In the era of prestige television, we just can't get enough binge-worthy television... especially with how the weather is these days. It's been almost two years since we've seen new episodes of our favorite Adult Swim show and over two decades since another gloomy cult classic on this shortlist unceremoniously ended. Load up on snacks and check out the trailers to six TV shows we are SO ready for this year.
Created by Noah Hawley (of FX's excellent tv adaption of Fargo), this Marvel and FX collab has our interest piqued. I spy with my little eye... Aubrey Plaza? Legion's protagonist is a schizophrenic man who has been admitted to a psych ward and is based on the Marvel comic character Legion, who is connected to the X-Men via Charles Xavier's, who is his father. Color us whatever your favorite mutant color is, we can't wait for this one.
Based loosely (veeeeery loosely based on what we've seen in trailers so far) on the Archie Comics, Riverdale is the story of Archie, a high school student who finds himself torn between his passion (music) and what his football coach father wants for him - to work for his construction business. Also... there are murders? Premiering January 26, you'll have to see for yourself how the series stacks up to the comic. Luckily you can catch this show on Netflix if you don't have television.
The Handmaid's Tale
At long last, Elizabeth Moss graces our screens again! It's been a hot minute since the days of Peggy Olson. Also up to bat is Gilmore Girls', Alexis Bledel. This adaptation is based on Margaret Atwood's dystopian 1985 novel, in which our main character, Offred, is kept by a ruling class for her reproductive abilities? Sound messed up? Well, it is. Slated for an April 26 premiere, you'll want to stock up on wine for this harrowing story of Offred's liberation.
Star Trek: Discovery
The trailer for the newest installation in the Star Trek franchise dropped at Comic-Con last year. While visually impressive, it doesn't tell us an awful lot about the season's trajectory. What do we know so far? The main character, Rainsford, is a lieutenant commander and is played by Sonequa Martin-Green. This installation takes place in the past and revolves around something mentioned previously in the show's history, but never fully explored Trekkies unite!
An official premiere date has just been released: May 21 at 9 p.m. Very little is known about the reboot, but rest assured we'll be standing by with some coffee and a giant slice of cherry pie. Little teasers have popped up here and there-- one even involves director David Lynch as Gordon Cole eating donuts for 30 seconds - but only time will tell how life has changed in the small town of Twin Peaks in the last 25 years. For those of you that watched the original back in the day, this is sure to be quite a surreal moment.
Rick & Morty
It's been a whopping year and a half since season two of this critically acclaimed show ended. Infamously existential and way darker than you'd ever expect a cartoon to be, countless fans of the unlikely and smashing duo have been waiting patiently for updates since mid-2015. So far, we haven't gotten much news in 2017, but we do have this short teaser from the creators of the show. Hey yo, don't even trip dog - the show will be back on before you know it.