New on TV today: Friday 7 May

Written by Shows Editor from the blog New Shows and Seasons on 07 May 2021
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Jupiter's Legacy

Channel: Netflix South Africa
TX Time: 10h00 (all episodes)
Genre: Superhero, Sci-Fi, Drama

Jupiter's Legacy

Josh Duhamel leads this sweeping saga of power and loyalty based on the graphic novels by Mark Millar and Frank Quitely.

They're the first generation of superheroes. But as they pass the torch to their children, tensions are rising - and the old rules no longer apply.

After nearly a century of keeping mankind safe, the world's first generation of superheroes must look to their children to continue the legacy.

But tensions rise as the young superheroes, hungry to prove their worth, struggle to live up to their parents' legendary public reputations - and exacting personal standards.

Jupiter's Legacy is an epic superhero drama that spans decades and navigates the complex dynamics of family, power and loyalty.

Joanna Lumley's Britain

Channel: BBC Earth (DStv 184)
TX Time: 19h00
Genre: Travel, Documentary Series

Joanna Lumley's Britain

Join actor and presenter Joanna Lumley as she embarks on an epic and very personal adventure through Britain.

Born in India and spending her early years in Malaysia, Britain has always been a thrilling 'home away from home' for Joanna.

Over three episodes she takes you with her on a tour of the UK partly inspired by her own life history.

From the Outer Hebrides to Cornwall, join her as she retraces old steps, sees new places, meets inspiring people and uncovers the wonders of this tiny isle.

Dahmer on Dahmer: A Serial Killer Speaks

Channel: eReality (Openview 108)
TX Time: 21h25
Genre: True Crime, Documentary Series

Dahmer on Dahmer: A Serial Killer Speaks

Twenty-five years ago, Milwaukee resident Jeffrey Dahmer was tried and convicted of 17 gruesome murders, shaking the public's perception of evil to its core.

The shocking nature of his crimes - luring young men into his home, where he drugged, sexually violated, killed and eventually consumed his victims - unmasked a madman walking in the shadows and launched the question: how did a once mild-mannered, handsome young man become one of history's most terrifying and unexpected serial killers?

During his time behind bars, one of the USA's leading investigative journalists, Nancy Glass, secured both exclusive access and the first televised interview with Dahmer, developing a candid relationship in which he divulged the darkest details of his life and crimes.

Dahmer on Dahmer: A Serial Killer Speaks offers a fresh look at the infamous serial killer's life through the eyes of the woman who became his closest confidante.

With new interviews from pivotal figures in the case, the series sheds light on the grizzly and complicated investigation.

Teen Mom OG 9

Channel: MTV (DStv 130)
TX Time: 15h00
Genre: Docu-Reality

Teen Mom OG 9

Since 16 and Pregnant, and as the original girls of Teen Mom, audiences have watched Amber, Catelynn, Farrah and Maci face young motherhood as they grew up, broke-up, made up and encountered major obstacles to become the young women they are today.

Teen Mom OG gives an unprecedented look into these young mothers' lives and how they're facing the responsibilities of parenthood.

In a first for the Teen Mom franchise, Teen Mom OG breaks the fourth wall, pulling back the curtain to reveal their relationships with the producers and crew, the challenges of raising children on camera, and how life in the public eye has shaped them as parents and people.

In the Season 9 premiere, "Surviving Together": In the midst of COVID, Amber struggles with her long distance relationship with Dimitri when he becomes possessive.

Maci puts her personal feelings aside when Bentley wants to go to therapy with Ryan.

Also, Mackenzie tries to figure out where she stands with Josh, Cheyenne starts something new with an old flame, and Catelynn and Tyler struggle with their decision to send Nova to school.

Shark City

Channel: Discovery Family (DStv 136 / StarSat 222)
TX Time: 15h10
Genre: Wildlife, Documentary Series

Shark City

In the protected waters of the Bahamas, reef, lemon, hammerhead and nurse sharks are thriving - but which species rules this coastline?

Chief Shark Officer Andy Samberg takes us on a tour of a mysterious underwater world in the protected waters of the Bahamas, where it's shark-eat-shark, and shark-eat-pretty much everything else too.

Mike Rowe narrates.


Actors in this post: Josh Duhamel, Joanna Lumley


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