The Most Anticipated TV Shows of 2020

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1. The Lord of the Rings

Adventure, Fantasy | Pre-production

Lord of the Rings based TV-series, set during the 3,441-year period, known as the Age of Númenor, or the Second Age.

Stars: Markella Kavenagh, Will Poulter

2. Star Wars: Underworld

60 min | Action, Adventure, Drama | Announced

Plot unknown. Reportedly a live-action series that takes place between the events of 'Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith' and 'Star Wars: A New Hope'.

3. Untitled Game of Thrones Prequel (TV Movie)

Fantasy | Filming

Plot unknown. Prequel to 'Game of Thrones' set 5,000 years before the events depicted in the series, centering on an unconstructed era in a land divided into a hundred kingdoms.

Director: S.J. Clarkson | Stars: Naomi Watts, Miranda Richardson, Georgie Henley, Jamie Campbell Bower

4. Avatar: The Last Airbender

Action, Adventure, Fantasy | Pre-production

Live-action adaptation of the animated series centering on the adventures of Aang and his friends, who fight to save the world by defeating the Fire-Nation

5. Time Bandits

Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy | Announced

Television adaptation of Terry Gilliam's 1981 film, Time Bandits, which centers on a young boy who discovers a time-traveling portal in his bedroom.

6. Untitled Star Wars Cassian Andor series

Sci-Fi, Thriller | Announced

Prequel series to Star Wars' 'Rogue One', following the adventures of Cassian Andor during the formative years of the Rebellion.

Stars: Diego Luna, Alan Tudyk

7. The Devil in the White City

Drama, History, Thriller | Announced

An architect works to build up the 1893 World's Fair, while a serial killer uses the fair to attract and kill women.

Star: Leonardo DiCaprio

8. The Wheel of Time

60 min | Adventure, Fantasy | Filming

Based on Robert Jordan's best selling fantasy book series.

Stars: Barney Harris, Daniel Henney, Madeleine Madden, Rosamund Pike

9. Star Trek: Picard (2020– )

TV-PG | Action, Adventure, Drama | Filming

Plot kept under wraps. Described as a follow-up series to Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987), and centers on Captain Jean-Luc Picard (Sir Patrick Stewart) in the next chapter of his life.

Stars: Santiago Cabrera, Patrick Stewart, Isa Briones, Michelle Hurd

10. Y

60 min | Action, Drama, Fantasy | Pre-production

Set in a post-apocalyptic world, Y is the last surviving male human on the planet. Based on the comic series "Y: The Last Man."

Stars: Diane Lane, Mai Arwas, Blake Baumgartner, Esther Chen

11. Space Force

Comedy | Announced

The people tasked with creating a sixth branch of the armed services: The Space Force.

Star: Steve Carell

12. Marvel's 616 (2020– )

Documentary | Filming

An anthology documentary series that explores the historical, cultural and societal impacts of the Marvel Comics Universe and its intersection with the world.

13. The Sandman

Fantasy | Pre-production

A wizard attempting to capture Death to bargain for eternal life traps her younger brother Dream instead. Fearful for his safety, the wizard kept him imprisoned in a glass bottle for ... See full summary »

14. Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous

Animation | Filming

Six teens attending an adventure camp on the opposite side of Isla Nublar must band together to survive when dinosaurs wreak havoc on the island.

15. Snowpiercer (2020– )

60 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi | Pre-production

Set more than seven years after the world has become a frozen wasteland, Snowpiercer centers on the remnants of humanity, who inhabit a gigantic, perpetually-moving train that circles the globe.

Stars: Jennifer Connelly, Daveed Diggs, Mickey Sumner, Susan Park

16. The Falcon and the Winter Soldier (2020– )

60 min | Action, Adventure, Drama | Pre-production

TV series centering on Marvel Cinematic Universe characters Falcon and The Winter Soldier.

Stars: Daniel Brühl, Anthony Mackie, Wyatt Russell, Sebastian Stan

17. Mrs. America (2020– )

Drama | Filming

Conservative activist Phyllis Schlafly leads an unexpected fight against the Equal Rights Amendment movement during the 1970s.

