The best new TV shows coming your way in 2024

House of the Dragon season 2 trailer
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With 2024 now in full swing, there's no shortage of new TV shows on the way. From Netflix to Prime Video to Disney Plus and beyond, there are plenty of original dramas and long-awaited follow-ups and spin-offs on the horizon. For starters, The Umbrella Academy season 4 finally has a release date, and we can expect House of the Dragon season 2, The Boys season 4, and Ncuti Gatwa's first season of Doctor Who to arrive on our screens this year, too.

There's also historical comedy-drama The Sympathizer from Oldboy helmer Park Chan-wook and Guy Ritchie's Netflix series The Gentlemen, as well as a few new Marvel TV shows set for release on Disney Plus. We've got your complete guide to all the biggest new TV shows coming your way in 2024, from streaming to good old-fashioned terrestrial. 

The Walking Dead: The Ones Who Live

Andrew Lincoln as Rick Grimes in The Walking Dead

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The Walking Dead: The Ones Who Live release date: February 25, 2024
Available on: AMC and AMC Plus

Andrew Lincoln is set to return to the franchise in Rick's own spin-off series – and he won't be alone. Danai Gurira will also return as Michonne, who left her loved ones behind in Alexandria to go search for Rick back in season 10, in the upcoming limited series.

The Walking Dead season 11 finale teased a little of what's to come with Rick finding himself on a muddy shore, discarding his boots, journal, and the phone Michonne discovered in The Walking Dead's 10th season. A helicopter later descends on Rick, asking him to surrender.

In a different place (and different time, too), Michonne is on the hunt for Rick on horseback. The pair, then, appear to be on a collision course ahead of their six-episode series, which is set to air in February.


Anna Sawai as Toda Mariko in FX's Shogun

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Shōgun release date: February 27, 2024
Available on: FX in the US, Disney Plus in the UK

Game of Thrones meets feudal Japan in Shogun, a new historical drama based on the novel of the same name by James Clavell. When English sailor John Blackthorne (Cosmo Jarvis) ends up shipwrecked in Japan, his path crosses with the powerful Lord Toranaga (Hiroyuki Sanada) and the mysterious samurai Lady Mariko (Anna Sawai). The show was co-created by Rachel Kondo and Justin Marks, the latter of who was a screenwriter on Top Gun: Maverick.

The Gentlemen

Theo James as Eddie in The Gentlemen

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The Gentlemen release date: March 7, 2024
Available on: Netflix

Theo James stars in The Gentlemen, a new Netflix series from Guy Ritchie that serves as a spin-off to his 2019 movie of the same name. James plays Eddie Halstead who, having inherited a large estate from his father, quickly learns that the land is part of Mickey Pearson's (the character played by Matthew McConaughey in the movie) cannabis-growing empire. The cast of the show also includes Kaya Scodelario, Giancarlo Esposito, and Ray Winstone.


Andrew Scott in Ripley

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Ripley release date: April 4, 2024
Available on: Netflix

Andrew Scott takes on the role of unscrupulous conman Tom Ripley in this new Netflix show, serving a fresh take on the tale made famous by the 1999 movie The Talented Mr. Ripley, starring Matt Damon in the titular role. Based on the Tom Ripley novels by Patricia Highsmith, Johnny Flynn and Dakota Fanning also star as Dickie Greenleaf and his girlfriend Marge Sherwood, while Steven Zaillian, whose previous screenwriting credits include Gangs of New York and The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, is writing and directing.



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Fallout release date: April 12, 2024
Available on: Prime Video

Based on the video game franchise of the same name, Fallout is a retrofuturistic apocalyptic drama set in an alternate version of Los Angeles where people live in underground bunkers to stay safe from radiation, mutants, and bandits. The cast includes Yellowjackets' Ella Purnell, Walton Goggins, and Kyle MacLachlan, and Westworld showrunners Lisa Joy and Jonathan Nolan are at the helm. 

The Sympathizer

The Sympathizer

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The Sympathizer release date: April 14, 2024
Available on: Max in the US, NOW in the UK

Park Chan-wook may be best known for directing movies like Oldboy and Stoker, but he's also behind the critically acclaimed TV show Little Drummer Girl, starring Florence Pugh. He's turned to the small screen again with The Sympathizer, a dark historical comedy about a North Vietnam plant in the South Vietnam army, played by Hoa Xuande, who's forced to flee to the US at the end of the Vietnam War. Robert Downey Jr. also stars in the series – playing multiple antagonistic roles.



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Knuckles release date: April 26, 2024
Available on: Paramount Plus

Sonic the Hedgehog spin-off series Knuckles sees Idris Elba reprise his voice role as the hot-headed titular echidna, while Adam Pally is back as deputy sheriff Wade Whipple – who Knuckles has set out to train in the ways of the Echidna warrior. Expect guest appearances from Ben Schwartz's Sonic and Colleen O'Shaughnessey's Tails, as well as turns from Cary Elwes, Julian Barratt and Ellie Taylor.

Doctor Who season 1

Doctor Who

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Doctor Who season 1: May 2024
Available on: BBC One and BBC iPlayer (UK), Disney Plus (US)

Following the Doctor Who Christmas Special, Ncuti Gatwa and Millie Gibson will be returning for their first proper season in May. Now, you might be confused why season 14 is suddenly being called season 1, but showrunner Russell T Davies describes it as a fresh start for all things Who. We don't know too much about what enemies the pair will be tackling in the new season, but Davies and the cast have shared a few clues.

