2024 is already shaping up to be promising for TV, with the return of big-name shows like House of the Dragon, True Detective, and Bridgerton. Looking for comedies? Check out Kristen Wiig in Palm Royale, or the returns of Hacks, Girls5eva, and The Sex Lives of College Girls. More in the mood for a historical epic? Masters of the Air and Shōgun have got you covered. And you’ll find no shortage of sci-fi here, from 3 Body Problem, Dune: Prophecy, and Fallout to Star Wars series The Acolyte and Skeleton Crew.
Here, in order of release, are 37 TV shows to check out in 2024.
The 20 best TV shows of 2023
The Brothers Sun
Academy Award winner Michelle Yeoh heads to Netflix with The Brothers Sun, an action comedy and family drama from Brad Falchuk and Byron Wu. Yeoh plays Eileen Sun, leader of a Taipei-based gang and mother of two very different sons. Her eldest, Charles, is a renowned killer, while her youngest, Bruce, is a sheltered high schooler. When a high-profile assassination rocks the Suns’ world, Charles will return home to L.A. to protect Eileen and take Bruce under his wing, resulting in high-stakes training and action sequences — and Yeoh dismembering a body.
Starring: Michelle Yeoh, Justin Chien, Sam Song Li, Highdee Kuan, Joon Lee, Alice Hewkin, Jon Xue Zhang, Jenny Yang, Madison Hu, and Rodney To
How to watch: The Brothers Sun premieres Jan. 4 on Netflix.
Hawkeye introduced us to Kingpin’s enforcer Maya Lopez, aka Echo, all the way back in 2021. Three years later, the exceptional martial artist — able to mimic her opponents’ moves with uncanny precision — gets her own show. (Here’s hoping this latest MCU TV outing is better than what 2023 had to offer.)
As is true with all Marvel projects, we don’t know too much about what to expect from Echo, or what it will mean for the MCU as a whole. However, we do know that the show will see Maya return to her hometown, where she’ll reconnect with her Native American family, unravel her past, and face the consequences of her actions in New York. We can also expect to see some familiar faces — both Kingpin and Daredevil are confirmed to return.
Starring: Alaqua Cox, Chaske Spencer, Tantoo Cardinal, Devery Jacobs, Cody Lightning, Graham Greene, Zahn McClarnon, and Vincent D’Onofrio
True Detective: Night Country
True Detective returns for its fourth season with Night Country, which transports us to the coldest, darkest reaches of Alaska. Here, detectives Liz Danvers and Evangeline Navarro will investigate the disappearance of eight men from the Tsalal Arctic Research Station, a case that will lead them to frightening new truths and self-discoveries. What, exactly, will Liz and Evangeline find buried in the ice of the night country?
‘True Detective: Night Country’ trailer teases Jodie Foster and Kali Reis hunting a serial killer
Starring: Jodie Foster, Kali Reis, Finn Bennett, Fiona Shaw, with Christopher Eccleston, Isabella Star LaBlanc, and John Hawkes
How to watch: True Detective: Night Country premieres Jan. 14 on Max.
Death and Other Details
Yearning for an Agatha Christie-style murder mystery to tide you over this winter? Look no further than Death and Other Details, a TV series that sees Mandy Patinkin take on a Hercule Poirot-esque character. Death and Other Details drops us on a lavishly restored cruise liner in the Mediterranean, where a murder most foul has rocked the worlds of the ship’s pampered guests — and greatly inconvenienced petty thief Imogene Scott, who was found in the wrong place at the wrong time. To clear her name, she’ll have to partner up with the world’s greatest detective, Patinkin’s Rufus Cotesworth. The only problem? She hates his guts. Will this unlikely pairing be able to catch the killer before they strike again?
Starring: Violett Beane, Mandy Patinkin, Lauren Patten, Rahul Kohli, and Angela Zhou
How to watch: Death and Other Details premieres Jan. 16 on Hulu.
