As we step into 2024, the small screen is set to dazzle us with an array of eagerly anticipated TV shows. This year promises a little something for every kind of viewer, whether you’re looking to get lost in the complex world of fashion with The New Look, laugh along with the antics in Abbott Elementary, or unravel mysteries in True Detective: Night Country.


From the dark corners of Gotham in The Penguin to the cosmic conundrums of 3 Body Problem, the range of shows on offer will take us on journeys across genres, eras, and galaxies. So grab your popcorn and mark your calendars; let’s get into the most anitcipated TV shows set to premiere in 2024.

True Detective: Night Country

Thriller I Release Date: Jan 15 I OSN+

True Detective: Night Country hits OSN on Jan 15, with a fresh Alaskan mystery. This season, starring Jodie Foster, moves away from its original creator but keeps the suspense.

Set in the frosty town of Ennis, Alaska, Foster and co-star Kali Reis tackle the disappearance of eight researchers. The show promises to plunge deep into icy mysteries and dark secrets, with a supernatural twinge.

With its captivating Alaskan backdrop, Night Country aims to bring back the eerie charm of the series’ first season.

Masters of the Air

Action, Drama I Release Date: Jan 26 I Apple TV+

Masters of the Air, streaming now on Apple TV+, dives into the harrowing skies of World War II with the Bloody Hundredth bombing squad.

Produced by the legendary duo Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks, this series follows a crew of pilots, including Austin Butler and Barry Keoghan, as they navigate missions against the Nazis under brutal conditions.

Joining the esteemed ranks of Band of Brothers and The Pacific, expect a blend of gritty realism and epic storytelling in this high-flying drama.

Mr. and Mrs. Smith

Action, Comedy I Release Date: Feb 2 I Prime Video

Mr. & Mrs. Smith hits Prime Video on Feb. 2, rebooting the spy vs. spy romance with Donald Glover and Mia Erskine stepping into the undercover world of a faux-married couple.

Despite a shake-up that saw Phoebe Waller-Bridge depart, the series, now under the direction of Francesca Sloane and Glover, promises a mix of action, intrigue, and marital antics.

With the entire season available for binge-watching, get ready for a thrilling ride through espionage and relationship dynamics, spiced up with a stellar supporting cast.

Abbott Elementary Season 3

Comedy I Release Date: Feb 7 I ABC

Abbott Elementary swings back into session in Feb, ready to school us in laughter once again. Despite industry strikes causing a delay, Quinta Brunson and her crew of lovable educators are on track, promising more heartwarming and hilarious classroom antics.

As Janine and Gregory wade through the murky waters of the friend zone, the rest of the cast makes a comeback, keeping the series quirky, earnest and fun. Grab your apples; class is almost in session!

Halo Season 2

Action, SciFi I Release Date: Feb 8 I OSN+

Halo Season 2 is set to launch on February 8, aiming to reboot the buzz around the live-action adaptation of the iconic game.

After a rocky start in 2022, with fans split on its new direction, the series doubles on action for its second outing. Paramount Plus and 343 Studios are upping the ante, hoping to recapture the essence of the game that fans fell in love with, promising more of the Master Chief action we all crave.

They’re even making Season 1 free on YouTube to lure back the sceptics and show off the revamped energy they’re bringing to the Halo universe.


The New Look

Drama, History I Release Date: Feb 14 I Apple TV+

This Gauri Shinde directorial was deemed a path-breaker for normalizing therapy and has encouraged many youngsters to seek help.

Alia plays a budding cinematographer who suffers from insomnia after going through a series of career and relationship downturns. She then encounters a shrink, an unconventional thinker, who helps her gain a new perspective on life.

In a character that is difficult to like, Alia was fantastic and gave a true performance without much makeup or hairstyle. The film continues to resonate with those who find their life at a crossroads in their twenties.


Thriller I Release Date: Feb 21 I Apple TV+

Constellation, premiering February 21 on Apple TV+, joins the platform’s stellar lineup of high-budget sci-fi with a psychological twist.

