10 Most Anticipated TV Shows of 2019

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10 Most Anticipated TV Shows of 2019

Sure, the year’s not yet over, but that’s not stopping anyone in Hollywood from making TV for us to enjoy next year. While 2019 will bring back some of our favorite TV shows (RIP Game of Thrones), there will also be a handful of great new series you’ll want to binge. Beloved ’90s comedies turned sitcoms? Check. Reboots of cult classics for a new audience? You got it. Henry Cavill in a weird silver wig? Why not? Here are the 10 new shows of 2019 you’ll want to binge next year.

1

Black Monday

Showtime, premieres January 20

Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg produce this ’80s set dark comedy starring Don Cheadle, Andrew Rannells, Regina Hall, and Paul Scheer about the years leading up to the October 1987 stock market crash. Prepare for all the best parts of The Wolf of Wall Street in serial TV form.

2

First Wives Club

Paramount Network, premieres in January

Girls Trip scribe Tracy Oliver is behind this update to the 1996 comedy about three friends who join forces when their husbands leave them for younger women. Jill Scott, Michelle Buteau, and Ryan Michelle Bathe star in the comedy series in the roles originated by Diane Keaton, Bette Midler, and Goldie Hawn.

3

Good Omens

Amazon Video, premiere date TBA

Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman’s celebrated 1990 novel finally gets the TV adaptation that its fans have been anticipating. Michael Sheen and David Tennant star as forces of good and evil who prepare Earth for the apocalypse, with John Hamm, Michael McKean, Mireielle Enos, Nick Offerman, and Frances McDormand rounding out the star-studded cast.

4

What We Do in the Shadows

FX, premiere date TBA

Jermaine Clement and Taika Waititi’s vampire mockumentary remains a cult classic, but that could all change with the FX TV adaptation of the horror-comedy in which three centuries-old neurotic vampires attempt to fit into contemporary life.

5

The Witcher

Netflix, premiere date TBA

Andrzej Sapkowski’s Polish fantasy series from the ’90s makes the jump across the pond, with action hero Henry Cavill donning a grey wig to star as the titular monster killer who travels an alternate world to hunt down evil beasts.

6

City on a Hill

Showtime, premiere date TBA

Kevin Bacon will star in this ’90s-set crime show produced by Ben Affleck and Matt Damon. Based on an original idea by Ben Affleck, the series will follow the corrupt criminal justice system in Boston.

7

Watchmen

HBO, premiere date TBA

The Leftovers creator Damon Lindelof returns to HBO with another cerebral book-to-TV adaptation, this time revamping Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons’s acclaimed graphic novel. The superhero show will star Regina King, Don Johnson, Tim Blake Nelson, Louis Gossett Jr, and Jeremy Irons (and will hopefully be better than Zak Snyder’s movie version).

8

Central Park 5

Netflix, premiere date TBA

Ava DuVernay’s latest scripted drama looks back at the horrifying attack on a woman in Central Park in 1989 and the media frenzy that ensued when five young black men were targeted as the perpetrators—wrongly accused and convicted, and ultimately cleared of the crime 25 years later.

9

Fosse/Verdon

FX, premiere date TBA

Lin-Manuel Miranda and Hamilton director Thomas Kail will produce this showbiz backstage drama about the creative (and romantic) partnership between two Broadway icons: choreographer and director Bob Fosse (played by Sam Rockwell) and actress and dancer Gwen Verdon (played by Michelle Williams).

10

Armistead Maupin’s Tales of the City

Netflix, premiere date TBA

The celebrated novels from Armistead Maupin will once again get a TV adaptation, this time a 10-episode series. Laura Linney and Olympia Dukakis will reprise their roles from the 1993 PBS miniseries, once again playing the residents of a San Francisco apartment building full of eccentrics whose lives intersect.

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