19 new US TV shows for 2018: sci-fi, fantasy, comic book

March 22, 2018 - Finding Carter

In further to all you’ve already been examination for yonks (The Walking Dead, Game Of Thrones), and a garland of returning shows that usually debuted in a final integrate of years (Westworld, Legion, The Handmaid’s Tale, a whole Netflix/Marvel shebang), 2018 has a raise of code new TV in store.

The preference next isn’t even a half of it, they’re only a ones with a sci-fi, anticipation or fear bent, or other cult-appeal. Here’s a collect of what awaits from a United States…


Here in a UK, we’ll be means to locate Syfy’s instrumentation of a weird-as-hell George R.R. Martin novella Nightflyers on Netflix, and overtly this one is lookin’ like a genuine peach. Set in a future, on a eve of Earth’s destruction, a organisation of explorers tour on a many modernized boat in a galaxy, The Nightflyer, to prevent an visitor spacecraft. One that competence only reason a pivotal to their survival.

Gretchen Mol (Boardwalk Empire) stars alongside Eastenders alum (and rising star, stateside) Sam Strike in this one, and it’ll dump globally on your fave streaming use after this year.


Starting on Syfy in a US on a 21st of Mar is David S. Goyer’s Krypton, set on Superman’s cursed home star years before his fatal tour to Earth. The Girl With All The Gifts Colm McCarthy destined a pilot, that was created by Batman Begins and Da Vinci’s Demons writer-producer Goyer. Syfy picked adult a uncover for a reported 10-episode initial season.

Krypton will concentration on Superman’s grandfather Seg-El, who is fighting to redeem a honour of his ostracised family “and save his dear star from chaos.” No UK broadcaster is reliable as yet, nonetheless we’ll keep we posted.


This 10-episode comedy array is formed on a Norwegian strange of a same name. That uncover told a story of Espen, a psychiatric sentinel studious who lives out fantasies in his mind. The US chronicle of Maniac stars Jonah Hill as a fantasising studious whose dream life we watch alongside his reality. Of note is a fact that True Detective’s Cary Fukunaga co-wrote and destined this series, with The Leftovers writer-producer Patrick Somerville. Add Emma Stone to a mix, and that’s a comedy reconstitute with some critical pedigree. Maniac will come to Netflix during some indicate in 2018.

Marvel’s Cloak And Dagger

Set in a MCU, this Marvel/ABC partnership is underneath a assign of Heroes’ Joe Pokaski, who should know a thing or dual about teenagers with superpowers. Cloak And Dagger is a story of dual means teens, Tyrone Johnson and Tandy Bowen, who learn their powers (she can chuck daggers done of light, he can furnish a cloak-like appetite field) as they embark on a regretful attribute in New Orleans.

Don’t design any crossovers or tie-ins with New Warriors or Marvel’s Runaways only nonetheless apparently. The 10-episode deteriorate will start on a 7th of Jun on Freeform in a US. Syfy has snagged a rights to this one, nonetheless they haven’t reliable an atmosphere date yet.

Castle Rock

Hulu has systematic 10 episodes of a psychological fear anthology array formed on characters and themes from a novels of Stephen King. JJ Abrams’ Bad Robot is co-producing this one, that is described by Hulu as mixing “the imaginary scale and insinuate impression storytelling of King’s best-loved works, weaving an epic tale of dim and light, played out on a few block miles of Maine woodland.” Confirmed to be appearing are Sissy Spacek, Bill Skarsgard and Moonlight’s Andre Holland. Not reliable as nonetheless is who’ll atmosphere this here in a UK, nonetheless we’ll keep we informed.

The First

Aside from a few sitcom cameos, until now Sean Penn hasn’t followed his associate film stars into a star of TV. The First, from Netflix’s House Of Cards showrunner Beau Willmon, stars Penn and Natascha McElhone as astronauts in a near-future-set story about a initial manned goal to Mars. It’s a Hulu-Channel 4 co-production, so that’s where we can design it to land here in a UK during some indicate after this year.

The Crossing

Premiering on ABC on a 2nd of Apr (though with no UK broadcaster as yet), The Crossing is a sci-fi poser that takes in some really stream themes. It’s a story of an American city that starts to accept refugees from a war-torn country, a sci-fi turn being that a war-torn nation in doubt is America 250 years into a future. Expect time travel, politics, and a tangled conspiracy…

Lost In Space

A reconstitute of a 1965 strange (and 1998 underline adaptation) Lost In Space is a story of a family of astronauts—the Robinsons—whose ship, as one competence envision from a title, goes dangerously off-course. Excitingly, The Descent and Game Of Thrones’ Neil Marshall has destined several episodes of this remake, that stars Deadwood’s Molly Parker alongside Toby Stephens, Parker Posey and more. The 10-episode initial deteriorate arrives on Netflix on a 13th of April.

The Ballad Of Buster Scruggs

A bit of an outlier in this list of sci-fi, anticipation and fear is western The Ballad Of Buster Scruggs. We move it to your courtesy however, since it’s a initial TV array created and destined by Joel and Ethan Coen. Season one is an anthology of American limit stories created and destined by a Coen Brothers, filmed in New Mexico and Nebraska. It’s set to star Liam Neeson, Brendan Gleeson, James Franco, Tim Blake Nelson and Zoe Kazan. The 6 episodes will atmosphere on Netflix after this year.

