In the wake of such hailed shows as Breaking Bad, The Walking Dead, and Hannibal, expectations for cinematic television are at an all-time high.
We truly are spoiled—this is the golden age of television, and yet it still seems to always be getting better. There are a handful of shows to look out for this coming season, and here are some of my favorite—highly anticipated titles to watch this fall:
1. Heroes: Reborn
Everyone remembers Heroes as the show that blew everyone’s minds in its first season (“Save the cheerleader, save the world!”), but subsequently failed to live up to the standards it had set for itself. The first season-and-a-half were enough to get me to side with the franchise, and Heroes: Reborn certainly tops my must-see list. Call me an idealist, but I’m rooting for Heroes!
2. Scream Queens
Scream Queens is a new anthology series imagined by the eclectic minds behind the critically-acclaimed American Horror Story and Glee. The series takes place on a college campus and will put its viewers through the daily perils of sorority life. The show will feature several grisly murders, tastefully peppered into the plot for good measure, in what, it seems, will be a flavorful mix of horror and comedy. I am personally looking forward to this one!
3. Ash vs. Evil Dead
Another horror-comedy series will air on Starz this Halloween. It’s called Ash vs. Evil Dead, and it looks as unique as it is quirky. The ten-episode series is a follow-up to the classic movie Evil Dead, by Sam Raimi. Starz has been known for their risky moves and successful gambits with TV shows, and this zombie-teeming romp looks delightful: rich and bloody. Can’t wait to give this one a try!
4. The Expanse
On SyFy this fall, The Expanse is rumored to be the most expensive and ambitious program ever aired by the channel. The show is a space fraught epic written and created by Mark Fergus and Hawk Ostby, lionized for their joint work on the films Children of Men and Iron Man. With a rock-solid cast and development team, this show could truly be a breath of fresh, unbottled air, for the sci-fi genre.
These are just some of the titles that I’ll be looking out for this coming fall, but I’m curious to know, which ones did I miss?