16 New TV Shows You’ll Be Addicted to in 2017
With the beginning of a new year, comes a slew of new TV shows waiting to be binge-watched. While there are new series of current shows also on the horizon, we’ve looked at the most exciting new shows to come. Who knows – maybe one of these will be our new Game of Thrones…
Created by and starring Tom Hardy, as Taboo tells the story of James Delaney, who returns from Africa to England after his father’s death and uses his ties to the underworld creating a shipping company to rival that of the East India Company. The struggle for a monopoly over the shipping of tea and fur over the Atlantic is a surprisingly bloody one.
Based on the popular children’s book series, Netflix’s adaptation of A Series of Unfortunate Events stars Neil Patrick Harris as Count Olaf –a shady character after the fortune of the Baudelaire children, in an adventure full of, well, ‘unfortunate events’.
Showing a lighter side to DC Comics, Powerless stars Vanessa Hudgens as Emily Locke; Director of R&D at Wayne Security, where she develops products that will help normal ‘powerless’ people to protect themselves against the evils of the world and avoiding becoming a victim of collatral damage.
With Drew Berrymore and Timothy Olyphant, this Netflix comedy-horror puts the couple together as husband and wife real-estate agents whose life changes after Sheila turns into a zombie and has to feed on human flesh, to which their solution is find and murder people that ‘deserve’ to get eaten.
Despite Kiefer Sutherland’s departure from the series, it was only a matter of time before 24 would get a facelift and a new lead. Corey Hawkins plays an ex-ranger, Eric Carter, whose troubles follow him back to the US, which will in turn lead him on a mission to stop one of the biggest terrorist attacks on US soil – all in that classic 24 hour time frame.
February marks the beginning of Marvel’s Legion, which is based on the comics of the same name that has ties to X-Men. The story follows David Haller, played by Dan Stevens; a mutant with the ability to absorb people’s psyches into his as alternate personalities.
Nicole Kidman, Reese Witherspoon and Shailene Woodley are the leads in this comedy-drama based on the book of the same name. Big Little Lies follows the lives of three different women, who look to each other as they navigate the struggles of life.
Clive Sanden fills the very big shoes of Liam Neeson in playing a younger Bryan Mills, who comes to learn those ‘special set of skills’ we saw in the movie, when he is recruited by the CIA.
More comic book fun, this time from Marvel, comes in the form of ‘The Last Defender’, Danny Rand aka Iron Fist, who makes his screen debut this March. The show will be an origin story of sorts and will lead to The Defenders crossover mini-series – which we’ll get to later.
An interesting take on time travel, Time After Time follows a fictionalised H.G Wells and his pursuit of Jack the ripper, who has stolen a time machine and has come to the present from Victorian England; time travel, murder, intrigue – call us interested!
After the introduction of Iron Fist, the group comprised of Luke Cage, Iron Fist, Jessica Jones and Dare Devil will band together and form an alliance to protect the people of New York from an imminent threat.
Based on Neil Gaiman’s award-winning fantasy novel of the same name, American Gods follows the character of ex-con, Shadow Moon, who is released early from prison following the death of his wife, only to find himself being courted by the mysterious Mr. Wednesday to help him on a cross-country trip to find ancient gods living among humans and battle new ones.
David Lynch’s off-beat surrealist hit, Twin Peaks, is getting a third season 27 years after its first. Returning in May, much of the old cast are back, with the story picking up after the investigation conducted by FBI Agent Dale Cooper into the murder of Laura Palmer.
A new Star Trek for a new generation! With the last Star Trek show having been released twelve years ago, Discovery takes place ten tears before the events of the original series with the main purpose of well, discovering new planets and the vast wide space.
With his huge success as guest character in the second season of Daredevil, Netflix has decided to give The Punisher his own show. Jon Bernthal’s portrayal has been touted as the best since the character’s screen debut, and the actor reprises his role as the damaged antihero.
Created by the one and only Jim Carey, I’m Dying Up Here is a comedy-drama that follows fictional comedians and the struggles they have to go through to get to where they want. It’s an interesting perspective of a niche subject.