Summer TV Preview 2018: Spies, Sinners, 'Sharp Objects' and Sex Magick

From dark crime procedurals to black-magic dramas, teen superheroes to Stephen King horror – your complete summer viewing guide

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'Dietland' (June 4)

Novelist Sarai Walker said she was inspired to write her 2015 satire about teen-mag columnists and underground vigilante groups after seeing Fight Club; one can only hope that AMC's TV adaptation gets within spitting distance of that movie's subversive shock therapy or the source material's bite. Joy Nash is Plum Kettle, who pens advice for a beauty-industry publication under the name of her bigwig editor (welcome back, Julianna Marguiles!). Our heroine is already struggling with body-image issues; soon, she also finds herself involved with a feminist empowerment group and caught in the middle of an epidemic of bad men getting murdered. We like the sound of this one. DF

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