9 Brand New TV Shows We're Beyond Excited To Watch In 2019
Get your couch potato pants ready, cause 2019 is going to be a great year for TV.
New year, new shows! If you're anything like us, you're already neck-deep in TV series you're currently watching/been meaning to watch/etc., but that doesn't mean you can't make room for new shows. (Plus, watching them early means you don't end up having to catch up on several weekends' worth of episodes, like those poor folks who jumped on the GoT bandwagon when most of the world was preparing for the season 7 finale.) Here are upcoming TV shows 2019 that we're super excited for — keep your eyes peeled for these babies!
Upcoming TV Shows 2019
1. First Wives Club
Yup, the legendary Goldie Hawn/Bette Midler/Diane Keaton comedy film is being adapted into a TV series, and according to showrunner Tracy Oliver (who co-penned Girls Trip), you can expect a new version of the original film's iconic "You Don't Own Me" number.
2. Sex Education
Going through puberty with a sex therapist as a mother — it's prime material for the most awkward coming-of-age dramedy. Starring as Otis Thompson is Asa Butterfield (who you may recognise from Ender's Game), and Gillian Anderson as his sex therapist mother Jean Thomson.
3. Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon's Untitled Morning Show Project
Remember when Reese Witherspoon played Jennifer Aniston's little sister on Friends? The two reportedly loved working together, and they'll be working together once again this year in an upcoming Apple TV show, in project that we honestly don't know much about.
We do know it's already been picked up for two seasons, and that it'll also star Steve Carell in his first(!!!) recurring TV role since The Office. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the show will give an "inside look at the lives of the people who help America wake up in the morning, exploring the unique challenges faced by the women (and men) who carry out this daily televised ritual."
That's more than enough to get us excited.
4. Good Omens
Based on the bestselling novel by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman, the show follows the demon Crowley (David Tennant) and the angel Aziraphale (Michael Sheen), who basically try to do everything they can to prevent the end of the world.
It's been almost 20 years since Dawson's Creek, and now Michelle Williams is finally returning to the small screen to star opposite Sam Rockwell as the legendary choreographer couple Bob Fosse and Gwen Verdon. That by itself is enough to pique our interest and place it on our list of most-anticipated upcoming tv shows 2019, but also in on the project are Hamilton's Lin-Manuel Miranda and Thomas Kail, who'll be working behind the scenes.
Die-hard fans of the original comic might be pleased to know that this HBO adaptation won't be adapting Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons' original graphic novel. "Those issues are sacred ground and will not be retread nor recreated nor reproduced nor rebooted," writes Damon Lindelof in a letter uploaded on his Instagram. "They will however be remixed."
In other words, the Watchmen TV series might have the same characters, but it won't have the same stories as the graphic novel. "Set in an alternate history where 'superheroes' are treated as outlaws, Watchmen embraces the nostalgia of the original groundbreaking graphic novel while attempting to break new ground of its own." Its cast includes Jeremy Irons, Don Johnson, and Regina King.
7. The Witcher
Based on the book series of the same name by Andrzej Sapkowski (that was popularised by a series of highly successful video games), The Witcher is about a monster hunter who "struggles to find his place in a world where people often prove more wicked than beasts."
Starring Henry Cavill, the series will be launched on Netflix sometime this year.
8. Modern Love
Fans of the New York Times's Modern Love column are raving about Amazon TV's upcoming adaptation of the weekly column about love and loss. The series will be a romantic comedy anthology comprised of eight stand-alone episodes, which will star big names like Anne Hathaway, Tina Fey, Dev Patel, and more.
“It’s like I woke up in the actor candy store," director John Carney says. "We’ve managed to assemble a dream cast of my favourite actors. It’s a testament to the reach of the original column and of how, now more than ever, love is the only certainty."
9. What We Do in the Shadows
Based on the hilarious 2014 film by Jemaine Clement (of Flight of the Conchords) and Taiki Waititi, What We Do in the Shadows is set in New York City, and will be about three vampires who have been roommates for hundreds of years. Clement and Waititi will be executive producing the show, so die-hard fans will be glad to know that the show will be in good hands.
Which of these upcoming tv shows 2019 are you most excited about?