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The Offer Goes Behind The Godfather, FX Adapts Under the Banner of Heaven

ALSO: Made for Love Season 2, The Way Down Part 2, Tokyo Vice, the NFL Draft, and more.

  • Photos: HBO Max, Paramount+, FX.
    Photos: HBO Max, Paramount+, FX.

    High-profile dramas take center stage today as The Offer, Paramount+’s limited series about the making of The Godfather, makes its long-awaited debut, and Andrew Garfield and Daisy Edgar-Jones headline FX’s take on Jon Krakauer’s Under the Banner of Heaven.

    Also today: Cristin Milioti returns in Made for Love Season 2, Tokyo Vice wraps its first season, and the unbelievable true story of Gwen Shamblin continues in The Way Down Part 2. Here’s what’s new and noteworthy on TV this Wednesday:

    The Offer: Series premiere. Paramount+ offers a slice of Hollywood history in this drama about The Godfather’s long journey from script to screen. Miles Teller stars as Oscar-winning producer Albert S. Ruddy, while Matthew Goode plays Paramount exec Robert Evans, Juno Temple plays Ruddy’s assistant Bettye McCartt, and Dan Fogler plays Francis Ford Coppola. Three episodes drop today, with new episodes Thursdays through June 16. Watch trailer. Streaming on Paramount+

    Under the Banner of Heaven: Series premiere. FX adapts Jon Krakauer’s true crime bestseller about the events leading up to the 1984 murder of Brenda Wright Lafferty (Daisy Edgar-Jones) and her baby daughter in a Salt Lake City, Utah suburb. As Detective Jeb Pyre (Andrew Garfield) investigates the case, he uncovers buried truths about the origins of the LDS religion that prompt him to question his own Mormon faith. Sam Worthington, Denise Gough, Wyatt Russell, and Rory Culkin also star. Watch trailer. Streaming on FX on Hulu

    Made for Love: Season 2 premiere. With her father’s (Ray Romano) life in danger, Hazel Green (Cristin Milioti) has no choice but to return to her estranged husband’s high-tech palace, where she and Byron (Billy Magnussen) become ensnared by his latest revolutionary, but dangerous, technology. Watch trailer. Streaming on HBO Max

    Tokyo Vice: Season 1 finale. After weeks of flash-forwards and flashbacks, Jake’s (Ansel Elgort) comes face-to-face with Tokyo’s criminal elements in three final episodes. Streaming on HBO Max

    The Way Down: God, Greed, and the Cult of Gwen Shamblin: Docuseries finale (Part 2). Documentarian Marina Zenovich reckons with the death of Gwen Shamblin, founder of Christian diet program The Weigh Down, in the final two episodes of the HBO Max docuseries. Read our review. Streaming on HBO Max

    2022 NFL Draft: Special presentation. College football players across the country wait for their name to be called in Round 1 of the NFL Draft. For the second year in a row, the Jacksonville Jaguars have the first overall pick, followed by the Detroit Lions and Houston Texans. 8:00 PM ET/5:00 PM PT on ABC, ESPN, and NFL Network

    Bang Bang Baby: Series premiere. Set in Milan in the late 1980s, a shy, insecure teenager becomes the youngest member of the mafia in hopes of winning her father’s love. The series hails from celebrated writers Nicola Guaglianone and Menotti, and serves as Amazon’s first Italian language original drama. Watch trailer. Streaming on Prime Video

    The Flight Attendant: New episodes. Convinced that a cryptic text offers clues about Megan’s (Rosie Perez) location, Cassie (Kaley Cuoco) jumps on a plane to Reykjavík to rescue her. Back in Los Angeles, Annie (Zosia Mamet) fumbles her way through a meeting with Max’s (Denis Akdeniz) parents, but a far worse encounter awaits. Watch preview. Streaming on HBO Max

    Law & Order: New episode. Bernard (Anthony Anderson) and Cosgrove (Jeffrey Donovan) discover a plethora of suspects in the shooting of a headmaster at an elite private school. A teenager’s life hangs in the balance as Price (Hugh Dancy) and Maroun (Odelya Halevi) debate who’s more culpable — the shooter or the enabler. Followed by new episodes of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit and Organized Crime. Watch preview. 8:00 PM ET on NBC

    NBA Playoffs: An exciting Round 1 reaches Game 6:

    • Philadelphia 76ers at Toronto Raptors 7:00 PM ET/4:00 PM PT on NBA TV
    • Phoenix Suns at New Orleans Pelicans 7:30 PM ET/4:30 PM PT on TNT
    • Dallas Mavericks at Utah Jazz 10:00 PM ET/7:00 PM PT on TNT

    Claire Spellberg Lustig is the Senior Editor at Primetimer and a scholar of The View. Follow her on Twitter at @c_spellberg.

    TOPICS: The Offer, Made for Love, NFL Draft, Tokyo Vice, Under the Banner of Heaven, The Way Down, The Godfather