20 Highly-Anticipated TV Shows to Watch Out for in 2024

20 Highly-Anticipated TV Shows to Watch Out for in 2024
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2023 was a big year for TV, with many old favourites (The Bear, OMITB) and new favourites (The Last of Us, The Fall of the House of Usher) gracing our screens. But amidst the uncertainty that the guild strikes have left on Hollywood, what new TV shows are in store for us in 2024?

As it turns out, there are still quite a few, and we’ve picked some of the top series we’re looking forward to next year.

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Top TV shows to look forward to in 2024

Feud: Capote vs The Swans

Release date: February 1

Ryan Murphy’s Feud anthology series followed the rivalry between Bette Davis and Joan Crawford in season 1. In season 2, it returns to inspect another famous rivalry. This time, it is about Truman Capote’s relationships with the socialites of New York City, which he destroys after exposing their escapades in his unfinished novel, Answered Prayer, causing them all to seek vengeance against him.

Where to watch in Australia: Binge


Mr & Mrs Smith

Release date: February 2

A new take on Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt’s classic spy movie is coming thanks to Prime Video’s Mr & Mrs Smith TV show. The premise is a little different from the movie version, this time seeing two strangers (played by Donald Glover and Francesca Sloane) land jobs at a spy agency who must pretend to be married for their cover story, which becomes increasingly complex as they realise they may have real feelings for each other.

Where to watch in Australia: Prime Video


Halo – Season 2

Release date: February 8

The TV adaptation of the massively successful video game franchise, Halo, returns this year. Season 1 proved that the Halo TV show wasn’t afraid to go in its own direction and that will likely continue in season 2 as Master Chief John-117 risks everything to expose the Covenant’s nefarious plans.

Where to watch in Australia: Paramount+


Star Wars: The Bad Batch – Season 3

Release date: February 21

The animated Star Wars series The Bad Batch will comes to an end in its third season, but it’s going out with a bang. Season 3 follows the elite squad of clone troopers as they attempt to rescue their genetic sibling, Omega, from the clutches of the Empire. Some iconic Star Wars characters are expected to appear in this season, such as Fennec Shand and Asaji Ventress.

Where to watch in Australia: Disney+


Avatar: The Last Airbender

Release date: February 22

The world has already seen one lacklustre attempt at bringing the classic animated series Avatar: The Last Airbender to life, but the new Netflix take seems promising.

The series has cast age and culturally-appropriate actors to tell the tale of Aang, the young Avatar who must learn to master all four elements (water, earth, fire and air) to save the world from the invasion of the Fire Nation.

Where to watch in Australia: Netflix


The Walking Dead: The Ones Who Live

Release date: February 26

The mainline show may have come to an end, but like a zombie, the The Walking Dead universe rises again. The latest spin-off series, The Ones Who Live, follows the fate of departed characters Rick (Andrew Lincoln) and Michonne (Danai Gurira), who attempt to find each other in the zombie-infested world.

Where to watch in Australia: Stan.


Shōgun

Release date: February 27

Shogun is a new period drama series set in 1600s Japan, following Lord Yoshii Toranaga, who faces threats from all sides after his enemies on the council unite against him. Toranaga is assisted by an English Pilot, John Blackthorne, and their translator, Toda Mariko, whose fates all become inextricably tied.

Where to watch in Australia: Disney+


Apples Never Fall

Release date: March 14

The Liane Moriarty (Big Little Lies, Nine Perfect Strangers) universe of book adaptations continues in the new series, Apples Never Fall. This series sees the picture-perfect Delaney family challenged as a wounded young woman knocks on married couple Joy and Stan’s door. When Joy goes missing their adult children are forced to face the family’s darkest secrets.

As is typical in Moriarty’s book to screen adaptations, this one has a stacked cast with Annette Bening and Sam Neill starring as Joy and Stan, and Jake Lacy, Alison Brie, Conor Merrigan-Turner and Essie Randles playing their children.

Where to watch in Australia: Binge


3 Body Problem

Release date: March 21

The next project for Game of Thrones writers David Benioff and D.B. Weiss is an adaptation of Liu Cixin’s sci-fi novel The Three-Body Problem. The story takes place on a version of Earth where a decision made in 1960s China goes on to impact a group of scientists in the present, who must work together to protect humanity from its greatest threat.

The series includes some familiar faces from GoT too, including John Bradley, Liam Cunningham and Jonathan Pryce.

