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The Most Anticipated TV and Streaming Shows of 2024: New and Returning Shows We Can’t Wait to See

From new seasons of House of the Dragon, Interview with the Vampire, and True Detective to new shows like Avatar: The Last Airbender, Shogun, and The Penguin, here are the TV and streaming series we're excited about this year.

by | July 9, 2024 | Comments

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Just when things were getting back to normal after the COVID-19 pandemic-caused shutdown, Hollywood was derailed by drawn-out strikes from the WGA and SAG-AFTRA guilds. This shifted a lot of production schedules, particularly among broadcast shows that saw new (CBS’s Elsbeth) and returning programing (ABC’s Abbott Elementary) bumped to early 2024. Streamers also saw upsets, such as the final season of Netflix’s Stranger Things shifting to 2025 and, with its production not starting until spring 2024, the same might also be true for the second season of its Wednesday.

But this news is not as ominous as it sounds. Hollywood is a resilient industry and a year is a long time (especially since 2024 is a leap year). There are plans for several highly anticipated new and returning programs; some even have official premiere dates. We’ve listed some of our favorites below, including Disney+’s Kathryn Hahn-starring WandaVision spin-off, Agatha All Along, and the return of Interview with the Vampire on AMC+, as well as Emmy-bait shows like HBO’s The Regime starring Kate Winslet and The Sympathizer on Max.

We’ll update this list as new titles and more details become available. Did we forget your favorite program? Sound off in the comments.

[Updated 7/9/2024]

January – June


July


89% Sunny: Season 1 (2024) (Apple TV+)
Starring: Rashida Jones, Hidetoshi Nishijima, Joanna Sotomura
Premiere Date: July 10, 2024

This dark “comedy” from Katie Robbins and based on the novel The Dark Manual by Colin O’Sullivan stars Rashida Jones as a woman in Kyoto who is gifted a robot after her husband and son are killed in a plane crash.


50% Sausage Party: Foodtopia: Season 1 (2024) (Prime Video)
Starring: Seth Rogen, Kristen Wiig, Michael Cera, David Krumholtz, Edward Norton, Will Forte, Natasha Rothwell, Sam Richardson, Yassir Lester
Premiere Date: July 11, 2024

A sequel to the raunchy 2016 animated film Sausage Party, this story finds Seth Rogen’s sausage Frank, Kristen Wiig’s hot dog bun Brenda, Michael Cera’s deformed sausage Barry, and Edward Norton’s bagel Sammy attempting to build their own food community.


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The third season of Vikings: Valhalla will premiere in 2024 on Netflix.

Vikings: Valhalla: Season 3 (Netflix)
Starring: Leo Suter, Sam Corlett, Frida Gustavsson
Premiere Date: July 11, 2024

Set eight years after the events of Season 2, the final season of this historical drama finds Freydís Eiríksdóttir (Frida Gustavsson) to be the undisputed leader of pagan Jomsborg while Leif Eriksson (Sam Corlett) and Harald Sigurdsson (Leo Suter) have achieved glory in Constantinople. But greater challenges lie ahead in order for each to reach their ultimate destiny …



79% Cobra Kai: Season 6 (2024) Part 1 (Netflix)
Starring: Ralph Macchio, William Zabka
Premiere Date: July 18, 2024

The first part of the final countdown to the end of Cobra Kai begins July 18 (Part 2 comes in November and Part 3 comes in 2025). The series, a sequel to the events in the Karate Kid movies, focuses on the complicated relationship between Ralph Macchio’s Daniel LaRusso and William Zabka’s Johnny Lawrence.



56% Those About to Die: Season 1 (2024) (Peacock)
Starring: Anthony Hopkins, Dimitri Leonidas, Jojo Macari, Gabriella Pession, Iwan Rheon
Premiere Date: July 18, 2024

An epic drama about gladiators in Ancient Rome that’s based on the Daniel P. Mannix novel, this series comes with some splashy pedigree. Anthony Hopkins plays Roman emperor Vespasian and Masters of the Air’s Dimitri Leonidas plays noted charioteer Scorpus. It also counts Roland Emmerich as an executive producer and director and is written by Band of Brothers and Falling Skies’ Robert Rodat.


72% Lady in the Lake (Apple TV+)
Starring: Natalie Portman, Moses Ingram
Premiere Date: July 19, 2024

Based on the Laura Lippman novel, this period drama is set in 1966 Baltimore. It’s about what happens to two women with vastly different lives when a little girl goes missing.


- - Time Bandits (Apple TV+)
Starring: Lisa Kudrow, Kal-El Tuck
Premiere Date: July 24, 2024

Based on the Terry Gilliam film and created by Jemaine Clement, Taika Waititi and The InBetweeners’ Iain Morris, this comedy series is about a ragtag group of thieves who travel through time and space with their newest recruit: an 11-year-old history nerd.


