She reigns ‘Julius Caesar’
PBS’ Great Performances series turns the spotlight on British acting powerhouse Harriet Walter as she tackles the title role in “Julius Caesar,” the third installment in an all-woman Shakespeare trilogy from London’s Donmar Warehouse. “Why aren’t we [women] allowed to get our hands on Shakespeare, the greatest voice in our culture?” Walker recently asked the Star Tribune. “It’s like a female pianist being told they can’t play Beethoven because they’re not a man.” Check out our interview with Walter at startribune.com/variety.
2 p.m. Sunday, TPT Life
Biggest cold case
“The Piketon Family Murders” takes viewers inside the largest criminal investigation in Ohio history. In 2016, police discovered eight bodies at four different crime scenes, with most of the victims belonging to a single family. Hosted by attorney and TV commentator Beth Karas, the two-hour special delves into the horrific massacre that terrified residents of Piketon for more than two years until police finally arrested four suspects.
6 p.m. Sunday, Oxygen
The latest from Amazon, “Hanna” is based on the 2011 movie with Saoirse Ronan traversing the Finnish wilderness as a 16-year-old assassin. The eight-part series stars British newcomer Esme Creed-Miles as the butt-kicking adolescent. The show is earning mixed reviews, but it’s a smart bet for fans of CIA-inspired thrillers.
Now streaming on Amazon
It’s almost time for Selina Meyer (Julia Louis-Dreyfus) to start cleaning out her office on “Veep.” With just seven episodes, the political comedy’s seventh and final season is short (most seasons had 10 episodes) but highly anticipated. It was also delayed as the most celebrated actress in Emmy history battled breast cancer.
9:30 p.m. Sat., HBO