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The Most Anticipated New TV Shows of 2019, Part 1 – /Film

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On the January 17, 2019 episode of /Movie Every day, /Movie editor in chief Peter Sciretta is joined by /Movie managing editor Jacob Corridor, weekend editor Brad Oman, senior author Ben Pearson, and writers Hoai-Tran Bui and Chris Evangelista to determine probably the most anticipated new television exhibits of 2019.

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Opening Banter:

  • Brad provides his opinion on Jason Reitman’s Ghostbusters sequel.

Our Function Presentation: The /Movie workforce meets within the digital author’s room to attempt to provide you with the highest 25 most anticipated new tv exhibits of 2019, from the already narrowed down listing (please notice that the notes are what we scribled down earlier than this assembly and are a mixture of official plot synopsis and information from imdb):

 

The Mandalorian (Disney+, late 2019)

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producer Jon Favreau

administrators Dave Filoni, Deborah Chow (Higher Name Saul), Rick Famuyiwa, Bryce Dallas Howard and Taika Waititi

“The Mandalorian is set after the fall of the Empire and before the emergence of the First Order. The series follows the travails of a lone gunfighter in the outer reaches of the galaxy far from the authority of the New Republic.”

 

Lethal Class (Syfy, January 16)

Producers: Russo Brothers

A coming-of-age story set towards the backdrop of late 1980s counterculture, which follows a disillusioned teen recruited right into a storied highschool for assassins.

 

The Umbrella Academy (Netflix, feb 15)

Developed by Jeremy Slater

Starring: Ellen Web page, Tom Hopper, Robert Sheehan, Mary J. Blige

“A disbanded group of superheroes reunite after their adoptive father, who trained them to save the world, dies.”

 

Watchmen (HBO)

Showrunner: Damon Lindelof

Forged: Regina King,  Yahya Abdul-Mateen II,  Jeremy Irons, Tim Blake Nelson,  Frances Fisher, Don Johnson

“Television series based on the DC Comics series Watchmen, published 1986-1987.”

 

‘Russian Doll’ (Netflix, February 1st)

created by Natasha Lyonne, Amy Poehler, and Leslye Headland

Natasha Lyonne stars as “a young woman named Nadia on her journey as the guest of honor at a seemingly inescapable party one night in New York City. She dies repeatedly while at this party and she is just trying to figure out what the hell is going on.”

 

The Passage (Fox, January 14)

Developed by Liz Heldens (Deception, Friday Night time Lights)

loosely based mostly on the trilogy of novels spanning 1,000 years within the life of Amy Bellafonte, as she strikes from being manipulated in a authorities conspiracy by way of to defending humankind in a dystopian vampire future.

 

‘Living With Yourself’ (Netflix, 2019)

created by Timothy Greenberg, government producer of The Day by day Present with Jon Stewart

Comedy stars Paul Rudd as George Elliot, who’s “burned out and facing an impasse in both his personal and professional life. When he undergoes a novel treatment to become a better person, he finds he’s been replaced by a new and improved George — revealing that his own worst enemy is himself. Told from multiple perspectives with intersecting storylines, the philosophical comedy asks: Do we really want to be better?”

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Devs (FX, 2019)

Written/directed by Alex Garland

Starring: Sonoya Mizuno, Nick Offerman, Jin Ha, Zach Grenier, Stephen McKinley Henderson, Cailee Spaeny, Alison Capsule

follows “a young computer engineer, Lily [who] investigates the secretive development division of her employer, a cutting-edge tech company based in San Francisco, which she believes is behind the disappearance of her boyfriend.”

 

Good Omens (Neil Gaiman, Amazon)

six-part tv serial based mostly on the 1990 novel Good Omens: The Good and Correct Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman.

directed by Douglas Mackinnon and written by Gaiman, who may even function showrunner.

stars David Tennant because the demon Crowley and Michael Sheen because the angel Aziraphale making an attempt to stop the Apocalypse. Different actors embrace Jon Hamm, Anna Maxwell Martin, Josie Lawrence, Adria Arjona, Michael McKean, Jack Whitehall, Miranda Richardson and Nick Offerman.

 

What We Do within the Shadows (FX, Spring)

Government producers:  Jemaine Clement Taika Waititi

Starring: Kayvan Novak, Matt Berry, Natasia Demetriou, Harvey Guillen

Set in New York Metropolis and follows “three vampires who have been roommates for hundreds and hundreds of years.”

