2019 style TV preview: So many superheroes, Game of Thrones ends, and Star Wars begins


No matter what sort of nerdy, genre-centric present you are into, 2019 can have one thing for you. We do dwell, in any case, within the golden age of tv. And whereas that monicker is often related to dramas and “prestige” tv, there’s nothing stopping science fiction, fantasy, and superhero TV reveals from proving their value and taking on schedules on cable and streaming providers alike.

While we’re nonetheless ready to get premiere dates for some geek mainstays, together with what may very nicely be the ultimate season of Marvel’s Jessica Jones, that is what we all know to date. Here are the 2019 style tv premiere dates it’s best to mark in your calendar and await with bated breath.

IF YOU LIKE SUPERHEROES:

Comicbook-based heroes have not simply taken over the massive display. The most up-to-date live-action superhero craze began on tv, arguably, with The CW’s Arrow, which noticed its first episode in 2012. Now in its seventh season, Arrow and many of the ensuing Arrowverse — which additionally encompasses The Flash, Supergirl, and Black Lightning — shall be returning in January. Arrow (January 21), The Flash (January 15), and Supergirl (January 20) get mid-season premieres, although, whereas Black Lightning returns for a triumphant second season on January 21.

In different DC superhero information, cult-favorite Young Justice returns for its third season, Young Justice: Outsiders, on January 4. Young Justice was brutally canceled after Season 2 in 2013 at Cartoon Network, and followers began various viral petitions that ultimately labored. In November 2016, the powers that be at Warner Bros. Animation introduced a 3rd season. But Season Three did not have an official dwelling till April 2017, when it was promised the sequence would premiere on DC’s upcoming subscription streaming service (now often called DC Universe). Outsiders is predicted to wrap up Season 2’s cliffhangers and convey a barely extra grownup spin to the beloved sequence.

In addition to Young Justice, DC Universe can be premiering its second live-action sequence, Doom Patrol, on February 15. The present will comply with the titular staff — led by Dr. Niles Caulder/The Chief and consisting of Robotman, Negative Man, Crazy Jane, and Elasti-Woman — within the wake of its introduction on Titans, DC Universe’s different live-action sequence. The sequence will begin out with the Doom Patrol receiving an pressing mission from Cyborg and go forth from there, probably exploring the identical ragtag found-family themes first launched in Titans‘ “Doom Patrol” episode.

Also premiering on February 15: The Umbrella Academy. Dark Horse Comics has lengthy dominated the indie publishing discipline, so it is becoming that considered one of its hottest sequence, created and written by My Chemical Romance frontman Gerard Way, is lastly getting a tv present. The sequence, premiering on Netflix, follows a bunch of seven superpowered adoptive siblings in an alternate world to our personal. Their adoptive father, Sir Reginald Hargreeves, aka The Monocle, prepares the incompatible siblings to save lots of the universe from the apocalypse.

Over in Marvel world, the second (and probably ultimate) season of The Punisher premieres on Netflix on January 18. Jon Bernthal’s Frank Castle, aka The Punisher, will go up towards Ben Barnes’ Billy Russo as soon as once more. Only this time round, “Pretty” Billy has taken on his comics-canon Jigsaw persona after the occasions of Season 1.

SOMETHING DIFFERENT TO TALK ABOUT:

If superheroes aren’t your factor however you continue to benefit from the motion related to all these big-bad battles, try Deadly Class, premiering January 16 on SYFY. Based on the Image Comics sequence of the identical identify, Deadly Class follows Marcus Lopez Arguello as he is enrolled at King’s Dominion Atelier of the Deadly Arts, a secret faculty for assassins. Heavily influenced by ’80s punk tradition, Deadly Class introduces a improbable new solid of psychopaths so that you can root for as they beat the crap out of high-stakes targets and each other.

Also on SYFY, The Magicians Season Four premieres on January 23. Mixing magic, drama, and humor, the sequence is a cult favourite — and the whole lot modified on the finish of Season 3. Season Four will, hopefully, see the Questers get their reminiscence and their magic again.

And for one thing actually completely different? What We Do within the Shadows, the 2014 horror-comedy mockumentary from Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi, is getting a tv sequence in 2019 (actual date TBD). The American tv adaptation will premiere on FX and comply with three vampires on Staten Island who’ve been roommates for tons of of years.

LITERALLY EVERYONE YOU KNOW WILL BE TALKING ABOUT:

The Walking Dead returns for a Rick-less second half of Season 9 on February 10. After Rick Grimes’ not-death on the finish of the primary half of Season 9, Daryl Dixon and Carol Peletier will take over because the sequence mainstays, which is suitable given they’re the one authentic solid members remaining from Season 1. If you miss Rick, no worries: we have been promised three Rick-centric function movies (sure, actually). Until then, see what occurs post-Whisperers reveal and the way the members of the Hilltop, Alexandria, the Kingdom, and Oceanside fare.

If zombies aren’t your factor, there’s a good likelihood dragons are. Game of Thrones returns for its eighth and ultimate season in April (a precise premiere date has but to be introduced). Season eight will — supposedly — reply the largest query posed for the reason that runaway hit sequence took off in 2011: Who will sit on the Iron Throne?

We knew we have been getting a brand new season of Stranger Things this yr from Netflix. It seems Season Three premieres July Four and takes place round that very same time. Eleven, Mike, Dustin, Lucas, Will, and the remainder of the Hawkins gang will (we assume) battle a brand new hazard posed by the Upside Down, regardless of Eleven’s having closed the portal on the finish of Season 2. More particulars to come back.

PURE SCIENCE FICTION:

As far as raunchy comedies a few video game-loving slacker who seems to be the chosen savior of a ruined future go, Future Man does fairly darn nicely for itself. Future Man Season 2 premieres on Hulu on January 11 and can comply with the occasions of Season 1’s try to proper the wrongs Josh, Tiger, and Wolf made alongside the best way.

Star Trek: Discovery returns January 17 on CBS All Access for its second season. Scene-stealing stars Sonequa Martin-Green, Doug Jones, Shazad Latif, Anthony Rapp, Mary Wiseman, and Wilson Cruz shall be joined by Anson Mount’s Christopher Pike, Ethan Peck as a younger Spock, and Rebecca Romijn as Number One, burying Discovery additional into Trek canon than ever earlier than.

Perhaps probably the most anticipated but under-the-radar present of the yr already is gen:LOCK, an online sequence from Rooster Teeth, the staff behind Red vs. Blue, RWBY, and different animated and live-action sequence. Premiering January 25, gen:LOCK follows the story of a various group of pilots — led by Michael B. Jordan’s Julian Chase — who command monumental mechas in a dystopian future.

Finally, we glance to a galaxy far, distant. Disney’s upcoming streaming service, Disney+, is doubling down on Star Wars tv fare, reportedly because of Ron Howard’s Solo: A Star Wars Story‘s field workplace flounder. Jon Favreau’s The Mandalorian would not but have a premiere date past “2019,” however the Pedro Pascal-led sequence a few lone gunfighter within the outer reaches of the galaxy could not be extra hyped.

Also anticipated from Disney+ in 2019 is the ultimate season of the surprise-revived Star Wars: The Clone Wars. The sequence was canceled after, technically, 5 seasons. The beforehand unaired sixth season was launched on Netflix in 2014, in the end ending on a constructive be aware however in any other case leaving followers wanting extra. The announcement that followers would undoubtedly be getting extra occurred at San Diego Comic-Con 2018, throughout which Lucasfilm introduced The Clone Wars Season 7 and premiered a trailer. Most importantly: Ahsoka(!) is(!!) again(!!!).

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