August


- - Batman: Caped Crusader (Prime Video)
Starring: TBD
Premiere Date: August 1, 2024

Moving to Prime Video after the series was axed at Max, this is executive producers J.J. Abrams, Matt Reeves and Bruce Timm’s reimagining of the Batman mythology that will also build upon the universe of Batman: The Animated Series (which Timm co-created).



- - The Umbrella Academy: Season 4 (2024) (Netflix)
Starring: Aidan Gallagher, Elliot Page, Tom Hopper
Premiere Date: August 8, 2024

Ready the mic drops. The final season of Umbrella Academy is promised for 2024. Beyond that, not much is confirmed. But Netflix did release a fun featurette of the cast struggling to tease the new season without giving away spoilers.


86% Industry Season 3 (HBO)
Starring: Marisa Abela, Sagar Radia, Ken Leung
Premiere Date: August 11, 2024

HBO’s other whip-smart and acid-tongued drama that’s really a comedy (this one is about investment bankers while Succession was about media moguls) returns for a third season. Joining the cast for the third season are Kit Harington as the CEO of green tech energy company, Sarah Goldberg as a portfolio manager and Fady Elsayed.


Vince Vaughn in "Bad Monkey," premiering August 14, 2024 on Apple TV+.

Vince Vaughn in Bad Monkey, premiering August 14, 2024 on Apple TV+. (Photo by Bob Mahoney)

- - Bad Monkey: Season 1 (2024) (Apple TV+)
Starring: Vince Vaughn, Michelle Monaghan, Jodie Turner-Smith, Meredith Hagner, Rob Delaney
Premiere Date: August 14, 2024

Based on the Carl Hiaasen novel and developed by Scrubs and Ted Lasso’s Bill Lawrence, this series stars Vince Vaughn as a washed-up police detective reduced to conducting restaurant inspections. Then a severed arm drags him back into Southern Florida’s criminal underbelly.



- - Bel-Air: Season 3 (2024) (Peacock)
Starring: Jabari Banks, Olly Sholotan
Premiere Date: August 15, 2024

The third season of this retelling of the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air story has plenty of pool parties and hijinks. But, as the series is wont to do, it will also hit upon more important social concerns (in this season, that includes the topic of gentrification).



- - Emily in Paris: Season 4 (2024) (Netflix)
Starring: Lily Collins
Premiere Date: August 15, 2024

The fourth season of the fashion-favorite series checks in with Lily Collins’ titular Chicago transplant as she’s dealing with a messy love triangle involving her crush Gabriel (Lucas Bravo) and his pregnant fiancee, Camille Razat as Camille. Complicating the matter is that Emily’s British beau Alfie (Lucien Laviscount) is still in the picture for Season 4. Ah, c’est la vie. Netflix is dropping the first five of this season’s 10 episodes in August and the second half on September 12, 2024.



98% Only Murders in the Building Season 4 (Hulu)
Starring: Steve Martin, Martin Short, Selena Gomez
Premiere Date: August 27, 2024

The trio of amateur sleuths thought they were heading to Los Angeles when Hollywood producers said they wanted to make a film about the events depicted in their podcast. But something keeps bringing them back to New York’s Arconia building (hint: it’s a dead body. It’s always a dead body).



- - The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power: Season 2 (2024) (Prime Video)
Starring: Morfydd Clark, Robert Aramayo
Premiere Date: August 29, 2024

Based on J. R. R. Tolkien’s history of Middle-earth, the second season of the flashy fantasy series depicts the rise of the Dark Lord Sauron (Charlie Vickers) and the creation of more Rings of Power.


 

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(Photo by Netflix)

Terminator: Zero (Netflix)
Starring: Timothy Olyphant
Premiere Date: August 29, 2024

Timothy Olyphant voices the titular Terminator, who is sent back in time to eliminate a scientist who is developing a competitive AI. The anime series is created by The Batman’s Mattson Tomlin.


September



- - Matlock: Season 1 (2024) (CBS)
Starring: Kathy Bates, Skye P. Marshall
Premiere Date: September 1, 2024

Kathy Bates plays a septuagenarian who comes out of retirement to return to the law. The trailer for the series references both the first version of Matlock, which starred Andy Griffith as the titular criminal defense attorney, and Perry Mason, another legendary justice-seeker from the past who recently saw a revival. (That one starred Matthew Rhys).


