The best new TV shows coming in 2018 - from BoJack Horseman to The Good Place

Daredevil season 3, Doctor Who season 11 and Mindhunter season 2 are just some of the new TV shows in 2018

You better prepare the snacks and the drinks because your sofa is about to become your second home, and as soon as you see this list of awesome new TV shows en route you'll realise why. 

Whether you want to know the latest on Archie and Jughead in Riverdale, what's happening between Eleanor and Chidi in The Good Place, or even the latest in the Steven Avery case in the next season of Making a Murderer, it's all here for you - and not just in terms of Netflix Originals. Ok, it might not be Game of Thrones season 8, but we’re sure there’s something for you in this little lot.

And until then, don’t forget that our best shows on Netflix list just keeps getting longer. But for now, here's our fresh rundown of the best new TV shows that are still to come in 2018. 

Orange is the New Black season 6

When and where can I watch it? July 27 on Netflix

After that season 5 finale, we've been left on tenterhooks as to what's going to happen to the ladies of Litchfield in Orange is the New Black season 6. If you've forgotten what happened, 10 of the key characters - including Piper, Alex, Nicky, Red and Tastee - were hunkered down in Frieda's bunker after three days of rioting. The CERT officers are en route with guns and are ordered to shoot on sight. Tense stuff. Meanwhile, the rest of Litchfield's inmates were being loaded onto buses bound for new prisons. And from the new trailer above, it looks like it's all change for the Litchfield crew, who are now residents at Litchfield Max, with all new ladies to fight with, colours to defend, and a lot of questions to answer about the riots of season 5. It's going to be an eventful season 6.

The Sinner season 2

When and where can I watch it? August 1 USA Network (UK TBC)

The Sinner, the critically acclaimed drama produced by Jessica Biel, is coming back for a second season. Like the first season, which you need to watch right now on Netflix if you haven't already, we know exactly who committed the crime, but each episode will get us closer to the why. Jessica Biel's character herself isn't a part of things anymore, but Detective Harry Ambrose (Bill Pullman) will be heading back to his hometown in rural New York to find out why an 11-year-old boy murders both his parents. Turns out there's nothing ordinary about him or his story, and Ambrose must unpick the mystery for us once again. 

Better Call Saul season 4

When and where can I watch it? August 6 on Netflix.

If you haven’t finished season 3 of Better Call Saul look away now, because it’s looking likely that season 4 will be dealing with some of the aftermath of that season finale, including the suicide of Chuck McGill. Although actor Michael McKean hasn’t been confirmed for season 4, it’s not out of the question that he could appear in flashbacks that explore the strained relationship he had with his brother. Of course, elsewhere we’ll no doubt be seeing more of how Jimmy becomes Saul and the rise of Gus Fring. Jimmy’s relationship with Kim Wexler is on the rocks thanks to some seriously questionable ethics, our lead character is en route for some seriously dark times, although we have been promised that Better Call Saul season 4 will feature more flash-forwards to Jimmy’s life as a Cinnabon manager post-Breaking Bad, so stay tuned for that.

Watch the Better Call Saul season 4 trailer in the UK.


When and where can I watch it? First 10 episodes drop on Netflix, August 17

When someone describes Matt Groening’s first new show in 20 years as the lovechild of The Simpsons and Game of Thrones, you know you’re already so in. The upcoming animated series is 100% aimed at adults rather than children - more akin to something like Bojack Horseman than Spongebob Squarepants say - as it follows the adventures of a hard-drinking princess called Bean, her elf friend Elfo, and personal demon Luci in a world called Dreamland. In this crumbling Medieval kingdom the trio encounter all sorts of mythical and mysterious creatures, a bit like if Adventure Time took a very adult turn. According to Groening himself, “ultimately, Disenchantment will be about life and death, love and sex, and how to keep laughing in a world full of suffering and idiots, despite what the elders and wizards and other jerks tell you.” Intriguing. 

The Innocents season 1

Where and when can I watch it? August 24 on Netflix.

