Where the heck did 2017 go?
It’s seems like just yesterday that we were reminiscing over our favourite TV shows of 2016 and looking forward to all the new series that 2017 would deliver.
And yet here we are again, already counting down the days until the clock ticks over into 2018 and the temporarily unsilenced Big Ben bongs for New Year.
But we’re not here to cry over days lost.
We’re here to get excited about what the next year of TV has in store for those of us with permanently square eyes.
There’s a historical crime series from the BBC, a new anthology show from the creator of Mad Men, adaptations of both the Marvel and Stephen King variety, and much, much more.
Here’s a selection of eight new shows – premiere dates pending – that you should keep an eye out for in 2018.
Benedict Cumberbatch doesn’t do much television nowadays but when he does, it’s always compelling viewing.
He’ll next grace the small screen in five-part miniseries Patrick Melrose, a co-production between Showtime and Sky Atlantic which is based on the semi-autobiographical novels by Edward St. Aubyn.
Each episode will tackle one of Aubyn’s books, exploring Melrose’s turbulent life, from his traumatic childhood through to his playboy lifestyle as an adult.
Starring alongside Cumberbatch will be Hugo Weaving (Lord Of The Rings) and Jennifer Jason Leigh (The Hateful Eight) as Melrose’s parents. Anna Madeley (The Crown) will star as his wife.
With an accomplished cast and a storyline set between France, New York and Britain, this is definitely one for the watchlist.
A Stephen King adaptation is always something to get excited about.
The latest, Castle Rock, is a psychological horror show based on the fictional Maine setting which features in a number of the author’s novels and short stories, including The Dead Zone and Cujo.
Executive produced by JJ Abrams (Star Wars: The Force Awakens), the ten-episode first season ‘combines the mythological scale and intimate character storytelling of King’s best-loved works, weaving an epic saga of darkness and light’, according to the show’s press release.
Jane Levy (Suburgatory), Sissy Spacek (Carrie), Bill Skarsgård (It), Melanie Lynskey (Togetherness) and Terry O’Quinn (Lost) are just some of the actors in what’s already proving to be an amazing cast list.
Cloak And Dagger