The most anticipated upcoming TV shows of 2017

It can be tough keeping up to date on all the best new TV shows. The key is planning, which is why the GR+ team have come up with a list of the most anticipated upcoming TV shows of 2017. These are the series coming your way soon that we're really excited about, and while some of them might turn out to be terrible (we hold no responsibility), some could also be the next big thing (we'll take full credit, thanks very much).

We've got everything from Netflix's new originals, to even more small screen superhero stories, and there's a mixture of brand new TV shows (Mindhunter) and returning seasons (Stranger Things). The list is in order of release date (although some are still a little vague) and we'll be keeping it up to date throughout the year so make sure you check back for updates. If you're looking for a round-up of the best TV shows coming soon, read on, but if you want brand new, still-only-on-season-1, series which are airing right now - check out our list of the best new TV shows you don't want to miss.

The Crossing season 1

Release date: Fall 2017

Given the political climate at the moment it's perhaps unsurprising that there's a new TV show on the way about asylum seekers, but what's different about The Crossing it that these refugees are from our own future. When 500 bodies wash up on a beach in Port Canaan, Washington and only 47 survive, it’s not long before the Sheriff (Steve Zahn) realises they’re not from around here. They tell of a future where not only is time travel possible (if dangerous), but one which is being torn apart by war. Oh, and one of the survivors is… ‘different’. She has powers. Part political, part sci-fi, this new show looks like the perfect balance of both and it's coming this year. Lauren O'Callaghan

The Gifted season 1

Release date: October 2, 2017

After Legion earlier this year, there's another X-Men TV show coming to our screens . This one is called The Gifted and focuses on a family who go on the run once they realise their two children are mutants. Starring True Blood's Stephen Moyer and Angel's Amy Acker as the parents, they eventually join the underground mutant community who are fighting for survival in a world that doesn't want or understand them. Oh, and the dad works for the people who are hunting them. Set in a world where the X-Men are long gone (or at least not available to help) it has a feel of Heroes to it. And that's fine by me, as long as it doesn't go drastically downhill after the first season. Lauren O'Callaghan

Read more: 10 questions I have after watching Legion season 1

Mindhunter season 1

Release date: October 13, 2017

Based on the book Mind Hunter: Inside the FBI’s Elite Serial Crime Unit, the Netflix Original looks set to give you the crime fix you need this year. Set in 1979, it follows two FBI agents (Jonathan Groff and Holt McCallany) who interview a series of serial killers to help hone their profiling skills. Their motto is, you have to think like a killer to catch a killer, and the first trailer makes it look like a cross between Hannibal and a true crime documentary. Sign me up! Lauren O'Callaghan

Read more: Here's every new Netflix Original TV show we know is coming this year

Stranger Things season 2

Release date: October 27, 2017

Set a year after the events of the first season, Stranger Things season 2 will explore the ramifications of Will’s time in the Upside Down as well as the encroaching supernatural events that continue to affect Hawkins. All the original cast are going to be returning, alongside some new faces - and don’t worry, Millie Bobbie Brown is going to be present in some way or another as the telekinetic Eleven, though god knows where she could possibly be after destroying herself along with the Demogorgon. Until then there’s a tirade of fan theories, cosplay, and art to give you your Hawkins fix. Zoe Delahunty-Light

Read more: Everything you need to know about Stranger Things season 2

Dark season 1

Release date: TBC 2017

Speaking of last year's Netflix hit, one of the streaming service's upcoming foreign language originals looks set to be the new Stranger Things. Don't let the German subtitles put you off, Dark is set in the fictional town of Winden and follows the story of a missing boy and the lives of everyone involved. Sound familiar? There's also a fantasy element to the show too with three different timelines involved - one in the '50s, one in the '80s, and one in the present day. The first trailer gave me chills and ends with a menacing voice over which says: "It's not who kidnapped the children... but when." Which is enough to make me want to watch it. How about you? Lauren O'Callaghan