The above preview for Hazbin Hotel is NSFW, as it includes a demon singing curse words. This adult animated series from Prime Video centers on Charlie Morningstar, the princess of Hell, and her ambitious solution for her realm’s overpopulation problem. She’s hoping to use a hotel as a means of rehabilitation in order to help damned souls get to heaven. While many — including angels — mock her purgatorial efforts, she’s got the help of her partner Vaggie and a willing test subject in adult film star Angel Dust. What could go wrong?
Created by Vivienne Medrano, Hazbin Hotel began as a YouTube-posted pilot, which received over 92 million views and earned a vocal fan base. The resulting cartoon series blends mature humor, wild characters, and rousing musical numbers for a twisted good time. — Kristy Puchko, Film Editor
Starring: Erika Henningsen, Stephanie Beatriz, Blake Roman, Amir Talai, Keith David, Alex Brightman, Kimiko Glenn, Joel Perez, and Christian Borle
The Farewell director Lulu Wang created, wrote, and directed this adaptation of Janice Y.K. Lee’s 2016 novel The Expatriates. The series follows a group of three American women — played by Nicole Kidman, Sarayu Blue, and Ji-young Yoo — living in Hong Kong. Their lives are forever altered in the wake of a single family tragedy, leading to an examination of privilege, victimhood, and culpability.
Starring: Nicole Kidman, Sarayu Blue, Ji-young Yoo, Brian Tee, and Jack Huston
How to watch: Expats premieres Jan. 26 on Prime Video.
Masters of the Air
The executive producers behind Band of Brothers and The Pacific return for another TV war epic with Masters of the Air, based on Donald L. Miller’s book of the same name. Here, we ride along with the men of the 100th Bomb Group (played by big-name stars like Austin Butler and Barry Keoghan) on their World War II bombing raids against Nazi Germany. Dogfights, extreme conditions, and the threat of capture are but some of the threats these men will face in their wartime experience, which exacts a brutal toll.
Starring: Austin Butler, Callum Turner, Anthony Boyle, Nate Mann, Rafferty Law, Barry Keoghan, Josiah Cross, Branden Cook, and Ncuti Gatwa
How to watch: Masters of the Air premieres Jan. 26 on Apple TV+.
Feud: Capote vs. the Swans
The second season of Ryan Murphy’s anthology series Feud pits famed author Truman Capote against his crew of Manhattan socialites, aka his “swans.” The In Cold Blood writer turned to the lives of his high-profile friends for material, fictionalizing their affairs and troubles in thinly veiled accounts sure to stoke their ire — and ruin his life. Get ready for a glamorous high-society showdown for the ages, featuring stars like Demi Moore, Naomi Watts, Molly Ringwald, and Chloë Sevigny.
Starring: Tom Hollander, Naomi Watts, Diane Lane, Chloë Sevigny, Calista Flockhart, Demi Moore, Molly Ringwald, and Treat Williams
How to watch: The first two episodes of Feud: Capote vs. the Swans premiere Jan. 31 at 10 p.m. ET on FX, with episodes available to stream on Hulu the next day.
Mr. & Mrs. Smith
Get ready for a new take on the story of Mr. & Mrs. Smith — which first debuted as a TV series in 1996, then as the 2005 film starring Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie — from Atlanta‘s Francesca Sloane and Donald Glover. Glover and Maya Erskine (PEN15) star as John and Jane Smith, two lonely strangers who land jobs at a glamorous spy agency that requires them to live in an arranged marriage. But what happens when they begin to catch real feelings for one another?
Starring: Donald Glover, Maya Erskine, Paul Dano, Parker Posey, Wagner Moura, John Turturro, Ron Perlman, Michaela Coel, Alexander Skarsgård, Sharon Horgan, and Sarah Paulson
How to watch: Mr. & Mrs. Smith premieres Feb. 2 on Prime Video.
