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Exciting TV Shows Set to Debut in 2024: A Comprehensive Guide
. The work stoppage significantly disrupted production schedules, and networks are now striving to solidify their programming pipelines. Despite the challenges, several highly anticipated scripted comedies and dramas are expected to make their debuts in 2024. Here's a platform-by-platform guide to what viewers can look forward to in the coming year.
Amazon Prime Video
Under the leadership of Jennifer Salke, Amazon Prime Video has ambitious plans for 2024. One of the highlights is the adaptation of the best-selling video game franchise Fallout, set to premiere on April 12. Produced by genre veterans Lisa Joy and Jonathan Nolan (Westworld), this big-budget drama stars Ella Purnell and Walton Goggins, aiming for success comparable to HBO's The Last of Us.
Donald Glover returns to the screen in the reboot of Mr. & Mrs. Smith, featuring Maya Erskine, Sarah Paulson, and Sharon Horgan. The series is scheduled to debut on February 2. Another significant release is Expats on January 26, a Nicole Kidman drama from Lulu Wang that has been highly anticipated since 2018.
While awaiting updates on the future of Ted Lasso, Apple TV+ continues to make waves with compelling original content. Palm Royale, a star-studded comedy set in high society, is expected to premiere in the spring, featuring Kristen Wiig, Ricky Martin, Laura Dern, and Carol Burnett. In the same season, The Big Cigar, a limited series based on a 2012 Playboy article, is set to explore a manhunt for the founder of the Black Panther party, starring Andre Holland.
The New Look, a historical fashion drama set in Paris with Ben Mendelsohn, Juliette Binoche, and Maisie Williams, is scheduled to debut on February 14. Additionally, Apple takes flight with Masters of the Air in January, a World War II drama produced by Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks.
Disney+ aims to overcome challenges faced by TV takes on legacy titles in the past year. The streamer hopes to captivate audiences with the Hawkeye spinoff Echo, starring Alaqua Cox, Charlie Cox, and Vincent D'Onofrio, premiering on January 10. Another Marvel offshoot, Agatha: Darkhold Diaries, featuring Kathryn Hahn and Aubrey Plaza, is expected later in the year.
On the animated front, X-Men '97 is anticipated to be a fan favorite upon its early-year release. Lucasfilm's offerings include Star Wars: The Acolyte, starring Amandla Stenberg, Jodie Turner-Smith, and Lee Jung-jae, along with the Jude Law-led Skeleton Crew.
FX faces scheduling challenges due to the impact of labor strikes, but notable releases are on the horizon. Shogun, the network's biggest-budgeted show based on James Clavell's novel, is set to launch on February 27 on Hulu. Elisabeth Moss stars in The Veil, considered one of her best performances. Ryan Murphy returns to FX with the second season of Feud, titled Capote vs. The Swans, featuring Naomi Watts, Diane Lane, Chloe Sevigny, Calista Flockhart, Demi Moore, Molly Ringwald, Tom Hollander, and the late Treat Williams.
Despite a rough 2023, HBO is poised for a stacked 2024. The Franchise, a half-hour comedy produced by Sam Mendes and Armando Iannucci, explores the behind-the-scenes of a struggling superhero movie. The Regime, a historical drama featuring Kate Winslet, Andrea Riseborough, Hugh Grant, and Martha Plimpton, is expected in the spring. The Sympathizer, based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, stars Robert Downey Jr. and Sandra Oh. Additionally, the collaboration between David Benioff, Dan Weiss, and Alexander Woo, 3 Body Problem, premieres on March 21.
Mandy Patinkin leads Death and Other Details, a murder-mystery drama set aboard a cruise liner, premiering on January 16. Joey King returns to Hulu for We Were the Lucky Ones, a Holocaust survival drama. Interior Chinatown, a crime drama starring Jimmy O. Yang and directed by Taika Waititi, offers a unique show-within-a-show concept. Under the Bridge, a true crime series with Riley Keough, Lily Gladstone, and Archie Panjabi, rounds out Hulu's high-profile releases.
HBO Max continues to showcase HBO originals while incorporating its own content. The Girls on the Bus, a political series based on Amy Chozick's memoir, Chasing Hillary, premieres in election year. Dune: Prophecy, a prequel series starring Emily Watson, Olivia Williams, and Travis Fimmel, taps into the vast Warner Bros. Discovery IP. The Batman offshoot, The Penguin, starring Colin Farrell and Cristin Milioti, is part of DC's James Gunn TV era.
Netflix had to push back one of its highest-profile shows, 3 Body Problem, into 2024. The sci-fi epic, created by David Benioff and Dan Weiss, arrives on March 21. Live-action Avatar: The Last Airbender, featuring Daniel Dae Kim, Amber Midthunder, and Utkarsh Ambudkar, creates significant buzz ahead of its February 22 release. On the comedy front, The Mole Agent, a collaboration between Mike Schur and Ted Danson, and No Good Deed, featuring Ray Romano, Lisa Kudrow, Linda Cardellini, Luke Wilson, and Abbi Jacobson, promise laughter and entertainment.
Billy Bob Thornton takes on West Texas in Land Man, a series based on the Boomtown podcast about the oil industry. Paramount+ is also expected to release Showtime's George Clooney-directed The Department in 2024.
Seth MacFarlane's live-action Ted prequel series, premiering on January 11, takes the talking teddy back to 1993. Apples Never Fall, a family/mystery drama based on Liane Moriarty's novel, stars Annette Bening, Sam Neill, and Alison Brie. Those About to Die, a multi-season drama set in ancient Rome's gladiatorial sports, features Anthony Hopkins and Iwan Rheon.
The year 2024 promises an array of exciting TV shows, spanning various genres and featuring A-list talent. As networks and streaming platforms strive to recover from setbacks, viewers can anticipate a diverse and compelling lineup of scripted comedies and dramas to keep them entertained throughout the year.