Created by Tina Fey, this series follows Neil Bremer, a wealthy man who runs for mayor of LA and wins. Once he takes office, he realizes he needs to earn the respect of his staff, figure out what his platform even is, and bond with his teenage daughter, all while making sure the city doesn’t fall apart. Basically, you can expect to laugh a lot while watching this series.
Following the events of Avengers: Endgame, Wanda Maximoff and Vision find themselves living super-normal suburban lives, however, they can’t remember where they came from or how they got there. Once they travel through decades and classic TV tropes they begin to realize that things aren’t quite as “normal” as they seem.
Think of the iconic Winx Club characters you grew up with, except now they’re darker and edgier than ever. The series follows five fairies as they come of age while attending Alfea, a magical school in the Otherworld. As the series progresses, they must all learn to master their powers, fight the evil monsters that threaten their loved ones, and manage to have a normal teenage social life. This show is full of teen drama and action. There’s truly never a dull moment.
Starring: Abigail Cowen, Danny Griffin, Hannah van der Westhuysen, Elisha Applebaum, Freddie Thorp, Precious Mustapha, Sadie Soverall, Eliot Salt, Theo Graham, Jacob Dudman, and Robert James-Collier
Queen Latifah plays Robyn McCall, a divorced single mother who’s also a vigilante fighting for what’s right — aka she’s The Equalizer. This series is a reimagining of the 1980s drama and it’ll be just as badass as the original, I promise.
Spanning over three decades, Firefly Lane tells a story of just how strong friendship can be. Tully and Kate meet in 1974 and vow to be best friends forever. This series follows the Tully and Kate all throughout their lives as they deal with love, loss, and adolescence. Firefly Lane is a perfect pick for fans of Virgin River and Sweet Magnolias.
This series takes place in 1991, a year after the events of Silence of the Lambs and serves as a sequel series to the movie. It follows Clarice Starling as she returns to work in Washington DC and goes back to her normal life of catching serial killers and sexual predators. This series is just as chilling, if not more, than its predecessor. If you love thrillers, this one will not disappoint.
Starring: Rebecca Breeds, Devyn A. Tyler, Lucca De Oliveira, Kal Penn, Nick Sandow, Michael Cudlitz, and Marnee Carpenter
Superman & Lois is the newest series in the Arrowverse. After years of saving the universe, Clark Kent and Lois Lane return to embark on their most challenging adventure yet — parenthood. Throughout the series, we’ll watch Clark and Lois take on the roles of working parents while also figuring out whether or not their sons will inherit Clark’s superpowers. The town of Smallville will not know what hit it.
Starring: Tyler Hoechlin, Bitsie Tulloch, Jordan Elsass, Alexander Garfin, Dylan Walsh, Emmanuelle Chriqui. Erik Valdez, Wolé Parks, Inde Navarrette, and Adam Rayner
Following the events of Avengers: Endgame, Sam Wilson and Bucky Barnes team up to defeat and anarchist group called the Flag-Smashers. This series will also explore the aftermath of Captain America’s death and Sam’s decision to remain as Falcon after Captain America gives him his iconic shield.
Based on the fantasy book series of the same name, Shadow and Bone follows Alina Starkov, a young soldier who might’ve uncovered the power to save her country. As she grapples with how to use her new magic, thugs, thieves, and assassins all begin to grow stronger and start a war. This series dark, magical, and a perfect fit for any lover of YA fantasy.
Loki lovers, this one’s for you. After Loki steals the Tesseract during Avengers: Endgame he’s arrested and brought to the Time Variance Authority, or the TVA. Throughout the series, we get to watch Loki in a crime thriller of his own, as he uses the Tesseract to alter history and screw up the timeline.
The Nevers is about a group of Victorian women who find out they’ve been cursed with wildly unusual powers. Throughout the series, they use those powers against their never-ending list of enemies and fight to change the world. This series is a epic and dramatic sci-fi adventure you won’t want to miss.