Noomi Rapace stars in this edge-of-your-seat series, playing an astronaut who’s come back from a harrowing ordeal in space, only to find Earth as disorienting as the disaster she escaped.

Directed by Emmy winner Michelle MacLaren, known for her work on Breaking Ba and The X-Files, Constellation promises a gripping journey into the mind of its protagonist as she grapples with her altered reality.

Avatar: The Last Airbender

Fantasy I Release Date: Feb 22 I Netflix

Netflix’s Avatar: The Last Airbender hits screens in February 2024, aiming to wash away the taste of the 2010 movie flop.

With a cast that truly reflects the show’s Asian and Indigenous roots, including Daniel Dae Kim and newcomer Gordon Cormier as Aang, the series revisits the epic tale of a young avatar tasked with uniting a divided world.

This adaptation seeks to stick closer to the heart of the beloved animated series, focusing on the journey of Aang and his friends as they navigate a world where the elements can be bent to one’s will. It’s a straightforward promise: to deliver the Avatar saga as it was meant to be seen, hoping to finally give fans the live-action version they’ve been craving.


Adventure, Drama I Release Date: Feb 27 I Hulu

Shōgun, landing on February 27, 2024, revisits 1600s Japan with a fresh lens, focusing more on its Japanese protagonists than the 1980s miniseries did.

Hiroyuki Sanada stars as Lord Yoshii Toranaga, battling for survival in a politically charged environment. With a mysterious foreign ship’s arrival, the plot thickens, hinting at secrets that could alter the course of history.

This adaptation of James Clavell’s novel, rich with cultural and political drama, boasts a high-budget production and a cast that promises to bring this epic tale to life with authenticity and depth.

The Regime

Drama I Release Date: March 3 I

The Regime, premiering March 4, brings Kate Winslet back to the small screen as the chancellor of a teetering Central European autocracy.

In this sharp political satire, her rule—and wit—are tested as the government starts to crumble. With just six episodes, Winslet, joined by Hugh Grant and a stellar cast, dives into a world of political intrigue and dark comedy.

Crafted by the minds behind Succession, this series promises the perfect mix of humour and drama. Will it be enough? Only one way to find out.

Invincible Season 2 Part 2

Animation I Release Date: March 14 I Prime Video

Invincible Season 2 Part 2, arriving March 14, continues its unique blend of mature storytelling and superhero action. A

fter delays since its 2021 debut, the series is back to challenge genre norms with its nuanced take and brutal honesty.

Not your typical hero tale, Invincible is a must-watch for those who appreciate a deeper, more reflective approach to caped crusaders, promising a continuation that’s as unpredictable as it is engaging.

3 Body Problem

Adventure, Drama I Release Date: March 21 I Netflix

3 Body Problem is Netflix’s latest sci-fi venture, diving into Liu Cixin’s complex universe with the Game of Thrones alumni, David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, steering the ship making it one of the most anticipated TV shows in 2024.

Think of it as a cosmic puzzle, stretching from the Cultural Revolution in China to far-flung alien civilizations, all kicked off by an astrophysicist’s fateful decisions.

It’s a timeline-tangling tale where actions echo across the cosmos. With a cast that includes Benedict Wong and Jonathan Pryce, this series aims to stretch your imagination to interstellar limits. Buckle up for a journey that promises to blend the historical with the cosmic.

X-Men ‘97

Animation I Release Date: March I Disney+

X-Men ’97 is hitting Disney+ on March 27, 2024, sending ’90s kids straight down memory lane with the iconic theme song and beloved characters.

This revival isn’t just a nod to the past; it’s a vibrant homage, blending the original’s spirit with familiar faces and voices, including Wolverine, Rogue, and Storm, to name a few. With a mix of the original voice actors and a look that echoes the classic animation, X-Men ’97 promises a return to the series’ roots.

Season 2 is already on the horizon, hinting that this comeback is more than a one-hit wonder. For fans old and new, Saturday mornings might just become super again.


Crime, Drama I Release Date: Apr 3 I Netflix

Ripley brings Andrew Scott, known for his role in Fleabag,”into the shoes of the enigmatic Tom Ripley for a Netflix series dropping on April 4.

