Most Promising TV series for 2018 and Beyond

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1. Demimonde

Sci-Fi | Pre-production

The world battles against a monstrous, oppressive force.

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

2. Halo (2022– )

Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi | Post-production

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

Stars: Pablo Schreiber, Natascha McElhone, Yerin Ha, Bokeem Woodbine

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

3. The Continental

Action, Crime, Thriller | Announced

The Continental is a chain of hotels located all around the world that function as a neutral territory for members of the criminal underworld. They are frequented by many hitmen and notorious murderers.

Spin-off of "John Wick".

4. Angelyne

Drama | Post-production

An unauthorized limited series based on the Hollywood Reporter's investigative article about Angelyne, L.A.'s mysterious billboard icon.

Stars: Jefferson Hall, Lukas Gage, Charlie Rowe, Emmy Rossum

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

5. 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.

6. Hawkeye (2021– )

60 min | Action, Adventure, Crime | Post-production

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.

Stars: Alaqua Cox, Brian d'Arcy James, Tony Dalton, Vera Farmiga

7. Gremlins: Secrets of the Mogwai (2021– )

Animation, Adventure, Comedy | Post-production

The adventures of Sam Wing in his youth and Gizmo the Mogwai in China.

Stars: Gabrielle Nevaeh Green, James Hong, A.J. LoCascio, Matthew Rhys

8. Foundation (2021– )

Sci-Fi | Post-production

A complex saga of humans scattered on planets throughout the galaxy all living under the rule of the Galactic Empire.

Stars: Jared Harris, Lee Pace, Lou Llobell, Leah Harvey

9. Swagger

Drama, Sport | Post-production

Inspired by Kevin Durant's youth basketball playing experience on the AAU circuit.

Stars: O'Shea Jackson Jr., Shinelle Azoroh, Sean Baker, Tessa Ferrer

10. Tokyo Vice (2021– )

Crime, Drama, Thriller | Active

A Western journalist working for a publication in Tokyo takes on one of the city's most powerful crime bosses.

Stars: Ansel Elgort, Rachel Keller, Ella Rumpf, Ken Watanabe

11. The Peripheral

Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller | Pre-production

Set in the future when technology has subtly altered society, a woman discovers a secret connection to an alternate reality as well as a dark future of her own.

Stars: Stephen Murphy, Hannah Arterton, Jamie Bacon, Gary Carr

12. Maniac Cop

Horror, Thriller | Announced

Is there a monster on the loose on the streets of Los Angeles, or is it just a killer cop out to punish the city that destroyed him?

Directors: John Hyams, Nicolas Winding Refn

13. Heels (2021– )

60 min | Drama, Sport | Post-production

Two brothers and rivals - one a villain, or "heel," in the ring; the other a hero, or "face," war over their late father's wrestling promotion, vying for national attention in small-town Georgia.

Stars: Stephen Amell, Kelli Berglund, Nigel Crocker, Roxton Garcia

14. Severance (2021– )

Drama, Thriller | Active

Lumen Industries, a company that's looking to take work-life balance to a new level.

Stars: Patricia Arquette, Zach Cherry, Dichen Lachman, Britt Lower

15. Americanah (2021– )

Drama, Romance | Announced

A pair of young Nigerian immigrants face a life time of struggle while their relationship endures.

Stars: Lupita Nyong'o, Tireni Oyenusi, Uzo Aduba, Corey Hawkins

16. Harlem (2021– )

Comedy | Announced

A group of four friends follow their dreams after graduating from college together.

Stars: Tyler Lepley, Grace Byers, Meagan Good, Jerrie Johnson

17. Midnight Mass (2021– )

TV-MA | 40 min | Action, Drama, Horror | Post-production

An isolated island community experiences miraculous events - and frightening omens - after the arrival of a charismatic, mysterious young priest.

Stars: Rahul Abburi, Crystal Balint, Matt Biedel, Annarah Cymone

18. Resident Evil

TV-MA | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi | Pre-production

Nearly three decades after the discovery of the T-virus, an outbreak reveals the Umbrella Corporation's dark secrets. Based on the horror franchise.

Stars: Lance Reddick, Siena Agudong, Ella Balinska, Rizelle Januk

19. Power Book III: Raising Kanan (2021– )

Crime, Drama | Announced

Power Book III: Raising Kanan is a prequel set in the 1990s that will chronicle the early years of Kanan Stark, the character first played by executive producer Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson.