 

I Am The Night time’ (TNT, January 28th)

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Starring Chris Pine and India Eisley

Directed by Patty Jenkins, Victoria Mahoney, Carl Franklin

Fauna Hodel, a younger woman who was given up by her start mom, units out to uncover the secrets and techniques of her previous and finally ends up following a sinister path that swirls nearer to a gynecologist concerned within the legendary Black Dahlia slaying.

 

“Modern Love” (Amazon, 2019)  

Written and directed by Sing Road director John Carney

Anne Hathaway, Tina Fey, John Slattery, Catherine Keener, Dev Patel, Shea Whigham, Andy Garcia, Olivia Cooke, John Gallagher, Jr., Sofia Boutella

Trendy Love will discover “love in its multitude of types – together with sexual, romantic, familial, platonic, and self love.

 

“Mrs. Fletcher” (HBO, 2019)

Tom Perrotta (leftovers)

Kathryn Hahn stars
A divorced lady jumpstarts her love life by adopting a horny new persona and discovers that her world is full of sudden and typically difficult erotic prospects.

 

“Now Apocalypse” (Starz, Mar. 10)

Gregg Araki, Steven Soderbergh,
A gaggle of 4 associates dwelling in L.A. embark on numerous exploits pursuing love, intercourse and fame. Directed by Gregg Araki. Starring…nobody. (Avan Jogia, Kelli Berglund, Beau Mirchoff, Roxane Mesquida)

 

“The Loudest Voice in the Room” (Showtime, 2019)
Tom McCarthy, Jason Blum,

starring Russell Crowe, Naomi Watts, Sienna Miller, Simon McBurney, Seth MacFarlane

The Loudest Voice within the Room tells the story of Roger Ailes who “molded Fox News into a force that irrevocably changed the conversation about the highest levels of government, will help understand the events that led the rise of Donald Trump. The series focuses primarily on the past decade in which Ailes arguably became the Republican Party’s de facto leader, while flashing back to defining events in Ailes’ life, including an initial meeting with Richard Nixon on the set of The Mike Douglas Show that gave birth to Ailes’ political career and the sexual harassment accusations and settlements that brought his Fox News reign to an end. Told through multiple points of view, the limited series aims to shed light on the psychology that drives the political process from the top down.”

 

“Shrill” (Hulu, Mar. 15)

Lorne Michaels
Based mostly on Shrill: Notes from a Loud Lady by Lindy West
Starring Aidy Bryant Lolly Adefope Luka Jones Ian Owens John Cameron Mitchell Julia Sweeney

Shrill follows “Annie, described as a fats younger lady who needs to vary her life — however not her physique. Annie is making an attempt to make it as a journalist whereas juggling dangerous boyfriends, sick mother and father and a perfectionist boss, whereas the world round her deems her not ok as a result of of her weight. She begins to comprehend that she’s nearly as good as anybody else, and acts on it.

 

“Snowpiercer” (TNT, 2019)

Starring Daveed Diggs and Jennifer Connelly
Set seven years after the world turned a frozen wasteland, Snowpiercer follows the remnants of humanity who inhabit a big, perpetually shifting practice that circles the globe. The present questions class warfare, social injustice, and the politics of survival

 

“Turn Up Charlie” (Netflix, March 15)

Starring Idris Elba, Piper Perabo and JJ Feild

Flip Up Charlie facilities on the titular Charlie (Idris Elba), a struggling DJ and everlasting bachelor, who’s given a ultimate probability at success when he reluctantly turns into a ‘manny’ to his well-known greatest good friend’s problem-child daughter, Gabby (Frankie Hervey).

 

“Black Monday” (Showtime, January 20)

Starring Don Cheadle, Regina King, Andrew Rannells, produced by Pleased Endings creator David Caspe

Journey again to October 19, 1987—aka Black Monday, the worst inventory market crash within the historical past of Wall Road. To this present day, nobody is aware of who triggered it … till now. That is the story of how a gaggle of outsiders took on the blue-blood, old-boys membership of Wall Road and ended up crashing the world’s largest monetary system, a Lamborghini limousine and the glass ceiling.

 

“Fosse/Verdon” (FX, April)

Starring Michelle Williams and Sam Rockwell, produced by Lin-Manuel Miranda

Spanning 5 many years, Fosse/Verdon explores the singular romantic and artistic partnership between Bob Fosse (Sam Rockwell) and Gwen Verdon (Michelle Williams). He’s a visionary filmmaker and one of the theater’s most influential choreographers and administrators. She is the best Broadway dancer of all time. Solely Bob can create the groundbreaking musicals that permit Gwen to showcase her greatness. Solely Gwen can understand the distinctive imaginative and prescient in Bob’s head. Collectively, they’ll change the face of American leisure – at a dangerous value.

