Most Promising TV series for 2018 and Beyond

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1. The Nevers (2020– )

Drama, Sci-Fi | Filming

An epic tale following a gang of Victorian women who find themselves with unusual abilities, relentless enemies, and a mission that might change the world.

Stars: Elizabeth Berrington, Ben Chaplin, Anna Devlin, Laura Donnelly

Joss Whedon ("Buffy", "Angel") created this.

2. Demimonde

Sci-Fi | Pre-production

The world battles against a monstrous, oppressive force.

J.J. Abrams ("Fringe", "Lost", "Alias") created this.

3. Godfather of Harlem (2019– )

Crime, Drama | Filming

A gangster named Bumpy Johnson makes his way in Harlem during the 1960s. A TV prequel to the 2007 film, 'American Gangster', which centered on the criminal enterprise of Frank Lucas.

Stars: Lucy Fry, Forest Whitaker, Demi Singleton, Sereene Brown

From the creator of "Narcos", Chris Broncato

4. Watchmen (2019– )

60 min | Action, Drama, Mystery | Post-production

Set in an alternate history where masked vigilantes are treated as outlaws, Watchmen embraces the nostalgia of the original groundbreaking graphic novel of the same name, while attempting to break new ground of its own.

Stars: Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Christie Amery, Hong Chau, Adelaide Clemens

Damon Lindelof ("The Leftovers", "Lost") created this.

5. Halo

Action, Sci-Fi | Pre-production

Aliens threaten human existence in an epic 26th-century showdown. TV series based on the video game 'Halo'.

Stars: Pablo Schreiber, Shabana Azmi, Natasha Culzac, Yerin Ha

Kyle Killen ("Awake", "Lone Star") is behind this.

6. Velvet

Action, Adventure, Crime | Announced

A retired former spy turned secretary goes on the run after being framed for murder. Based on the comic book by Ed Brubaker.

Kyle Killen ("Awake") is behind this.

7. Locke & Key (2019– )

Drama, Fantasy, Horror | Active

Three siblings who move into their ancestral estate after their father's gruesome murder discover their new home's magical keys, which must be used in their stand against an evil creature who wants the keys and their powers.

Stars: Kevin Alves, Thomas Mitchell Barnet, Coby Bird, Asha Bromfield

Carlton Cuse ("Colony", "Lost") is behind this.

8. Utopia

Action, Drama, Mystery | Filming

A group of young adults, who meet online, get a hold of a cult underground graphic novel, which not only pins them as a target of a shadowy deep state organization, but also burdens them with the dangerous task of saving the world.

Stars: Desmin Borges, Dan Byrd, John Cusack, Christopher Denham

Gilian Flynn ("Sharp Objects", "Gone Girl") is behind this.

9. The Continental

Action, Crime, Thriller | Announced

An extension of the highly popular John Wick franchise.

Spin-off of "John Wick".

10. Angelyne

Drama | Announced

A limited series based on the Hollywood Report's investigative feature about Angelyne, L.A.'s mysterious billboard icon.

Star: Emmy Rossum

Sam Esmail ("Homecoming", "Mr. Robot") is behind this.

11. Cat's Cradle (TV Movie)

Adventure, Comedy, Drama | Pre-production

A dangerous substance known as Ice-Nine threatens life on Earth as we know it.

Noah Hawley ("Legion", "Fargo") is behind this.

12. The Underground Railroad

Drama | Pre-production

A young woman named Cora makes an amazing discovery during her attempt to break free from slavery in the deep south.

Stars: Chase W. Dillon, Joel Edgerton, Thuso Mbedu, Aaron Pierre

Barry Jenkins ("Moonlight") is behind this.

13. Pippa Smith: Grown-Up Detective (TV Movie)

Comedy, Mystery | Announced

A former child detective navigates her way through the world of adult problems.

Joss Whedon ("Avengers", "Buffy the Vampire Slayer") is behind this.

14. See

Drama, Sci-Fi | Filming

Far in a dystopian future, the human race has lost the sense of sight, and society has had to find new ways to interact, build, hunt, and to survive. All of that is challenged when a set of twins with sight is born.

Stars: Christian Camargo, Yadira Guevara-Prip, Hera Hilmar, Sylvia Hoeks

15. The Hunt

Drama | Filming

A group of Nazi hunters in the 1970s seek out justice on their own terms.

Stars: Greg Austin, Dylan Baker, Jeannie Berlin, Tiffany Boone

16. Treadstone (2019– )

Action | Active

The Treadstone project, having created super spy Jason Bourne, turns its attention on a new protocol to develop unstoppable superhuman assassins.

Stars: Tracy Ifeachor, Emilia Schüle, Michelle Forbes, Patrick Fugit

17. Loki (2021– )

Action, Adventure, Fantasy | Announced

Plot unknown.

Star: Tom Hiddleston

18. WandaVision (2021– )

Action, Adventure, Drama | Announced

TV-Series Spinoff from the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Containing the characters Scarlet Witch/Wanda Maximoff and The Vision. Plot is unknown at the time.

Stars: Paul Bettany, Elizabeth Olsen, Teyonah Parris

19. Raised by Wolves

Drama, Sci-Fi | Filming

Androids are tasked with raising human children on a mysterious planet.

Stars: Loulou Taylor, Niamh Algar, Garth Breytenbach, Amanda Collin

20. Briarpatch (2019– )

Crime | Active

An investigator returns home to solve the death of her sister from a car-bombing. The search for a killer unravels a system of corruption in her small border town.

Stars: Rosario Dawson, Kim Dickens, Jay R. Ferguson, Edi Gathegi

21. Mrs. Fletcher (2019– )

Comedy | Post-production

A single mom whose son has moved out for college looks to begin a new life on her own.

Stars: Kathryn Hahn, Jasmine Cephas Jones, Rory Knox, Danny Marin

22. Devs (2020– )

Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller | Post-production

A computer engineer investigates the secretive development division in her company, which she believes is behind the disappearance of her boyfriend.

Stars: Brian d'Arcy James, Alejandro De Mesa, Karl Glusman, Zach Grenier

23. The Mandalorian (2019– )

60 min | Fantasy, Sci-Fi | Post-production

The travails of a lone gunfighter in the outer reaches of the galaxy, far from the authority of the New Republic.

Stars: Pedro Pascal, Brendan Wayne, Jamal Antar, Bernard Bullen

24. The Stand (2020– )

Adventure, Drama, Fantasy | Filming

After the world is in ruins, due to a man-made plague, a battle of literally Biblical proportions ensues between the survivors.

Stars: James Marsden, Whoopi Goldberg, Amber Heard, Greg Kinnear

25. Your Honor (I)

Drama | Pre-production

A Chicago judge tries to protect his son after he becomes involved with a crime connected to the mafia.

Stars: Bryan Cranston, Sofia Black-D'Elia, Michael Stuhlbarg, Hunter Doohan

26. Jupiter's Legacy (2020– )

Action, Adventure, Drama | Pre-production

When the world's first generation of superheroes received their powers in the 1930s become the revered elder guard in the present, their superpowered children struggle to live up to the legendary feats of their parents.

Stars: Jess Salgueiro, Jaime Slater, Leslie Bibb, John Bourgeois

27. Talent

Drama | Announced

Nicole Dane wakes up in a hospital, only to discover that she is the sole survivor of an accident that killed 148 people. As rumors about her "miraculous" survival begin to circulate, she ... See full summary »

Star: Lex Anastasia

28. Servant

Drama, Thriller | Pre-production

Plot kept under wraps.

Stars: S.J. Son, Jeffrey Mowery, Lauren Ambrose, Erinn Anova

29. Lovestruck (2019 TV Movie)

Comedy, Drama | Post-production

A look at the lives of wedding guests during the night of a couple's nuptials.

Director: Sanaa Hamri | Stars: Andie MacDowell, Rachel Bilson, Kathleen Turner, Beth Riesgraf

30. Barkskins

Drama | Filming

Based on the novel by Pulitzer-winner Annie Proulx, BARKSKINS follows a disparate group of outcasts who must navigate brutal hardships, competing interests, and tangled loyalties at the crossroads of civilization- late 1600s New France.

Stars: Steven McCarthy, James Bloor, Kaniehtiio Horn, Zahn McClarnon

31. Amazing Stories

Adventure | Filming

Reimagining the anthology from visionary Steven Spielberg, "Amazing Stories," executive produced by Spielberg, will transport the audience to worlds of wonder through the lens of today's most imaginative filmmakers, directors and writers.

Stars: Kimberly W Sandefur, Leander Suleiman, James Healy Jr., Sasha Alexander

32. Lisey's Story

Drama | Announced

A widow becomes the object of a dangerous stalker, obsessed with her husband's work.

Director: Josh Boone

33. Lovecraft Country (2019– )

60 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror | Post-production

A young African-American travels across the U.S. in the 1950s in search of his missing father.

Stars: Abbey Lee, Chase Brown, Aunjanue Ellis, Marcus A. Griffin Jr.

34. The Plot Against America

Drama | Filming

Characters live in an alternative history in which Franklin D. Roosevelt was defeated in the U.S. presidential election of 1940 by Charles Lindbergh.

Stars: Jacob Laval, Azhy Robertson, Winona Ryder, John Turturro

35. The Falcon and the Winter Soldier (2020– )

60 min | Action, Adventure, Drama | Pre-production

TV series centering on Marvel Cinematic Universe characters Falcon and The Winter Soldier.

