Sure, everyone is excited about the new seasons of series like Stranger Things and The Handmaid’s Tale. However, there are numerous other formats on the horizon that the viewers will find and inspire. From Superman to mysterious small-town aliens – in this two-part series we introduce you to the ten new series that we absolutely want to see in the new year.
Because the pandemic has resulted in numerous production stops and resumption of various TV series (and this trend is expected to continue into the first few months of 2021), there is no guarantee that these series will actually meet their start dates. Especially since even films like Jurassic World: Dominion and The Batman have already been postponed to 2022. However, that shouldn’t prevent anyone from marking these dates in the calendar full of anticipation.
The spectrum ranges from series from cable and network TV to streaming projects. Also, there are a lot of productions that we don’t mention here because the release dates are still pretty unclear. For example, HBO Max works on series like the Suicide Squad spin-off Peacemaker and on the DC series Green Lantern. But we don’t know whether they will actually start in 2021 (2022 is more likely). Then there is the new Alien series from Hulu and FX, which is expected to be out in 2022. The same goes for the new Star Wars series at Disney +, because Andor and Obi-Wan Kenobi will probably not grace us until 2022.
However, no list of TV series for 2021 would be complete without tons of Disney + Marvel productions. We’d better clarify this immediately: We had to limit ourselves a bit, otherwise the Marvel series would have dominated our list. But to be clear, we are of course also looking forward to projects like WandaVision, Falcon and the Winter Soldier and Hawkeye. But it looks like it is above all Loki the funniest and weirdest of all these series, that’s why the god of Asgard takes the Marvel position on the list.
The Nevers [HBO]
On the surface, it’s a pretty crazy concept: The Nevers is a great classic science fiction story set in the Victorian era and told by a group of women with superpowers. The chaos behind the scenes and the story behind it are at least as interesting. Joss Whedon (Buffy, Firefly) is the creator of the series. However, he left the production to take some time off. The cast includes Laura Donelly, Olivia Williams, James Norton, Tom Riley, Ann Skelly and Nick Frost. In addition to Whedon, several other former Buffy and Angel writers are also involved, including Doug Petrie and Jane Espenson. Also runs The Nevers at HBO – so production quality should be ensured. The start of the series is planned for the summer.
The events in Avengers: Endgame have fundamentally changed the Marvel timeline. However, this creates a fascinating starting position for the Loki series at Disney +: Here the god of doom disappears with the tesseract into unknown realms. He suddenly gets into a conflict with the so-called Time Variance Authority. That’s why he has to embark on a wild journey that takes him across human history. The first trailer looks completely wacky and shows Loki jumping through different ages and possibly running a presidential candidacy on the side. Tom Hiddleston finally seems to have another chance to show what he’s made of. And didn’t the fans deserve it? But it’s just one of many, many Marvel series that are being launched for Disney +. Loki is expected to appear in May 2021.
Resident Alien [SYFY]
A small town thriller with a pinch This is Us and an alien, played by Alan Tudyk, in the midst of bizarre action – that’s basically the core of the new SYFY series Resident Alien, based on the acclaimed Dark Horse comic of the same title – and we can’t wait. In addition to Tudyk, Sara Tomko, Corey Reynolds, Alice Wetterlund and Terminator veteran Linda Hamilton can be found on the cast list. We’ll keep you posted on this exciting new format!
Superman & Lois [CW]
The CW’s Arrowverse will receive support in 2021 in the form of a new series from the Supergirl universe (which should end after the next season). Tyler Hoechlin returns as Superman and Elizabeth Tulloch as Lois Lane. The duo tries to simultaneously report important stories for the Daily Planet, raise the family and, of course, save a few on the side. While the original superhero series called Arrow is already completed and Supergirl and Black Lightning will end after the upcoming seasons Superman & Lois an ambitious project that should usher in a new era of the Arrowverse.
Y: The Last Man [FX bei Hulu]
It almost seems like we’ve been aware of a possible adaptation of Y: The Last Man Listen. And that’s basically true, because the series has been in different phases of development for about half a decade. But now it is finally descending from the ether. The post-apocalyptic FX and Hulu production, based on the award-winning comic book series by Brian K. Vaughan and Pia Guerra, takes place in a world where the world’s male population is largely extinct, except for a man and his domestic apes. The series tells of the different survivors in this world and their attempt to rebuild society. The comic book series has been highly acclaimed and offers an ambitious and great story. Let’s hope the adaptation does justice to the template.
The second part of this series will be about five more exciting formats tomorrow!
This article was written by Stefan Turiak from Moin Moin media translated on behalf of SYFY.de
The original article is from SYFY.com and was written by Trent Moore written.