Whether you prefer action-packed dramas, comedies like “When They See Us”, or even animated series featuring Ralph Breaks The Internet, there’s something for everyone in this season’s lineup. So break out your comfy couch, grab your favorite snacks, and get ready to spend some time enjoying these exciting new shows and movies.
‘The Red Line,’ CBS
Airing on April 22, this drama centers around the long-term effects of a commuter train crash that happened in Washington, D.C., and the subsequent social unrest that ensues as its residents attempt to rebuild their community in the aftermath of tragedy.
Actor Noah Wyle stars as Daniel Holden, an attorney whose life was left shattered by what happened on that fateful night. As he works with his team at a law firm specializing in civil rights cases, he also becomes involved with an activist group led by Jira Wilson (Emayatzy Corinealdi), who wants to make sure justice is done for those affected by this tragedy—and will do whatever it takes to ensure they get it.
Other notable actors include Noel Fisher (The Closer), Michael Patrick Thornton (Patriot), Vinny Chhibber (White Famous) and Howard Charles (Madam Secretary).
The cast of HBO's new series Euphoria is stacked. The show stars Zendaya, Maude Apatow and Angus Cloud in a drama about the lives of high school students. It will premiere on June 16th, 2019.
This show looks like it'll be worth checking out!
‘Big Little Lies,’ HBO
Big Little Lies, HBO
By now you've probably heard of Big Little Lies. The seven-part series is the first project to come out of a deal between Nicole Kidman's production company Blossom Films and HBO, and it stars a host of Hollywood heavy hitters including Reese Witherspoon, Laura Dern and Meryl Streep. In fact, Streep won a Golden Globe for her role as Mary Louise Wright—the mother of Perry (Alexander Skarsgard) and Celeste's (Nicole Kidman) children—back in January.
The show's creator is David E Kelley who also wrote all seven episodes; he adapted Liane Moriarty's bestseller for the small screen along with fellow producers Bruna Papandrea and Per Saari.
‘Fear the Walking Dead,’ AMC
Fear the Walking Dead is back for its fourth season. It’s time to figure out what happened, and how you can survive.
Join us as we explore the new challenges ahead with a cast of new characters, including Alicia Clark (Alycia Debnam-Carey), Victor Strand (Colman Domingo), John Dorie (Garret Dillahunt) and Althea (Maggie Grace).
The world has changed. There are no more rules anymore. But for whom?
‘Stranger Things 3,’ Netflix
If you were a fan of Stranger Things 2, then Season 3 is a must-watch. Set in 1985, it features an all-new mall in Hawkins, Indiana. There are new characters like new school bully Billy Hargrove (played by Dacre Montgomery), who is Maxine "Max" Mayfield's (Sadie Sink) stepbrother and a love interest for Lucas (Caleb McLaughlin). You also get to see Steve Harrington (Joe Keery) going through puberty as he grows his hair out longer and gets to know Nancy Wheeler (Natalie Dyer) better.
‘The Loudest Voice,’ Showtime
The Loudest Voice is a limited series about the rise and fall of Fox News founder Roger Ailes. Set in New York City during the 1970’s, it stars Russell Crowe as Ailes (who was married to Dianne Bronson in the 1970s), with Naomi Watts playing his wife at different stages of their relationship. The show follows Ailes as he builds his career and eventually forms Fox News, while also looking into allegations against him involving sexual harassment.
Based on Gabriel Sherman's book The Loudest Voice in the Room, which details how Ailes helped create Fox News as we know it today and became one of the most powerful men in media before being forced out following multiple accusations of sexual harassment, this limited series will look at both sides of his story—the good and bad—and promises to be an interesting watch for anyone interested in learning more about how we got here when it comes to our current political climate or simply just wanting some summer entertainment.* It premieres June 30th!
‘City on a Hill,’ Showtime
The new Showtime drama, “City on a Hill,” is an ambitious series that casts Kevin Bacon as a district attorney in Boston who takes on corruption in the city during the 1980s. The show was created by Chuck MacLean (a former FBI agent), and written by David Mamet (yes, THAT David Mamet) and Eric Overmyer. It was also produced by Ben Affleck and Matt Damon through their company Pearl Street Films—which gives you an idea of how high this show's ambitions are.
The story is based on true events: In 1984, a federal drug task force led by Massachusetts Attorney General Frank Bellotti targeted police officers involved with cocaine trafficking. The resulting scandal led to criminal charges against 44 officers from several different departments across Boston and surrounding communities; 22 were convicted at trial or pleaded guilty before trial ended in 1987-88 after 10 months of jury selection alone (that's right—10 MONTHS).
‘Our Boys,’ HBO
Our Boys is a drama starring Paddy Considine and Taron Egerton as two Manchester police officers whose lives are upended when they discover the body of a boy in the trunk of their car.
The series is written by and stars David Elliot, who previously wrote for Shameless. It was directed by Michael Caton-Jones (Mountains of the Moon), who also directed episodes of Peaky Blinders, Holby City and The Bodyguard.
Our Boys premieres on HBO on July 28th at 8 p.m. ET/PT
‘State of the Union (Limited Series), Sundance TV
Here's the deal: Sundance TV will premiere a six-episode limited series about former First Lady Michelle Obama. The show is based on Peter Slevin's book, "Michelle Obama: A Life," which chronicles her childhood in Chicago and her time as FLOTUS from 2008 to 2016. It's expected to premiere in 2020, so mark your calendars now!
‘The Handmaid’s Tale: The Untold Story of June and Serena Joy, Hulu Original
Hulu’s The Handmaid’s Tale: The Untold Story of June and Serena Joy, a four-part documentary series retelling the events of Margaret Atwood's novel from an entirely new perspective, is the latest project to be added to Hulu’s growing library of original content. Executive produced by Atwood herself, it explores how Gilead came into being through the lens of two characters you might not have realized were so instrumental in its creation: June Osborne/Offred (Elisabeth Moss) and her husband, Commander Fred Waterford (Joseph Fiennes).
The series begins with June being arrested on charges related to her involvement in an abortion clinic bombing. She's taken away from her family by police officers who explain to her that this isn't about punishment; rather, it's about recognizing that she has valuable experience as a doctor and could help increase fertility rates among women if given proper training. After June accepts their offer—and after she meets Fred—they get married and move into his home where they will live as 'co-conspirators' working together with other members within Gilead's regime towards creating a bright future for America's children.
We’ve given you a whole list of programs to watch this summer. The good news is, there are plenty more where these came from, so if you have time on your hands and want to check out more shows or movies this season, feel free to look around!