Curb Your Enthusiasm Season 12
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All good things must come to an end, and in 2024, that includes Larry David’s improvisational classic, Curb Your Enthusiasm. In a statement from HBO, David rejoiced, “I will now have the opportunity to finally shed this ‘Larry David’ persona and become the person God intended me to be – the thoughtful, kind, caring, considerate human being I was until I got derailed by portraying this malignant character. And so ‘Larry David,’ I bid you farewell. Your misanthropy will not be missed.” Still, you could say we’re feeling pretty, pretty, pretty bummed about this news.
Starring: Larry David, Jeff Garlin, Susie Essman, Cheryl Hines, J.B. Smoove, Richard Lewis, Ted Danson, Vince Vaughn, and Tracey Ullman
Abbott Elementary Season 3
Everyone’s favorite teachers are (almost) back! Quinta Brunson’s Emmy-winning comedy returns in 2024 to bring us more laughs, more relevant insight into the American public school system, and more freaking out over the slow-burn romance between Janine and Gregory. Is it February yet?
Starring: Quinta Brunson, Tyler James Williams, Sheryl Lee Ralph, Janelle James, Lisa Ann Walter, Chris Perfetti, and William Stanford Davis
How to watch: Abbott Elementary Season 3 premieres Feb. 7 at 9 p.m. ET on ABC, with episodes available to stream on Hulu the next day.
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Looking for some romance to tide you over this coming Valentine’s Day? One Day, based on David Nicholls’s novel of the same name, is here to fill that void. (You may remember the 2011 movie adaptation with Anne Hathaway and Jim Sturgess.) The series takes us through a decades-long love story between students Emma and Dexter, who meet for the very first time the night of their graduation from university. Even though they go their separate ways, the next years find them reconnecting in unexpected places, with each episode cataloging what they’re doing on the same date each year. Could this be 2024’s Normal People?
Starring: Ambika Mod, Leo Woodall, Essie Davis, Tim McInnerny, Amber Grappy, Jonny Weldon, Eleanor Tomlinson, Joely Richardson, and Toby Stephens.
How to watch: One Day premieres Feb. 8 on Netflix.
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With series like Foundation, For All Mankind, and Invasion, Apple TV+ has been carving out a niche for itself as the home of high-budget spacefaring shows. That trend continues with Constellation, a psychological thriller set in the aftermath of a space disaster. Astronaut Jo returns to Earth after catastrophic mission, only to realize that elements of her life are missing. What follows is a quest to reclaim what she’s lost — and to unveil the dark secrets of space travel.
Starring: Noomi Rapace, Jonathan Banks, James D’Arcy, Julian Looman, William Catlett, Barbara Sukowa, and Rosie and Davina Coleman
How to watch: Constellation premieres Feb. 21 on Apple TV+.
Avatar: The Last Airbender
Let’s face it: Netflix has a not-so-great reputation when it comes to bringing cartoons and anime to live-action. But 2023 offered a glimmer of hope with the delightful One Piece — and now that hope extends to their live-action adaptation of Avatar: The Last Airbender.
Like the beloved animated series, Netflix’s Avatar: The Last Airbender introduces us to a world whose inhabitants can bend the elements. Only the Avatar can master all four — but he’s been missing for 100 years, during which the Fire Nation has embarked on a brutal conquest of the other nations. However, when Water Tribe siblings Katara and Sokka discover a young airbender named Aang frozen in ice, they realize he might be the Avatar. The trio embarks on a world-spanning quest full of magic, unforgettable fights, and impactful life lessons. This new version of Avatar: The Last Airbender has big shoes to fill; let’s hope it can at least do better than the movie.
Starring: Gordon Cormier, Ian Ousley, Kiawentiio, Dallas Liu, Ken Leung, Paul Sun-Hyung Lee, and Daniel Dae Kim
How to watch: Avatar: The Last Airbender premieres Feb. 22 on Netflix.