Set against the backdrop of 1960s New York and Italy, Scott’s Ripley navigates a web of intrigue, deception, and murder after being tasked with bringing a wealthy man’s son back to the States.

Based on Patricia Highsmith’s classic novel, The Talented Mr. Ripley, and featuring Dakota Fanning, this series promises a stylish dive into the complex psyche of one of literature’s most fascinating characters.

With Netflix’s backing, expect a fresh yet faithful spin on the gripping tale of ambition and identity.


SciFi, Action I Release Date: Apr 12 I Prime Video

Video game adaptations are a tricky business, but Fallout is stepping up to the plate on April 12, hoping to follow in the footsteps of hits like The Last of Us.

Coming from the minds behind Westworld, it drops us into a world where Ella Purnell’s character has to navigate a wasteland filled with mutants and a memorable baddie played by Walton Goggins. It’s a wild mix of survival drama and dark comedy, all set in a post-apocalyptic world that’s got everyone curious.

Can Fallout hit the sweet spot between staying true to the game and carving out its own TV niche? Guess we’ll find out this spring but for gamers, it is definitely one of the most anticipated TV shows in 2024.

Agatha: Darkhold Diaries

SciFi, Action I Release Date: TBD I Disney+

Agatha: Darkhold Diaries is set to cast its spell on Disney+ in 2024, diving into the world of Kathryn Hahn’s bewitchingly evil Agatha Harkness from WandaVision.

The show looks to be a blend of dark comedy and magical mischief, where Agatha gets a Loki-style makeover from villain to anti-hero.

Joining Hahn are Aubrey Plaza, Joe Locke, and Broadway’s own Patti LuPone, in roles shrouded in mystery.

If you’ve been missing that ‘Agatha All Along’ vibe, this series promises to bring back the magic, with Jac Schaeffer at the helm to ensure it’s a ride worth taking. Get ready for a show that’s part spellbinding, part hilarious, and entirely enchanting.

House of the Dragon Season 2

Drama I Release Date: TBA I OSN+

House of the Dragon Season 2 is set to heat up our screens this summer, plunging us back into the fiery depths of the Targaryen dynasty’s lore.

With its first season laying a formidable groundwork, the series promises to delve deeper into the tumultuous pre-Game of Thrones era.

This time, it’s all about the intense rivalries and the ambitious drive for power within the Targaryen family, with more political scheming and, of course, dramatic dragon showdowns.

As the story of the Targaryens unfolds, expect a captivating mix of strategy, loyalty, and the quest for dominance, all set against the backdrop of a richly imagined Westeros.

The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power S2

Drama I Release Date: TBA I Prime Video

Returning to Amazon after its extravagant debut, The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power Season 2 aims to justify its hefty price tag by delving deeper into Middle-earth’s lore.

With the initial season laying a costly groundwork and unveiling key players like Sauron, the series now faces the challenge of enhancing its narrative and visual splendor.

As it embarks on this journey, Season 2 must not only unravel the lingering mysteries but also prove that its grand investment can translate into a saga that resonates deeply with Tolkien fans and newcomers, blending epic storytelling with the series’ ambitious scope.

Star Wars: The Acolyte

Action, Adventure I Release Date: TBA I Disney+

Star Wars: The Acolyte, coming later this year to Disney+, is poised to be a standout addition to the Star Wars universe.

After Andor set a new standard, creator Leslye Headland (known for her work on Russian Doll) aims to match it with this prequel set a century before The Phantom Menace.

The series will feature Amandla Stenberg as a Jedi apprentice, Lee Jung-jae as a Jedi master, and Dafne Keen in a yet-to-be-revealed role, promising an impressive ensemble cast.

Set in the High Republic era, a time when the Jedi Order was at its zenith, The Acolyte seeks to infuse the saga with fresh elements, including a wuxia-inspired action style and a narrative where the dark forces are in the minority.

This approach suggests a unique twist on the classic Star Wars formula, offering new depths to explore in the lore of the galaxy far, far away.