A supernatural thriller which sees two British youngsters - June and Harry - running away from home to start a new life together. Only problem is that June quickly finds out she's a shapeshifter, and can assume the appearance of other people. Obviously, this causes all kinds of distress, and the footage we've seen is suitably chilling as June struggles to come to terms with her gift. The potential for plot twists and mistaken identity set-pieces are HUGE here. We also know that Guy Pearce plays a sinister scientist intent on studying shapeshifters for his own (likely evil) ends. It all adds up to something truly intriguing and rather unique, even if it seems to draw influences from the likes of Twilight and American Werewolf in London.

Mayans M.C.

Where and when can I watch it? September 4 on FX.

Sons of Anarchy fans it's time to get excited because the upcoming spin-off is en route and now we have the first trailer. This spinoff focuses on the Hispanic rivals-turned-allies motorcycle club that have featured through the main series, and this two-minute clip features J.D. Pardo's character, Ezekiel "EZ" Reyes. He's a fresh Mayans M.C. prospect who's American Dream was shattered thanks to a little trip to prison years before. Prepare yourself for lots more bikes, the throaty growls of Harvely Davidson Road Kings, and a lot of heavily armed police. 

Watch the Mayans M.C. trailer in the UK. 

Iron Fist season 2

Where and when can I watch it? September 7 on Netflix.

It turns out we can all get things wrong, especially when it comes to TV series renewals, because it turns out Iron Fist is getting a season 2. It's safe to say that the first season received rather mixed reviews, but if this new trailer is anything to go by, Danny Rand may evolve from a whiny superhero to something much more darker. I'm already loving the different direction that's teased in the trailer for this new season, and hopefully the Netflix Marvel crossover will redeem itself yet. 

Bojack Horseman season 5

Where and when can I watch it? September 14 on Netflix

BoJack Horseman, Netflix's cartoon series about a nihilistic, washed-up actor who also happens to be a horse, is coming back for a fifth season this September. Season 4 saw BoJack believing he had a daughter called Hollyhock, but regardless she adds some much needed stability to his life. It's not clear what the krux of season 5 will be, but no doubt Hollyhock will feature, Diane and Mr. Peanutbutter's marriage will finally dissolve, and Princess Carolyn may finally find long-term love. Whatever happens, expect some animal puns, heavy drinking and a whole lot of drama. 

The Good Place season 3

Where and when can I watch it? An episode per week starting September 27 on AMC, and Netflix in the UK

Although we don't have a trailer, we do at least know that The Good Place season 3 is en route. The last season ended with Eleanor, Chidi, Tahani and Jason all put back on Earth in a new timeline where they don't actually die. Eleanor tries to learn from her past mistakes, but slides back into old habits. But then, thanks to a TED Talk she finds Chidi again, and we're hoping the same is about to happen with Tahani and Jason. It's not clear what's going to happen next, but we're hoping for a Parks and Recreation crossover, after it was revealed that both series take place in the same 'universe'. 

Riverdale season 3

Where and when can I watch it? October 9 on The CW (UK TBC)

We currently don't know much about Riverdale season 3, apart from the fact it's going to deal with the repercussions of the last season, namely Archie getting arrested, with the first episode dealing with Archie's court appearance. Reggie and Toni are both going to be series regular, so read into that what you will, and apparently the show isn't done with Polly and her farm. Plenty of intrigue and none of the details at the moment, but sign us up right now. 


Where and when can I watch it? October 14 on the CW (UK TBC)

Sabrina the Teenage Witch isn't the only iconic '90s TV show to be getting a reboot, because Charmed is back with a new trio of witch sisters. It's not clear whether they're still playing the same characters (Prue, Piper and Phoebe Halliwell), or an entirely new family altogether, but it's safe to say we're excited. From the looks of the first trailer, two of the women are dealing with some seriously dark stuff in their lives, including the death of their mother and the appearance of another woman who claims to be their sister. However, it's the job of a male stranger to tell them they're witches, and that he is going to act as their advisor. 

Flick over to page two for all the new TV shows for 2018 that still currently don't have a confirmed release date.