Starring: Laura Donnelly, Olivia Williams, James Norton, Tom Riley, Ann Skelly, Ben Chaplin, Pip Torrens, Zackary Momoh, Amy Manson, Nick Frost, Rochelle Neil, Eleanor Tomlinson, and Denis O’Hare
Ms. Marvel follows Kamala Khan, a 16-year-old seemingly normal Pakistani girl from New Jersey. She’s obsessed with the Avengers — Captain Marvel, especially — and she dreams of being a superhero herself. After one very wild adventure she gains shape-shifting powers. Disney has also confirmed that in addition to Iman Vellani playing Kamala in this series, she will also be playing her in Captain Marvel 2, which is set to come out in 2022.
Jeremy Renner returns as Clint Barton in Hawkeye and mentors a young new superhero named Kate Bishop, who’s played by Hailee Steinfeld. This series also takes place after the events of Avengers: Endgame as he trains Kate to become the new Hawkeye. During the show we’ll also get a more in-depth story behind the dark assassin identity Clint became between Infinity War and Endgame. Florence Pugh is also set to guest star in the series where she’ll resprise her Black Widow role Yelena.
Starring: Jeremy Renner, Hailee Steinfeld, Vera Farmiga, Fra Fee, Tony Dalton, Zach McClarnon, Brian d’Arcy James
The next Star Wars installment series is almost here. Temuera Morrison returns as the super-cool bounty hunter Boba Fett. This show will take place during the same timeline as The Mandalorian. Robert Rodriguez, the director of Chapter 14 of The Mandalorian, will also serve as one of the show’s executive producers.
Based on the Liane Moriarty novel of the same name, this miniseries will follow nine strangers (duh) who embark on a 10-day wellness retreat. As the retreat goes on and the characters start to learn more about each other and their respective issues, the strangers begin to second-guess the real purpose of this retreat. This series is a perfect pick for fans of Big Little Lies, The Undoing, and Little Fires Everywhere.
Starring: Nicole Kidman, Melissa McCarthy, Luke Evans, Samara Weaving, Regina Hall, Manny Jacinto, Tiffany Boone, Bobby Cannavale, Asher Keddie, Grace Van Patten, and Michael Shannon
Behind Her Eyes is also based on the novel of the same name. This psychological thriller follows a single mom named Louise who meets David and his wife Adele, as she becomes totally wrapped up in their messy marriage and all the problems that come along with it.
Moonlight creator Barry Jenkins has created his first television series called The Underground Railroad. This series is an adaptation of Colin Whitehead’s novel of the same name, where in an alternate history, the Underground Railroad was an actual railway used by slaves in the 19th century. The limited series will follow a young woman named Cora, as she escapes the south, looking for the rumored and metaphorical Underground Railroad, only to find an actual network of tracks and tunnels beneath the ground.
Starring: Thuso Mbedu, Chase W. Dillon, Aaron Pierre, Joel Edgerton, William Jackson Harper, Lily Rabe, Damon Herriman, and Lucius Baston
This Gossip Girl reboot takes place almost a decade after the original series and shows just how different teenage life (and technology) has changed. This series exists in the same universe as the original Gossip Girl and these new characters will know Serena Van Der Woodsen and Blair Waldorf — which hopefully also leaves room for some iconic cameos. Plus, because the series will appear on HBO Max, you can expect way more risque material than anything that appeared in the original.
Starring: Emily Alyn Lind, Thomas Doherty, Eli Brown, Zión Moreno, Tavi Gevinson, Laura Benanti, Savannah Smith, Jordan Alexander, Evan Mock, Whitney Peak Jason Gotay, Adam Chanler-Berat, and Johnathan Fernandez
Girls5Eva is another series produced by Tina Fey, so we already know it’ll be good. It’s about a one-hit-wonder ’90s girl group who decide to reunite and try to become pop icons again. The cast was also spotted filming back in October, so we’re hoping this series will come sooner rather than later.
