With 2021 fastly approaching, that means our screens will be graced with some new shows that are highly anticipated. With viewers being urged to stay home, they are now more desperate than ever to be entertained by their televisions.
Viewers have a whole variety of different ways to watch these new shows as well. With streaming services picking up steam and creating their original content, viewers have more options now than ever before when it comes to new series coming to their screens. Here are some of our favorites for 2021.
Bong Joon Ho is teaming up with Adam McKay and HBO to adapt his Best Picture film to a new series. Not a lot of details are known right now about the new series, but Bong Joon Ho did say he had key ideas that accumulated while writing the script for the film that will appear in the series. It is also known that Mark Ruffalo is being eyed as one of the leads of the series.
WandaVision is a much-anticipated series coming to Disney+ and the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Of course, the series will star some favorites from the Avengers, but it is diving into alternate realities through the eyes of grief and mental illness. You see Wanda with Vision as they live in a nice suburban home, but as many know Vision died during End Game so something isn’t quite right.
Cowboy Bebop (Netflix)
The iconic anime series is being turned into a live-action series. The show was initially set to air in 2020, but star John Cho suffered an injury which delayed filming, then COVID-19 hit. In September production resumed on the show and it looks like it will premiere later in 2021. Even though the series hasn’t been released yet, Netflix is hoping for a second season and has already begun writing the script for season two.
Nine Perfect Strangers (Hulu)
This new series is adapted from Liane Moriarty’s novel of the same name. You are taken to Tranquillum House, which is a health retreat run by a Russian woman named Masha. During the 10-day long retreat, nine strangers meet, and their journey at the retreat isn’t as easy as they thought it was going to be. The show stars Nicole Kidman and has a significant thriller aspect to it.
Call Me Kat (Fox)
This new comedy series premiered on Fox starring Mayim Bialik and Cheyenne Jackson. It follows a 39-year-old woman named Kat who opens her own cat cafe in Louisville, Kentucky and goes against her mother’s wishes of getting married.
Marvel Studios: Legends (Disney+)
Marvel Studios: Legends follows some beloved Marvel heroes that everyone has come to know and love. The show will revisit some of these heroes’ most iconic moments, and the first episode features Wanda Maximoff and Vision and how their paths are interconnected. Some believe that the point of Legends is to reintroduce characters for the upcoming spin-off series for Disney+.
The Flight Attendant (HBO Max)
The Flight Attendant is a thriller but also a little bit of a dark comedy. Cassie Bowden, played by Kaley Cuoco, is a flight attendant who makes terrible decisions. Against company policy, she goes out with a businessman that was on her flight, but when she awakes the following day, he has been murdered in his hotel room. Cassie can’t remember what happened and you watch desperately as Cassie tries to figure the mystery out.
Heaven’s Gate: The Cult of Cults (HBO Max)
If you loved The Vow, this show is for you. This four-part docuseries shows the tragedy of a mass suicide that the cult suffered in 1997. The show will preview new footage and interviews from people who were there, and you get a whole new perspective on the cult.
The Wilds (Amazon Prime)
A group of teen girls get stranded on a desert island following a plane crash. The girls come together to figure out how to survive on the island and get through the trauma together, but soon some of their darkest secrets begin to come out. If Lost was a t.v. show you loved and you’re currently binging Hanna, this is an excellent show for you.
Daphne is on the search for a husband while in London during her high society debut. She meets Duke Simon Hastings, who refuses to be married, but chemistry begins to build between the two. The series is NSFW, so don’t watch with your parents and it has a little bit of a Gossip Girl feel to it.
These are just a few of the newest series that will be coming to our television screens in 2021. Each one has its own unique twist, and you’ll love at least one of these shows that are appearing across a broad range of platforms. If you’re unsure about starting a new show, Netflix is also releasing new seasons of some of their popular shows in 2021 as well.