As 2016 ends, we can look at the great television shows it has given us, such as Luke Cage, Stranger Things, 22:11:63 and Colony USA, to name a few. Lots of popular shows also returned, such as Daredevil, Arrow, Flash, Walking Dead, Mr Robot and The Man in the High Castle.
So what can we look forward to as the new year dawns? Well, there are going to be some very exciting new shows making their debuts in 2017. Here are just a few of those that we think will be worth a watch:
Yes, you heard right – the big one for next year will be the new Star Trek series. Discovery is the new series created by Bryan Fuller for the CBS network . It is the first series since Enterprise concluded in 2005 and is set roughly a decade before the events of the Star Trek Original Series. Separate from the timeline of the movie franchise, Discovery explores a previously-mentioned event from the history of Star Trek while it was following the crew of the USS Discovery.
This series is based on a novel by English author Neil Gaiman. The novel is a blend of Americana, fantasy and various strands of ancient and modern mythology, all centering on the mysterious and taciturn Shadow. This looks, from the trailer at SDCC, to be a very interesting series and worth a watch.
These shows will see Marvel and Netflix continue its winning collaboration and was covered in our Marvel Netflix 2017 post, so i won’t elaborate here.
This is one for fans of Criminal Minds and the likes. It is set in1979 and is based on the book Mindhunter: Inside the FBI’s Elite Serial Crime Unit. The TV show will star Jonathan Groff and Holt McCallany as two FBI agents who interview imprisoned serial killers to try to solve ongoing cases. The drama is expected to debut sometime next year and we eagerly await it, as this kind of show is a guilty pleasure of mine…
Childhood’s End is based on a 1953 sci-fi novel by the legendary British author Arthur C Clarke. The story follows the peaceful alien invasion of Earth by the mysterious Overlords, whose arrival begins decades of apparent utopia under an indirect alien rule, at the cost of human identity and culture. This style of TV series was used this year in the similarly styled show, Colony USA. Although Colony was good, it didn’t benefit from the science fiction powerhouse that is Arthur C Clarke, as this does. Childhood’s End is already available on Sky 1. We are watching through Now TV.
This is a bit of a cheat as it started in very late December, but it’s really worth an inclusion on the list. A mysterious criminal steals a secret, state-of-the-art time machine, intending to use it to change past events which will lead to the destruction of present-day America. The only hope to stop him is a team comprising a scientist, a soldier and a history professor. This trio must use the original prototype of the stolen contraption to journey back in time, following the criminal. They visit critical historical events but have to be careful not to change anything themselves, however temping it might be, whilst trying to prevent the criminal from changing history. All this while still trying to unravel the mystery of who the criminal is, and why he is so desperate to change America’s present. The first couple of episodes have been gripping and it comes highly recommended.