Stars: Uzo Aduba, Elizabeth Banks, Cate Blanchett, Rose Byrne

18. The Stand (2020– )

Adventure, Drama, Fantasy | Filming

After the world is in ruins, due to a man-made plague, a battle of literally Biblical proportions ensues between the survivors.

Stars: James Marsden, Jovan Adepo, Whoopi Goldberg, Amber Heard

19. Invincible

TV-MA | Animation, Action, Drama | Announced

Animated series based on the Skybound/Image comic about a teenager whose father is the most powerful superhero on the planet.

Stars: Steven Yeun, J.K. Simmons, Sandra Oh, Seth Rogen

20. Ratched (2019– )

Drama | Post-production

A young nurse at a mental institution becomes jaded, bitter and a downright monster to her patients.

Stars: Sarah Paulson, Judy Davis, Harriet Sansom Harris, Cynthia Nixon

21. Cowboy Bebop

Action, Adventure, Crime | Pre-production

A live-action adaptation of the popular anime about a crew of futuristic bounty hunters.

Stars: John Cho, Alex Hassell, Daniella Pineda, Elena Satine

22. Paddington

Animation | Pre-production

Animated version of the Paddington bear stories.

Star: Ben Whishaw

23. Dune: The Sisterhood

Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi | Announced

TV series set in the 'Dune' universe which centers on the lives of the Bene Gesserit.

24. Undone (2019– )

Animation, Drama, Fantasy

A woman discovers she has a new relationship with time after surviving a car accident that almost killed her.

Stars: Rosa Salazar, Angelique Cabral, Constance Marie, Siddharth Dhananjay

Votes: 2,276

25. Purity

60 min | Drama | Announced

A young woman joins an activist group, and begins a global journey in search of her father.

Star: Daniel Craig

26. The Outsider (2020– )

Thriller | Pre-production

Investigators are confounded over an unspeakable crime that's been committed.

Stars: John Gettier, Marc Menchaca, Ben Mendelsohn, Derek Cecil

27. Paradise Lost

Filming

It is a contemporary southern family saga, told through the eyes of the wife of a prodigal son and his Stanford educated psychiatrist wife who returns home to Mississippi to help run his family business.

Stars: Josh Hartnett, Autry Haydon-Wilson, Elaine Hendrix, Barbara Hershey

28. Judge Dredd: Mega City One (2019– )

Action, Adventure, Crime | Announced

Judge Dredd patrols an over-populated metropolis in the 22nd Century, where he has the powers of a judge, jury and executioner.

29. Nine Perfect Strangers

Drama | Pre-production

Adaptation of Liane Moriarty's novel.

Star: Nicole Kidman

30. Monsters at Work (2020– )

Animation, Adventure, Comedy | Filming

Based on the animated film.

Stars: Ben Feldman, Billy Crystal, John Goodman, John Ratzenberger

31. The Underground Railroad

Drama | Pre-production

A young woman named Cora makes an amazing discovery during her attempt to break free from slavery in the deep south.

Stars: Chase W. Dillon, Joel Edgerton, Thuso Mbedu, Aaron Pierre

32. See (2019– )

Drama, Sci-Fi | Filming

Far in a dystopian future, the human race has lost the sense of sight, and society has had to find new ways to interact, build, hunt, and to survive. All of that is challenged when a set of twins is born with sight.

Stars: Alfre Woodard, Christian Camargo, Nesta Cooper, Yadira Guevara-Prip

33. Sin City

Action, Crime, Drama | Announced

Based on the work of Frank Miller, the series will focus on original characters set within the 'Sin City' universe.

34. Defending Jacob

Mystery, Thriller | Filming

The limited drama series is a gripping, character-driven thriller based on the 2012 New York Times best selling novel of the same name by William Landay.

Stars: Chris Evans, Michelle Dockery, Betty Gabriel, Sakina Jaffrey

35. Utopia

Action, Drama, Mystery | Filming

A group of young adults, who meet online, get a hold of a cult underground graphic novel, which not only pins them as a target of a shadowy deep state organization, but also burdens them with the dangerous task of saving the world.