Stars: Malcolm M. Mays, Mekai Curtis, Omar Epps, Hailey Kilgore

20. Power Book V: Influence

Crime, Drama | Announced

Rashad Tate, the slippery politician as he continues his cutthroat quest for power.

21. Power Book IV: Force (2021– )

Crime, Drama | Active

Tommy as he "cuts ties and puts New York in his rear view mirror for good".

Stars: Joseph Sikora, Guy Van Swearingen, Robert G. Beck, Lucien Cambric

22. La Brea

Drama, Fantasy, Mystery | Pre-production

A massive sinkhole mysteriously opens up in Los Angeles, separating part of a family in an unexplainable primeval world, alongside a disparate group of strangers.

Stars: Nicholas Gonzalez, Jag Bal, Chloe De Los Santos, Zyra Gorecki

23. The Last of Us (2021– )

Adventure, Drama, Horror | Announced

Joel and Ellie, a pair connected through the harshness of the world they live in, are forced to endure brutal circumstances and ruthless killers on a trek across post-pandemic America.

Stars: Pedro Pascal, Merle Dandridge, Gabriel Luna, Bella Ramsey

24. Justice League Dark

Action, Adventure, Fantasy | Announced

Plot details are being kept under wraps. The film is considered to center on a dark 'Justice League' team that consists of John Constantine, Swamp Thing, Deadman, Zatanna and Etrigan the Demon.

25. Overlook

TV-MA | 60 min | Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi | Announced

Inspired by and featuring characters from Stephen King's 'The Shining,' it explores the untold, terrifying stories of the most famous haunted hotel in American fiction.

26. DMZ (2021– )

Action, Adventure, Drama | Filming

A civil war breaks out in a futuristic America and Manhattan becomes a demilitarized zone.

Stars: Venus Ariel, Benjamin Bratt, Jordan Preston Carter, Rosario Dawson

27. Duster

TV-MA | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller | Pre-production

Set in the 1970's Southwest, the life of a gutsy getaway driver for a growing crime syndicate goes from awful to wildly, stupidly, dangerously awful.

Star: Josh Holloway

28. Untitled Batman/HBO Max Project (2022– )

Action, Crime | Announced

Drama series set in the Gotham police department based on Matt Reeves' 'The Batman'.

29. She-Hulk (2022– )

Action, Adventure, Comedy | Filming

Jennifer Walters acquires Hulk-like qualities.

Stars: Tatiana Maslany, Ginger Gonzaga, Jameela Jamil, Tim Roth

30. Acts of Crime (2021– )

Crime, Drama | Announced

Crime series under wraps.

Stars: Candace Grace, Zoe Margaret Colletti, Josiah Cross, Michael Gaston

31. I Know What You Did Last Summer

Horror, Mystery, Thriller | Filming

In a town full of secrets, a group of teenagers are stalked by a mysterious killer a year after a fatal accident on their graduation night.

Stars: Madison Iseman, Brianne Tju, Ezekiel Goodman, Ashley Moore

32. The Son

Crime, Drama | Pre-production

A son questions his father's suicide, and seeks out those who killed him.

Director: Denis Villeneuve | Star: Jake Gyllenhaal

33. Outer Range (2021– )

Drama, Mystery, Western | Active

A rancher fighting for his land and family, who discovers an unfathomable mystery at the edge of Wyoming's wilderness.

Stars: Grayson Berry, Victor Samuel Armijo, James Cady, Wes Martinez

34. Nine Perfect Strangers (2021– )

Drama, Mystery, Thriller | Post-production

Adaptation of Liane Moriarty's novel.

Stars: Tiffany Boone, Bobby Cannavale, Luke Evans, Melvin Gregg

35. Colin in Black & White (2021– )

Biography, Drama, Sport | Post-production

This drama series from Colin Kaepernick and Ava DuVernay explores Kaepernick's high school years and the experiences that led him to become an activist.

Stars: Colin Kaepernick, Jaden Michael, Gabriel Womack, Mace Coronel

36. Fallout (II)

Action, Adventure, Drama | Pre-production

Adaptation of the video game set in a post apocalyptic America.

