The Tomorrow People – October 9th
I very foolishly thought this would be the only original new show on my list. Nope. It’s not. It’s based off a 1970s British TV show by the same name.
Anyway. I love superheroes, powers and anything to do with them, and more and more of my favourite shows are coming from the CW. So this, honestly, is right up my ally. And it has awesome Mark Pellegrino in it, which makes it the third show on my list (Supernatural and Revolution being the other two) which has had him in it. It looks like he’s finally getting a bigger role, though. The story follows a group of people called, yep, the Tomorrow People, who had emerging powers and are being tracked down by Pellegrino and co. Looks like it could be very interesting, with a fair bit of action and hopefully, an intriguing overarching plot. Let’s just hope it delivers.
American Horror Story: Coven – October 9th
There’s very little in horror that actually scares me. But the very first episode of American Horror Story had me clutching a cuddly toy and staring wide-eyed at the screen. The show does horror in a way that films just can’t. We delve very deeply into the worlds and settings in each series – a haunted house in the first, a mental asylum in the second and, for this one, Salem. This series brings back familiar faces, once more exploring completely different characters. I’m not even sure if this should be counted as a continuation. Each series stands alone, and it works really well for that. Can’t wait for the third series to start.
Once Upon A Time In Wonderland – October 10th
I’m not going to pretend that having Alice in a mental asylum is an original idea. But then again, the basis for most of Once Upon A Time can’t be called original. Yet the take on it in this series looks to be, well, awesome. And it’s interesting that Alice’s desperation to forget the man she loves mirrors Snow White’s in the original series, though Snow White gets her pain forgotten via magic and Alice is close to going through it using medical science. But, hey, look, the White Rabbit saves her! And it’s got that kid from BBC’s Being Human (UK, well worth checking out if you haven’t seen it) in it. And a genie! And…well, it looks like, similar to Once Upon A Time, Wonderland will combine different stories and fairy tales to create this. But unlike Once Upon A Time, which has its first two series set in our world, this is going to be about going to a different world entirely. And Wonderland looks amazing. We got glimpses of it in the original series, and personally, I think it’s a great idea to give it its own spinoff.
Dracula – October 25th
The last of my picks for this year. Looks like it’s very loosely based on the novel, as in just taking the characters and creating a different storyline. Should keep my blood lust at bay, until True Blood returns, anyway. Dracula looks like it could be a strong series, as it’s rooted firmly in Victorian England, involving the people behind Downton Abby and The Tudors. I’m really very excited for this one. I heard of it before I heard of any of the other new shows this year, and from the moment I saw the trailer I kind of fell in love. And we could do with some more kick ass vampires around at the moment.
So, there we have it. The twelve TV shows I’m eagerly looking forward to. And it’s right up my alley this year. Vampires, superheroes, fairy tales. Can you see why I’m so excited? What about everyone else? Any of these in particular you’re looking forward to, or any shows I’ve missed that are returning to (or starting on) our screens soon?
Always on the lookout for new things to read and watch. If there’s a book, TV show or film you think I should check out, drop me a line by e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) or comment below.