Jack Ryan, Watchmen Top List of Most Exciting Reboots and Spin-Offs

John Krasinski's portrayal of the famous CIA analyst, HBO's adaptation of Alan Moore's graphic novel, and the return of Jean-Luc Picard take top spots.

by | September 26, 2018 | Comments

Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan stars Wendell Pierce and John Krasinski (James Minchin III/Amazon)

In our recent Fall TV survey, we asked TV fans, “Which current and announced remakes and spin-offs of classic shows and movies are you most excited about?” Find out which series our survey respondents chose below. (Respondents were allowed multiple choices.)

Disagree with the survey results? Tell us in the comments who you think should have made the list or have been ranked higher.

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Veronica Mars 92%

#10Star Kristen Bell recently confirmed on social media that Hulu will stream every episode of the original series and has picked up a new series based on the character.

Star Trek (2009) 94%

#9CBS TV Studios earlier this year signed a five-year pact with Star Trek: Discovery executive producer Alex Kurtzman — who also wrote and produced the 2009 Star Trek film reboot and its 2013 follow up Star Trek: Into Darkness — to continue expanding the franchise, according to Variety. One of the series reportedly in development, and that you voted into the top 10, takes place at Starfleet Academy, the setting, you might remember, of some of the opening scenes in the $257.7 million–grossing film franchise reboot that starred Chris Pine and Zachary Quinto.

Murphy Brown

#8Emmy-winning star, Candice Bergen, and series creator, Diane English, reunite for a comedy revival that takes on a world of 24-hour cable, social media, and “fake news” in a vastly different political climate. Murphy recruits lifestyle reporter Corky Sherwood (Faith Ford), investigative journalist Frank Fontana (Joe Regalbuto), and former news producer Miles Silverberg (Grant Shaud) for her return to TV. Pat Patel (Nik Dodani) joins the team as social media director, and Murphy’s son Avery (Jake McDorman) looks to follow in her footsteps.

Chilling Adventures of Sabrina 81%

#7Sabrina, the Teenage Witch gets a dark makeover by Riverdale showrunner Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa. Another title in the Berlanti-verse — but on Netflix, not The CW — the series is based on the Archie Comics character Sabrina Spellmanm played here by Mad Men’s Kiernan Shipka, not the originals’ Melissa Joan Hart. Lucy Davis, Miranda Otto, Ross Lynch, Michelle Gomez, Richard Coyle, Jaz Sinclair Chance Perdomo, Tati Gabrielle, and Bronson Pinchot also star.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer 83%

#6Female-led — and named — series from the 1990s and early 2000s are the It projects this fall. Let’s hear it for nostalgia, as some of our favorite characters come charging back. As with the Sabrina swap, however, original series star Sarah Michelle Geller is passing the torch — erm, wooden stake — to a new actress to be announced, but rumored to be a black actress. Deadline reported that Midnight, Texas creator Monica Owusu-Breen has been tapped as writer, executive producer and showrunner for the Fox 21 TV studios production with original series creator and showrunner Joss Whedon serving as executive producer.

Star Trek: Discovery 84%

#5Despite getting off to a rocky start with online trolls in season 1, Star Trek: Discovery showed its mettle as more and more reviewers weighed in, landing the series a Certified Fresh 82% Tomatometer score. Season 1 stars Sonequa Martin-Green, Doug Jones, Anthony Rapp, Mary Wiseman, Shazad Latif, Mary Chieffo, Wilson Cruz, Michelle Yeoh, James Frain, Rainn Wilson, and Jason Isaacs won’t all return for season 2 — or maybe they will (you just never know with a Star Trek property) — but Anson Mount joins as famed Starfleet captain Christopher Pike of the U.S.S. Enterprise and Ethan Peck will appear as young Spock. The Star Trek universe also expands with Short Treks on Thursday, October 4 on CBS All Access. Each 10-15 minute short of the four-part series focuses on one character, including Saru (Jones), Tilly (Wiseman), and Harry Mudd (Wilson), as well as new character Craft (Aldis Hodge).

Lost in Space 76%

#4So you finally got around to binging the Lost in Space reboot on Netflix, eh? Boasting strong leads in Molly Parker (Deadwood) and Toby Stephens (Black Sails) as Maureen and John Robinson, Parker Posey (Best in Show) as Dr. Smith, and a “hot” robot, the series landed in mid-April and quickly found an audience with families and, apparently, robot fetishists.

Watchmen (2009) 65%

#3It’s not a reboot of the 2009 Zack Snyder–directed movie, but a return to the story’s roots in the graphic novel by Alan Moore, artist Dave Gibbons, and colorist John Higgins. The Leftovers’ Damon Lindelof shed some light on his TV adaption in a letter posted to Instagram in May. The pilot was ordered to series in August, and the cast includes Regina King, Jeremy Irons, Don Johnson, Frances Fisher, Tim Blake Nelson, Tom Mison, Adelaide Clemens, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Louis Gossett Jr., Andrew Howard, Sara Vickers, Dylan Schombing, Jacob Ming-Trent, Lily Rose Smith, and Adelynn Spoon.

Star Trek: The Next Generation 91%

#2Call it Star Trek: The Return of the Next Generation. Jean-Luc Picard (Patrick Stewart) himself thrilled fans when he announced in August that he was returning to the Star Trek universe to tell the next chapter in Picard’s life. The series will stream on CBS All Access.

Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan 71%

#1So confident was Amazon in its John Krasinski–led political thriller that it renewed the series for season 2 before season 1 premiered. It seems audiences agreed, voting the series the most anticipated new series in our Spring-Summer survey, but also voting it No. 1 here. Wendell Pierce (Selma) and Abbie Cornish (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri) also star.

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