Where to watch in Australia: Netflix


Fallout

Release date: April 12, 2024

Continuing the video game adaptation renaissance, Prime Video is taking a stab at Bethesda’s famous apocalyptic RPG, Fallout.

The series comes from Westworld creatives, Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy, with a stacked cast that includes Walton Goggins, Ella Purnell and Kyle MacLachlan.

The series will take place in future post-apocalyptic Los Angeles, with an original story that is still canon within the world of the games.

Where to watch in Australia: Prime Video


Bridgerton – Season 3

Release date: May 16 (Part 1), June 13 (Part 2)

The hotly anticipated romance period series Bridgerton returns in May. The third season will be based on the fourth book in Julia Quinn’s series which focuses on the romance between Colin Bridgerton and Penelope Featherington.

Where to watch in Australia: Netflix


House of the Dragon – Season 2

Release date: Winter 2024

Everyone who had been burned by the Game of Thrones finale found redemption in House of the Dragon, the prequel series about the Targaryen dynasty that breathed new fire on the franchise.

Season 1 explored the friendship and fallout between Rhaenyra Targaryen and Alicent Hightower, who took their families to war over the Iron Throne, both believing their blood to be the rightful ruler. The first season only scratched the surface of the events in George R.R. Martin’s book, Fire & Blood, and Season 2 will continue the brutal fight between the Greens and Blacks of the Targaryen family.

Where to watch in Australia: Binge


Arcane – Season 2

Release date: November 2024

After far too long, one of the best video game adaptations of all time will grace our screens again in 2024.

Arcane defied all expectations with its awe-inspiring animation style, incredible voice cast and its fantastic story, telling the tale of two sisters in the steampunk-fantasy land of Runeterra (aka the home of League of Legends). With season one ending on a sizeable cliffhanger, everyone is waiting to see where season 2 of Arcane will take things.

Where to watch in Australia: Netflix


The Boys – Season 4

Release date: 2024

Finally, The Boys are back in town. Rolling right out of spin-off series, Gen V, Season 4 of The Boys sees the world on the brink of collapse. Homelander is on a rampage, Victoria Neumann is nearing the Oval Office, and Butcher has only months to live – therefore, only having months to stop them.

Where to watch in Australia: Prime Video


2024 TV Shows now streaming

Echo

Marvel started 2024 with its first Marvel Spotlight series, Echo. The series is much darker and bloodier than we’ve seen from a Disney+ Marvel show before (you can read our review here).

The story will follow Echo, an antihero who was first introduced in Hawkeye, played by Alaqua Cox. After her ruthless behaviour throughout New York catches up with her, Echo must face her past, which includes Vincent D’Onofrio’s Kingpin.

Stream it now on Disney+


Boy Swallows Universe

Netflix’s new Australian original series is based on the hit novel, Boy Swallows Universe. The series takes place in the suburbs of Brisbane in the 1980s and follows a young boy as he tries to figure out what it means to be a good man amongst a backdrop of crime and violence.

Watch it on Netflix


Ted

Over a decade after the original movie, Seth MacFarlane’s profane teddy bear is back in an original new series. Ted (the TV show) is a prequel to the movie, following the bear in 1993, where he finds his star fallen, and he resorts to returning to Massachusetts to live with his bestie, 16-year-old John Bennett (Max Burkholder).

Stream it on Binge


True Detective: Night Country

The gritty crime drama series True Detective is back for a fourth round, following yet another new set of detectives. Season 4 puts Jodie Foster and Kali Reis together as detectives in Ennis, Alaska, who are investigating the disappearance of eight men from the Tsalal Arctic Research Station.

Watch it on Binge


Prosper

Prosper is Stan’s latest Australian original series, starring Richard Roxburgh and Rebecca Gibney. The series follows a fictional megachurch in Sydney that is on the verge of a loft expansion into the USA, but dark family secrets may threaten its success. Succession fans should definitely tune in to this one.

Stream it on Stan


Masters of the Air

Masters of the Air is the spritual successor to Band of Brothers, following a crew of soldiers in WWII who battle unrelenting German forces while holed up inside a bomber known as the “flying fortress”. Austin Butler, Barry Keoghan and Callum Turner all star.

Stream it on Apple TV+.


This is by no means all the TV shows coming our way, but we’ll keep you posted with more new series as we continue through the year. You can also get a preview of the movies coming out in 2024 here.

Lead Image Credit: Netflix/Paramount+/Prime Video/HBO

This article has been updated with additional titles.


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