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Star World to launch new programming block Star World Recommends

It will include shows like The Assassination of Gianni Versace - American Crime Story, Westworld, The Gifted, 9-1- 1 for the first time in India

Star World is launching a new programming block titled Star World Recommends that will run every Monday to Friday at 9 pm from April 16. It will include shows like The Assassination of Gianni Versace - American Crime Story, Westworld, The Gifted and 9-1- 1 for the first time in India.

The Assassination of Gianni Versace - American Crime Story: The series is a spectacle of fashion, luxury, power and even murder. A deeply moving account of Andrew Cunanan, the murders he committed, the killing of the fashion industry’s biggest icon – Gianni Versace and the coming into power of Donatella Versace. It is packed with power performances by Penelope Cruz as Donatella Versace, Edgar Ramirez as Gianni Versace, Darren Criss as murderer Andrew Cunanan, Ricky Martin as Antonio D’Amico among others.

9-1- 1: The American procedural drama created by television’s dream team comprising Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk and Tim Minear. Fast-paced and complete with drama, the series explores the lives and careers of first responders, including police officers, paramedics and firefighters – the individuals who put their lives on the line every day to save others. 9-1- 1 stars Oliver Stark, Nashville, Connie Britton, Peter Krause and Angela Bassett among others. 9-1- 1 premieres on April 27 at 9 pm.

The Resident: It is the journey of an idealistic young doctor whose notions about good and evil transform under the supervision of his brilliant and tough senior resident. Starring Matt Czuchry of Gilmore Girls as the senior resident and Manish Dayal from Agents of Shield as the idealistic doctor, this series takes a refreshing spin on a conventional medical drama. The Resident premieres on May 11 at 9 pm.

Marvel’s The Gifted: This expands its foray into the sphere of television with the family sci-fi series that revolves around an ordinary suburban family whose lives change course forever when they discover their children have developed mutant powers. An intriguing plot that follows the journey of mutants fighting against a malicious government makes this action-packed series a must-watch. Bryan Singer, Lauren Shuler Donner and Simon Kinberg are among the executive producers of the series and it stars Jamie Chung, Blair Redford, Amy Acker among others. Marvel’s The Gifted premieres on May 31 at 9 pm.

Ghosted: It has turned out to be an exceptional show with an extraordinary plot line. When the lives of a former detective Leroy Wright, a sceptic who doesn’t believe in aliens, and Max Jennifer, a true believer who is convinced that his wife was abducted by them, clash, it leads to complete hysteria. The Ghosted will premiere in India on June 21 at 9 pm.

Trust: This delves into the trials and tribulations of one of America’s wealthiest and unhappiest families, The Gettys. The series is set in 1973 around the abduction of John Paul Getty III in Italy, then heir to Getty Oil. Trust stars Hollywood actors Donald Sutherland, Hilary Swank, Brendan Fraser among others and will premiere on July 13 at 9 pm.

X-Files: The latest season of the sci-fi series takes a new twist with the premiere of The X-Files 2018 on July 27 at 9 pm.

Strike Back: Shot in Jordan and Hungary, the new season of the series brings the cast portraying members of the revived Section 20. Season five features a new team facing new threats and new enemies and stars Warren Brown as ‘Mac’ McAllister, Daniel MacPherson as Samuel Wyatt, Roxanne McKee as Natalie Reynolds and Alin Sumarwata as Gracie Novin. A high-action, military drama series, Strike Back returns with season 6 on August 10 at 9 pm.

Westworld: Culminating this outstanding line-up is the HBO show, created by Jonathan Nolan. This science-fiction drama stars Hollywood stalwarts such as Anthony Hopkins, James Marden, Evan Rachel Wood and Thandie Newton. Westworld is a futuristic amusement park where the visitors can indulge their every whim and fancy with a park full of automatons without any consequences. But what happens when their complex programming makes them sentient to human emotion? Watch the lines blur on August 24, with the premiere of Westworld season 2 at 9 pm.

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