September promises to be an action-packed month on FOX and National Geographic channels.
The drama kicks off on FOX DStv Channel 125 and StarSat channel 131, with three noted series all airing within hours of premiering in the US.
Starting on 22 September is Minority Report (20:30), Scream Queens on 23 September (20:10), and the highly-anticipated season 2 of Empire on 24 September (21:00).
Minority Report is based on the international blockbuster film by executive producer Steven Spielberg and is the first of his films to be adapted for television.
Starring Meagan Good and Stark Sands in the leading roles, it follows the unlikely partnership between a man haunted by the future and struggling to lead a normal life (Sands) and a tough idealist detective Lara Vega (Good) haunted by her past, as they race to stop the worst crimes of the year 2065 before they happen.
Scream Queens is Ryan Murphy’s comedy-horror anthology series which features the original Queen of Scream herself: Halloween’s Jamie Lee Curtis.
Emma Roberts stars alongside Curtis, having cut her teeth in the horror genre with Scream 4 and American Horror Story – also a project of Murphy’s.
The series focuses on the girls of Kappa House who are dying for new pledges. But when anti-Kappa Dean Munsch decrees that sorority pledging must be open to all students, and not just the school’s elite, all hell breaks loose – as a devil-clad killer begins wreaking havoc.
The final in the exciting line-up of shows is Empire 2, the sexy and powerful family drama about the Lyon clan, led by Lucious (Academy award nominee Terrence Howard) and Cookie (Academy award nominee Taraji P. Henson).
Featuring a more illustrious list of guest stars like Mariah Carey and Pitbull, this 18-episode thriller is set to blaze the small screens on fire all over again.
The first season of Empire simply defied all logic by building audiences week-on-week when it premiered early in 2015, with the finale drawing in 21.1 million viewers in the U.S
On National Geographic Channel DStv 181, the escapades, pop cultural phenomena, and tragic disasters of the previous decade will be showcased in a premiere set of shows called The 2000s: The Decade We Saw It All on Sunday 13 and 20 September at 20:05, and on Monday to Thursday 21 -24 September at 21:00.
The decade was also a time in which anyone or anything could become a trending social media phenomenon.
These years ushered in a new reality that has had a profound influence on how we live our lives today and will determine the way we live for decades to come.
If you’re into drama of the animal kind, then you are in for a treat with Animal Fight Club 3 – premiering on DStv’s Nat Geo Wild, channel 182, starting on 9 September at 18:00.
Battles between some of the biggest and fiercest fighters of the animal kingdom will be on display.
The extraordinary motivations and strategies that fuel each adrenaline-fuelled brawl will be showcased in what promises to be a bloody, no holds barred spectacle.
This article was published in partnership with FOX Africa.