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The Show To Watch This Week: ‘Raised By Wolves’, ‘Noughts + Crosses’, ‘The Boys’ Season 2 & ‘All Or Nothing: Tottenham Hotspur’ Reviewed

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Even with all the twists, turns, halts and reopenings of this coronavirus pandemic, we are on the cusp of a new TV fall season, a season that will be familiar and simultaneously unlike any we have known before. Heading into the long Labor Day weekend, that fact presents an array of genres and formats among the contenders for the show you have to watch this week.

Having debuted with a trio of episodes August 31 on Amazon, All or Nothing: Tottenham Hotspur is perfectly timed to coincide with the start of the new Premier League season September 12.

This latest installment in the House of Bezos’ sports series, this All or Nothing will drop three more episodes of its BTS look at the Jose Mourinho managed football (soccer) club September 7. Chronicling the recent season that saw drama on and off the pitch, the Tom Hardy-narrated All or Nothing documentary series wraps up September 14 with its final three episodes as things kick off for Harry Kane and crew in the top division of the English football league.

Executive produced and partially directed by Ridley Scott, Raised By Wolves launched today on HBO Max. The big swing we’ve come to expect from the Blade Runner and Gladiator helmer revolves around two androids tasked with developing human children on a mysterious virgin planet as a religious war decimates Earth.

Created by Aaron Guzikowski and starring Travis Fimmel, Amanda Collin, Abubakar Salim, Winta McGrath, Niamh Algar, Matias Varela, Felix Jamieson, Ethan Hazzard, Jordan Loughran, Aasiya Shah and Ivy Wong, the 10-episode Raised By Wolves was originally set up at TNT with a straight-to-series order before shifting to the WarnerMedia streamer last October.

What would the world be like if Africa had conquered Europe 700 years ago? Peacock’s Noughts + Crosses provides a perspective on that world where the racial and cultural power structure is reversed, as you can see when the series from Mammoth Screen, Participant Media and Jay Z’s Roc Nation launches Friday. Having debuted on the BBC earlier this year, the series is based on Malorie Blackman’s script-flipping YA novels.

A tale of power, prejudice, rebellion and betrayal, the six-episode first season of Noughts + Crosses focuses on Sephy, portrayed by newcomer Masali Baduza, and Callum, played by Peaky Blinders’ Jack Rowan. The duo is divided by race but united by love. Sephy is a ‘Cross’, a member of the black ruling class and daughter of a prominent cabinet minister in the Albion of this alt-history. Callum is a ‘Nought’, a white member of the underclass who has been admitted to an elite military academy. Noughts + Crosses the TV series is written by Lydia Adetunji, Nathaniel Price and Rachel De-Lahay.

Already renewed for a third season, Amazon’s superhero satire series The Boys is back for Season 2 on September 4. There’s some Scientology by another name this time around, plus corporate PR spin, more Billy Joel tunes and more exploding heads than a Saturday night Scanners marathon.

This latest installment of the Eric Kripke-created series also slams right into a world where the worst of what divides America right now is accelerated in capes and super serums. Plus, amidst a cast consisting of Karl Urban’s supes-hating Butcher, Anthony Starr’s Homelander, Jack Quaid, Laz Alonso, Tomer Capon, Karen Fukuhara, Erin Moriarty’s Starlight, Giancarlo Esposito and Aya Cash’s populist Stormfront show up to cause more havoc in all the usual chaos. Based on Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson’s post 9/11 comic, The Boys the TV series also features superteam of sorts, the Seven with Queen Maeve (Dominique McElligott), A-Train (Jessie T. Usher), The Deep (Chace Crawford) and Black Noir (Nathan Mitchell).

So, with all that information, what is the show you have to watch this week and this long weekend? Well, you know the drill, you have to watch the video above to find out.

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