2018 is promising to deliver many exciting new shows from sci-fi, witches, and suburban mothers, to mermaids, medical dramas, and apocalypses. There’s also many upcoming book to television adaptations, including Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett’s Good Omens and books by Stephen King and James Patterson.
This year also seems as though the online video services such as Netflix, Amazon and Hulu will be stepping up and producing a variety of series, along with many more in the works for later this year and future years.
Read on to find out what you should be watching this year and tell us in the comments below what you’re most excited for!
February 2 / Netflix
Based on the classic cyberpunk noir novel by Richard K. Morgan, Altered Carbon is an intriguing story of murder, love, sex, and betrayal, set more than 300 years in the future. Society has been transformed by new technology: consciousness can be digitized; human bodies are interchangeable; death is no longer permanent. Starring Joel Kinnaman (The Killing), Hiro Kanagawa (The Man In The High Castle), Jame Purefoy (The Following), Kristin Lehman (The Killing), and Chris Conner (American Crime Story).
January 3 / Freeform / TRAILER
In a spin-off from Black-ish, the new series is a contemporary take on the current issues facing both students and administrators in the world of higher education. Yara Shahidi portrays Zoey – Dre and Rainbow’s popular, entitled, stylish and socially active 17-year-old daughter — as she heads off to college and quickly discovers that not everything goes her way once she leaves the nest. Starring Yara Shahidi (Black-ish), Trevor Jackson (Black-ish), Jordan Buhat, Emily Arlook (The Good Place), and Francia Raisa (The Secret Life of the American Teenager).
A Discovery of Witches
2018 / Sky One
Based on the best-selling books series, it follows a history professor who is a powerful witch at Oxford named Diana. She’s trying to suppress her magic until she meets Matthew Clairmont, a handsome geneticist and mysterious vampire. The pair begin developing their relationship while investigating a strange manuscript found in the University of Oxford’s Bodleian Library. Starring Teresa Palmer (I Am Number Four), Matthew Goode (The Good Wife), Alex Kingston (Doctor Who), Valarie Pettiford (The Blacklist), Lindsey Duncan (The Leftovers), and Edward Bluemel (House Finch).
American Crime Story: The Assassination of Gianni Versace
January 17 / FX / TRAILER
The new season will explore the murder of fashion designer Gianni Versace, who was killed on the steps of his home in Miami Beach by serial murderer Andrew Cunanan, who killed five other people that year. He committed suicide on a house boat eight days after killing Versace. Starring Darren Criss (Glee), Penelope Cruz (Murder on The Orient Express), Edgar Ramírez (The Girl on The Train), Ricky Martin, and Max Greenfield (New Girl).
2018 / Hulu
Based on the stories of Stephen King, the anthology series will intertwine characters and themes from the fictional town of Castle Rock. Starring André Holland (Moonlight), Melanie Lynskey (Togetherness), Bill Skarsgård (IT 2017), Jane Levy (Suburgatory), Terry O’Quinn (The Blacklist: Redemption), and Scott Glenn (The Defenders).
Lost In Space
2018 / Netflix
A new drama series based on the 1960s sci-fi classic, stranded light years from their destination, the Robinson family must come together to survive. Starring Toby Stephens (Black Sails), Taylor Russell (Falling Skies),
March 11 / CBS
Based on the novel by James Patterson, Dr Dylan Reinhart is a gifted author and university professor. As he is also a former CIA operative, he is lured back to his old life when the NYPD needs his help to stop a serial killer who is using Dylan’s first book as a tutorial. Starring Alan Cumming (The Good Wife), Bojana Novakovic (Satisfaction), Michael B. Silver (Suits), Naveen Andrews (Sense8) and Whoopi Goldberg.
January 21 / STARZ / TRAILER
A mysterious world hidden beneath the surface of our everyday existence where Howard Silk is a lowly cog in the bureaucratic machinery of a Berlin-based United Nations spy agency. Starring J.K Simmons, Olivia Williams (The Sixth Sense), Harry Lloyd (The Theory of Everything) and Nicholas Pinnock (Captain America: The First Avenger).
February 26 / NBC
When three suburban moms get tired of trying to make ends meet, they decide it’s time to stick up for themselves by robbing the local grocery store. Starring Christina Hendricks (Mad Men), Retta (Parks and Recreation), and Mae Whitman (Parenthood).
March 21 / Syfy / TRAILER
Krypton follows Superman’s grandfather — whose House of El was ostracized and shamed — as he fights to redeem his family’s honour and save his beloved world from chaos. Starring Cameron Cuffe (The Halycon), Georgina Campbell (King Arthur: Legend of The Sword) and Ian McElhinney (Game of Thrones).
January 21 / FOX
A new medical drama that rips back the curtain to reveal the truth of what really happens, both good and bad, in hospitals across the country. Starring Matt Czuchry (Gilmore Girls), Emily VanCamp (Revenger), Manish Dayal (Halt and Catch Fire), Bruce Greenwood (Mad Men), and Shaunette Renée Wilson (Billions).
March 29 / Freeform / TRAILER
Set in 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 reclaims their right to the ocean. Starring Alex Roe (The 5th Wave), Eline Powell (Game of Thrones), Fola Evans-Akingbola (An American Exorcism) and Rena Owen (Star Wars II & III).
Cloak and Dagger
2018 / Freeform
Two teenagers from very different backgrounds, who find themselves burdened and awakened to newly acquired superpowers, which are mysteriously linked to one another. Starring Oliva Holt, Aubrey Johnson, JD Evermore (Rectify), Gloria Reuben (Falling Skies) and Andrea Roth (Rogue).
2018 / Netflix
The series revolves around the fantasy worlds of two patients of a mental institution. Starring Emma Stone (La La Land), Jonah Hill (21 Jump Street), Sonoya Mizuno (La La Land), Justin Theroux (The Leftovers), and Julia Garner (Ozark).
January 3 / FOX
The new procedural drama explores the high-pressure experiences of police officers, paramedics and firefighters who are thrust into the most frightening, shocking and heart-stopping situations. Starring Angela Bassett (American Horror Story), Peter Krause (The Catch), Connie Britton (Nashville), and Kenneth Choi (American Crime Story).
2018 / Amazon
Based on Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett’s satirical book, it follows an angel and a demon who team up to stop the apocalypse along with an 11-year-old Antichrist and a doom-saying witch. Starring David Tennant (Doctor Who), Michael Sheen (Masters of Sex), Jon Hamm (Mad Men), and Adria Arjona (Emerald City).