Stars: Desmin Borges, Dan Byrd, John Cusack, Christopher Denham

36. Devs (2020– )

Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller | Post-production

A computer engineer investigates the secretive development division in her company, which she believes is behind the disappearance of her boyfriend.

Stars: Sonoya Mizuno, Nick Offerman, Jin Ha, Alison Pill

37. New Warriors

30 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy | Announced

The adventures of a team of teenage superheroes.

Stars: Nathan Barnatt, Chloe Coleman, Kate Comer, Keith David

38. Brave New World (2020– )

Sci-Fi | Pre-production

TV adaptation of Aldous Huxley's book set in dystopian future.

Stars: Stuart Walker, Mark Arends, Rhys Bailey, Ellisha Blake

39. The War of the Worlds (2020– )

Drama, Sci-Fi | Post-production

In London during the Edwardian era, George and Amy's attempt to start a life together is interrupted by a Martian invasion of Earth.

Stars: Rafe Spall, Eleanor Tomlinson, Philip Gascoyne, Jonathan Aris

40. Guns and Thighs

60 min | Crime, Drama | Announced

The Series Guns and Thighs for the first time tells the highly potent story of the Mumbai Mafia in India, which is much more dangerous than the Italian, Russian or Hong Kong Mafia. The ... See full summary »

Stars: Rocky Verma, Tilottama Dutta

41. The Undoing (2020– )

Drama | Post-production

Life for a a successful therapist in New York begins to unravel on the eve of publishing her first book.

Stars: Ismael Cruz Cordova, Matilda De Angelis, Michael Devine, Noma Dumezweni

42. The Spy Who Came in from the Cold

Drama, Thriller | Announced

British spy, Alec Leamas, seeks vengeance on the East German Intelligence Service during the height of the Cold War. A Television adaptation of John le Carre's novel "The Spy Who Came in From the Cold".

Star: Aidan Gillen

43. The Hunt

Drama | Filming

A group of Nazi hunters in the 1970s seek out justice on their own terms.

Stars: Greg Austin, Dylan Baker, Jeannie Berlin, Tiffany Boone

44. Untitled CIA Project

Drama | Announced

Series based on the real-life experiences of a CIA undercover operative, centering on her personal and professional life.

Star: Brie Larson

45. I Am Not Okay with This (2020– )

30 min | Adventure | Post-production

A teen navigates the complexities of high school, family and her sexuality while dealing with new superpowers.

Stars: Kathleen Rose Perkins, Sofia Bryant, Richard Ellis, Sophia Lillis

46. Catherine the Great (2019– )

60 min | Drama | Post-production

Story of the greatest tsarina, Catherine the Great and the Hermitage.

Stars: Georgina Beedle, Thomas Doherty, Andrew Rothney, Jason Clarke

47. Tales

Drama | Pre-production

Different stories walk around us everyday without being told, carried by the minds of the invisible people. Everyday true stories that have never been told will teach us to love and understand each other.

Stars: Chase Coleman, Gary Hudson, Chelsea Murphy

48. The Great (2020– )

Drama | Filming

A royal woman living in rural Austria during the seventeenth century is forced to choose between her own personal happiness and the future of Russia, when she marries an Emperor.

Stars: Sacha Dhawan, Elle Fanning, Julian Ferro, Phoebe Fox

49. The Nevers (2020– )

Drama, Sci-Fi | Filming

An epic tale following a gang of Victorian women who find themselves with unusual abilities, relentless enemies, and a mission that might change the world.

Stars: Elizabeth Berrington, Ben Chaplin, Anna Devlin, Laura Donnelly

50. Emily in Paris (2020– )

30 min | Drama | Pre-production

A young American woman from the Midwest is hired by a marketing firm in Paris to provide them with an American perspective on things.

Stars: Lily Collins, Philippine Leroy-Beaulieu, Ashley Park, Camille Razat

51. Moonbase 8

Comedy | Pre-production

A group of mediocre astronauts living in a NASA test environment vie for the chance to be selected to go to the moon.