The Second Best Hospital in the Galaxy
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Keke Palmer, Maya Rudolph, and more lend their voices to The Second Best Hospital in the Galaxy, a zany animated comedy from creator Cirocco Dunlap (Russian Doll). The series takes us to the deepest reaches of space, where alien BFFs and surgeons Dr. Sleech and Dr. Klak take on the strangest ailments in the cosmos. Time loops, parasites, deep-space STIs — you name it, they’ve dealt with it. However, their most challenging case yet risks putting an end to all of existence. Will they be able to save the universe and their own horrendous personal lives?
Starring: Stephanie Hsu, Keke Palmer, Kieran Culkin, Sam Smith, Maya Rudolph, and Natasha Lyonne
The sweeping historical epic Shōgun, which is an adaptation of the 1975 novel by James Clavell, returns to our screens as a miniseries yet again, this time courtesy of Hulu. (The first time around was in 1980, via NBC.) The show will transport us to 1600 Japan, where civil war is brewing. The powerful Lord Yoshii Toranaga is beset on all sides by his bloodthirsty enemies on the Council of Regents. Meanwhile, English sailor John Blackthorne finds himself marooned on Japanese shores. He’ll have to ally himself with Toranaga if he wants any chance at survival, even if that means involving himself in a nationwide conflict. If you love getting lost in historical power plays and lavish production design, this one’s for you.
Starring: Hiroyuki Sanada, Cosmo Jarvis, Anna Sawai, Tadanobu Asano, Hiroto Kanai, Takehiro Hira, Moeka Hoshi, Tokuma Nishioka, Shinnosuke Abe, Yuki Kura, and Fumi Nikaido
How to watch: Shōgun premieres Feb. 27 on Hulu and FX.
Loved the Kate Winslet-led HBO limited series Mare of Easttown? Then brace yourself for The Regime, another Kate Winslet-led HBO limited series — albeit one with a very different vibe. A political satire through and through, the show charts the unraveling of a modern European regime over the course of one year. The chancellor of said regime? None other than Winslet, who spends The Regime‘s first teaser alternating between delivering ice-cold threats to foreign dignitaries and having a breakdown in the woods.
Starring: Kate Winslet, Matthias Schoenaerts, Guillaume Gallienne, Andrea Riseborough, Martha Plimpton, Hugh Grant, Danny Webb, David Bamber, Henry Goodman, Stanley Townsend, Louie Mynett, Rory Keenan, Karl Markovics, and Pippa Haywood
Girls5eva Season 3
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Girls5eva is back with a vengeance — and it’s found a new home on Netflix. Created by Meredith Scardino, this series sees a one-hit wonder ’90s girl group reunite decades down the line for a second chance at pop stardom. This season, Girls5eva sets off on a comeback tour. The only problem? They don’t have venues. Or a tour manager. Despite these teeny (ok, huge) problems, this group is willing to give it their all — but is world domination really what they want? Expect huge laughs and tons of new bops as our girls finally hit the road.
Starring: Sara Bareilles, Renée Elise Goldsberry, Paula Pell, and Busy Philipps
How to watch: Girls5eva Season 3 premieres March 14 on Netflix.
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Kristen Wiig is on a mission in Apple TV+’s upcoming comedy Palm Royale. It’s 1969, and underdog Maxine Simmons (Wiig) wants more than anything to break into Palm Beach high society. But how much of herself is Maxine willing to give up on her quest to reach the upper crust?
Starring: Kristen Wiig, Laura Dern, Allison Janney, Ricky Martin, Josh Lucas, Leslie Bibb, Amber Chardae Robinson, Mindy Cohn, Julia Duffy, Kaia Gerber, Bruce Dern, and Carol Burnett
How to watch: Palm Royale premieres March 20 on Apple TV+.
