Hey everyone! I hope you’re all doing well. I wanted to write an article on current and upcoming shows I think everyone should take notice of and check out. There are a lot of current and upcoming shows on television and streaming services such as Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon, and judging from the high number of shows on both platforms, it might be hard to keep up with everything. So to make things easier, in today’s article I’ll be running down a list of shows that are definitely worth checking out:
Into The Badlands:
Al Gough and Miles Millar who are best known for the CW’s hit television series Smallville that ran for 10 seasons, have come together again and created AMC’s new hit series Into The Badlands. The show follows Sunny (Daniel Wu) who after finding out the woman he loves Veil (Madeline Mantock) is pregnant, tries to find a way out of the badlands in hopes of providing a more hopeful future for himself and his family. Into The Badlands is phenomenal in what it is able to accomplish on television. It is a show that pays respect and is inspired by Japanese cinema and is able to bring martial arts to life in a way that has never been done before. On top of that, it has a very diverse cast where each character serves a true purpose to the overall story in a way that doesn’t feel rushed. The style and visuals of the show is beautiful and truly breathtaking. The show looks and feels unique from other television shows out right now, and that’s because the cast and crew work hard to provide a show that actually feels like you’re watching an epic event unfold on screen. Into The Badlands is a show that gets more wild each season in all the best ways. I highly recommend you check it out. You won’t be disappointed.
Sharp Objects is an upcoming miniseries developed by Marti Noxon who is currently executive producer of Lifetime’s comedy drama UnReal and is directed by Jean-Marc Vallee who is best known for HBO’s Emmy Award winning show Big Little Lies. Sharp Objects follows the story of a reporter Camille Preaker (Amy Adams) who returns home to solve the murder of two preteen girls while also trying to unravel mysteries in hopes of finding answers to her own dark past. If you haven’t figured it out yet, one of the biggest reasons you should lookout for this show is that it is starring Amy Adams who in past has won a Golden Globe Award for best actress in films such as American Hustle and Big Eyes, and was also nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress for the film American Hustle. Amy Adams is an actress that has been in well known films such as Catch Me If You Can, Nocturnal Animals, Man Of Steel, and Arrival. Adams is an actress that is able to bring her characters to life in a way that almost makes them feel real. She is able to deliver amazing performances in any of the roles she plays that make you emotionally connected with her characters on screen. The idea of Amy Adams being involved in a HBO series is fantastic, and the premise of the show sounds intriguing enough to grab anyone’s interest. This is a show I highly recommend you keep an eye on. I got a feeling it is going to deliver big time.
The Witcher is an upcoming Netflix series based on the popular book series written by Andrzej Sapkowski. The series follows the story of a witcher by the name Geralt of Rivera who is trying to find his place in a world full of monsters such as hellhounds, ghouls, ghosts, werewolves, and many more. Right off the bat if you’re someone who is in love with fantasy folklores that involves creatures such as vampires, dragons, or elfs, then you should already know this sounds like a show made for you. The series is in pre-production as of right now, and is aiming for a 2020 release. Lauren Hissrich who was co executive producer on Marvel’s DareDevil is attached as writer for the show with no director announced as of yet. The show will be 8 episodes long and the show according to Hissrich is said to be action-packed and highly focused on character and story. Little is known about the show as of now, but more news is bound to be released as we reach closer to the release of the show. If you’re a fan of GOT(Game Of Thornes) or LOTR(Lord Of The Rings), then this show will most probably gain your interest. Based on the news released right now, the show sounds promising and Netflix and Hissrich are doing their best to deliver to new and old fans the best show possible. Keep an eye out for this one.
The Purge (TV Series):
The Purge is an upcoming 10-episode long television series based on the highly successful Purge films set to air on Syfy with no release date as of yet. Gabriel Chavarria best known for his work on War For The Planet Of The Apes and Jessica Garza best known for her work on the television series Six have been cast as leads for the show. Chavarria plays the part of Miguel who is a U.S. Marine who receives a letter from his younger sister Penelope describing to be in danger forcing Miguel to rush home on the night The Purge begins. Penelope played by Jessica Garza is part of a cult and is willing to serve and sacrifice herself for her leader by any means necessary. Anthony Hemmingway is set to direct the series, and little details about the show are known right now, but judging from how popular the Purge films are, this series has a high chance of being an instant hit. I suggest you check this show out when it is released. It sounds like a wild ride that you won’t want to miss!
Westworld is a HBO sci-fi series created by Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy. Jonathan Nolan is best known for his work on The Dark Knight, Prestige, Interstellar, and Person Of Interest. Lisa Joy is best known for her work on Pushing Daises and Burn Notice. Westworld is a show set in a Western themed park in the near future where life-like androids known as hosts are made to serve the fantasies of guests that visit the park. The show is currently on its second season airing on HBO, and is without a doubt one of HBO’s biggest hits in years. Westworld raises questions such as: What is consciousness? How much control do we have on technology, and What does it mean to be alive?. This is a show that is a huge reflection on us as people, how we choose to live as a society, the choices we make in life, and the consequences we face based on those choices. The storytelling on this show is exceptional and the visuals are done in such a way that makes it feel as if you are witnessing a film on screen. The cast on this show is fantastic and involves names such as Evan Rachel Wood, Thandie Newton, Jeffrey Wright, Tessa Thompson, Ed Harris, Anthony Hopkins, and many more. This is a show that will leave you speechless multiple times and leave you asking for more after each episode. If you are a fan of sci-fi or just a fan of great storytelling in general, I highly recommend you watch this show. It will shock you in more ways than one.
That’s it for my list of current and upcoming shows you should be on the lookout for. I hope you enjoyed this article, and comment below and let me know what you thought of this list or if you have any shows you recommend that didn’t make it to this list. I hope you all have a great day. Peace!
Check out the links below if you’re interested in finding out more on the shows listed above:
INTO THE BADLANDS:
–Join Us or Die Trailer: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=49lzyDogKE4
–A Look Behind The Scenes: https://m.youtube.com/watch?t=12s&v=HGiB5saooHQ
Teaser Trailer: https://m.youtube.com/watch?t=3s&v=DgljcMqPG98
–Everything You Need To Know About HBO’s new series Sharp Objects:
-Witcher TV show Creator Reveals New Details About Upcoming Netflix Series:
THE PURGE(TV SERIES):
-The Purge TV Series Casts Its Leads:
–The Purge TV Series To Begin Filming:
–Season 2 Official Trailer:
–Westworld Season 2 Featurette:
–Why Westworld Was a Success: