Happy New Year everyone!! Can you believe we are just 12 months from 2020? This is the future, isn’t it? Anyway. With a New Year comes the exhilarating anticipation for what the new arrival will bring us in TV and Film. Well, fear not, Second Union has got you covered. We have scoured the channels and chose our top picks of what to look forward to this 2019.
Game of Thrones (HBO/Sky Atlantic)
I thought I’d start with the easy one. If you’re not a fan, then I commend you for your lack of enlightenment. Everyone else, the final season begins in April, and frankly, I don’t think any of us are even remotely ready.
Stranger Things (Netflix)
It has recently been announced, along with a glorious poster, that season 3 of Stranger Things will be released on July 4th to coincide with the Summer theme the show will adopt this year. Aside from that, however, there isn’t much in regards to details regarding plot other than the previously released titles of each individual episode. But be sure to expect Eleven, Mike and the rest of the gang face even more heinous monsters from the disturbing world of the Upside Down
The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina (Netflix)
If you haven’t already, be sure to check out our reviews of Season 1 of Netflix’s Sabrina here. After a glorious first outing, it appears the streaming service has fast-tracked Season (Part) 2 in order to meet the salivating demand of its viewers. Gothic and Grimm, this Second edition should explore Sabrina’s further dealings of Madam Satan as well as focus on the changes in her life now that she has signed her name in that treacherous book of the beast
Our Planet (Netflix)
Attenborough. Animals. Netflix. Nuff Said
Gentleman Jack (BBC/HBO)
Right, now to the nitty-gritty. set in 1832 West Yorkshire, England Gentleman Jack is inspired by the true-story and coded journals of Anne Lister (Doctor Foster’s Suranne Jones). The show will follow her attempt to revitalize her inherited home, Shibdhen Hall. However, most notably, especially considering the time it is set, a part of Lister’s plan is to help the fate of her own family by taking a wife.
Written by Sally Wainwright, Gentleman Jack appears to be a juggernaut of early Victorian high society, sexual tension, and probable desolation at its climax.
Love Island (ITV/HULU)
For those of us that have seen it, I don’t have to say anything else. For those of you that haven’t… Prepare yourself for something unlike anything you’ve seen before. Love Island is a British reality that combines The Batchelor with Sun, Steriods and Silicone. Trust me, if you have an affection for hot and sweaty British singles with muscles bulging out more places you knew possible, then this is the show for you.
Catch-22 (Channel 4/HULU)
Based on the book of the same name, George Clooney will be bringing his famous friends along for this Six-episode journey into the absurd goings-on of World War 2 pilots caught up in a ridiculous bureaucratic rule know as Catch-22. Hugh Laurie, Kyle Chandler and Christopher Abbott will play alongside Clooney also confirmed to series produce and direct a couple of episodes. Definitely, one to keep your eyes out for.
Very little is known about Damon Lindelof’s adaptation of Alan Moore’s exceptional Graphic Novel of the same name. So far, Tim Blake Nelson, Regina King and Jeremy Irons have all been confirmed in as yet unnamed roles, Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross will compose and HBO will air. That’s pretty much it. However, all I can say is if it’s as visually stunning as the film, and as fantastically written the Comic, HBO may have found their next big money-making monster.
Have we missed something? What shows are you excited to see in 2019? Get in touch on Facebook/Twitter/Instagram and continue the conversation. Go on. I dare you!