Comedian Henry Phillips pokes fun at cheesy TV dramas of the 1980s with his proposed web series “Highway Man,” a show about a lonely drifter who pops in on people in their moments of need, and basically has nothing useful to offer at all. The future episode synopses on his Patreon page sound thrilling!
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The hilarious vampire mockumentary series is coming back for a second season, and it looks like the setups are hysterical as ever, from a Super Bowl party to an open mic night. Plus, it looks like everyone’s favorite energy vampire has gained some new powers after getting a promotion. Drops 4/15/20 on FX.
This sci-fi comedy from Greg Daniels (The Office, Parks and Recreation) is set in a future where sick and injured people’s loved ones have the option to have their consciousness uploaded into an idyllic digital “afterlife.” So yeah, it’s basically a funny version of Black Mirror. Coming to Amazon Prime Video.
Each episode of this limited-run series from HBO Asia features a story inspired by some aspect of Asian cuisine. The eight episodes feature directors representing Malaysia, The Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam, Singapore, India, Indonesia, and Japan. Premieres 3/2/2020 on HBO Now and HBO Go.
Gareth Evans, the man behind the lens of The Raid films brings his dark, gritty, and visceral style to this TV drama about warring crime organizations in the underworld of London, England. It’s headed to Sky Atlantic in the UK, and Cinemax here in the states. More here.
Takeshi Kovacs is back for season 2 of Netflix’s sci-fi drama, but he’s wearing a new sleeve that looks a whole lot like Anthony Mackie. This time, Tak lands a job that sends him to his home planet of Harlan’s World, where he finds himself torn between his crime-solving mission and reuniting with his long lost love, Quell.
Fox’s competition show LEGO Masters proves you’re never too old to play with toys by giving adults an unlimited supply of LEGO bricks for fantasy builds. Host Will Arnett brings the funny while amateur brickheads face-off in themed challenges. Play along at home with weekly Brick Tips on the show’s YouTube channel.
Jason Segel, Sally Field, André Benjamin, Eve Lindley, and Richard E. Grant star in this fantasy-drama about about a group of strangers who end up teaming up to unravel a mystery, and who end up discovering much about themselves along their journey. Premieres 3/1/20 on AMC.
(PG-13: Language) Based on the eponymous graphic novel by Brian Ralph, this Netflix series offers a lighthearted, action-packed take on post-apocalyptic tropes, in a world where zombies and Mad Max-type gangs challenge the teens of suburban Glendale, California, and Ferris Bueller is now a high school principal. Premieres 10/24/19.
One of the first original series headed to Apple TV+ drops us into a post-apocalyptic world where a virus has taken away human’s ability to see. But after hundreds of years, two children are born with the gift of sight, and their father (Jason Momoa) must protect them from an evil queen who wants them killed for witchcraft.
“I’m not here to be didactic or professorial in any way.” Nope, actor and entertainer Jeff Goldblum’s lighthearted new series simply takes us on a journey through the world, as seen through some of the universe’s most inquisitive and uncritical eyes. Coming to Disney+ 11/12/19.
The new season of FX’s chilling horror series channels 1980s teen slasher films, as a group of kids – obviously played by adults – heads off to Camp Redwood with a mad slasher hanging off the bottom of their pickup truck, ready to punish the teens for their wild ways. Premieres 9/18/19.
HBO’s next big bet is a collaboration with the BBC – based on Philip Pullman’s trilogy about a young woman on a quest to find her kidnapped friend, and the series of mysteries and conspiracies she unravels along the way. Stars Dafne Keen, James McAvoy, Ruth Wilson, and Lin-Manuel Miranda. Premieres Fall 2019.
For the latest season of Jerry Seinfeld’s automotive interview show Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, he’s joined by Eddie Murphy, Seth Rogen, Melissa Villaseñor, Ricky Gervais, Jamie Foxx, Martin Short, Matthew Broderick, and more big stars and amazing cars. Drops 7/19/19 on Netflix.
Learn about the origin of Batman’s faithful butler, Alfred Pennyworth, in this upcoming Epix series. Set in the 1960’s, the show sees Alfred leaving the British special forces to form a security company. This leads him to work with Bruce’s father, Thomas Wayne. Premieres 7/28/19.
With Game of Thrones ending its run very soon, HBO is looking for the next big thing for weekly viewing. One of their big bets: a reboot of Watchmen as a TV series. With Damon Lindelof (Lost, The Leftovers) at the helm, it could go either way, but we’re intrigued at this point.
The new series from Danny McBride follows the insanity of world-famous televangelist family, and their lives of greed, abhorrent behavior, dysfunction, controversy, and occasional charitability. John Goodman and Adam Devine join McBride in this new HBO comedy that drops August 2019.
(PG-13) With Game of Thrones’ eighth and final season upon us, ScreenCrush saved us the trouble of binge watching by going through everything major that’s happened in the series’ chronology. They skipped a few key storylines, but it’s still an entertaining recap.
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