 

“Whiskey Cavalier” (ABC, February 24)

Starring Scott Foley, Lauren Cohan, produced by Invoice Lawrence (Scrubs), Jeff Ingold (Rush Hour), David Hemingson (Don’t Belief the B in Apt. 23), directed by Peter Atencio (Key & Peele)

Following an emotional breakup, Will Chase (codename: “Whiskey Cavalier”), performed by Scott Foley, is assigned to work with badass CIA operative Francesca “Frankie” Trowbridge (codename: “Fiery Tribune”), performed by Lauren Cohan. Collectively, they lead an inter-agency group of flawed, humorous and heroic spies who periodically save the world—and one another—whereas navigating the rocky roads of friendship, romance and workplace politics.

 

“Tuca and Bertie” (Netflix, TBA)

Starring Tiffany Haddish and Ali Wong, produced by Lisa Hanawalt, Raphael Bob-Waksberg, Noel Vibrant , and Steven A. Cohen, all of Bojack Horseman

Two fowl ladies — a carefree toucan and an anxious songbird — reside in the identical condominium constructing and share their lives on this animated comedy

 

“Top of the Morning” (Apple, TBA)

Produced by and starring Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon, additionally starring Steve Carell, Billy Crudup, Gugu Mbatha-Uncooked

An inside take a look at the lives of the individuals who assist America get up within the morning, exploring the distinctive challenges confronted by the ladies (and males) who perform this day by day televised ritual

 

“The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance” (Netflix TBA)

Starring Taron Egerton, Anya Taylor-Pleasure and Nathalie Emmanuel within the lead roles, and supporting stars Mark Hamill, Mark Robust, Simon Pegg, Natalie Dormer, Gugu Mbatha-Uncooked, Eddie Izzard, Helena-Bonham Carter and extra.

Based mostly on The Darkish Crystal, Jim Henson’s groundbreaking 1982 function movie, The Darkish Crystal: Age of Resistance tells a brand new epic story, set a few years earlier than the occasions of the film, and realized utilizing basic puppetry with leading edge visible results. The world of Thra is dying. The Crystal of Fact is on the coronary heart of Thra, a supply of untold energy. However it’s broken, corrupted by the evil Skeksis, and a illness spreads throughout the land. When three Gelfling uncover the horrific fact behind the facility of the Skeksis, an journey unfolds because the fires of riot are lit and an epic battle for the planet begins.

 

Swamp Factor (DC Universe, Might)

Produced by James Wan, Mark Verheiden, Gary Dauberman, Michael Clear and Len Wiseman

Directed by Len Wiseman

Rising from the swamp with a monstrous physique and unusual new powers over plants, the person who was as soon as Alec Holland struggles to carry onto his humanity. When darkish forces converge in town of Marais, Swamp Factor should embrace what he has turn into so as to defend the city in addition to the pure world at giant.

 

Stargirl (DC Universe, September)

Starring Brec Bassinger and Joel McHale

“Courtney Whitmore (aka Stargirl) is smart, athletic and above all else kind. This high school teenager’s seemingly perfect life hits a major speed bump when her mother gets married and her new family moves from Los Angeles, California, to Blue Valley, Nebraska. Struggling to adapt to a new school, make new friends and deal with a new step-family, Courtney discovers her step-father has a secret; he used to be the sidekick to a superhero. ‘Borrowing’ the long-lost hero’s cosmic staff, Courtney becomes the unlikely inspiration for an entirely new generation of superheroes.”

 

Pennyworth (EPIX, 2019 tba)

Produced by Bruno Heller and Danny Cannon

Starring Jack Bannon

“follows Bruce Wayne’s legendary butler, Alfred Pennyworth, a former British SAS soldier who forms a security company and goes to work with Thomas Wayne, Bruce’s billionaire father, in 1960’s London.”

 

Wizards (Netflix TBA) DreamWorks Animated

Created by Guillermo del Toro

The heroes of Arcadia be a part of forces in an apocalyptic struggle for the management of magic that may determine the destiny of the whole galaxy.

 

Creepshow (Shudder, TBA)

Produced by Greg Nicotero

No synopsis but, however: ““Creepshow is one of the most beloved and iconic horror anthologies from two masters of the genre, George A. Romero and Stephen King,” Shudder common supervisor Craig Engler added. “We’re thrilled to continue their legacy with another master of horror, Greg Nicotero, as we bring a new Creepshow TV series exclusively to Shudder members.”