Stars: Joe Abraham, M.C. Gainey, Holly Kaplan, Amanda Maddox

52. The Plot Against America

Drama | Filming

Characters live in an alternative history in which Franklin D. Roosevelt was defeated in the U.S. presidential election of 1940 by Charles Lindbergh.

Stars: Ben Cole, Jacob Laval, Azhy Robertson, Winona Ryder

53. Green Eggs and Ham

Animation | Filming

An animated series based on the popular Dr. Seuss story "Green Eggs and Ham."

Stars: Jillian Bell, Adam Devine, Daveed Diggs, Michael Douglas

54. Little Fires Everywhere (2020– )

Drama | Filming

Adaptation of Celeste Ng's novel, Little Fires Everywhere.

Stars: Rosemarie DeWitt, Jordan Elsass, Joshua Jackson, Gavin Lewis

55. Avenue 5

Comedy, Sci-Fi | Post-production

Space captain Ryan Clark of the Avenue 5 tries to get along with others in the space tourism industry.

Stars: Hugh Laurie, Suzy Nakamura, Rebecca Front, Zach Woods

56. The Angel of Darkness (2020– )

60 min | Drama | Pre-production

Plot unknown; sequel to "The Alienist."

Stars: Daniel Brühl, Matthew Shear, Douglas Smith, Luke Evans

57. Dollface (2019– )

Comedy | Post-production

After breaking up with her longtime boyfriend, a woman tries to reconnect with the friends she lost during the relationship.

Stars: Kat Dennings, Beth Grant, Shay Mitchell, Esther Povitsky

58. SHADOWPLAY

Drama, Thriller | Pre-production

Max McLaughlin is an American cop who arrives in Berlin in the summer of 1946 to help create a police force in the chaotic aftermath of the war.

Stars: Nina Hoss, Maximilian Ehrenreich, Sebastian Koch, Mala Emde

59. I Know This Much Is True (2020– )

Drama | Filming

Middle-aged Dominick Birdsey recounts his troubled relationship with Thomas, his paranoid schizophrenic twin brother, and his efforts to get him released from an asylum.

Stars: Kathryn Hahn, Melissa Leo, Juliette Lewis, Rosie O'Donnell

60. Gods & Heroes (2020– )

30 min | Animation, Action | Filming

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Stars: Claudia Christian, Jason O'Mara, Derek Phillips, Elias Toufexis

61. Fathoms

Adventure | Pre-production

A young couple becomes thrust in the middle of a dangerous conflict between opposing parties that have been secretly covering up the knowledge of a hidden artifact emitting special powers ... See full summary »

62. Halo

Action, Sci-Fi | Pre-production

Aliens threaten human existence in an epic 26th-century showdown. TV series based on the video game 'Halo'.

Stars: Pablo Schreiber, Shabana Azmi, Natasha Culzac, Yerin Ha

63. The Dark Tower (2020– )

Action, Adventure, Fantasy | Filming

The television series, based on Stephen King's novel Wizard and Glass, will serve as a prequel to The Dark Tower film.

Stars: Elaine Cassidy, Tim Chipping, Daniel Fathers, Jerome Flynn

64. High Fidelity

Comedy | Pre-production

A fan of music, pop culture and Top Five lists runs a local record store in her hometown. An adaptation of Nick Hornby's novel "High Fidelity".

Stars: Zoë Kravitz, David H. Holmes, Jake Lacy, Da'Vine Joy Randolph

65. Viva La Madness (2017– )

Action | Announced

A drug dealer trying to get out of the criminal world is roped back into it.

Star: Jason Statham

66. Breeders (2020– )

Comedy | Post-production

A comedic look at the trials and tribulations of parenthood.

Stars: Jayda Eyles, Martin Freeman, Daisy Haggard, Vihaan Patel

67. Your Honor (I)

Drama | Pre-production

A Chicago judge tries to protect his son after he becomes involved with a crime connected to the mafia.

Stars: Bryan Cranston, Sofia Black-D'Elia, Michael Stuhlbarg, Christopher Winchester

68. Atlantic Crossing

60 min | Drama, History | Announced

The story of Crown Princess Märtha who fought for her country and her marriage during the tragic events of World War II.

Stars: Sofia Helin, Tobias Santelmann, Kyle MacLachlan, Maria Annette Tanderø Berglyd

69. The Suck

Drama, History | Pre-production

The drama presents a unique and unexpected view of the American experience in the Vietnam War, blending humor, tragedy and terror. At the same time, it dramatizes the story of the Vietnamese in a way not previously explored in television.

70. Stateless (2020– )

Drama | Filming

A look at how four peoples' lives are deeply affected by the world's current immigration systems.

Stars: Maria Angelico, Fayssal Bazzi, Cate Blanchett, Kate Box

71. Jupiter's Legacy (2020– )

Action, Adventure, Drama | Filming

When the world's first generation of superheroes received their powers in the 1930s become the revered elder guard in the present, their superpowered children struggle to live up to the legendary feats of their parents.

Stars: Jess Salgueiro, Jaime Slater, Chase Tang, Bart Badzioch

72. Marvel's Ghost Rider (2020– )

Fantasy | Announced

Ghost Rider, aka Robbie Reyes, is an antihero, consumed by hellfire and supernaturally bound to a demon. Reyes lives on the Texas/Mexico border and brings vengeance for the innocent, but struggles to control the power he wields.

Star: Gabriel Luna

73. The Good Lord Bird (2020– )

Drama | Filming

A group of Kansas freedom fighters led by an abolitionist and a young slave travel across the United States in the 1850s in an effort to end slavery.

Stars: Ethan Hawke, Joshua Johnson-Lionel, Beau Knapp, Mo Brings Plenty

74. The North Water (2020)

90 min | Drama | Pre-production

The North Water tells the story of Patrick Sumner, a disgraced ex-army surgeon who signs up as ship's doctor on a whaling expedition to the Arctic. On board he meets Henry Drax, the ... See full summary »

Stars: Colin Farrell, Jack O'Connell, Stephen McMillan

75. Stargirl (2020– )

45 min | Action, Adventure, Crime | Filming

Teenager Courtney Whitmore joins the Justice Society of America. Based on the character from DC Comics.

Stars: Christopher James Baker, Brec Bassinger, Meg DeLacy, Neil Jackson

76. Belgravia (2020– )

Post-production

It follows events decades later when the emerging nouveau riche, including the Trenchard family, rub shoulders with London's established upper classes, and when secrets from the past threaten to emerge.

Stars: Alice Eve, Philip Glenister, Tamsin Greig, Ella Purnell

77. Modern Love (2019– )

TV-14 | Comedy, Romance | Post-production

TV series based on the New York Times' column that explores relationships, love and the human connection.

Stars: Anne Hathaway, Tina Fey, Andy Garcia, Dev Patel

78. The Barbary Coast

Adventure, Crime, Drama | Announced

Thousands of prospectors, adventurers and migrants travel to California in 1849 searching for gold in the Barbary Coast region.

Stars: Mel Gibson, Kurt Russell, Kate Hudson

79. Servant (2019– )

Drama, Horror, Thriller | Post-production

Plot kept under wraps.

Stars: S.J. Son, Jeffrey Mowery, Lauren Ambrose, Erinn Anova

80. Outer Banks (2020– )

Drama | Filming

A group of teenagers from the wrong side of the tracks stumble upon a treasure map that unearths a long buried secret.

Stars: Madison Bailey, Madelyn Cline, Jonathan Daviss, Charles Esten

81. Animaniacs

Animation, Comedy, Family | Announced

An updated version of the 1990s animated series featuring a trio of wacky characters causing mayhem on the Warner Bros. studio lot.

Stars: Maurice LaMarche, Tress MacNeille, Bernadette Peters, Jess Harnell

82. The Capture (2019– )

Crime, Mystery, Thriller

When a British soldier is charged with a crime, the tenacious young detective handling his case begins to uncover a multi-layered conspiracy.

Stars: Laura Haddock, Hiten Patel, Holliday Grainger, Callum Turner

Votes: 583

83. Dickinson (2019– )

Biography, Comedy, Drama

An inside look at the world of writer Emily Dickinson.