Star Wars Skeleton Crew

Action, Adventure I Release Date: TBA I Disney+

Star Wars: Skeleton Crew is set to hit Disney+ in 2024, and it’s like Stranger Things took a spaceship to a galaxy far, far away. Jude Law leads a band of kids on an adventure that smells of campfires and cosmic dust, right after the chaos of Return of the Jedi.

Directed by Jon Watts, who knows a thing or two about capturing the heart of a story, this show promises a blend of that old-school Spielberg wonder with a dash of Star Wars magic.

It’s about four kids trying to find their way home in a universe that’s just as lost as they are, guided by a force-wielding Jude Law.

Your Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man

Action, Adventure I Release Date: TBA I Disney+

Your Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man is set to hit Disney+ in 2024, taking us back to the roots of everyone’s favorite web-slinger.

Shifting gears from its original title and concept as Spider-Man: Freshman Year, this show is crafting its own path, separate from the MCU’s timeline.

It teases adventures with characters like the Osborns and Otto Octavius, hinting at a storyline filled with early Spider-Man challenges and villains. While it strays from Peter Parker’s recent cinematic history, it promises a nostalgic nod to the classic comics.

As we await more details, the excitement builds for a series that hopes to spin a unique web around Spider-Man’s legendary tale.

The Penguin

Action, Adventure I Release Date: Fall I OSN+

Set for a fall 2024 release on Max, The Penguin brings Colin Farrell back into Gotham’s spotlight, but this time as the main show.

This series delves into the Penguin’s ascent as a formidable gangster, promising a deep dive into the dark underbelly of Gotham’s criminal world.

With eight episodes charting Oswald Cobblepot’s rise, viewers can expect a mix of intrigue, strategy, and the signature noir aesthetic of Gotham.

While details remain cloaked in mystery, the anticipation is high for this exploration of one of Batman’s most iconic adversaries.


Action, Adventure I Release Date: Fall

The new Alien series is landing, confusingly named just like its original cinematic predecessor. Overseeing this cosmic venture is Noah Hawley, with stars like Timothy Olyphant and Sydney Chandler onboard.

Set 30 years before the first Alien movie, and intriguingly on Earth—a first for the franchise—this show slots into a unique timeline niche. It’s part of a larger Alien resurgence, including the upcoming Alien: Romulus film.

Despite the tangled web of timelines, Hawley’s involvement promises a series that could offer a fresh and thrilling chapter in the Alien saga. Get ready for a new kind of terror—this time, closer to home.

The Boys Season 4

Action, Adventure I Release Date: TBA I Prime Video

The Boys Season 4 is gearing up to be an unmissable chapter on Prime Video, picking up steam with more chaos and dark humor.

Following the events of Gen V, we find Butcher racing against time, grappling with the fallout of his V24 stint, while Homelander escalates his reign of terror. Adding spice to the mix, Jeffrey Dean Morgan steps in, promising an intriguing dynamic with Butcher.

As 2024 approaches, brace for a whirlwind of twisted heroics and explosive confrontations, with America’s new power couple adding a political twist to the already volatile mix.

Expect nothing less than a wild ride filled with all the signature mayhem The Boys is celebrated for, easily making it one of the most anticipated TV shows in 2024.

Dune: Prophecy

Action, Adventure I Release Date: TBA

Dune: Prophecy, set to stream in fall 2024, takes us a staggering 10,000 years before the epic tales of the Dune book and film.

This prequel series dives deep into the origins of the Bene Gesserit, the formidable sisterhood with unparalleled mental and physical prowess.

Starring Emily Watson and Olivia Williams, the series promises a rich exploration of the sect’s early days and its profound impact on the galaxy’s destiny.

As we await its arrival, Dune: Prophecy promises to be a tantalizing expansion of the Dune universe, offering us a glimpse into the intricate backdrop of the Bene Gesserit’s rise to power.

Squid Game (season 2)

Fantasy, Action I Release Date: TBA I Netflix

Squid Game Season 2 is on the horizon, ready to dive back into the chilling world that Netflix proudly claims as its biggest hit and possibly making it making the most anticipated TV shows in 2024.

