “Prodigal Son,” a few expert felony profiler (Tom Payne) and his serial-killer dad (Michael Sheen). The Oscar- and Tony-winning actor seems within the season’s second half as a health care provider and foil to Sheen’s Martin Whitly, whose intimate information of homicide turns out to be useful for the NYPD’s hardest instances. Will Dr. Vivian Capshaw (Zeta-Jones) get too near Martin? Will Martin strengthen his relationship with son Malcolm? The sophomore season of “Prodigal Son” began this week on a brand new night time, Tuesday.
An actual-life killer who terrorized Californians within the mid-1980s is the topic of Netflix’s restricted, four-part documentary sequence, “Night Stalker: The Hunt for a Serial Killer,” debuted Wednesday. The brutal crime wave started within the Los Angeles space throughout a protracted, scorching summer season in 1985, with males, ladies and youngsters among the many victims of after-dark killings and assaults. First-person interviews, archival footage and authentic pictures assist recount the crimes and the hunt for the person accountable.
Even an Emmy-winning dramatic actor like Kyra Sedgwick (“The Nearer”) can’t resist comedy. Sedgwick, who’s had a recurring function as police Deputy Chief Madeline Wuntch on “Brooklyn 9 9,” stars within the new ABC sitcom “Name Your Mom” as a father or mother who flees her empty nest to get again into her youngsters’s lives — whether or not they prefer it or not. The forged of “Name Your Mom” contains Rachel Sennott, Joey Bragg and Emma Caymares. The present debuted this week and airs at 9:30 p.m. Wednesdays.