Stars: Hailee Steinfeld, Anna Baryshnikov, Adrian Enscoe, Ella Hunt

Votes: 15

84. Raised by Wolves

Drama, Sci-Fi | Filming

Androids are tasked with raising human children on a mysterious planet.

Stars: Loulou Taylor, Niamh Algar, Garth Breytenbach, Amanda Collin

85. Departure (2019– )

Drama

Departure is a high-octane conspiracy series that follows the mystery of Flight 716 - a passenger plane that vanishes over the Atlantic Ocean. Following the mysterious crash, recently ... See full summary »

Stars: Archie Panjabi, Christopher Plummer, Kris Holden-Ried, Rebecca Liddiard

Votes: 208

87. Shatter Me

Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller | Announced

Set in a dystopian future, "Shatter Me" follows the life of 17-year-old Juliette Ferrars, who has been locked away for a crime she never intended to commit--a crime caused by her peculiar "... See full summary »

88. The Banker's Wife

Drama | Pre-production

An investigation into a mysterious plane crash sends two women on parallel quests for the truth.

89. Small Axe

60 min | Drama | Filming

A look at the lives of a group of friends and their families living in West London from 1968 to 2014.

Stars: Thomas Coombes, Malachi Kirby, Shaun Parkes, Rochenda Sandall

90. Sticky

Comedy | Filming

Adult-only animated sitcom follows four best friends (Herbert, Ashley, Ziggy, and Jay) who attend a college located in London's mythical borough of Shatford.

Stars: Tom Hardy, Kayvan Novak, Javone Prince, Charlotte Riley

91. Briarpatch (2019– )

Crime

An investigator returns home to solve the death of her sister from a car-bombing. The search for a killer unravels a system of corruption in her small border town.

Stars: Jon Beavers, Rosario Dawson, Edi Gathegi, Brian Geraghty

Votes: 7

92. The Untitled Josh Brolin Project

Announced

A soulless movie star named Josh Brolin leaves Hollywood, has an ayahuasca trip and becomes a self-help guru.

Star: Josh Brolin

93. Fly

Action, Drama, Romance | Announced

Inspired by the real life situation of the first all African-American females to crew a commercial flight, FLY chronicles the lives of 4 young black women in 2009 living in Atlanta as they ... See full summary »

Stars: Tatyana Ali, Bruce Boxleitner, Cristián de la Fuente, Gary LeRoi Gray

94. Solar Opposites

Animation, Comedy, Sci-Fi | Pre-production

A family of aliens move to middle America, where they debate whether life is better there or on their home planet.

Stars: Sean Giambrone, Mary Mack, Justin Roiland, Thomas Barbusca

95. Untitled David O. Russell Project

Crime, Drama | Announced

Plot unknown.

96. Crossing Swords

Animation | Pre-production

A good-hearted peasant dreaming of knighthood becomes a squire at the royal castle. But his dream job isn't everything he'd hoped it would be.

Stars: Alanna Ubach, Nicholas Hoult

97. The No Hopers

Drama | Pre-production

A dyslexic teenager's first term at a special needs school.

Stars: Rachel Hurd-Wood, Dominique Provost-Chalkley, Jennie Jacques, Alistair Petrie

98. Bible Thumpers (2020– )

TV-Y7 | Animation, Comedy, Family | Pre-production

The Thumpers, three of God's wackiest and craziest angels, venture through history, starting with the Fall of Satan to the Crucifixion and Resurrection of Jesus Christ.

Stars: Adriana Beals, Bonnie Gordon, Mary Morgan, Steph Lynn Robinson

99. Prince Adventures (2020– )

TV-MA | 25 min | Animation, Action, Adventure | Pre-production

The Trinity, three humal brothers, Prince Han, Nai, and Akil Tehuti, are chosen by God to stop Lord Satan's plans for world and possibly universal domination.

Stars: Essieo, Kaelan Faire, Brooke Megan Goodman, Brittany Lauda

100. Code 404 (2020– )

Comedy | Pre-production

A British detective killed in action is brought back to life using experimental Artificial Intelligence.

Stars: Richard Gadd, Stephen Graham, Emily Lloyd-Saini, Daniel Mays



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