Towards the end of every year, I reflect on my favorite books, movies, and television from the past year and share what I’m most anticipating in the new year. Today we’re talking about my most anticipated television shows of 2018!
For a full deep dive into each show, check out my Most Anticipated TV Shows Of 2018 video, below:
Release Date: TBD 2018
Maniac is a new series coming to Netflix starring Jonah Hill and Emma Stone. The show is a dark comedy that follows two patients in a psychiatric hospital who live in a fantasy world in their minds.
Release Date: March 7, 2018
Coming to The CW this March, Life Sentence stars Lucy Hale (Pretty Little Liars) as a woman who beats terminal cancer and now must live with all the choices she made while she was “living like she was dying.”
Jessica Jones season 2
Release Date: March 8, 2018
Jessica Jones returns for a second season on Netflix. Starring Krysten Ritter, this new season will see Jones tackle a new case following the previous season’s events with Kilgrave.
Release Date: March 13, 2018
A new musical drama coming to NBC, Rise is based on a true story about a teacher who takes over the high school theatre department. From producers of Friday Night Lights, Parenthood, and Hamilton, Rise is a heartfelt story about finding inspiration in unlikely places. Josh Radnor, Rosie Perez, and Auli’i Cravalho star in the series.
Release Date: March 29, 2018
Starring Eline Powell, Freeform’s Siren is about a mysterious girl who arrives in a small coastal town and proves that the local legends of sirens are more than just folklore. I’m a fan of mermaid storylines and this seems like a darker take; think the menacing mermaids in the Harry Potter series.
A Series Of Unfortunate Events season 2
Release Date: March 30, 2018
A Series Of Unfortunate Eventswas one of my favorite new series in 2017. With its dark, whimsical, and literary nature, the adaptation stays very close to the source material by Lemony Snicket. The upcoming season two is expected to follow the Baudelaire siblings at boarding school alongside the Quagmire siblings where they will most likely continue to fend off the villainous Count Olaf.
For my full review on the first season of Lemony Snicket’s A Series Of Unfortunate Events, check out my video, below:
Marvel’s Cloak and Dagger
Release Date: June 7 and 8, 2018
Freeform gets its first Marvel superhero show with Cloak and Dagger. Led by Olivia Holt and Aubrey Joseph, the series is about two teens from different backgrounds who acquire intertwined superpowers — and a romantic connection!
Marvel’s New Warriors
Release Date: TBD
The biggest draw for me with Marvel’s New Warriors is that it’s about six young people with very…interesting…superpowers. They want to make a difference but they’re not quite ready to be heroes just yet. The team is led by Squirrel Girl, who can communicate with and fight like a squirrel, and is comprised of a troublemaker who claims to be immortal, a local YouTube celebrity with no real powers but a Batman-like background, a low-level telekinetic trickster, a guy who can toss kinetic balls of energy but has bad aim, and my favorite — a hypochondriac who can communicate with germs! While this show doesn’t currently have a network yet, it sounds like a hilarious superhero comedy and I’m very much looking forward to it.
13 Reasons Why season 2
Release Date: TBD
If you thought everything was covered in 13 Reasons Why, you’d be wrong. Since the first season encompasses the entire book by Jay Asher, the second season that’s on its way will be a little bit of a mystery. What we know right now is that it will address even more of the aftermath of Hannah’s death, but will be more focused on how it has effected the other characters. There will also continue to be flashbacks between the past and present. This series is a prime example of cause and effect, showing the impact that someone’s negative or positive actions can have on the people around them.