The Rain

The Rain isn’t a US show, nonetheless Netflix’s initial strange Danish series. After a success of German-language abnormal thriller Dark, a streaming use has bought a post-apocalyptic presence uncover from a home of The Killing. The grounds sees dual Danish siblings emerge from a fort 6 years after a pathogen carried by a sleet wipes out roughly a whole Scandinavian population. The kids onslaught to tarry in this new world, and to grow adult giveaway of amicable gathering and parental guidance. It’s set to arrive on Netflix in open 2018.

The Terror

Game Of Thrones Tobias Menzies and Ciaran Hinds and Mad Men’s Jared Harris lead a expel of AMC’s The Terror. Adapted from Dan Simmon’s novel of a same name, it’s a fear story about a Royal Naval speed organisation acid for a Northwest Passage when it’s pounded by “a puzzling predator”. The 10-episode array will start on AMC in a US on a 26th of March, and on AMC Global here in a UK on a 24th of April.


A double-bill of Siren, before famous as The Deep, is set to atmosphere on Freeform in a US on a 29th of Mar 2018. It’s a anticipation array that kickstarts with a attainment of a puzzling lady in a coastal city who “proves that a internal fable about a ancient quadruped famous as Mermaid is most some-more than fable and inadvertently causes a fight for a sea to begin.” There are 10 episodes in a initial season, that was created and constructed by Finding Carter’s Emily Whitesell. Syfy is a UK broadcaster.

The Alienist

Already airing on TNT in a US, The Alienist is entrance to Netflix on a 19th of April. It’s a nineteenth century crime procedural, so fans of Ripper Street or Copper competence wish to take a look. The Alienist stars Daniel Bruhl, Luke Evans and Dakota Fanning as a contingent who organisation adult to find a child killer. In many ways, it looks behind to a birth of most complicated crime drama, tracking as it does early developments in a disciplines of forensics and psychology. Hossein Amini’s among a writers, alongside writer-director Cary Fukunaga, so a pedigree’s good.


UPDATE: The Heathers premiere has been deferred indefinitely in light of a new Parkland School sharpened (27/02/18).

Heathers, a complicated TV refurbish on Michael Lehmann and Daniel Waters’ cult 1988 dim comedy, was creatively due to arrive on a Paramount Network on a 7th of March. It promises that lead Veronica Sawyer (Grace Victoria Cox) will understanding with “a really opposite nonetheless equally infamous organisation of Heathers”, and that most is transparent from a trailers we’ve seen so far. Quantico’s James Scully takes on a Christian Slater purpose of JD, while a expel includes guest roles for Shannen Doherty and Selma Blair. There’s no UK broadcaster as yet.


Based on DC’s Teen Titans series, this live-action superhero instrumentation was grown and afterwards ditched by TNT a integrate of years ago. DC though, kept it alive and are bringing it true to fans around DC’s new direct-to-consumer digital use this year. You can read some-more about that here. Titans, grown by—among others—Akiva Goldsman (Batman Forever, Fringe) and Greg Berlanti, will follow a organisation of immature super heroes from opposite a DC universe, led by Batman’s Dick Grayson.    

New Warriors

It’s now different where half-hour Marvel/ABC comedy New Warriors will atmosphere after Freeform concluded to recover it behind to Disney in late 2017. As shortly as broadcasters are confirmed, we’ll pass a info on. We do know that 10 episodes are approaching to atmosphere in 2018, revelation a story of a organisation of super-powered kids (Squirrel Girl, Mister Immortal, Night Thrasher, Speedball…) who organisation adult to do good, notwithstanding their miss of knowledge and control of their powers.  


Created by Wind River writer-director Taylor Sheridan, Yellowstone brings Mr Kevin Costner (pictured above in Hidden Figures) to a tiny screen. Costner will play John Dutton, a conduct of a plantation family raid by attacks from mixed enemies. Yellowstone is being billed as “an heated investigate of a aroused star distant from media scrutiny”, and has a vast expel including Wes Bentley and Kelly Reilly. Those in a US can see it on a Paramount Network – a newly renamed Spike TV – from a 20th of Jun 2018, while we wait acknowledgment of a UK broadcaster.

The Umbrella Academy

Ellen Page leads a expel of this Dark Horse comic-book instrumentation about “a dysfunctional family of superheroes who work together to solve their father’s puzzling genocide while entrance detached during a seams due to their anomalous personalities and abilities.” It’s blending from Gerard Way’s comics, and also stars Misfits’ Robert Sheehan, Tom Hopper, and Mary J. Blige. Expect it to arrive on Netflix during some indicate this year.

Jack Ryan

Eight episodes of Jack Ryan, Amazon Prime’s new Tom Clancy adaptation, will arrive on a streaming use this summer. John Krasinski (who also co-produced) follows Harrison Ford, Chris Pine, Ben Affleck and Alec Baldwin’s prior on-screen incarnations of a CIA researcher lead. Krasinski is assimilated by Abbie Cornish as Ryan’s alloy fiancée.

Former Lost showrunner Carlton Cuse grown a array alongside Michael Bay’s Platinum Dunes prolongation company, so design movement and design it to be big. Jack Ryan arrives on Amazon Prime Video on a 31st of Aug 2018. 

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