It’s time for another fall and winter TV season and the announcements of premiere dates keep coming. I watch TV, but I’ve never been one to watch a lot of TV. I usually have 2-3 shows per year and that’s it. Well, that might change this time around.
The Walking Dead (AMC)
The Walking Dead’s upcoming season looks to be interesting, but I don’t think it will be anything revolutionary. ANYTHING will be better than most of the past season, however.
Grimm will be on to it’s fifth season, which promises to advance the underlying plot of the whole series by finally revealing what the keys found seasons ago are and, according to the Comic Con panel, will introduce dark themes dealing with addiction and cults.
Fear the Walking Dead (AMC)
On August 23 AMC’s spin-off prequel to the Walking Dead called Fear the Walking Dead will premier, and it looks amazing.
Heroes Reborn (NBC)
Also premiering this year is NBC’s Heroes reboot, called Heroes Reborn, which was one of my favorite shows until it was canceled. That, was a sad day, but I’m happy for it to be back.
The Shannara Chronicles (MTV)
And, fast forward to January, I am most excited about the brand new MTV drama called The Shannara Chronicles. I have been reading the Shannara novels by Terry Brooks since I was in 6th grade and I have enjoyed every single one (over 20 novels total). Now that the second book in the series, the Elfstones of Shannara is being brought to life by MTV, I am super excited. MTV has the rights to the entire series and they are very confident that more seasons will be made, which means that the Four Lands will be brought to life.
I was very skeptical at first because film studios always ruin my favorite books and because it is MTV, but after seeing the trailer I am very impressed by the high quality CGI and the budget used on this show. MTV is really giving the series a big screen treatment for the small screen.
Plus Brooks has reviewed all of the rough cuts of the episodes and worked with the cast and production team to bring his world to life and it has his approval. Of course, in that same interview he discussed that it was difficult for him to give his series away. He also hinted that the final sub-series of Shannara is coming soon and that really makes me sad.
What shows are you most excited about?