Agatha All Along (Disney+)
Starring: Kathryn Hahn, Aubrey Plaza, Joe Locke, Patti LuPone, Sasheer Zamata
Premiere Date: September 18, 2024

Hide your dogs. Kathryn Hahn will return as her WandaVision breakout character, Agatha Harkness, to star in this Marvel limited series. This show finds the powerful witch, who had masqueraded as nosey neighbor “Agnes” on the first show, free from her confines of a New Jersey suburb but also powerless. So she relies on a few friends for help.

New cast members include Patti LuPone as the 450-year-old Sicilian witch Lilia Calderu, Aubrey Plaza as the witch Rio Vidal, Joe Locke as familiar Billy Kaplan and Sasheer Zamata as sorceress Jennifer Kale.


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Kristen Bell and Adam Brody in Nobody Wants This. (Photo by Netflix)

Nobody Wants This (Netflix)
Starring: Kristen Bell, Adam Brody
Premiere Date: September 26, 2024

Created by Erin Foster, this is a romantic comedy about what happens when an agnostic woman and a rabbi fall for each other. Justine Lupe and Timothy Simons also star.


October



98% Heartstopper Season 3 (Netflix)
Starring: Kit Connor, Joe Locke
Premiere Date: October 3, 2024

The British coming-of-age drama based on Alice Oseman’s webcomic and graphic novel returns for a third season and with a big question: Can Joe Locke’s Charlie Spring get up the nerve to tell Kit Connor’s Nick Nelson that he loves him?



Tomb Raider: The Legend of Lara Croft (Netflix)
Starring: Hayley Atwell, Allen Maldonado
Premiere Date: October 10, 2024

Hayley Atwell voices titular tomb raider Lara Croft in this animated series that’s meant to be a connecter between the events of 2018 video game Shadow of the Tomb Raider and more recent iterations of the franchise.


November



100% Outlander: Season 7 (2023) Part 2 (Starz)
Starring: Caitriona Balfe, Sam Heughan, Sophie Skelton, Richard Rankin
Premiere Date: November 22, 2024

The second half of historical drama Outlander‘s penultimate season comes in late 2024, meaning we’re getting even so closer to the final days of Caitriona Balfe’s time-traveling doctor Claire and her Scottish soldier, Sam Heughan’s Jamie. Set during the Revolutionary War, the duo must decide which side is truly an ally (and maybe they can also stay out of trouble). Meanwhile, in the more recent past of the 1980s, their daughter Brianna (Sophie Skelton) and her family face their own dangers.

Outlander will end with its eighth season. But a prequel series, Outlander: Blood of My Blood, is already in the works.



84% Yellowstone: Season 5 (2022) Part 2 (Paramount Network)
Starring: Luke Grimes, Kelly Reilly, Wes Bentley, Cole Hauser, Kelsey Asbille
Premiere Date: November 2024

After delays due to the WGA and SAG-AFTRA strikes, the final episodes of Paramount Network’s blockbuster hit will air in November 2024. Other shows in the Yellowstone orbit, titled 1944 and 2024, are also in the works.


Fall


Big Mouth will end with its eighth season. (Photo by Netflix)

Big Mouth: Season 8 (Netflix)
Starring: Nick Kroll, John Mulaney, Jessi Klein
Premiere Date: Fall 2024

Just like puberty, eventually Big Mouth will come to an end. The upcoming eighth season of the raunchy (and horny) animated comedy will be its last.


“High Potential” stars Kaitlin Olson.

Kaitlin Olson stars in the ABC series High Potential. (Photo by David Bukach/ABC)

High Potential: Season 1 (ABC)
Starring: Kaitlin Olson, Judy Reyes, Daniel Sunjata, Maia Jae Bastidas
Premiere Date: Fall 2024

A new series that was booted to the 2024-25 season due to the WGA and SAG-AFtRA strikes, it stars Kaitlin Olson as a single mother of three who accidentally helps solve a case when she rearranges evidence during her shift as a cleaner for the police department. The series is created by Lost and Daredevil’s Drew Goddard.


The Librarians: The Next Chapter
Starring: Jake Stormoen, Anand Desai-Barochia
Premiere Date: Fall 2024

A spin-off of the TNT series that starred Rebecca Romijn and Noah Wyle and was about custodians of the world’s most powerful and dangerous supernatural artifacts, the official logline for this show is that it “centers on a Librarian from the past who time-traveled to the present and now finds himself stuck here.”



The Penguin (Max)
Starring: Colin Farrell, Cristin Milioti, Michael Kelly
Premiere Date: Fall 2024

This eight-episode DC Studios show is set one week after the events of Matt Reeves’ film The Batman and looks at Oswald “Oz” Cobblepot / Penguin’s (Colin Farrell) rise to power in Gotham City’s criminal underworld. Created by Impulse’s Lauren LeFranc, the series also stars Cristin Milioti as Sofia Falcone, the daughter of Gotham’s late and former crime boss, Carmine Falcone, and Michael Zegen as her brother Alberto Falcone. Michael Kelly also stars as Johnny Vitti, an underboss of the Falcone crime family.