37. Untitled John Ridley/Carlton Cuse/Apple Project

Drama | Announced

Follows the first five days in a New Orleans hospital after Hurricane Katrina.

38. Peacemaker (2022– )

Action, Adventure, Comedy | Filming

The origin of the DC superhero so dedicated to world peace that he is prepared to use force of arms to achieve it.

Stars: Steve Agee, Danielle Brooks, John Cena, Christopher Heyerdahl

39. Invasion (2021– )

Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi | Filming

TV Series inspired by HG Wells' 'War of the Worlds'.

Stars: Tara Moayedi, Azhy Robertson, Daisuke Tsuji, Billy Barratt

40. Hellraiser

Horror | Announced

TV series based on the horror film franchise 'Hellraiser'.

41. Chucky (2021– )

Horror, Mystery, Thriller | Pre-production

After a vintage Chucky doll turns up at a suburban yard sale, an idyllic American town is thrown into chaos as a series of horrifying murders begin to expose the town's hypocrisies and secrets.

Stars: Erik Beck, Peter A. Chevako, Tony Gardner, Pamela Iveta

42. The Afterparty

Comedy | Post-production

A retelling of the same night told through a different character's perspective, each with its own unique visual format and film genre to match the teller's personality.

Stars: Genevieve Angelson, Everly Carganilla, Dave Franco, Sam Richardson

43. Untitled Arnold Schwarzenegger/Skydance Project

Action, Adventure, Thriller | Announced

A spy adventure with a father and daughter at the center of the story.

Stars: Monica Barbaro, Arnold Schwarzenegger

44. Secret Invasion

Action, Drama, Sci-Fi | Filming

Fury and Talos try to stop the Skrulls who have infiltrated the highest spheres of the Marvel Universe.

Stars: Kingsley Ben-Adir, Emilia Clarke, Olivia Colman, Samuel L. Jackson

45. Alien

TV-MA | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller | Announced

Series based on the 'Alien' film franchise.

46. Zorro

Animation, Action, Family | Announced

Sola Dominguez, an underground artist who fights for social justice as contemporary version of the mythical Zorro. Her life is threatened by several criminal organizations after she exposes them.

47. Women of the Movement (2021– )


An anthology series that chronicles the civil rights movement as told by the women behind it.

Stars: Joshua Moody, Daniel Abeles, Chris Coy, Ray Fisher

48. What If...? (2021– )

Animation, Action, Adventure | Post-production

Exploring pivotal moments from the Marvel Cinematic Universe and turning them on their head, leading the audience into uncharted territory.

Stars: Jeffrey Wright, Hayley Atwell, Josh Brolin, Dominic Cooper

49. Ms. Marvel (2021– )

Action, Adventure, Comedy | Post-production

New Jersey raised Kamala Khan learns she has polymorphous powers.

Stars: Matt Lintz, Laurel Marsden, Rish Shah, Iman Vellani

50. True Story (III)

Comedy, Drama | Post-production

A tour stop in Kid's hometown of Philadelphia becomes a matter of life and death for one of the world's most famous comedians.

Stars: Kevin Hart, Wesley Snipes, William Catlett, Theo Rossi

51. Cowboy Bebop (2021– )

TV-14 | Action, Adventure, Crime | Post-production

A ragtag crew of bounty hunters chases down the galaxy's most dangerous criminals. They'll save the world - for the right price.

Stars: John Cho, Alex Hassell, Daniella Pineda, Elena Satine

52. Dirty Thirty


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53. Crag Banyon P.I

Animation, Comedy | Announced

The supernatural adventures of an alcoholic ex-cop and current private investigator, Banyon, as he solves cases in an alternate noir, otherworldly reality.

54. The Sandman (2021– )

Action, Adventure, Drama | Active

Upon escaping after decades of imprisonment by a mortal wizard, Dream, the personification of dreams, sets about to reclaim his lost equipment.

Stars: Vivienne Acheampong, Sanjeev Bhaskar, Asim Chaudhry, Gwendoline Christie

55. The Midnight Club

Horror, Mystery | Filming

The Midnight Club follows a group of five terminally ill patients at Rotterdam Home, who begin to gather together at midnight to share scary stories.

