Need a New Series? Here Are the 8 Most Talked About Shows Premiering in 2018
When it comes to TV loyalty, everyone has a “save for later” category. You know, the shows you start but never finish because something better comes along? The key is to know which shows are worth the watch before you’re six episodes in. So, if you’re looking to expand your watch list, here are eight of the most talked about shows premiering in 2018.
Premieres on: June 3
Have you watched all six seasons of Glee far too many times? Well, TV genius Ryan Murphy is bringing us a brand-new musical drama series, so yeah, it’s bound to be fantastic.
Pose gives viewers an inside look at the glamorous social scene of New York City in 1986. We’re talking sequins, diamonds and more than enough elaborate costumes to hold us over until season three of The Crown premieres on Netflix in 2019.
‘American Woman’ (Paramount Network)
Premieres on: June 7
Real Housewives of Beverly Hills fans will appreciate this one. Not only is the sitcom inspired by the childhood of Kyle Richards, but it also stars Clueless actress Alicia Silverstone. (#Bless)
American Woman tells the story of a powerful mother, Bonnie (Silverstone), who leaves her husband to raise her two daughters as a single mom.
‘Sharp Objects’ (HBO)
Premieres on: July 8
Love Big Little Lies? Feast your eyes on the next best thing (besides season two, of course). Sharp Objects is a TV adaptation of author Gillian Flynn’s (Gone Girl) debut novel, and it stars Amy Adams as Camille, a crime reporter who investigates the murders of two young girls.
Oh, and did we mention it’s directed by Jean-Marc Vallée (BLL)? *Mic drop*
‘Castle Rock’ (Hulu)
Premieres on: July 25
Behold: a mythological series based on Stephen King’s most iconic works and characters. The psychological thriller tells the story of Henry Deaver (Andre Holland), an attorney who returns to his hometown of Castle Rock to represent an, er, unusual inmate.
Similar to American Horror Story, producer Ben Stephenson revealed that Castle Rock won’t be one continuous story line. “Each [season] will look at the town from a different point of view from a different character,” he told The Hollywood Reporter. You have our attention.
‘Making It’ (NBC)
Premieres on: July 31
You can’t go wrong with Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman. So, naturally, we were thrilled when they teamed up for this brand-new series about—drumroll, please— competitive crafting. (Not kidding.)
The Parks and Rec alums will host the unscripted series, which features skilled artisans battling it out in an attempt to win the coveted title of Master Maker. Sure, it’s not what we were expecting, but we’ll take what we can get.
‘Jack Ryan’ (Amazon)
Premieres on: August 31
Does the name “Jack Ryan” sound familiar? It’s probably because the series was inspired by Tom Clancy’s fictional character (previously portrayed by Alec Baldwin, Harrison Ford and Ben Affleck). This time, John Krasinski (A Quiet Place) is taking on the titular character.
The show follows a CIA analyst, Jack Ryan (duh), who puts his desk job on hold in an attempt to stop a terrorist from attacking the U.S. *Sniff, sniff* Is that a new Homeland we smell?
Premieres on: September 9
Gossip Girl here. Well, not really. But Penn Badgley, who played Dan Humphries on the CW show, stars in the upcoming Lifetime series about a love story that gets real creepy, real fast. You introduces viewers to a bookstore manager, Joe (Badgley), who falls for one of his customers, Beck (Elizabeth Lail). His feelings for her become obsessive and, well, you get the picture.
Premieres on: September 9
Maniac has an all-star cast, including Emma Stone, Jonah Hill, Justin Theroux and Sally Field. However, it’s not for the lighthearted. (Think Altered Carbon meets Inception with a hint of Black Mirror.)
The series is a ten-episode remake of a 2014 Norwegian show, which features two strangers (Stone and Hill) who volunteer for a mind-bending clinical trial gone awry. Sign. Us. Up.