5 upcoming TV series that we can’t wait to watch

Avatar: The Last Airbender, photo courtesy Nickelodeon
Avatar: The Last Airbender, photo courtesy Nickelodeon /

Despite an unprecedented year thanks to COVID-19, things are slowly returning to normal with the rollout of vaccines. AMC theaters are welcoming moviegoers around the country. Awards shows are happening with some level of in-person participation. New York is finally beginning to plan for Broadway’s reopening in the fall.

Of course, not everyone is vaccinated just yet, and most people will have different levels of comfort returning to various venues as they reopen. For those who aren’t quite ready to make a visit to see a new blockbuster on the big screen, there’s still plenty to look forward to.

Many TV series have resumed production or are planning to, meaning it’s only a matter of time before some of our most-anticipated releases arrive on the small screen.

Here are just a few of the must-watch series we can look forward to seeing soon.

First Kill will be a Netflix hit

Netflix has been on point hitting us with original content from Emily in Paris to Ratched to Ginny and Georgia.  Now it’s time for them to dive into the teen vampire genre and bring Victoria Schwab’s short story First Kill to life. Fans have been asking for a full-length book, so we’re hoping Netflix will delve even deeper into the story. Imani Lewis and Sarah Catherine Hook have already been cast in lead roles.

It’s time for Juliette (Hook) to make her first kill and secure her spot with her vampire family not knowing her intended first kill is vampire slayer Calipope (Juliette). It’s not easy for them to kill one another especially when they fall in love.  The series was picked up in 2020 and production is set to start sometime later this year.

Poker Face finds its home on Peacock

Natasha Lyonne will grace our screens once again as the star of Rian Johnson’s debut series Poker Face. Little information is known about the mystery series, but we do know the first season is 10 episodes and will stream exclusively on Peacock. Johnson currently has his hands full working on the Knives Out sequel, but is super excited to be working on this project. In a statement obtained by IndieWire, he said:

"“I’m very excited to dig into the type of fun, character driven, case-of-the-week mystery goodness I grew up watching. It’s my happy place. Having Natasha as a partner in crime is a dream, and we’ve found the perfect home at Peacock.”"

Naomi is joining The CW’s Arrowverse

High up on the list of most-anticipated projects, The CW’s Naomi is being helmed by Ava DuVernay. Everything she touches turns to gold, so there’s no doubt this series will be a great addition to the Arrowverse.

Naomi follows the DC Comics character who made her debut in 2019. Born in an alternate universe and mentee of Superman, Naomi must tap into her abilities and save the day following a supernatural disaster. The series stars Kaci Walfall as Naomi, Alexander Wraith as Dee, Cranston Johnson as Zumbado and Camila Moreno as Lourdes.

Avatar: The Last Airbender live-action series coming to Netflix

We’re lucky because we’re getting a double dose of Avatar: The Last Airbender. Not only is there a movie on the way from Avatar Studios, but we’re also getting a live-action series from Netflix. The first film, made in 2010, was supposed to kick off a trilogy. However, it was panned by critics and fans due to the horrible acting and whitewashing of the characters. All hope had been lost, but then entered Netflix.

There’s no word on when production will start or who’s been cast, but hopefully they get it right this time.

The Sandman brings a little darkness to Netflix

Another DC Comics-based show is coming to Netflix. The cast is set for the upcoming series The Sandman.  If you’re familiar with the comic, you know one of its most notable characters is Lucifer Morningstar, the namesake in Netflix/Fox’s Lucifer.  With season 6 being its last, fans have something new to look forward to.

Tom Ellis won’t be reprising her role as Lucifer in The Sandman; it’s been gender-swapped and Game of Thrones alum Gwendolyn Christie will portray the role. This series will take a darker turn and be truer to the comics.

The rest of the cast Tom Sturridge as Dream, the Lord of the Dreaming; Vivienne Acheampong as Lucienne, chief librarian of the Dreaming; Boyd Holbrook The Corinthian; Charles Dance as Roderick Burgess The Charlatan; Asim Chaudhry as Abel and Sanjeev Bhaskar as Cain.

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Which one of these new shows will you be adding to your binge-watching list? Or is there another recommendation you have in mind? Let us know in the comments below!