 

The Righteous Gems (HBO, TBA)

Starring Danny McBride/Jody Hill, John Goodman, Edi Patterson, Adam DeVine

Produced by Jody Hill and David Gordon Inexperienced

The Righteous Gems follows “the world famous Gemstone televangelist family, which has a long tradition of deviance, greed, and charitable work, all in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ.”

 

The Boys (Amazon, TBA)

Dan Trachtenberg directed pilot, Eric Kripke and Rogen/Goldberg produced

Starring Karl City, Elisabeth Shue, Erin Moriarty, Antony Starr, Dominique McElligott, Jessie T. Usher, Chace Crawford, Nathan Mitchell, Laz Alonso, Karen Fukuhara

In a world the place superheroes embrace the darker aspect of their large movie star and fame, THE BOYS facilities on a gaggle of vigilantes recognized informally as “The Boys,” who got down to take down corrupt superheroes with not more than their blue-collar grit and a willingness to battle soiled. THE BOYS is a enjoyable and irreverent tackle what occurs when superheroes – who’re as widespread as celebrities, as influential as politicians and as revered as Gods – abuse their superpowers quite than use them for good. It’s the powerless towards the tremendous highly effective as The Boys embark on a heroic quest to show the reality about “The Seven,” and Vought – the multi-billion greenback conglomerate that manages these superheroes. THE BOYS is scheduled for a 2019 launch.

 

Carnival Row (Amazon TBA) Travis Beacham,

starring Orlando Bloom

Produced by Travis Beacham and Rene Echevarria

Carnival Row will comply with “mythical creatures who have fled their war-torn homeland and gathered in the city as tensions are simmering between citizens and the growing immigrant population. At the center of the drama is the investigation into a string of unsolved murders, which are eating away at whatever uneasy peace still exists.”

 

“Too Old to Die Young” (Amazon, 2019)

Written and produced by Nicolas Winding Refn and Ed Brubaker

Directed by Refn

starring Miles Teller, Billy Baldwin, Jena Malone, John Hawkes

Too Previous to Die Younger follows “a grieving police officer who, along with the man who shot his partner, finds himself in an underworld filled with working-class hit men, Yakuza soldiers, cartel assassins sent from Mexico, Russian mafia captains and gangs of teen killers.”

 

Warrior (Cinemax, TBA)

Created by Jonathan Tropper and Justin Lin

Impressed by an concept from Bruce Lee, Warrior is “set at the times of the Tong Wars in the late 1800s in San Francisco” and “follows a martial arts prodigy originating in China who moves to San Francisco and ends up becoming a hatchet man for the most powerful tong in Chinatown.”

 

“Y” (FX, 2019)

Starring Diane Lane, Barry Keoghan, Imogen Poots, Lashana Lynch, Juliana Canfield and Marin Eire.

Based mostly on the DC comedian ebook collection Y: The Final Man by Brian Okay Vaughn and Pia Guerrera, Y is about in “a post-apocalyptic world in which a cataclysmic event has decimated every male mammal save for one lone human. The new world order of women will explore gender, race, class and survival.”

 

“Les Miserables” (PBS, April 14)

Starring Dominic West, David Oyelowo, Lily Collins, Olivia Colman, David Bradley.

Six-part BBC TV adaptation of Victor Hugo’s basic novel which “follows Jean Valjean as he evades capture by the unyielding Inspector Javert. Set against a backdrop of post-Napoleonic France as unrest beings to grip the city of Paris once more.”

 

“Lovecraft Country” (HBO, 2019)

Produced by Jordan Peele’s Monkeypaw Productions and exec produced by Misha Inexperienced, J. J. Abrams, and Ben Stephenson.

Based mostly on the novel of the identical identify by Matt Ruff, Lovecraft Nation follows “Atticus Black as he joins up with his friend Letitia and his Uncle George to embark on a road trip across 1950s Jim Crow America in search of his missing father. This begins a struggle to survive and overcome both the racist terrors of white America and the terrifying monsters that could be ripped from a Lovecraft paperback.”

 

‘Catch-22’ (Hulu, 2019)

Starring Christopher Abbot, Kyle Chandler, George Clooney, Hugh Laurie, produced by Clooney.

Catch-22 is described by Hulu as “the story of the incomparable, artful dodger, Yossarian, a US Air Force bombardier in World War II who is furious because thousands of people he has never met are trying to kill him. But his real problem is not the enemy, but rather his own army which keeps increasing the number of missions the men must fly to complete their service. Yet if Yossarian makes any attempt to avoid his military assignments, he’ll be in violation of Catch-22, a hilariously sinister bureaucratic rule which specifies that a concern for one’s own safety in the face of dangers which are real and immediate is the process of a rational mind; a man is considered insane if he willingly continues to fly dangerous combat missions, but a request to be removed from duty is evidence of sanity and therefore makes him ineligible to be relieved from duty.”