3 Body Problem
Based on Hugo award winner Liu Cixin’s Remembrance of Earth’s Past trilogy, Netflix’s 3 Body Problem has the potential to be the biggest sci-fi show of 2024. The series welcomes us into the decades-spanning story of an alien invasion, starting with the Cultural Revolution in ’60s China. There, astrophysicist Ye Wenjie makes a fateful discovery that reverberates through space and time to the present, where a group of scientists confront a new alien threat.
3 Body Problem comes to us courtesy of Alexander Woo and Game of Thrones creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, so brace yourselves for impressive set pieces — and hopefully an ending that won’t piss everyone off.
Starring: Benedict Wong, Jovan Adepo, John Bradley, Eiza González, Jess Hong, Alex Sharp, Zine Tseng, Rosalind Chao, Saamer Usmani, Liam Cunningham, Sir Jonathan Pryce, Marlo Kelly, Sea Shimooka, Eve Ridley, and Ben Schnetzer
How to watch: 3 Body Problem premieres March 21 on Netflix.
Apples Never Fall
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If you devoured series like Big Little Lies and Nine Perfect Strangers, both based on novels by Liane Moriarty, chances are you’ll devour Apples Never Fall as well. Also based on a book by Moriarty, this mystery gets us up close and personal with seemingly perfect couple Stan and Joy Delaney, played by Sam Neill and Annette Bening. These former tennis coaches have just retired and sold their sports academy, hoping to spend more time with their four adult children. However, when a hurt young woman arrives on their doorstep and Joy suddenly disappears, the Delaneys will reexamine everything they thought they knew about their family. No doubt they’ll uncover some unsettling family secrets along the way.
Starring: Annette Bening, Sam Neill, Alison Brie, Jake Lacy, Conor Merrigan-Turner, Essie Randles, Georgia Flood, Jeanine Serralles, and Dylan Thuraisingham
How to watch: Apples Never Fall premieres in March on Peacock.
The Last of Us Season 2 may not be coming until 2025, but 2024 is bringing us a new apocalyptic video game adaptation to get lost in. Based on the game series of the same name, Fallout immerses us in a nuclear wasteland where inhabitants of luxury fallout shelters must leave their safe havens behind. When they reenter the the world, they’ll come face to face with new factions, mutated beasts, and many more dangers. With Westworld‘s Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy at the helm, get ready for some gloriously weird and gooey sci-fi goodness.
Starring: Ella Purnell, Walton Goggins, Kyle MacLachlan, Xelia Mendes-Jones, and Aaron Moten
How to watch: Fallout premieres Apr. 12 on Prime Video.
Bridgerton Season 3
Dearest gentle readers, it’s high time we reunite with the Bridgerton family, wouldn’t you agree? After the swoon-worthy story of Queen Charlotte and King George, Netflix’s juggernaut Bridgerton returns to its roots for a third season, this time focusing on the romance between Penelope Featherington (who is secretly gossip maven Lady Whistledown) and Colin Bridgerton. For the first time in Bridgerton history, Netflix will release the series in two parts — so be sure to time your binge viewing accordingly!
Starring: Nicola Coughlan, Luke Newton, Claudia Jessie, Luke Thompson, Golda Rosheuvel, Adjoa Andoh, Ruth Gemmell, Lorraine Ashbourne, Hannah Dodd, Simone Ashley, Jonathan Bailey, Harriet Cains, Bessie Carter, Jessica Madsen, Florence Hunt, Martins Imhangbe, Will Tilston, Polly Walker, and Julie Andrews
Arcane Season 2
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It’s been three years since League of Legends-based series Arcane first rocked our world with gorgeous animation, kick-ass fight scenes, and a truly devastating story of lost sisters. Now, with its heavily anticipated return in November, we’ll finally be able to see what happened after Jinx blasted the Council of Piltover with her shark rocket. Will she and Vi have any chance of reconciling? Did any Piltover councilors survive — and if so, how will they retaliate against Zaun? And what new League characters will Arcane introduce next?
Starring: Hailee Steinfeld, Ella Purnell, and Katie Leung
How to watch: Arcane Season 2 premieres this Nov. on Netflix.
