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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'The Innocents' (August 24)

Another tale of two alienated teenagers who find common ground in the supernatural. The Innocents comes on very British indeed, as you can tell from the fabulously named leads Sorcha Groundshell and Percelle Ascott. They're a young couple named Harry and June whose families can't understand their forbidden love – he's black, she's white. But when they run away from the adult world, they find out June is a shape-shifter, with mysterious professor Guy Pearce tutoring her in her powers and tantalizing her with the whereabouts of the mother who abandoned her three years ago. It's Romeo meets Juliet, with a side order of Species. RS

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