While this year has provided gems, the real treasures are yet to come. Here are 9 upcoming shows we are impatiently waiting for!
It’s a great time to be a fan of sci-fi/fantasy television. From recent hits like season 2 of The Witcher, The Book of Boba Fett, and Peacemaker to the current success of Moon Knight, sci-fi fandom shows are at their peak. And the rest of the year promises highly awaited shows that fans wait with bated breath for sure to be stunning experiences.
Love, Death and Robots Volume 3, May 20 – Netflix
The return of the animated anthology dark comedy/dramatic explorations of morality has arrived. While Volume 1 premiered with a large number of episodes in April 2019, last year’s Volume 2 was shorter and this seems to be the back half. While some episodes early on were full of shock and awe, some episodes have reached an emotional level hard to achieve in any medium.
Obi-Wan Kenobi, May 27 – Disney+
It’s finally here. After years of teases and rumors of a film, the series announced in August of 2019 will be streaming on Disney+ Memorial Day weekend with the return of Ewan McGregor as Obi-Wan Kenobi after 17 years. He’s on the run, looking after young Luke Skywalker when the Empire comes to Tatooine hunting for him. The teaser even prominently features the theme music of an infamous Star Wars villain.
Stranger Things 4, May 27 – Part 1, July 1 – part 2, Netflix
A long-awaited return to the screen 3 years after the heartrending conclusion of Stranger Things season 3 that many saw as a potential series finale. A new monster has emerged, only briefly glimpsed in the full trailer released recently. That full trailer teases new characters and stakes that are higher than ever. All set to Journey’s “Separate Ways.”
Ms. Marvel, June 8 – Disney+
On the heels of the success of Moon Knight, comes the next character to be introduced in their own Disney+ MCU show. Ms. Marvel/Kamala Khan is the first Pakistani American hero in the MCU. In the comics, she’s a teenager from Jersey City, NJ. A huge fan of Captain Marvel, she gains her powers while struggling to fit in. With only a trailer released so far, plot details aren’t super clear but we can expect to see Ms. Marvel in the Captain Marvel sequel, The Marvels.
Resident Evil, July 14 – Netflix
While many cinematic adaptations of the classic horror series have been attempted, this marks a new adaptation, a live-action television series. While not much is known about the plot besides the involvement of the Umbrella Corporation, the evil corporation behind the T Virus, the cast is stacked and with Netflix’s budget, the horrors should look pretty horrifying.
House of The Dragon, August 21 – HBO Max
There hasn’t been a more contentious and divisive series finale in recent memory than Game of Thrones. From who ended up on the throne to the treatment of fan-favorite characters, it’s still prompting heated debate two years later. But now, the beloved world of Westeros finally gets a second chance. House of The Dragon is a prequel focusing on the Targaryen family at its peak. Starring favorites like Paddy Considine, Matt Smith, Olivia Cooke, Emma D’Arcy, and Rhys Ifans, it’s a massive fantasy epic.
Lord of The Rings: The Rings of Power, September 2 – Amazon
Another highly anticipated prequel to a beloved fantasy series comes from Amazon. The prequel to Lord of The Rings and The Hobbit is set 1,000 years before the beloved trilogy during the Second Age as evil makes its first return. With younger versions of beloved characters like Galadriel and Elrond, fans are eagerly anticipating this series.
The Witcher: Blood Origin, TBD 2022 – Netflix
A third prequel to an existing franchise, this one releasing while the original series is still on the air but coming in the middle of seasons. The Witcher: Blood Origin focuses on the time before the first Convergence when magic was introduced into the world. Blood Origin is set in the world of the Elves and will explore the creation of the first Witcher. Starring the deservingly resurgent Michelle Yeoh.
She-Hulk, TBD 2022 – Disney+
The reign of Marvel on Disney+ continues. After Moon Knight and Ms. Marvel, comes the debut of Jennifer Walters, aka She-Hulk. To be played by Tatiana Maslany of Orphan Black fame. The series also includes Mark Ruffalo’s Hulk and the return of Abomination, played by Tim Roth.
We can’t wait to see these shows on our screen!