Hacks Season 3
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Sharp-tongued comedians Deborah Vance and Ava Daniels return in Hacks Season 3, which has a lot of ground to cover following Season 2’s game-changing finale. In that episode, stand-up legend Deborah fired her assistant Ava in order to give her more time to focus on her own life and career. But a dynamic duo can only stay apart for so long, right? The two will team up again soon, right? The “how” of Deborah and Ava’s reunion may still be up in the air, but at least we know we can count on Jean Smart and Hannah Einbinder’s killer chemistry for a great time.
Starring: Jean Smart, Hannah Einbinder, Carl Clemons-Hopkins, Paul W. Downs, Megan Stalter, Kaitlin Olson, Poppy Liu, Rose Abdoo, and Mark Indelicato
The Sex Lives of College Girls Season 3
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Time to check back in with our favorite messy college girls! And thank goodness, because Season 2 of Mindy Kaling’s The Sex Lives of College Girls — while deeply hilarious and often relatable — also left us with a whole lot of questions. Is Bela really going to leave Essex? Can Whitney and Kimberly reconcile after Kimberly kissed Canaan? Will Leighton and Alicia’s second try at a relationship work out, or is Tatum still in the picture? There’s so much drama, we all need to be back on campus ASAP.
Starring: Pauline Chalamet, Amrit Kaur, Renée Rapp, Alyah Chanelle Scott, Mekki Leeper, Christopher Meyer, Ilia Isorelýs Paulino, Lauren “Lolo” Spencer, Renika Williams, and Mitchell Slaggert
House of the Dragon Season 2
Game of Thrones prequel House of the Dragon returns for its highly anticipated second season this summer, bringing more Targaryen fire and blood to our TV screens. And I mean a ton more fire and blood. Think of it this way: If Season 1 was all about the build-up to the Targaryen civil war known as the Dance of the Dragons, Season 2 is where the war begins in earnest. Following the death of her son Lucerys, Rhaenyra Targaryen is prepared to go scorched earth on Alicent Hightower and her son Aegon II — and who can blame her? Brutal battles, dastardly assassinations, and political machinations await, along with more dragons. (Of course.)
Starring: Emma D’Arcy, Matt Smith, Olivia Cooke, Rhys Ifans, Eve Best, Steve Toussaint, Fabien Frankel, Sonoya Mizuno, Graham McTavish, Matthew Needham, Gayle Rankin, Simon Russell Beale, Freddie Fox, Abubakar Salim, Clinton Liberty, Jamie Kenna, Kieran Bew, Tom Bennett, Tom Taylor, and Vincent Regan
Agatha: Darkhold Diaries
Kathryn Hahn’s witchy Agatha Harkness was one of the standouts of 2021’s WandaVision. Who could forget when she captured our attention — and ears — with the Emmy-winning ditty “Agatha All Along”? Now, she gets a show all to herself with Agatha: Darkhold Diaries, which sees Agatha rounding up some unlikely allies in a quest to regain her magical powers. Will this mean another MCU encounter with the Darkhold, the grimoire that corrupted Wanda Maximoff in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness? And, perhaps more importantly, will we get any more bops along the way?
Starring: Kathryn Hahn, Aubrey Plaza, Joe Locke, Patti LuPone, Sasheer Zamata, Ali Ahn, Miles Gutierrez-Riley, Emma Caulfield Ford, Maria Dizzia, and Okwui Okpokwasili
Colin Farrell reprises his role as Oswald “The Penguin” Cobblepot in The Batman spin-off The Penguin. Taking place after the events of The Batman, which saw Gotham disastrously flooded, this gritty crime drama follows Oz in his quest to take over the city’s vast criminal underworld. But he’ll have some stiff competition in the form of Sofia Falcone, daughter of the late Carmine Falcone. What happens when these two criminal masterminds go head to head? And what other morsels of Batman lore can we expect to see here?
