Tis the year of great new TV shows, it seems, as 2019 is set to offer up such treats as Game of Thrones season 8, The Witcher Netflix series, Star Wars: The Mandalorian, and much more. There's so many to keep track of, in fact, that you've probably already forgotten about a couple, which is where our 2019 TV viewing guide comes in to help you out.
Featuring all the new TV shows that are worth keeping an eye on, we have every juicy piece of info on the release dates, cast, and more for each new TV show on the way, along with our best arguments for why you should be watching them. We'll be updating this regularly, too, so keep checking back in for all the latest and greatest details about the new TV shows you shouldn't be missing in 2019.
- The most anticipated upcoming movies of 2019 and beyond
- The best shows on Netflix you can watch right now
- The best shows on Amazon Prime Video you can watch right now
The Umbrella Academy
Where and when can I watch it? February 15, 2019 on Netflix
While Netflix may have said goodbye to almost all of its Marvel shows this year, the streaming service still intends to give superhero fans their recommended dosage of high powered bingeing via The Umbrella Academy. Based on the comic book series of the same name by Gerard Way, The Umbrella Academy focuses on a dysfunctional family of super powered individuals, who re-band to investigate the death of their surrogate father. Think the basic plot synopsis of X-Men crossed with the weird, wacky zeitgeist of Legion, and you get the idea. It even stars former Marvel alumnus Ellen Page, alongside the likes of Mary J. Blige, Tom Hopper, and Robert Sheehan, who's also had previous experience playing a superhero in sci-fi comedy thriller Misfits. The trailer alone is enough to sell The Umbrella Academy to any sceptics, so give it a watch, and mark your calendars for February 15, when it hits Netflix worldwide.
American Gods season 2
Where and when can I watch it? March 10, 2019 on Starz (US)/TBC on Amazon Prime Video (UK)
It's been a while since we've heard anything about American Gods. The TV adaptation of Neil Gaiman's post-modern mythology novel received rave reviews when its first season graced us in 2016, but its follow up has been troubled by set drama, production woes, and last minute hirings and firings of several cast and crew members. We've already got our first season 2 trailer, and Starz has finally given us a firm release date of March 10, 2019, which isn't too far away at all. American Gods' second season intends to pick up where the last season left off, chronicling the emerging battle between two divine factions, with befuddled human Shadow Moon caught in the middle. Hopefully the behind-the-scenes turmoil won't make this comeback any less of a success than its original debut.
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Queer Eye season 3
Where and when can I watch it? March 15, 2019 on Netflix
Who can even remember a world before Queer Eye? The rebooted version of early '00s reality TV show Queer Eye for the Straight Guy only came into our lives last year, but already it's become a cultural phenomenon. The Fab 5 - made up of Antoni, Tan, Karamo, Bobby, and Jonathan - burst into the life of unsuspecting guys and gals in need of a little help, whether that be in terms of their confidence, home life, or relationships. While the original series was fairly superficial and saw five guy men give a heterosexual man a physical makeover, this new iteration delves a little deeper into what makes us tick. Heart-warming, inspiring, and the very definition of feel-good, Queer Eye is must-watch TV at its best and the third season will be hitting Netflix this March. Don't miss it!
Chilling Adventures of Sabrina season 2
Where and when can I watch it? April 5, 2019 on Netflix
As if by magic, Netflix has already released a teaser trailer for Chilling Adventures of Sabrina season 2, only one month on from the release of the first. Clearly, the streaming service in confident in this dark interpretation of the Archie comic books, which - if you've seen it - is a far cry from '90s sitcom Sabrina the Teenage Witch, and you can understand why. From the rich, evocative set dressing to its assured, genuinely spooky storytelling, Chilling Adventures of Sabrina has already left a strong impression, and while that April 5 release date leaves little breathing room between seasons 1 and 2, we've already cleared our calendars for the inevitable binge-a-thon.
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Killing Eve season 2
Where and when can I watch it? BBC America on April 7, 2019 (US)/TBC (UK)
Back before we could even come to a solid conclusion on what exactly went down in the first season, we knew we were getting Killing Eve season 2. It's scheduled to return this Easter, at least for those who reside in the United States, but it likely won't hit the UK until the Autumn of this year, so the spoiler adverse may want to avoid social media from April 7 onwards. In any case, it's been confirmed that both Sandra Oh and Jodie Comer will be returning as the two lead stars, alongside newcomers Nina Sosanya, Edward Bluemel, and Julian Barratt. That said, Pheobe Waller-Bridge won't be on scripting duties this time around, so it remains to be seen whether Killing Eve can maintain its sharp, savvy style in her absence. We'll find out soon enough.
Game of Thrones season 8
Where and when can I watch it? HBO on April 14, 2019 (US)/Sky Atlantic on April 15, 2019
It’s the TV event of 2019, and maybe even the decade. The final season of Game of Thrones is coming, and HBO has confirmed that we’ll start watching it in April. There are six episodes in total, with most expected to be between an hour-long and feature-length, which is good because there's a LOT of plot-threads to tie up. The main battle between the White Walkers and the living will dominate this last season, and has been spiced up by the fact the Night King has bagged himself a dragon. The big questions right now are what will become of Jon Snow and Daenerys (who is seen meeting Sansa Stark in the first released footage of season 8), will Cersei raise her army and take Westeros from Kings Landing upwards, is Tormund still alive, and will The Hound ever get a crack at The Mountain? It’s going to be epic. There will be tears. There's already been an ominous trailer. And Game of Thrones - the biggest show on TV - will come to an end.
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