In the age of binge-watching, reinforced by the domination of Netflix, finding a TV show that leaves an impact is becoming harder to find. With an army of streaming services battling to become the new Netflix, TV watchers are scrambling for the right show to commit to.
Hunters (February 21st / Amazon)
Inspired by true events, the story follows a band of Nazi hunters in 1977 New York. When a conspiracy to create the 4th Reich in the US is uncovered, the band of unlikely heroes take it upon themselves to rectify the situation. The series is developed by horror extraordinaire Jordan Peele, creator of box office hits like Get Out and Us. Even more exciting is the debut of Al Pacino in his first ever TV role – you don’t want to miss that.
Devs (March 5th / Hulu)
This sci-fi thriller miniseries will be the first to debut on the new streaming service FX on Hulu, meaning that it won’t be available to watch on cable and will instead have to fork out a Hulu subscription. The story follows Lily Chan, a computer engineer who infiltrates a tech company she believes is responsible for her boyfriend’s disappearance. Created, written and directed by Ex Machina and Annihilation director Alex Garland you can expect a deep dive into everything artificial intelligence related. The limited series stars Nick Offerman as the CEO of tech company Amaya and Sonoya Mizuno as the titular character. Who doesn’t love a good conspiracy?
Little Fires Everywhere (March 18th / Hulu)
After Big Little Lies and The Morning Show, Reese Witherspoon continues to prove that she belongs on our TV screens. The series is based on the best-selling novel of the same name, written by Celeste Ng, and follows the story of two very different families. Starring both Witherspoon and Scandal alumni Kerry Washington, the six-episode miniseries is already highly anticipated amongst critics.
Mrs. America (April 15th / Hulu)
Retelling the long road to ratifying the Equal Rights Movement and the Conservative backlash that followed, Mrs America presents a star-studded cast with the likes of Cate Blanchett, Uzo Aduba, Rose Byrne, Elizabeth Banks, Sarah Paulson and more. Exploring second-wave feminism in the United States, the miniseries will cover the topics that contributed to the culture war of the ‘70s. Importantly, the female-led cast is backed up by more women behind the scenes. The series was not only created and written by Dahvi Waller but will also feature episodes directed by Anna Boden and Amma Asante.
Hollywood (May 1st / Netflix)
From American Horror Story to The Politician, is there anything Ryan Murphy can’t do? Well, apparently not. The writer will be at the helm – alongside co-creator Ian Brennan – of a new Netflix series that will depict Hollywood’s Golden Age. Set after the Second World War, Hollywood will get into the deep intricacies of the period covering topics like race, gender and sexuality. In the words of Ryan Murphy, the series exposes how “everything has changed, and nothing has changed”. The cast will feature Darren Criss, Samara Weaving, Dylan McDermott, Holland Taylor and more.
Snowpiercer (May 31st / TNT)
Coming off Bong Joon-Ho’s historic win at the Oscars for his South Korean film Parasite, fans will be excited to know that his 2013 film Snowpiercer will be adapted for TV. Based originally on the French graphic novel Le Transperceneige, the post-apocalyptic story follows a train as it carries the last of humanity after a climate engineering project turns the world uninhabitable. The train is split according to class with the poor habitants in the back end of the vehicle while the elites live lavishly at the front. The series was first announced a few years ago but since then has unfortunately witnessed plenty of setbacks. From production issues to creative differences, Snowpiercer is finally escaping development hell. Daveed Diggs and Jennifer Connolly are set to spearhead the series.
The Undoing (May 2020 / HBO)
From Big Little Lies to Top of the Lake, Nicole Kidman has quickly stamped her place on the world of TV. Her next venture, The Undoing, will tell the story of a successful therapist, wife and mother who is on the brink of her publishing her first book. However, things take a turn for the worse after a terrible incident that may or may not be linked to her husband’s sudden disappearance. Hugh Grant will play Kidman’s husband while Big Little Lies creator David E. Kelley will write the series.
American Crime Story: Impeachment (September 27th / FX)
Following on from two very strong seasons covering the O.J. Simpson trial and the murder of Gianni Versace, American Crime Story will be blessing our screens with a new dose of history this September. The new season will focus on the impeachment of Bill Clinton and will star Clive Owen as the president, rising star Beanie Feldstein as Monica Lewinski and Anthony Green as Al Gore. For those of us that may have not been alive – or were very young – during this period, we’ll be getting a detailed account into one of the biggest scandals in US history.
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