Starring: Colin Farrell, Cristin Milioti, Clancy Brown, Michael Kelly, Shohreh Aghdashloo, Deirdre O’Connell, Rhenzy Feliz, Michael Zegen, James Madio, Scott Cohen, Carmen Ejogo, François Chau, and David H. Holmes
How to watch: The Penguin premieres on Max in fall of 2024.
2024 will be a huge year for Dune fans. Not only do we get the sandworm-filled glory of Dune: Part Two, we also get Dune: Prophecy. Originally developed as Dune: The Sisterhood, this new sci-fi series will delve into the beginnings of the Bene Gesserit order, 10 thousands years before Paul Atreides even came to Arrakis. Perhaps we’ll witness the origin of the powerful Voice, or the start of the project to create the Kwisatz Haderach. Either way, if these spooky space witches are your favorite part of this universe’s vast lore, this could be the show for you.
Starring: Emily Watson, Olivia Williams, Jodhi May, Sarah-Sofie Boussnina, Shalom Brune-Franklin, Faoileann Cunningham, Aoife Hinds, Chloe Lea, and Mark Strong
How to watch: Dune: Prophecy premieres on Max in late 2024.
The Boys Season 4
In 2023, The Boys universe took a college detour with the deeply fun (and deeply bloody) spin-off Gen V. In 2024, the flagship series will return for an explosive fourth season. America is more polarized than ever (sound familiar?), with the MAGA-esque cult of Homelander facing off against Starlight’s supporters. Meanwhile, congresswoman Victoria Neuman grows ever closer to the Oval Office, the Boys are at odds with former leader Billy Butcher, and new supes Sister Sage and Firecracker are joining the Seven. With so much at stake, how will The Boys be able to top themselves in terms of outrageous gore?
Starring: Karl Urban, Jack Quaid, Antony Starr, Erin Moriarty, Jessie T. Usher, Laz Alonso, Chace Crawford, Tomer Capone, Karen Fukuhara, Colby Minifie, Claudia Doumit, Cameron Crovetti, and Jeffrey Dean Morgan
How to watch: The Boys Season 4 premieres on Prime Video in 2024.
‘Gen V’s finale has a Homelander problem
Do the ever-expanding worlds of the MCU and DCEU have you suffering from franchise fatigue? Then the new satire The Franchise should be just up your alley. Co-created by Armando Iannucci (Veep, The Thick of It) and Sam Mendes (Skyfall, American Beauty), this comedy follows the film crew of a new big-budget superhero film plagued by total chaos.
Starring: Himesh Patel, Aya Cash, Jessica Hynes, Billy Magnussen, Lolly Adefope, Darren Goldstein, Isaac Powell, Richard E. Grant, and Daniel Brühl
How to watch: The Franchise premieres on HBO and Max in 2024.
Industry Season 3
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Industry has it all: sex, drugs, stress-inducing stock market plays. This drama takes us behind the scenes at Pierpoint & Co., a fictional investment bank where the stakes are high and the employees are always up to some new scheme. Although often likened to Succession thanks to its commentary on wealth and its cutting humor, Mashable’s Anna Iovine offers another comparison, writing, “Industry is like if some Skins characters grew up and decided to sell their souls in growth stocks.”
Starring: Myha’la Herrold, Marisa Abela, Harry Lawtey, David Jonsson, Ken Leung, Conor MacNeill, Alex Alomar Akpobome, Indy Lewis, Jay Duplass, Sonny Poon Tip, Adam Levy, Sarah Parish, Nicholas Bishop, Sagar Radia, Mark Dexter, Caoilfhionn Dunne, Kit Harington, and Sarah Goldberg
How to watch: Industry Season 3 premieres on Max in 2024.
