On the Box: Five series to look out for in 2019
Your favourite TV shows are back in 2019, along with a few new ones to keep an eye out for…
Game of Thrones
Returns in April
The eighth and final season of the astronomically popular medieval fantasy will be back in April this year. With the season reportedly consisting of just six episodes and a promise of an epic showdown between fire (basically dragons) and ice (those white walker things), it’s going to get suitably lairy.
The acclaimed Netflix crime drama was renewed for a second series almost instantly after its release back in November 2017. FBI agents Holden Ford and Bill Tench will return to pyscho-analyse some of the darkest killers in US history, with Charles Manson rumoured to be one of the key cases in the upcoming episodes.
Based on the 1990 novel by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman, Good Omens will follow a demon, Crowley (David Tennant) and angel Aziraphale (Michael Sheen) in their attempts to prevent the apocalypse. With an all-star cast and releases on both Amazon Prime and BBC Two, it’s shaping up to be one of the biggest fantasy releases of the year.
Returns 4 July
Everyone’s favourite 80s sci-fi thriller will return in the summer this year, with co-creator Ross Duffer promising viewers that the new series will see the gang leaving the confines of Hawkins. Other than that, details are pretty scarce on what to expect. But we’d strongly wager more creepy monsters, pop culture references and incredible performances from Winona Ryder.
Rumoured to return in Summer
Whisky, violence and rounded vowels: Tommy Shelby and his gang of Brummie scrappers are back for season number five, now armed with legitimate political power to wield due to Shelby’s confirmation as MP for Birmingham at the end of the last series. The plot will tie in with the 1929 financial crisis, the family getting heavily involved in the US business world and the rise of fascism in the build-up towards World War Two.