Fall is always an exciting time for television, as it’s when the networks air a whole slew of brand-new series. From zany sitcoms to HBO dramas, there are plenty of new shows that should be on your radar in the months to come. Continue reading for a list of the most anticipated new TV series premiering this fall.
HBO and superheroes? Yes, please! Watchmen is an upcoming drama series based on the DC comic book of the same name. Set in the same universe as the comic, an alternate reality in the United States where superheroes are outlawed, the television adaptation will only feature three characters from the original material. Although an exact release date has yet to be confirmed, it was revealed at San Diego Comic-Con in July of this year that Watchmen would premiere sometime in October. Prepare to see Regina King, Jeremy Irons, and Don Johnson grace the small screen this fall.
2019 is a great year for lovers of all things superhero. The CW’s Batwoman is the second comic book adaptation coming to your TV screens this fall. The show is set in the Arrowverse, during a time when Batman has abandoned Gotham City. Kate Kane, otherwise known as Batwoman, must step up and protect the city in his absence. Batwoman is set to air on Sunday nights, premiering October 6. In case this isn’t enough to convince you to give it a shot, the titular role is being played by Australian model and actress Ruby Rose (Orange is the New Black, John Wick: Chapter 2, Pitch Perfect 3).
After the success of Black-ish and its Gen-Z spin-off, Grown-ish, it’s no surprise that creator Kenya Barris is at it again. This time, it’s a prequel centred on Rainbow Johnson’s childhood in the 1980s. Specifically, the sitcom will tackle the experience of growing up in a mixed-race family in the suburbs. The series is narrated by Tracee Ellis Ross, who portrays Johnson on Black-ish; however, up-and-comer Arica Himmel will play the lead. The cast also includes Tika Sumpter as Rainbow’s mother, Mark-Paul Gosselaar as Rainbow’s father, and Gary Cole as her grandfather. To top it off, Mariah Carey confirmed in August that she wrote and recorded the theme song for the series, titled “In the Mix.” Mix-ish premiered on September 24.
Easily one of the most anticipated Netflix shows of 2019, The Politician was created by producing duo Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk, as well as Ian Brennan. It is set to premiere on September 27 and stars an ensemble cast featuring Ben Platt, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jessica Lange, and Zoey Deutch. The show has a premise that rings a little familiar: a wealthy man from Santa Barbara (played by Platt) has the goal of becoming president of the United States. Each season is set to revolve around a different election he is running in.
The Morning Show
The Morning Show marks the first original series to debut on Apple TV+, a new on-demand streaming service set to launch this fall. The upcoming dramedy has the most star-studded cast since Big Little Lies, with many Hollywood A-listers taking on the lead roles. Jennifer Aniston, Reese Witherspoon, Steve Carell, Billy Crudup, and Mark Duplass all star in this new series about a news anchor named Alex Levy (Aniston) whose partner (Carell) is fired due to sexual harassment allegations. As a result, Levy must fight to keep her job, going up against rival journalist Bradley Jackson (Witherspoon). The Morning Show is rumoured to premiere in November, though the exact premiere date has not yet been released.