With Gi-hun, the Front Man, Detective Hwang Jun-ho, and the enigmatic Recruiter all returning, the stakes are higher than ever.

After the jaw-dropping end of the first season, our protagonist is now eyeing the puppeteers behind the deadly games.

This next round promises to peel back more layers of the sinister contest, though we’re left in suspense about the exact launch date. Get ready for another round of the survival drama that had us all on the edge of our seats.

Dark Matter

Thriller I Release Date: TBA I Apple TV+

Dark Matter, coming soon to Apple TV+, plunges into the mind-bending realm of alternate realities with Joel Edgerton stepping into the shoes of physicist Jason Dessen.

Whisked away to a life that’s not his own, Dessen’s journey is a wild ride through the what-ifs of the universe. Jennifer Connelly, bringing her seasoned sci-fi chops to the table, stars as his wife, adding depth to this multidimensional puzzle.

Adapted from Blake Crouch’s gripping novel, with Crouch himself at the helm, this series promises a deep dive into the multiverse, challenging our perceptions of reality.


Thriller I Release Date: TBA I CBS

Elsbeth is set to take Carrie Preston’s delightfully offbeat Elsbeth Tascioni, from The Good Wife universe, on a New York adventure this February.

Swapping legal briefs for crime scenes, she’s diving into the world of NYPD mysteries with a toolbox filled with quirks and wit. Think of it as The Good Wife meets Columbo in a brainy, yet kooky, crime-solving spree.

This series promises a clever spin on your typical police procedural, where the most unpredictable mind is the key to unlocking the city’s most baffling puzzles.

Arcane: Season 2

Animation, Action I Release Date: Nov I Netflix

Arcane Season 2 is finally on the horizon after a three-year wait, and the anticipation is sky-high. The first season broke boundaries, captivating not just League of Legends players but a broader audience with its rich steampunk fantasy world and deeply woven narratives.

Vi (Hailee Steinfeld) and Jinx (Ella Purnell) return as the heart of the story, their sisterly bond and rivalry more charged than ever. With its visually stunning animation and layered storytelling, Arcane is ready to unleash another wave of fan-art-inspiring adventures.

Honestly, for a series this good, we’re more than willing to wait patiently for its return.

The Veil

Thriller I Release Date: TBA I FX

The Veil, featuring Elisabeth Moss in what’s being touted as her finest role yet, is FX’s latest thriller. With most details still shrouded in mystery, the series teases a tense journey across Europe, where two women’s lives intertwine in a dance of secrets and revelations.

Created by Steven Knight of Peaky Blinders fame, expect a gripping narrative that spans continents, with suspense and secrets packed into every turn. Moss’s track record promises a compelling watch, making The Veil a series to keep an eye on.


Drama I Release Date: TBA I Apple TV+

Sugar, starring the ever-versatile Colin Farrell, is gearing up to redefine detective tales on Apple TV+. Crafted by Mark Protosevich, the mind behind I Am Legend and The Cell, this series promises a modern twist on the classic detective narrative.

Set in the vibrant streets of Los Angeles, Sugar hints at a story where the usual gumshoe grit meets a dash of the extraordinary.

Creature Commandos

Animation, Action I Release Date: TBA I HBO

Creature Commandos is James Gunn’s wild card entry into the DC Universe, assembling a squad of monsters under Amanda Waller’s (Viola Davis) command for some black ops mayhem.

With a voice cast featuring Frank Grillo, Maria Bakalova, and David Harbour, this series promises a unique blend of horror and heroics.

Set to launch sometime in 2024, it’s part of Gunn’s ambitious DCU Chapter One: Gods and Monsters. And a sneak peek into the revamped universe before Superman: Legacy hits screens in 2025.

Ammara Rounaq
Ammara Rounaq

Ammara is a digital editor and gaming/tech writer based in Dubai with a keen eye for detail and a passion for all things Apple, indie games, and cyberpunk literature. When she’s not immersed in the digital realm, you’ll find her honing her gaming skills, exploring story-driven experiences, and delving into the world of game design and production.


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