Your next TV addiction.
In 2018, despite the fact that we have been treated to an incredible TV, the search is always on for the next smash hit TV show 2019 has to offer.
Aside from the likes of Game of Thrones, Crown, Peaky Blinders, True Detective and Stranger Things back, we focus on some brand new TV shows that have great potential.
On that note, here are our choices.
The Irish Revolution
What is it about?: A tripartite landmark film that gives a new perspective on a period that changed Ireland forever. Signed by Cillian Murphy.
Look at it because: Cillian Murphy. War of Independence. Sold.
Town on a hill
What is it about?: Set in Boston in the early 90s when the city was rife with violent criminals emboldened by local law enforcement agencies, where corruption, tribalism and "taking it to the streets" were the norm, until everything suddenly changed. This is a fictional account of what was called the "Boston Miracle". The change agent is District Attorney Decourcy Ward (Aldis Hodge), who comes from Brooklyn and forms an unlikely alliance with Jackie Rhodes (Kevin Bacon), a corrupt, honorable FBI veteran who is deeply invested in maintaining the status quo.
Look at it because: Matt Damon and Ben Affleck work together again – they produce this – and there's a strong mood of Gone Baby Gone and The Town with this. Take it on!
What is it about?: Witcher Geralt, a mutated monster hunter, struggles to find his place in a world where people often become more evil than animals.
Look at it because: Something must take up the Game of Thrones mantle. Could it be this?
What we do in the shadows
What is it about?: Just like the movie, the show follows three vampires who have been roommates for hundreds and hundreds of years in New York City.
Look at it because: The movie is a real cult classic, and with the likes of Matt Berry, Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi involved, this can be something special.
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His dark materials
What is it about?: The beloved books look as if they are finally getting the custom they deserve.
Look at it because: The first series will be eight episodes long and totally devoted to the first book, Northern Lights. Dafne Keen, Lin-Manuel Miranda, James McAvoy, Ruth Wilson and Clarke Peters are a very impressive cast.
Central Park Five
What is it about?: The miniseries document the famous Central Park jogging case from 1989 where a jogger was attacked in Central Park in New York City. In that case, five young men were later convicted of crime before being released in 2002.
Look at it because: Ava DuVernay is one of the best directors around, and if it's half as good as the documentary, we're in for something special.
What is it about?: A young computer technician, Lily Chan, examines the secret development department of the employer, a groundbreaking tech company based in San Francisco, which she believes is behind the killing of her boyfriend.
Look at it because: Alex Garland is the man behind this and he directed the brilliant Ex Machina and Annihilation.
What is it about?: A new eight-part documentary series from the team behind Blue Planet and Planet Earth.
Look at it because: Attenborough. on Netflix. Enough said.
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What is it about?: Drama horror follows Atticus Black as he joins with his friend Letitia and his uncle George to go through the 1950s Jim Crow America in search of his missing father. This begins a struggle to survive and overcome both the racist fear of the White America and the frightening monsters that roam the country.
Look at it because: Jordan Peele and J. J. Abrams are involved. Tied to being good.
What is it about?: Seth Rogens comedy takes the audience back on October 19, 1987 – aka Black Monday, the worst market crash in Wall Street history. To date, no one knows who caused it – until now. It's the story of how a group of outsiders took on blueblood, old boy street in Wall Street and ended up crashing the world's largest financial system, a limbo from Lamborghini, Don Henley's birthday party, and the glass ceiling.
Look at it because: The Superbad team is back together and we really like the fact that it's going to be a comedy about a tragedy.
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What is it about?: An action story centered on a CIA group that was keen to queue superheroes in some way necessary.
Look at it because: Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson's graphic novel is great, and Karl Urban does something in the cartoon genre is good for us.
What is it about?: A disbanded group of superheroes is reunited after their adoptive father, who trained them to save the world, dies.
Look at it because: The trailer had us pumped. X-Men on the small screen? Here for that.
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What is it about?: A story of Armageddon's bungling has an angel, a demon, an 11-year-old antichrist, and a doomed witch.
Look at it because: Neil Gaiman, Terry Pratchett, Michael Sheen, David Tennant. Sold.
Conversations with a killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes
What is it about?: The four episodes will include never-before-heard audio interviews with Ted Bundy on the death row.
Look at it because: Netflix rarely makes true song crime films. If this goes well, we expect an anthology series to follow.
What is it about?: In 1985, when former superheroes exist, the murder of a colleague's active vigilante sends Rorschach into his own extensive investigation, revealing something that could completely change the history of history as we know it.
Look at it because: Graphic novel is undoubtedly the finest in recent memory, and while the film adaptation was good, this can be completely epic.
What is it about?: This new adaptation of HG Wells' seminal story – the first alien to the alien invasions, follows George (Rafe Spall) and his partner Amy (Eleanor Tomlinson) as they attempt to stretch the community and start a life together and face the escalating terror of a foreign invasion, fighting for their lives against an enemy beyond their understanding.
Look at it because: The BBC has been very good at showing that they are throwing some money, and the decision to put this in the book's era is incredibly smart.
Fosse / Verdon
What is it about?: An inside looks at the romantic and creative partnership between influential choreographer / director, Bob Fosse, and Gwen Verdon, one of the greatest Broadway dancers from time to time.
Look at it because: Sam Rockwell and Michelle Williams are the leaders. We need no more reason to see this.