Interview with the Vampire Season 2
AMC’s Interview with the Vampire shocked and awed us with its gothic romance and thoughtful reworking of Anne Rice’s original novels. Its spectacular first season ended with Louis de Pointe du Lac breaking away from lover Lestat de Lioncourt, bringing young vampire Claudia with him. Season 2 picks up with this pair joining a new group of bloodsuckers at the Théâtre des Vampires in France. New characters await, including Théâtre des Vampires members Santiago and Armand, whom Louis introduced to his interviewer Daniel Molloy in the Season 1 finale as “the love of my life.” But how did Louis and Armand grow so close? And what fresh hell will Lestat wreak when he finds out?
Starring: Jacob Anderson, Sam Reid, Delainey Hayles, Eric Bogosian, Assad Zaman, Rae Dawn Chong, and Ben Daniels
Star Wars: The Acolyte
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2023’s Star Wars TV offerings like The Mandalorian Season 3 and Ahsoka suffered from an over-reliance on Easter eggs, fan service, and hewing too closely to prior Star Wars series and films. The Acolyte may just avoid these pitfalls altogether, as it takes us to an entirely new time period in the Star Wars chronology. Created by Leslye Headland (Russian Doll), The Acolyte is our first live-action introduction to the High Republic era, 100 years before the prequels take place. This is a time of relative peace for this galaxy far, far away. However, when a former Jedi Padawan and her master team up to investigate a series of crimes, they’ll uncover forces far darker than they could have possibly imagined.
Starring: Amandla Stenberg, Lee Jung-jae, Manny Jacinto, Dafne Keen, Jodie Turner-Smith, Rebecca Henderson, Charlie Barnett, Dean-Charles Chapman, Carrie-Anne Moss, Margarita Levieva, and Joonas Suotamo
How to watch: Star Wars: The Acolyte premieres on Disney+ in 2024.
Star Wars: Skeleton Crew
Star Wars meets The Goonies in Skeleton Crew, which sees a group of young kids on a dangerous journey home. Lost in the far reaches of the galaxy, they’ll soon cross paths with vicious pirates who want nothing more than to lock them away. Timeline-wise, this takes place during the same period as The Mandalorian, so we could very well see some crossovers. One person sure to make an appearance? Jude Law, playing a guiding Jedi figure to our troubled tweens.
Starring: Jude Law, Ravi Cabot-Conyers, Ryan Kiera Armstrong, Kyriana Kratter, Robert Timothy Smith, Tunde Adebimpe, Kerry Condon, and Jaleel White
How to watch: Star Wars: Skeleton Crew premieres on Disney+ in 2024.
Director Park Chan-wook has thrilled us with his singular visual stylings and dark humor thanks to films like Decision to Leave, The Handmaiden, and Oldboy. Now, he takes his talents to the small screen for HBO’s The Sympathizer, his second TV outing since 2018’s The Little Drummer Girl. Adapted by Viet Thanh Nguyen’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel of the same name, The Sympathizer invites us into a tangled web of espionage. Here, a half-French, half-Vietnamese Communist spy will weather the final days of the Vietnam War, as well as a complicated exile in the United States. Oh, and he’ll also meet Robert Downey Jr. playing multiple roles.
Starring: Hoa Xuande, Fred Nguyen Khan, Toan Le, Nguyen Cao Ky Duyen, Sandra Oh, and Robert Downey Jr.
How to watch: The Sympathizer premieres on HBO and Max in 2024.
The Umbrella Academy Season 4
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2024 marks one last ride with the Hargreeves siblings, who can never quite seem to time travel without any consequences. By the end of Season 3, the siblings have entered an all-new timeline, one where none of them have any powers, and where their nightmare of an adoptive father is exceedingly powerful. The Hargreeves’ future may be unpredictable, but you can bet we’ll get one more season full of fun fight scenes set to absolute banger tunes.
Starring: Elliot Page, Tom Hopper, David Castañeda, Emmy Raver-Lampman, Robert Sheehan, Aidan Gallagher, Justin H. Min, Ritu Arya, Colm Feore, Nick Offerman, Megan Mullally, and David Cross