10 New Shows to Obsess Over in 2019

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We know, you’re still desperate to find time to watch all the great television from 2018 that you haven’t gotten around to, but we’ve got news: Another flood of awesome TV is about to come your way. All signs are pointing to 2019 being an even bigger year for television than 2018; not only are we getting new seasons of Game of Thrones and Stranger Things after they skipped 2018, but two new major streaming services — Apple’s unnamed project and Disney’s Disney+ — are launching. Eclipsing this year’s record number of scripted shows is pretty much a done deal.

But worry not! Lots of these new shows coming out in 2019 are good enough to be the final straw to ween you off of staying current on something like Madam Secretary. So here you go, the 10 new shows of 2019 that we’re most excited for:


Amazon’s first adult animated series comes from Raphael Bob-Waksberg, who, as the creator of BoJack Horseman, knows a thing or two about crafting a great ‘toon for grown-ups. This one has an odd concept: After nearly dying in a car accident, Alma realizes she has “a new relationship with time” — whatever that means — and uses her gift to hunt for the truth behind her father’s death. It is unclear if there will be any alcoholic horses in it. (Amazon, TBD)

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The Twilight Zone

One of Jordan Peele‘s first deals after his film Get Out blew up was this reinvention of the sci-fi anthology. It’ll stick mostly to the formula of the original, even including an update on the classic episode “Nightmare at 30,000 Feet,” and features guest turns from John Cho, Kumail Nanjiani, Allison Tolman, Steven Yeun and Greg Kinnear. (CBS All Access, TBD)

Modern Love

Anne Hathaway haters, get outta here. The starlet is one of many big names set to appear in this rom-com anthology that’s based on the weekly New York Times column. It will explore the idea of love in all its forms, be it platonic, sexual, romantic or otherwise. Also appearing in the series will be Tina Fey, John Slattery, Catherine Keener, Julia Garner and Cristin Milioti. (Amazon, TBD)

What We Do in the Shadows

It’s another vampire series, but not just any other vampire series. This adaptation of the 2014 movie is a comedy about three centuries-old bloodsuckers who try to adjust to living in modern society. It does not go well. Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi, who were both involved in the film, produce the series, which will also be many Americans’ introduction to baritone British comedian Matt Berry. (FX, spring)


The beloved and unadaptable comic is getting adapted again, this time by superfan Damon Lindelof, who is putting his own spin on the famed story by changing the time period and characters for a more modern-day approach. Will it work? We don’t know, but we’re excited to find out. The cast includes Regina King, Don Johnson, Louis Gossett Jr., Jeremy Irons and Tom Mison. (HBO, TBD)

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The Witcher

Nerds, this is your show. The adaptation of the popular fantasy book series stars Henry Cavill in the role of Geralt of Rivera, a “witcher” who hunts monsters in a world populated with elves, dwarves and everything else you’ll find in a D&D Monster Manual. Along with a powerful sorceress and a young princess, Geralt must stop bad guys from doing bad things. The books have attained their greatest reach with their adaptation into video games, which are considered among the most rich and detailed in the industry. (Netflix, TBD)

Black Monday

The story of the worst crash in stock market history is given Showtime’s typical adrenaline shot thanks in part to network favorite Don Cheadle. As the trailer says, no one knows who caused the crash… until now, and the finger is pointed at Cheadle’s ragtag crew of traders who took on the blue-blood club that dominated the market. Join Andrew Rannells, Regina King and Paul Scheer (with hair) in this insane ride through the ’80s. (Showtime, Jan. 20)

Too Old to Die Young

Drive director Nicolas Winding Refn gives TV a try with this slick-looking crime thriller about a cop who finds himself in a criminal underworld filled with Mexican assassins, Russian gangsters and Yakuza soldiers. Hollywood bad boy Miles Teller stars, and if the series is half as cool as the trailer, we’re all good. (Amazon, TBD)

His Dark Materials

The epic trilogy of fantasy novels from author Philip Pullman gets an epically expensive adaptation courtesy of the BBC and HBO. The series follows a young woman who jumps between parallel worlds, including ours, to untangle a plot to kidnap children and understand a mysterious phenomenon called the Dust. It’s not exactly a Game of Thrones replacement as it’s targeted at young adults, but it does feature armored polar bears! (HBO, TBD)

The Mandalorian

Hell yeah, a live-action Star Wars series? This is the big title that will help launch Disney’s upcoming streaming service. Set between the films Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens, it follows a lone Mandalorian gunfighter — think Boba Fett — in the outer reaches of the universe. Pedro Pascal is set as the lead, and he’ll be accompanied by Gina Carano, Nick Nolte, Giancarlo Esposito and Carl Weathers. (Disney+, late 2019)

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