Stars: Daniel Brühl, Anthony Mackie, Sebastian Stan, Emily VanCamp

36. Hawkeye (2021– )

60 min | Action, Adventure, Crime | Announced

Series based on the Marvel Comics superhero Hawkeye, centering on the adventures of Young Avenger, Kate Bishop, who took on the role after the original Avenger, Clint Barton.

Star: Jeremy Renner

37. Coyote

Drama | Pre-production

Border agent Ben Clemens discovers a secret tunnel used to smuggle goods into the United States from Mexico.

Star: Michael Chiklis

38. Marvel's Ghost Rider (2020– )

Fantasy | Announced

Ghost Rider, aka Robbie Reyes, is an antihero, consumed by hellfire and supernaturally bound to a demon. Reyes lives on the Texas/Mexico border and brings vengeance for the innocent, but struggles to control the power he wields.

Star: Gabriel Luna

39. Marvel's Helstrom (2020– )

Fantasy | Announced

Daimon and Ana Helstrom are the son and daughter of a mysterious and powerful serial killer. The siblings have a complicated dynamic as they track down the terrorizing worst of humanity - each with their attitude and skills.

40. Perry Mason

Crime, Drama | Filming

Set in booming 1932 Los Angeles, a down-and-out Perry Mason take on the case of a lifetime.

Stars: Amanda J. Dobos, Matthew Rhys, Charles Baker, Tatiana Maslany

41. Black Excellence

Comedy | Pre-production

A father takes an irreverent and honest approach to parenting and relationships.

Stars: Rashida Jones, Kenya Barris

42. The Good Lord Bird (2020– )

Drama | Filming

A group of Kansas freedom fighters led by an abolitionist and a young slave travel across the United States in the 1850s in an effort to end slavery.

Stars: Ethan Hawke, Ellar Coltrane, Daveed Diggs, Joshua Johnson-Lionel

43. The Good Lord Bird (2020– )

Drama | Filming

A group of Kansas freedom fighters led by an abolitionist and a young slave travel across the United States in the 1850s in an effort to end slavery.

Stars: Ethan Hawke, Ellar Coltrane, Daveed Diggs, Joshua Johnson-Lionel

44. The Outsider (2020– )

Thriller | Pre-production

Investigators are confounded over an unspeakable crime that's been committed.

Stars: John Gettier, Marc Menchaca, Ben Mendelsohn, Derek Cecil

45. Gone Hollywood (TV Movie)

Announced

A look at how Hollywood talent agencies were run in the 1980s.

Director: Ted Griffin | Stars: Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Peta Sergeant, John Magaro, Lola Kirke

46. Gremlins: Secrets of the Mogwai

Animation, Adventure, Fantasy | Pre-production

Plot unknown. TV series based on the 1984 film 'Gremlins'.

47. Emergence (2019– )

Drama | Pre-production

A sheriff investigates a case involving a young child found near the site of a mysterious accident.

Stars: Ashley Aufderheide, Robert Bailey Jr., Clancy Brown, Ian Campbell Dunn

48. Lincoln (2020– )

Drama, Mystery | Announced

A retired forensic criminologist teams up with an ambitious young detective to help capture some of the most dangerous criminals in America.

Stars: Claire Coffee, Tate Ellington, Courtney Gonzalez, Courtney Grosbeck

49. For Life (2020– )

Drama | Announced

A prisoner becomes a lawyer and fights to overturn his life sentence for a crime he didn't commit.

Stars: Clore Reginald Brown 2nd, Matthew James Ballinger, Elizabeth Baranes, Erick Betancourt

50. The Kenan Show

Comedy | Pre-production

A recently-widowed dad tries to raise his kids with his persistent father-in-law.

Stars: Aris Alvarado, Bonnie Bailey-Reed, Willow Beuoy, Andy Garcia

51. Deputy (2020– )

Drama | Pre-production

Series will focus on the LA Sheriff's Department. Currently in development.

Stars: Stephen Dorff, Landon Brooks, Mark Moses, Michelle Jubilee Gonzalez

52. Evil (2019– )

Drama | Announced

A skeptical female clinical psychologist joins a priest-in-training and a blue-collar contractor as they investigate supposed miracles, demonic possession, and other extraordinary occurrences to see if there's a scientific explanation or if something truly supernatural is at work.

Stars: Mike Colter, Maddy Crocco, Michael Emerson, Skylar Gray

53. Madam C.J. Walker (2020– )

Pre-production

The story of hair care pioneer, Madam C.J. Walker and the trials faced on the road to becoming America's first black, self-made millionaire.

Stars: Kevin Carroll, Carmen Ejogo, Tiffany Haddish, Garrett Morris



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