 

‘Central Park Five’ (Netflix, 2019)

Created by Ava DuVernay

Starring Michael Okay. Williams, Vera Farmiga & John Leguizamo.

“Based on a true story that gripped the nation, the four-episode series will chronicle the notorious case of five teenagers of color who were convicted of a rape they did not commit.” Spans from spring of 1989, when every have been first questioned concerning the incident, to 2014 once they have been exonerated and a settlement was reached with the town of New York.

 

Dwelling With Your self (Netflix, 2019)

Created by Timothy Greenberg

Starring Paul Rudd who additionally government produces

Dwelling With Your self begins when “George Elliot is burned out and facing an impasse in both his personal and professional life. When he undergoes a novel treatment to become a better person, he finds he’s been replaced by a new and improved George — revealing that his own worst enemy is himself. Told from multiple perspectives with intersecting storylines, the philosophical comedy asks: Do we really want to be better?”

 

4 Weddings And A Funeral (Hulu, 2019)

Created by Mindy Kaling

Starring Jessica Williams

Impressed by the 1994 British romantic comedy movie, 4 Weddings and a Funeral facilities on Jess (Williams), the younger communications director for a New York senatorial marketing campaign, who receives a marriage invitation from her school schoolmate now dwelling in London. She leaves her skilled and private life behind, in favor of touring to England and reconnecting with previous pals and results in the midst of their private crises. Relationships are cast and damaged, political scandals uncovered, London social life lampooned, amorous affairs ignited and doused, and of course there are 4 weddings… and a funeral.

 

Untitled Picard Spin-off (CBS All Entry)

Created by Alex Kurtzman

Starring Patrick Stewart

The persevering with adventures of Captain Jean-Luc Picard, whose life was radically altered because of the destruction of the Romulan house world within the 2009 Star Trek reboot film.

 

The Politician (Netflix)

Created by Ryan Murphy

Starring Ben Platt, Jessica Lange, Gwenyth Paltrow, Zoey Deutch, Lucy Boynton

Hour-long comedy with social commentary – the collection follows the political aspirations of a rich Santa Barbara resident, with every season specializing in a special political race the lead is in.

 

The Twilight Zone (CBS All Entry)

Created by Jordan Peele

Hosted & Narrated by Peele, Starring Adam Scott, Kumail Nanjiani, John Cho, Allison Tolman, Jacob Tremblay, Jessica Williams

 

The Act (Hulu, Mar. 20)

Created by Michelle Dean and Nick Antosca

Starring Patricia Arquette, Joey King, Chloë Sevigny, AnnaSophia Robb

True crime anthology collection. First season follows “Gypsy Blanchard, a girl trying to escape the toxic relationship she has with her overprotective mother. Her quest for independence opens a Pandora’s box of secrets, one that ultimately leads to murder.”

 

Metropolis on a Hill (Showtime, 2019)

Created by Chuck MacLean, government produced by Ben Affleck and Matt Damon

Starring Kevin Bacon, Aldis Hodge

Set within the early 1990s Boston, rife with violent criminals emboldened by native regulation enforcement businesses during which corruption and racism was the norm. On this fictional account, assistant district lawyer Decourcy Ward (Hodge) arrives from Brooklyn and types an unlikely alliance with a corrupt but commemorated FBI veteran, Jackie Rohr (Bacon). Collectively, they tackle a household of armored automotive robbers from Charlestown in a case that grows to contain, and finally subvert, all the legal justice system of Boston.

 

Hanna (Amazon, March 2019)

Created by David Farr (who co-wrote the film)

Starring Esme Creed-Miles, Joel Kinnaman, Mireille Enos

Based mostly on the 2011 film starring Saoirse Ronan. Equal elements high-concept thriller and coming-of-age drama, Hanna follows the journey of a unprecedented younger woman, Hanna (Creed-Miles), as she evades the relentless pursuit of an off-book CIA agent and tries to unearth the reality behind who she is.

 

Doom Patrol (DC Universe, Feb 15)

Created by Jeremy Carver

Starring Brendan Fraser, Alan Tudyk, Timothy Dalton, Diane Guerrero, April Bowlby

Set after the occasions of Titans, the Doom Patrol – consisting of Robotman, Unfavorable Man, Elasti-Lady, and Loopy Jane, and led by Dr. Niles Caulder/The Chief – receives a mission from Cyborg that they can’t ignore and can change their lives.

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