English shows on Indian TV: Some fresh content that’ll stand out

  • Kavita Awaasthi, Hindustan Times, Mumbai
  • Updated: Jun 06, 2016 07:51 IST
Eva Green as Vanessa Ives and Timothy Dalton as Sir Malcolm in Penny Dreadful. (Jonathan Hession/SHOWTIME)

With many English shows finding takers among Indian audience, there are many shows on the tube that have fresh content and hope to stand out the crowd. HT takes a look at new stories on TV that are here to entertain the audience.

Penny Dreadful

This British-American horror drama is set in Victorian London, which is haunted by monsters and demons. The show features a host of terrifying characters from literature, including Dr Victor Frankenstein and Dorian Gray.

A still from Wayward Pines.

Wayward Pines

Season two of the psychological thriller with a sci-fi premise, which stars Jason Patrick and Nimrat Kaur, promises to have many deaths in store for the audience. The show also stars Charlie Tahan, Terrence Howard, Terrence Howard and Hope Davis.

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Anna Faris in a still from Mom. (CBS)


The third season follows the misadventures of Christy’s life (Anna Morris), who battles with alcoholism and drug addiction, while living with her mother Bonny, (Allison Janney), a recovering drug and alcohol addict.

A still from Gotham.

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Heading into season two, Gotham will continue to follow the evolving stories of the city’s most notorious villains. Catch the rise of the biggest supervillains, including The Joker, Penguin, Riddler, Catwoman, Poison Ivy and Mr Freeze, which eventually leads to the genesis of one of the most popular super heroes of our time -- Batman.

A poster of Supergirl.


Kara Jor-El, now Kara Danvers (Melissa Benoist), was sent to Earth to protect her cousin, Kal-El (Clark Kent). Working as an assistant to media mogul, Cat Grant, Kara didn’t feel the need to use her powers until an accident forces her to be the hero she was meant to be.

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