Archive for the ‘New Shows’ Category

On April 30, the new Starz drama American Gods will debut at 9 PM.

Adapted from the Neil Gaiman fantasy novel, the series focusing on a war brewing between Old Gods and New Gods. The traditional Old Gods, with mythological roots from around the world, fear irrelevance as their believers die off or are seduced by the money, technology, and celebrity offered by the New Gods. Shadow Moon (Ricky Whittle from The 100) is an ex-con who, left adrift by the recent death of his wife, becomes bodyguard and traveling partner to conman Mr. Wednesday (Ian McShane). But in truth, Mr. Wednesday is a powerful old deity, on a cross-country mission to build an army and reclaim his lost glory.

The cast includes Gillian Anderson (The X-Files), Kristin Chenoweth (Pushing Daisies), Orlando Jones (Sleepy Hollow), Pablo Schreiber (Orange Is the New Black), Corbin Bernsen (Psych), Demore Barnes (The Unit), Jonathan Tucker (Kingdom), Jeremy Davies (Lost and Sleepy Hollow) and Peter Stomare (Prison Break and Arrow) [among others].

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The Hulu streaming series The Handmaid’s Tale will debut online on April 26.

Based on the book of the same name by Margaret Atwood, the series is set in a dystopian future where a woman is forced to live as a concubine under a fundamentalist theocratic dictatorship.

The cast includes Elisabeth Moss (Mad Men), Yvonne Strahovski (Chuck), Alexis Bledel (Gilmore Girls), Samira Wiley (Orange Is the New Black), O.T. Fagbenle (Looking) and Joseph Fiennes.

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On April 25, the 10-part National Geographic series Genius will debut at 9 PM.

The first-ever scripted series, based on the Walter Isaacson book, features Geoffrey Rush as Professor Albert Einstein and Emily Watson as his second wife – and first cousin – Elsa. The story goes beyond the halls of academia to explore his struggles to be a good husband and father, and a man of principle during a period of global unrest.

Here is the trailer for Genius.

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The new series Mary Kills People will debut on Lifetime on April 23 at 10 PM.

The series is set around the life of Dr. Mary Harris (Caroline Dhavernas from Hannibal and Wonderfalls), an overworked single mother and ER doctor who also moonlights as an underground angel of death, working outside the law assisting patients who want to die on their own terms.

The cast includes Jay Ryan (Beauty and the Beast), Lyriq Bent (Rookie Blue), Greg Bryk (Bitten) and Richard Short (666 Park Avenue).

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The new Freeform drama Famous in Love will debut at 8 PM.

Based on the novel by Rebecca Serle, the series follows ordinary college student Paige (Bella Thorne) as she gets her big break after auditioning for the starring role in a Hollywood blockbuster. She must now navigate her new star-studded life and the highs and lows that come with being the new It Girl in town as well as balancing her college workload.

The cast includes Carter Jenkins (Surface), Perrey Reeves (Covert Affairs and Entourage), Pepi Sonuga (The Fosters), Charlie DePew (The Goldbergs), Keith Powers (Faking It) and newcomers Georgie Flores and Niki Koss.

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On April 16, the 6-part limited series Guerrilla will debut on Showtime at 9 PM.

The limited series tells the story of a couple whose relationship and values are tested when they liberate a political prisoner and form a radical underground cell in 1970s London.

The cast includes Idris Elba, Freida Pinto (Slumdog Millionaire) and Babou Ceesay (A.D. The Bible Continues).

Here is a preview of Guerrilla.

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The 8-episode original, limited series The White Princess, based on the novel by Philippa Gregory, will debut on April 16 on Starz at 8 PM.

Set in 15th century England this series is a gripping historical drama told from the perspective of the women waging the ongoing battle for the English throne: Lizzie (Jodie Comer from Thirteen), Lady Margaret Beaufort (Michelle Fairley from Game of Thrones) and Dowager Queen Elizabeth Woodville (Essie Davis from Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries).

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