Each year, the entertainment industry continues to evolve, offering us new and exciting TV shows to look forward to. From gripping dramas to hilarious comedies, there’s something for everyone in the upcoming lineup of new TV shows. In this blog post, I will be taking a closer look at the ten most anticipated new TV shows in 2024. Many of which are already generating buzz and excitement among fans. So, let’s get ready to add these shows to our watchlist for 2024.
Ten Most Anticipated New TV Shows of 2024
Masters of the Air
AppleTV+ (26 January)
The much-awaited sequel to the critically acclaimed Band of Brothers and The Pacific will follow the story of American bomber pilots who took to the skies during World War II. Produced by Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks, the show promises to deliver a gripping and emotional story of heroism and sacrifice. The cast includes Austin Butler, Callum Turner, and Anthony Boyle.
Avatar: The Last Airbender
Netflix (22 February)
This live-action adaptation of the beloved animated series of the same name is one of the most highly anticipated shows of 2024. Like the anime version, the show follows the adventures of Aang, a young boy with the power to control the elements. Fans hope it will live up to the original series, which receives praise for its rich world-building, complex characters, and beautiful animation.
3 Body Problem
Netflix (21 March)
Produced by David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, the showrunners for Game of Thrones, 3 Body Problem is the new Sci-Fi programme on Netflix. Based on the award-winning sci-fi novel by Liu Cixin, the storyline follows a group of scientists who discover the Earth is about to be invaded by an alien race. With a stellar cast that includes Naomi Watts and Ken Watanabe, this show will be a hit with sci-fi fans.
Dead Boy Detectives
Netflix (25 April)
Based on the Vertigo comic book series by Neil Gaiman. Dead Boy Detectives follows the adventures of two ghosts who solve mysteries at a British boarding school. Together, they solve mysteries and help the living and the dead find closure. The show promises to deliver a unique blend of humour, horror, and detective work. Join the Dead Boys Detectives as they navigate the realms of the living and the dead, uncovering secrets and unravelling mysteries.
Little is known about The Acolyte apart from the short synopsis. Set in the Star Wars universe, this show is said to be a mystery-thriller that takes place during the High Republic era. The show promises to explore new aspects of the Star Wars universe and introduce us to new characters and worlds. The show stars Amandla Stenberg (Rue in The Hunger Games) and Lee Jung-jae (Player 456 in Squid Games).
No UK broadcast yet (TBC)
Dune: Prophecy is based on the classic sci-fi novel series by Frank Herbert. Denis Villeneuve produces the show, a prequel to his movie Dune series. This series will explore the early years of the Bene Gesserit sisterhood. As sisters, Valya (Emily Watson) and Tula (Olivia Williams) fight to save humankind.
Orphan Black: Echo
This sequel to the popular sci-fi series Orphan Black follows a new clone named Nicole (Krysten Ritter), who discovers a shocking secret about her past. Orphan Black: Echo follows a new clone as she uncovers a sinister conspiracy. With Tatiana Maslany returning to the show in a supporting role, fans are anticipating the return of this beloved series.
No UK broadcast yet (TBC)
The Penguin takes place in the aftermath of the flooding of Gotham City, as seen in the final act of Matt Reeve’s movie, The Batman. Colin Farrell returns as Oswald ‘Oz’ Cobblepot. The show will follow Penguin as he becomes a power player in Gotham’s underworld.
Based on the thriller novels by Patricia Highsmith, this show follows the story of Tom Ripley, a charming and intelligent con artist who will do whatever it takes to get ahead. With Andrew Scott (Fleabag) in the lead role, this show promises to be a thrilling and suspenseful drama.
A revival of the beloved animated series, X-Men ’97, picks up where the classic 90s cartoon X-Men: The Animated Series left off. Fans of the original show will be delighted to see Professor Xavier and their favourite mutant students back in action, facing new challenges and threats.
In conclusion, the TV shows of 2024 promise to be a diverse and exciting mix of genres and styles. From sci-fi epics to supernatural mysteries, there’s something for everyone to look forward to. So mark your calendars and get ready to be entertained!
What new TV show are you excited about in 2024?
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