Stars: Adia, Matt Biedel, Ruth Codd, Annarah Cymone

56. Black Mafia Family (2021– )


Two brothers who rose from the decaying streets of southwest Detroit in the late 1980's and gave birth to one of the most influential crime families in the country.

Stars: Tyshon Freeman, Jasun Jabbar Wardlaw Jr., Michole Briana White, Sydney Mitchell

57. Rap Sh*t

Comedy, Music | Announced

A female rap group from outside of Miami trying to make it in the music industry.

Stars: Jonica Booth, Alja KaMillion, Aida Osman, Joey Bosco

58. Sphere

Drama | Announced

One thousand feet into the ocean, a group of scientists confronts the surreal, beautiful, and deadly mysteries of the universe, only to find the people closest to us may prove to be the most alien.

59. Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2022– )

Action, Comedy | Announced

Series adaptation of the 2005 action film about married spies.

Stars: Donald Glover, Phoebe Waller-Bridge

60. Bel Ami (2022– )

Drama | Pre-production

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61. Wednesday (II)

Comedy, Family, Fantasy | Announced

A modernized live-action version of 'The Addams Family, set in present times and told from the perspective of the daughter Wednesday Addams.

Star: Jenna Ortega

62. The Terminal List (2022– )

Drama, Thriller | Filming

A former Navy SEAL officer investigates why his entire platoon was ambushed during a high-stakes covert mission.

Stars: Tom Amandes, LaMonica Garrett, Alexis Louder, Arlo Mertz

63. The Lincoln Lawyer

TV-MA | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery | Filming

An iconoclastic idealist runs his law practice out of the back of his Lincoln Town Car in this series based on Michael Connelly's bestselling novels.

Stars: Christopher Gorham, Ntare Guma Mbaho Mwine, Chris Browning, Melvin Diggs

64. Queens (V)

Drama | Pre-production

Follows four women, estranged and out-of-touch, in their 40s reunite for a chance to recapture their fame and regain the swagger they had as the Nasty Bitches - their '90s group that made them legends in the hip-hop world.

Stars: Spencer Brabham, Eve, Naturi Naughton, Pepi Sonuga

65. Lady in the Lake

Drama | Pre-production

Based on the Laura Lippman novel.

Stars: Natalie Portman, Lupita Nyong'o

66. The Bite (2021– )

Drama, Horror

Created and written by Robert and Michelle King, The Second Wave follows an unexpected, deadly second wave of the coronavirus outbreak in New York City. It follows the lives of two ... See full summary »

Stars: Audra McDonald, Steven Pasquale, Taylor Schilling, Will Swenson

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67. Mayor of Kingstown

Crime, Drama, Thriller | Filming

The McLusky family - power brokers in Kingstown, Michigan where the business of incarceration is the only thriving industry. Tackling themes of systemic racism, corruption and inequality.

Stars: Tobi Bamtefa, Hugh Dillon, Taylor Handley, James Jordan

68. Five Days at Memorial

Drama | Pre-production

Doctors and nurses at the intensive care unit of a New Orleans' hospital struggle with treating patients during Hurricane Katrina when the facility is without power for 5 days.

Directors: Carlton Cuse, John Ridley | Stars: Vera Farmiga, Julie Ann Emery, Cherry Jones, W. Earl Brown

69. We Own This City

Drama | Announced

We Own the City is set in Baltimore 2015. Riots are erupting across the city as citizens demand justice for Freddie Gray, a 25-year-old Black man who has died under suspicious circumstances... See full summary »

Stars: Jon Bernthal, Josh Charles, Jamie Hector

70. Naomi (2022– )

Action, Adventure, Drama | Pre-production

Follows a young woman and her hero's journey.

Stars: Grayson Brooks, Donovan DeWitt, Aidan Gemme, Spiral Jackson

71. Only Murders in the Building (2021– )

Comedy, Crime, Drama | Post-production

Three strangers who share an obsession with true crime suddenly find themselves caught up in one.

Stars: Selena Gomez, Steve Martin, Martin Short, Aaron Dominguez

72. Y: The Last Man (2021– )

TV-14 | 60 min | Action, Adventure, Drama | Post-production

Set in a post-apocalyptic world, Y is the last surviving male human on the planet. Based on the comic series "Y: The Last Man."

Stars: Diane Lane, Ashley Romans, Ben Schnetzer, Olivia Thirlby

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