TBD 2024



Devil May Cry (Netflix)
Starring: TBD
Premiere Date: 2024

An adult-themed animated action series based on the popular video game franchise, this story will (most likely) focus on a skilled demon hunter named Dante (as in the Italian poet who wrote Divine Comedy).



The Joe Schmo Show (TBS)
Starring: Cat Deeley
Premiere Date: 2024

One of the first reality shows to make fun of reality shows, the original The Joe Schmo Show aired on Spike TV in the aughts and followed a group of people who came together to appear on a reality TV show. The twist? Only one of them wasn’t an actor playing a stereotype of a reality TV contestant. Now with the success of shows like Amazon Freevee’s Jury Duty, which follows a fake trial with a fake jury where everyone is in on the gag except one guy, and the reality-dating-show-that-just-won’t-die, F-Boy Island, TBS has decided to revive this program and has tapped So You Think You Can Dance’s Cat Deeley as its host.



Kite Man: Hell Yeah! (Max)
Starring: Matt Oberg, Kaley Cuoco
Premiere Date: 2024

The spin-off no one asked for but also maybe wanted? This show focuses on one of the break-outs of Max’s Harley Quinn animated series: Matt Oberg’s Kite Man, a supervillain struggling for respect from his peers thanks to his less-than-scary (or useful) super power of using kite-based weapons to commit crimes.


Iman Vellani in Ms. Marvel

Iman Vellani as Ms. Marvel/Kamala Khan in Marvel Studios’ Ms. Marvel. (Photo by Daniel McFadden / Marvel Studios)

Marvel Zombies (Disney+)
Starring: Iman Vellani
Premiere Date: 2024

Growing increasingly more meta by the day, this Marvel Cinematic Universe animated series is a spin-off of an episode of the producers’ What If? animated series. That anthology program, which also airs on Disney+, posits theoretical situations involving various Marvel characters in alternate time lines. (So, in this instance, what if … zombies?).

The series will, reportedly, focus on Iman Vellani’s Ms. Marvel lead, Kamala Khan.


Irene Maiorino as Lila and Alba Rohrwacher as Elena in <I>My Brilliant Friend: The Story of the Lost Child</i>

Irene Maiorino as Lila and Alba Rohrwacher as Elena in My Brilliant Friend: The Story of the Lost Child. (Photo by Eduardo Castaldo / HBO)

My Brilliant Friend: The Story of the Lost Child (HBO)
Starring: Alba Rohrwacher, Irene Maiorino, Fabrizio Gifuni
Premiere Date: 2024

The fourth, and final, book adaptation of Elena Ferrante’s hypnotic Neapolitan Novels series checks in one last time with narrator Elena Greco (now played by Alba Rohrwacher) and her 60+-year kinship with childhood bestie (or maybe worst enemy?) Raffaella “Lila” Cerullo (now played by Irene Maiorino).


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Gabriel Basso stars in The Night Agent on Netflix. (Photo by Dan Power / Netflix)

The Night Agent: Season 2 (Netflix)
Starring: Gabriel Basso, Amanda Warren
Premiere Date: 2024

The Burial star Amanda Warren joins the second season of creator Shawn Ryan’s popular action thriller. The series, which is based on the books by Matthew Quirk, stars Gabriel Basso as Peter Sutherland. An FBI agent stationed to work the night shift at the White House, Peter discovered (and then thwarted) a major terrorist conspiracy last season. This lead to a big promotion for Peter. But does it also mean more danger?


Noah Centineo stars in The Recruit on Netflix. (Photo by Netflix)

The Recruit: Season 2 (Netflix)
Starring: Noah Centineo
Premiere Date: 2024

The espionage drama, which is created by The Rookie’s Alexi Hawley, stars Noah Centineo as a recent hire to the CIA who very quickly becomes immersed in a major case of international politics. He managed to survive the first season, which was released in 2022. Can he do it again?


Star Wars: Skeleton Crew (Disney+)
Starring: Jude Law, Ryan Keira Armstrong, Tunde Adebimpe, Kerry Condon, Jaleel White
Premiere Date: 2024

Another live-action Star Wars series without a definite release date, Skeleton Crew is a coming-of-age story that takes place during the same time period as The Mandalorian, following four lost kids trying to make their way home across the galaxy. It was co-created by Christopher Ford and Jon Watts, who worked together on Spider-Man: Homecoming before Watts went on also to direct Spider-Man: Far from Home and Spider-Man: No Way Home.


January – June


*Editor’s note: Alexander Woo is married to the author of this article.

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