Now that the Winter 2014 TV season is upon us, there will be several new shows starting that are of the sci-fi/fantasy, adventure, and thriller genres! Read on to find out what those shows are, when they start, and to watch trailers for them!
1. Intelligence, Tuesday, January 7 on CBS at 9/8c
Intelligence stars Josh Holloway, better known as Sawyer from Lost, who plays an ex-Special Forces soldier who has a microchip implanted in his brain that connects him to the global information grid. The show also co-stars Megan Ory (Ruby/Red Riding Hood from Once Upon a Time) and Marg Helgenberger (CSI: Crime Scene Investigation). Although the series premiere is on a Tuesday, the following week, on January 13, it will move to its regular night and time: Monday at 10/9c.
2. Helix, Friday, January 10 on Syfy at 10/9c
Ronald D. Moore, the Executive Producer of Battlestar Galactica, will also be an Executive Producer of Helix, which is about a team of scientists from the Centers for Disease Control who investigate a possible disease outbreak at a high-tech research facility in the Arctic, where they come across something they’ve never seen before. The most recognizable face among the cast is Billy Campbell (The 4400, The Killing, Once and Again).
If you thought that looked intriguing, you can go ahead and watch the first 15 minutes of the pilot right here!
3. Black Sails, Saturday, January 25 on Starz at 9/8c
From Executive Producer Michael Bay comes Black Sails, which is written as a prequel to Robert Louis Stevenson’s novel, Treasure Island, and takes place in 1715 during the Golden Age of Piracy. The show features Toby Stephens, who plays the feared Captain Flint. Its first season will consist of eight episodes, and it opened to such positive reviews at San Diego Comic-Con that it has already been renewed for a second season, made up of 10 episodes, which will air in 2015.
4. Star-Crossed, Monday, February 17 on CW at 8/7c
Starring Aimee Teagarden (Julie Taylor from Friday Night Lights), CW’s Star-Crossed follows a romance between a human girl and an alien boy when alien teenagers are integrated into the local high school, despite the integration being highly protested. The “aliens” just look like humans with random tattoo markings though. If you’re looking for a teen romance that also happens to be a sci-fi show, then Star-Crossed is for you.
5. Resurrection, Sunday, March 9 on ABC at 9/8c
Resurrection is about dead people who came back to life unaged since their deaths. The trailer below focuses on an eight-year old boy who drowned, but 32 years later reappears in China and returns to his parents in Missouri — as an eight-year old boy. Omar Epps (Dr. Eric Foreman from House) stars as the immigration agent who takes the boy home.
6. The 100, Wednesday, March 19 on CW at 9/8c
The 100 revolves around a futuristic society in which Earth was destroyed 97 years before by nukes. Humanity lives on a giant space station, and any crime as an adult is punished by death. Minors who commit crimes are locked up, and reviewed at 18 years old. Unfortunately, resources and space are running out, so the government of the space station has decided to send 100 criminal teenagers down to Earth to see if it is inhabitable. We actually were able to watch the pilot at San Diego Comic-Con Preview Night, and you can read our thoughts about it by clicking here.
7. Believe, Monday, March 10 on NBC at 10/9c
Created and directed by Alfonso Cuarón (Gravity, Children of Men), and from Executive Producer J.J. Abrams (Lost, Star Trek), Believe is about a young girl with special abilities and the wrongfully accused death row inmate who is broken out of prison to protect her. Although the series premieres on a Monday, following The Voice, on March 16 it will move to its regular time slot: Sunday at 9/8c.
8. Crisis, Sunday, March 16 at 10/9c on NBC
In Crisis, a bus full of children of Washington D.C.’s most powerful people on a field trip is ambushed and the teens are taken hostage. The kidnappers then use the kids as leverage to get what they want through the parents. Crisis stars Scully herself, Gillian Anderson, as well as Dermot Mulroney (My Best Friend’s Wedding, New Girl).
Which of these new Winter shows are you most excited about? Let us know in the comments below!