Haunting of Hill House fans, this one’s for you. Mike Flanagan is at it again with another supernatural horror series for Netflix. Midnight Mass is about a small island community that starts to experience supernatural events after a new priest arrives in town. Haunting fans will also recognize favorites like Kate Siegel, Rahul Kohli, and Henry Thomas in the upcoming series.
Starring: Zach Gilford, Kate Siegel, Hamish Linklater, Annabeth Gish, Michael Trucco, Samantha Sloyan, Henry Thomas, Rahul Abburi, Crystal Balint, Matt Biedel, Alex Essoe, Rahul Kohli, Kristin Lehman, Robert Longstreet, Igby Rigney, and Annarah Shephard
Young Rock will tell the origin story of pro-wrestler turned actor Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. The series will travel through three different eras of The Rock’s life — 10 years old, 15 years old, and 20 years old — with different actors playing the icon. And while he won’t be playing himself on screen, Dwayne will still be serving as the show’s narrator.
Foundation is an adaptation of the Isaac Asimov’s trilogy of the same name. The show is about The Foundation, “a band of exiles who discover that the only way to save the Galactic Empire from destruction is to defy it.” It follows a complex saga of all the humans scattered on planets throughout the galaxy. This series has also been years in the making with numerous writers and networks grappling to take on the saga, but only just becoming successful in recent years. By the looks of it so far, we think it’ll be worth the wait.
Starring: Jared Harris, Lee Pace, Lou Llobell, Leah Harvey, Laura Birn, Cassian Bilton, Terrence Mann, and Alfred Enoch
Kate McKinnon takes on the role of Elizabeth Holmes in this Hulu series. Based on the ABC podcast The Dropout, this series will explore the quick rise and eventual fall of Holmes and her company Theranos.
This series will follow a seemingly normal couple who go on a backpacking trip as a means of rekindling their relationship. Along the way, they discover a small magical town called Schmigadoon and in the town all the citizens all act as if they belong in a 1940s musical. While they’re there, the couple learns that they can’t actually leave until they find their “true love.” Along with a super-talented and star studded cast, the series will also feature a bunch of brand new original songs!
Starring: Cecily Strong, Keegan-Michael Key, Alan Cumming, Fred Armisen, Kristin Chenoweth, Aaron Tveit, Dove Cameron, Ariana DeBose, Jaime Camil, Jane Krakowski, and Ann Harada
Inventing Anna is Shonda Rhimes’ newest miniseries for Netflix. It’s based on the astonishing story behind the New York Magazine article “How Anna Delvey Tricked New York’s Party People.” Julia Garner will lead the show as Anna, the woman who pretended to be a wealthy German heiress. Shondaland alums Katie Lowes and Jeff Perry are also set to appear in this series. Shonda will also be writing Inventing Anna, which will make it her first writing credit since the Scandal series finale!
Starring: Julia Garner, Anna Chlumsky, Katie Lowes, Laverne Cox, Alexis Floyd, Arian Moayed, Anders Holm, Anna Deavere Smith, Jeff Perry, Terry Kinney, and Jennifer Esposito
This series, based on a popular comic by Brian K. Vaughan and Pia Guerra, tells the story about a post-apocalyptic world where every mammal with a Y chromosome is destroyed, except for one man and his pet monkey. The show will revolve around the characters that are left on Earth as they try to restore everything they lost and get back to some sort of normal life.
Starring: Ben Schnetzer, Ashley Romans, Diana Bang, Diane Lane, Olivia Thirlby, Juliana Canfield, Marin Ireland, Amber Tamblyn, Paul Gross, Elliot Fletcher
This Ryan Murphy spinoff will be a spooky episodic anthology series, where each episode will be totally different. Think Black Mirror with a dash of American Horror Story. 16 new episodes have already been announced “delving into horror myths, legends and lore.” And while the cast hasn’t been announced quite yet, Ryan Murphy has already assured fans that their AHS favorites will be returning.
Note: Currently, these shows are all assumed to premiere in 2021, however due to COVID-19 restrictions and precautions these series’ debuts might be delayed.
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