Bridgerton season 3

Bridgerton season 3 first look

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Bridgerton season 3 part 1 release date: May 16, 2024
Bridgerton season 3 part 2 release date: June 13, 2024
Available on: Netflix

Bridgerton is based on Julia Quinn's book series consisting of eight novels that follow each of the eight siblings as they find love. Season 1 and 2 have, appropriately, covered books one and two, which tell Daphne and Anthony's stories. Though it Bridgerton's third season is actually based on the third book in the series, which focuses on Penelope and Colin. Netflix is splitting the scandal across two parts this time around too.

The Boys season 4

The Boys season 4

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The Boys season 4 release date: June 13, 2024
Available on: Prime Video

2024 will see The Boys make its bloody return to screens with season 4. The hit superhero show will pick up in the aftermath of Gen V as we reunite with Billy Butcher, Homelander, and the rest of the gang. The new trailer promises some big, and gross revelations, as new characters join the cast. That's not all either, with plenty of those involved promising some seriously shocking scenes on the way too. 

House of the Dragon season 2

House of the Dragon

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House of the Dragon season 2 release date: Early summer 2024
Available on: HBO and Max in the US, Sky and NOW in the UK

House of the Dragon season 2 will be roaring onto our screens this summer as we pick up with fantasy epic once again. The Game of Thrones prequel has plenty or gore and politics in store too as the Greens and Blacks go to war. What's more, if the trailer is anything to go by, there will be some truly chilling moments yet to come as well. We don't have an exact release date yet, but early summer is when we're heading back to Westeros. 

The Umbrella Academy season 4

The Umbrella Academy

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The Umbrella Academy season 4 release date: August 8, 2024
Available on: Netflix

The fourth and final season of The Umbrella Academy sees the Hargreeves siblings return for one last round of time-hopping, world-saving shenanigans. Not much is known about season 4 just yet, with Netflix keeping everything tightly under wraps, but we do know that the main gang (including Elliot Page's Viktor, Tom Hopper's Luther, and Aidan Gallagher's Five) will all return. There are some new faces joining the cast, too, including Nick Offerman, Megan Mullally, and David Cross.

Arcane season 2

Vi in Arcane season 1

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Arcane season 2 release date: November 2024
Available on: Netflix

Arcane finally returns to Netflix this year with its second season. The show will pick up with League of Legends champions, and sisters, Vi and Jinx as they head in very different directions. The first trailer for the new season promised plenty of drama ahead, as well as some gorgeous animation when the animated show returns.

The Penguin

The Penguin

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The Penguin release date: Late 2024
Available on: Max in the US, NOW in the UK

The Batman spin-off series The Penguin will air later this year, and will focus on Colin Farrell's brutal antagonist. Set in Gotham's underbelly, the show will track Penguin's plan to take over in the mob power vacuum after the death of Carmine Falcone. This one arrives ahead of The Batman 2 in 2025 so should be enough to tide us over until Robert Pattinson's caped crusader returns.

Agatha: Darkhold Diaries 

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Agatha: Darkhold Diaries release date: Late 2024
Available on: Disney Plus

After multiple name changes (Agatha: House of Harkness and Agatha: Coven of Chaos are no more) and a delay from winter 2023, the MCU series is now set for release in early fall 2024. Kathryn Hahn reprises her role as the titular witch first seen in WandaVision, and she's joined by new cast members Aubrey Plaza, Joe Locke, and Patti LuPone. 

The Acolyte

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The Acolyte release date: 2024
Available on: Disney Plus

Star Wars is going way, way back with The Acolyte in 2024. The new series is set at the end of the High Republic era, which is about 100 years before Episode 1. Not much is known about the synopsis just yet, but it will feature a former Padawan reuniting with her Jedi Master. Squid Game's Lee Jung-jae and The Hunger Games' Amandla Stenberg lead the cast.

Star Wars: Skeleton Crew

Jude Law

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Star Wars: Skeleton Crew release date: Late 2024
Available on: Disney Plus

Skeleton Crew, starring Jude Law, takes place in the same part of the Star Wars timeline as The Mandalorian, and Dave Filoni said at Star Wars Celebration that the shows will all intertwine in "weird ways." Spider-Man: No Way Home director Jon Watts is also involved with the show, which is reportedly in pre-production.

Creature Commandoes


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Creature Commandos release date: Late 2024
Available on: Max in the US, NOW in the UK

Creature Commandos kicks off James Gunn and Peter Safran's new reign at DC. The animated show follows a black ops team of monsters brought together by Amanda Waller. Gunn is writing all seven episodes, and it's got a stellar cast including David Harbour, Indira Varma, and Alan Tudyk.

Daredevil: Born Again

Charlie Cox in Daredevil

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Daredevil: Born Again release date: TBC
Available on: Disney Plus

Charlie Cox's Daredevil is getting another series, having returned in Spider-Man: No Way Home and going on to appear in She-Hulk and Echo, though this will be his first-ever starring role as part of the MCU. Plot details are scarce, though we do know that Vincent D'Onofrio's Kingpin returns and that the series will be 18 episodes long. 

However, we'd say this one may still be a way off as even though filming began in March 2023, it's hit some big delays. Marvel has removed the current creative team and is in the process of replacing them. 


A logo for Ironheart

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Ironheart release date: TBC
Available on: Disney Plus

Not much is known yet about Ironheart, featuring Dominique Thorne's Riri Williams following in the footsteps of her idol, Tony Stark. The character first appeared in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.

For more on new releases, check out our lists of the most exciting upcoming movies and movie release dates to look out for.

Lauren Milici
Senior Writer, Tv & Film

Lauren Milici is a Senior Entertainment Writer for GamesRadar+ currently based in the Midwest. She previously reported on breaking news for The Independent's Indy100 and created TV and film listicles for Ranker. Her work has been published in Fandom, Nerdist, Paste Magazine, Vulture, PopSugar, Fangoria, and more.

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