In a year full of film and television releases, there is still a lot to do. During the fall and winter months, streamers and traditional broadcasters are locked in a race for original content, all trying to grab attention and boost viewership in an already crowded industry.
The good news? Lots of new shows for media-hungry TV fans. Here, CBC News has rounded up some of the liveliest — and some of the lesser-known — shows coming later this year.
The crown – Nov
After four incredibly successful seasons, Netflix follows The crown – a biopic that follows Britain’s Queen Elizabeth from her coronation to more and more modern events – will be released in November.
After two seasons of Olivia Colman portraying the Queen, English actress Imelda Staunton will debut an older, if no less majestic, Elizabeth in Season 5.
The series was still filming its upcoming sixth season on the day of the Queen’s death earlier this month, resulting in a temporary interruption both on that day and for her funeral on September 19.
At the time, writer Peter Morgan described the latest season as a “love letter to her.”
the Walking Dead – October 2nd
After an incredible 12 years the Walking DeadThe main series of will conclude next month. The eight remaining episodes of the zombie apocalypse show will begin airing October 2nd. Canadian viewers can stream on AMC+ or on participating cable providers.
entergalactic – 30. September
This Kid Cudi ‘TV special’ follows up on the musician’s latest album, features co-stars like Timothée Chalamet, Macaulay Culkin, Jaden Smith, Vanessa Hudgens and Cudi himself, and uses the increasingly popular pop art style, the first became popular through the smash hit Into the Spiderverse.
The series, which will debut alongside his tenth studio album of the same name, follows Cudi as aspiring artist Jabari “as he tries to balance love and success.”
Promote in a tweet entergalacticCudi (real name Scott Mescudi) described it as “really freaking special” and that “minds are going to melt”.
Type of – 15th of November
Canadian star and writer Bilal Baig’s sleeper hit is back; Type of debuts a new season of fleasack-style character drama in mid-November. The series follows Sabi Mehboob, a gender-neutral millennial who tries to get his life moving while dealing with a family and group of friends falling apart.
The second season of the series welcomes new stars, including The children in the hall‘s Scott Thompson and The story of the maidis Amanda Bruegel.
Tulsa King – Nov 13
Tulsa King is a mob drama that has something else going for it – creators Taylor Sheridan and Terence Winter have nabbed screen legend Sylvester Stallone in his scripted TV debut.
Stallone will star as Dwight (The General) Manfredi, who makes his way to Tulsa after 25 years in an Oklahoma prison, escaping every bit of violence and action one would expect from a Stallone-led production.
Alaska Daily — October 6th
ABC (broadcast on CTV in Canada)
Filmed largely in British Columbia and the Northwest Territories, this Hilary Swank story has a somewhat surprising title Alaska Daily. It follows Swank as a disgraced journalist on the trail of crime and murder in the northern state.
And while it’s not Swank’s first televised project, it’s her first in more than 20 years, since a 1998 appearance on Beverly Hills, 90210.
Shantaram — October 14
Apple TV, like all production houses delving deep into the streamers’ war, continues to invest in original programming. The latest offer is Shantaraman adaptation of the novel of the same name by Gregory David Roberts, which follows Lin Ford, an Australian refugee living in Bombay, India.
It stars Charlie Hunnam as Ford and will release three episodes on October 14, followed by weekly releases on Fridays until its 12-episode run is exhausted on December 16.
avatar — TBA
Based on the popular cartoon of the same name, Avatar: The Last Airbender is planning its second live-action remake following director M. Night Shyamalan’s ill-fated attempt in 2010.
The anime-influenced original series followed 12-year-old Aang who, after being frozen in ice for 100 years, emerged as the last “airbender” – one of the four telekinetic groups that control another fundamental element – tasked with transforming the world rescue .
The series boasts a slew of Canadian talent, from BC’s Gordon Cormier, who stars as Aang, and Kiawentiio (the young leading lady of Tracey Deer). beans) starring Katara to Kim’s convenience Patriarch Paul Sun-Hyung Lee as amiable Uncle Iroh.
There’s no release date other than an upbeat “Coming Soon” from Netflix. And the series itself isn’t without controversy: the original creators canceled the adaptation in 2020 due to creative differences.
Let the right one in – 9th October
Another story that has been adjusted, readjusted, and readjusted is here. Let the right one in began life as a Swedish novel by John Ajvide Lindqvist before finding its second life as a haunting film also written by Lindqvist.
That led to another adaptation called let me inwith then-rising child stars Kodi Smit-McPhee and Chloë Grace Moretz.
A gory tale of a child vampire who befriends an outlaw and bullied boy, the tale has proven particularly difficult to adapt – with a morbid twist that was largely omitted from both film adaptations. The series’ Recently released trailer hints at just as much gore as the novel, with a particular focus on horror and possible deviations from the original.
1899 — TBA
From the makers of warped time travel series Dark comes another otherworldly series: Netflix 1899 It follows the passengers of a migrant liner that same year, who encounter the long-lost ship Prometheus, seemingly adrift in the Atlantic.
The first two episodes – which center around a mystery presented by passengers who discover a lonely child aboard the ship – premiered at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival to mostly positive reviews. It is scheduled to debut later this year.
The English – Nov 11
Early looks at Emily Blunt’s new western series have been described as anything but violentto tenderto “crazy,” and continues the trend of actors on the big screen turning to television for new and daring projects — projects that may promise larger viewership than the increasingly threatened world of cinema.
Blunt has television experience and appeared in the ABC miniseries Rich back in 2005. Although The English looks very different. Here the edge of tomorrow Star plays Cornelia Locke, an 1890s English woman seeking revenge for the death of her son.
in a (n Interview with peopleBlunt called the Prime Video/BBC co-production an “epic pursuit thriller” combined with “a love story that runs through and dominates”.