12 Most Anticipated New TV Shows Of 2017

If you thought TV was good in 2016, just wait until you see what 2017 has in store.

Sure, 2016 gave us Atlanta, Stranger Things and Westworld.  However, with the arrival of American Gods, Star Trek: Discovery and The Punisher, there’s so much to look forward to on the small screen.

Here’s a list of the most-anticipated new shows of 2017:

Taboo (FX) – Jan. 10

taboo-tom-hardyRidley Scott and Oscar nominee Tom Hardy have joined forces on a brand-new series for FX.

The eight-part series tells the story of James Keziah Delany (Hardy), an adventurer who returns to Britain to take over what’s left of his father’s shipping empire.

Hardy co-executive produced the series with Scott and Steven Knight (Peaky Blinders).

Riverdale (The CW) – Jan. 26

riverdaleArchie, Jughead and the rest of the gang the TV treatment in what promises to be a “darker” take on the comic book story.

Greg Berlanti (Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl) executive produces. Riverdale stars K.J. Apa, Cole Sprouse, Camila Mendes and Lili Reinhart.

Powerless (NBC) – Feb. 2

powerlessNBC is dipping its toes into the superhero waters once again with Powerless.

Set within the world of the DC Universe, the comedy series follows a group of regular people who work at an insurance company that deals with the destruction superheroes and villains leave behind.

Powerless stars Vanessa Hudgens, Alan Tudyk and Danny Pudi.

Legion (FX) – Feb. 8

LegionFrom Fargo creator Noah Hawley, Legion centers on a David Haller (Dan Stevens), a troubled man with powers beyond comprehension. He begins to question whether the voices he hears and the visions he sees are real after a chance encounter.

The Good Fight (CBS/CBS All Access) – Feb. 19

the good fightA spinoff of CBS’s hit show The Good Wife, The Good Fight takes place a year later with the return of Diane Lockhart (Christine Baranski). When a financial scam forces Diane out of Lockhart & Lee, she and a young lawyer named Maia (Rose Leslie), join Lucca Quinn (Cush Gumbo) at one of Chicago’s major law firms.

Big Little Lies (HBO) – Feb. 19

big little liesAn A-list cast brings this seven-part limited series to life.

Based on the best-selling novel, Big Little Lies centers on three mothers whose seemingly perfect lives unravel to the point of murder.

Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman, Laura Dern and Alexander Skarsgård star.

Iron Fist (Netflix) – March 17

The fourth member of the The Defenders team finally gets his own series.

Finn Jones stars as Danny Rand, a young man who possesses incredible martial arts skills and a mystical force known as the Iron Fist.

Jessica Henwick and Rosario Dawson also star.

The Handmaid’s Tale (Hulu) – April 26

handmaids taleElisabeth Moss stars in the 10-episode adaptation of the classic Margot Atwood novel.

Set in a dystopian future, a woman (Moss) is forced to live as a concubine, “Handmaid,” in a totalitarian society.

Samira Wiley, Yvonne Strahovski and Joseph Fiennes also star.

Star Trek: Discovery (CBS/CBS All Acess) – May

star trekThe hugely popular sci-fi franchise returns to TV.

Star Trek: Discovery takes places a decade before the events of the original series.

Sonequa Martin-Green, Doug Jones and Michelle Yeoh star.

The first episode will debut on CBS, all subsequent episodes will be available on the network’s new streaming service, CBS All Access.

American Gods (Starz) – TBA

american godsStarz is betting big with the TV adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s best-selling novel.

The fantasy series centers on the fight between old and new gods who have incorporated themselves into American life.

American Gods boasts an impressive cast that includes Gillian Anderson, Ian McShane, Kristin Chenoweth and Pablo Schreiber.

The Punisher (Netflix) – TBA

Agents Of SHIELDThe Netflix-Marvel partnership continues to grow with a spinoff of the Daredevil series.

Jon Bernthal reprises his role as Frank Castles and is joined by Deborah Ann Woll’s Karen Page and Ben Barnes as Billy Russo.

Marvel’s Inhumans (ABC) – Fall

inhumansNo much is known about the eight-episode live-action series set to premiere fall 2017.

The first two episodes will be released in IMAX theaters in September before moving to ABC.

The series will focus on the core characters from the Inhumans comic books including Black Bolt and other members of the Royal Family.

Ashley Carter
Ashley Carter
News junkie by profession, pop-culture junkie in life. A self-described TV fanatic, Ashley watches more television than should be humanly possible. Some of her favorites include Game of Thrones, Black Mirror, Mr. Robot and Stranger Things. She'll also watch almost anything from the BBC. When not watching TV or writing about it, you can find her at Disney World; she practically lives there.