Now that TV shows are starting to return after the holiday hiatus, there will also be a few NEW shows premiering this Winter/Spring 2018 that geeks might be interested in! Read on to find out what those shows are, when they premiere, and to watch trailers for them.
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1. Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams – Friday, January 12 on Amazon Prime
Note: The first 6 episodes have already aired on Channel 4 in the UK.
From the mind of the prolific sci-fi author, comes the new anthology series “Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams.” With 10 standalone episodes and a sweeping all-star cast, each epic story will explore fantasy, humanity, and a future we’ve only begun to imagine.
2. Black Lightning – Tuesday, January 16 at 9/8c on CW
Jefferson Pierce is a man wrestling with a secret. Nine years ago, Pierce was gifted with the superhuman power to harness and control electricity, which he used to keep his hometown streets safe as the masked vigilante Black Lightning. However, after too many nights with his life and his family on the line, he left his Super Hero days behind. Almost a decade later, Pierce’s crime-fighting days are long behind him…or so he thought. But with crime and corruption spreading like wildfire, Black Lightning returns — to save not only his family, but also the soul of his community.
3. Counterpart – Sunday, January 21 at 8/7c on Starz
Note: The first episode aired as a “sneak peek” on December 10, 2017 ahead of its official premiere, and is available to watch on demand.
“Counterpart” is about a mysterious world hidden beneath the surface of our everyday existence. Howard Silk (J.K. Simmons) is a lowly cog in the bureaucratic machinery of a Berlin-based United Nations spy agency. When Howard discovers that his organization safeguards the secret of a crossing into a parallel dimension, he is thrust into a shadow world of intrigue, danger, and double cross… where the only man he can trust is his near-identical counterpart from this parallel world. The show explores themes of identity, fate and lost love, posing the eternal question, “what if our lives could have been different?
4. Altered Carbon – Friday, February 2 on Netflix
Based on the award-winning novel, “Altered Carbon” takes place in a future where the human mind can now be digitized and downloaded into a “cortical stack” and placed into new bodies, called sleeves.
The series follows Envoy soldier Takeshi Kovacs (Joel Kinnaman), who is brought back to life centuries later to investigate the attempted murder of Laurens Bancroft (James Purefoy), the wealthiest man on Earth. As the investigation progresses, Kovacs comes to learn that his past isn’t nearly as buried as he thought.
5. Stargate Origins – Thursday, February 15 on Stargate Command
“Stargate Origins” explores the journey that sets a young Catherine Langford on the way to helping unlock the secrets of an ancient technology that could change the very course of humanity.
6. Hard Sun – Wednesday, March 7 on Hulu
Note: This series already premiered on BBC One on January 6, 2018.
“Hard Sun” is a pre-apocalyptic crime show set in contemporary London. The protagonists are two mismatched police officers, Charlie Hicks and Elaine Renko who, whilst investigating what appears to be the routine death of a hacker in London, stumble upon proof that due to a mysterious cosmic event, the world is facing certain destruction – in five years. A fact the powers-that-be would very much like to keep under wraps. The duo must use every bit of their ingenuity to protect themselves as they are pursued by Secret Service operatives who are trying to silence them for good. Their dilemma turns into one of how can they keep their loved ones safe and uphold the law in a world that is running out of time?
7. Krypton – Wednesday, March 21 on Syfy
Set two generations before the destruction of the legendary Man of Steel’s home planet, Krypton follows Superman’s grandfather — whose House of El was ostracized and shamed — as he fights to redeem his family’s honor and save his beloved world from chaos.
8. The Terror – Monday, March 26 at 9/8c on AMC
Inspired by a true story, and based on the novel of the same name by Dan Simmons, “The Terror,” from executive producers Ridley Scott, David Kajganich and Soo Hugh, takes viewers on a harrowing journey. The story centers on the Royal Navy’s perilous voyage into uncharted territory as the crew attempts to discover the Northwest Passage. Faced with treacherous conditions, limited resources, dwindling hope and fear of the unknown, the crew is pushed to the brink of extinction. Frozen, isolated and stuck at the end of the earth, “The Terror” highlights all that can go wrong when a group of men, desperate to survive, struggle not only with the elements, but with each other.
9. Siren – Thursday, March 29 at 8/7c on Freeform
“Siren” takes us inside Bristol Cove—a coastal town known for its legend of once being home to mermaids. When the arrival of a mysterious girl proves this folklore all too true, the battle between man and sea takes a very vicious turn as these predatory beings return to reclaim their right to the ocean.
10. The Crossing – Monday, April 2 at 10/9c on ABC
Refugees from a war-torn country seek asylum in a small American fishing town, only the country these people are from is America… and the war they are fleeing hasn’t happened yet. As the government tries to uncover the truth behind this mysterious migration only one thing is certain: The lives of the people here — both the townspeople and these newcomers — will never be the same.