ITV have unveiled the June highlights for its streaming service ITVX.
Jonathan Ross: Must Watch Films
This month’s Jonathan Ross’ monthly film recommendations will cover some of the fantastic new films available for free on the service this month including Baby Driver, Whiplash and The Theory of Everything. Jonathan will also be looking at some of the gems available to ITVX Premium subscribers within the StudioCanal Presents collection.
Changing Ends is co-written by the BAFTA award winning Alan Carr and the Scottish BAFTA & RTS award winning Simon Carlyle (Two Doors Down), based on Alan’s own life in Northampton in the 1980’s growing up as the son of a fourth division football manager.
Alan will star in the series as himself in present day, whilst taking on the role of young Alan is rising star Oliver Savell (Belfast). Shaun Dooley and Nancy Sullivan will play Alan’s parents Graham and Christine along with Taylor Fay as his younger brother Gary.
Films available on the platform from 1st June include 2015’s sporting documentary Ronaldo, 2016’s I Am Bolt and docudrama thriller United 93 directed by Paul Greengrass. Viewers will also be able to enjoy thriller Runaway Jury starring John Cusack, and crime dramas Once Upon a Time in America starring Robert De Niro and Villain starring Craig Fairbrass.
Those desiring a more epic watch can settle down with Noah starring Russell Crowe, historial war drama Glory starring Denzel Washington or sci-fi nail-biter Monsters: Dark Continent. Those seeking romance won’t be disappointed with The Age of Innocence starring Daniel Day-Lewis, Across the Universe starring Evan Rachel Wood, and Legends of the Fall starring Brad Pitt.
Newly-single Ruby is a fun and irreverent member of the customer service team at the Bristol call centre of Hellocom. The life and soul of her workplace, Ruby struggles to read from the prepared script that work and life have foisted upon her, choosing instead to walk her own chaotic path.
Comedy Ruby Speaking follows Ruby and her ragtag bunch of colleagues at the Hellocom call centre as they live, love, laugh and enter a choir competition they have no business being in.
The Mindy Project (2012-2017)
This hilarious sitcom follows Dr. Mindy Lahiri (Mindy Kaling, who also created the series), an Ob-Gyn who attempts to balance her hectic and demanding job with her tumultuous personal life. Surrounded by a host of offbeat co-workers, Mindy undertakes a mission to become a more well-rounded woman in an effort to land the perfect guy-whomever he may be. Chris Messina, Ed Weeks, and Ike Barinholtz also star.
Count Abdulla follows Abdulla Khan (Arian Nik, The Bay) - a mid-twenties British-Pakistani Muslim doctor stuck in an identity crisis, caught between his religious mother and his secular, hedonistic friends. But when Abdulla is bitten by a vampire (Jaime Winstone, Four Lives) he suddenly becomes the outsider’s outsider.
This new 6x30 comedy series is written by Kaamil Shah and directed by Asim Abbasi (Churails). Count Abdulla is a Fudge Park production, produced by Hussain Casey Ahmed (Afterlife), with executive producer Phil Gilbert (White Gold).
BAFTA award-winner Katherine Parkinson and RTS award-winner Youssef Kerkour are the leads of Significant Other, a brand new comedy-drama from multi-award-winning producer Nicola Shindler (Quay Street Productions - part of ITV Studios).
The series, written by Dana Fainaru and Hamish Wright will premiere exclusively on ITVX this June.
Adapted from yes Studios’ award-winning Israeli series of the same name, the 6 x 30-minute series will follow two lonely neighbours who embark on a hesitant, obstacle-filled relationship after drastic life events bring them together. As this strange love story unfolds with wryly observed wit and warmth, could these deeply flawed individuals – both at a time in their lives when change is difficult and rarely expected – influence each other for the better?
Twelve Monkeys (2015-2018)
Every episode from all four seasons of the sci-fi mystery drama starring Aaron Stanford and Amanda Schull. The series follows time traveller James Cole (Stanford), who travels to the present day from the year 2043 to find the source of a deadly virus which will cause the death of over 90 per cent of the world's population. Aided by virologist Cassandra Railly (Schull), Cole learns that the shadowy 'Army of the Twelve Monkeys' may have something to do with the virus.