The 21 Most Anticipated New TV Series of 2017 (Part 2)

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From Starz's "American Gods" to NBC's "Midnight, Texas," and HBO's "Young Pope," here are the 22 upcoming new shows we're most excited about in 2017:

 

12. "The Good Fight" (CBS All Access), Premieres February 19

A year after the finale of The Good Wife, an enormous financial scam destroys the reputation of young lawyer Maia and wipes out the savings of her mentor Diane Lockhart. The two are forced out of Lockhart & Lee and join Lucca Quinn at one of Chicago’s pre-eminent law firms.

 

13. "Big Little Lies" (HBO), Premieres February 19

While Madeline and Celeste take new in town single mom Jane under their wing, none of them realises how the arrival of Jane and her inscrutable little boy will affect them all. Big little lies is a brilliant take on ex-husbands and second wives, schoolyard scandal, and the dangerous little lies we tell ourselves just to survive.

 

14. "Marvel's Iron Fist" (Netflix), March 17

Danny Rand returns to New York City, after being missing for fifteen years, to reclaim his family company. However, when a threat emerges, Rand must choose between his family's legacy and his duties as the Iron Fist.

 

15. "Star Trek: Discovery" (CBS All Access), Premieres in May

Set roughly a decade before the events of the original Star Trek series, the series follows the crew of the USS Discovery as they discover new worlds and civilizations, while exploring the franchise's signature contemporary themes. The season-long storyline revolves around "an incident and an event in Star Trek history that's been talked about but never been explored".

 

16. "Twin Peaks" (Showtime), Premiere TBA

A crime drama mixed with healthy doses of the surreal, this series is about FBI Agent Dale Cooper, who travels to the small logging town of Twin Peaks to solve the murder of seemingly innocent high schooler Laura Palmer. Almost nothing is as it seems, however, and the show's sometimes eerie visuals, oddball characters and wild dream sequences drive the point home.

 

17. "American Gods" (Starz), Premiere TBA

Shadow is a man with a past. But now he wants nothing more than to live a quiet life with his wife and stay out of trouble. Until he learns that she's been killed in a terrible accident. Flying home for the funeral, as a violent storm rocks the plane, he is greeted by a strange man in the seat next to him. The man calls himself Mr. Wednesday, and he knows more about Shadow than is possible. He warns Shadow that a far bigger storm is coming. And from that moment on, nothing will ever be the same.

 

18. "Mindhunter" (Netflix), Premiere TBA

The series will be set in 1979 and will revolve around two FBI agents, played by Jonathan Groff and Holt McCallany, who interview imprisoned serial killers to try to solve ongoing cases.

 

19. "Prison Break: Sequel" (Fox), Premiere TBA

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the limited series "...picks up after Michael's apparent death [...] When clues surface suggesting that Michael may be alive, Sara teams with Lincoln to engineer the series' biggest escape ever, as three of Fox River State Penitentiary's most notorious escapees—T-Bag, C-Note and Sucre—are pulled back into the action."

 

20. "Feud" (FX), Premiere TBA

Based on the legendary rivalry between Bette Davis and Joan Crawford which began early on their careers,climaxed on the set of "Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?" and evolved into an Oscar vendetta.

 

21. "Marvel's The Inhumans" (ABC), Premiere TBA

The series follows an isolated community of superhumans as they fight to protect themselves.

 

22. "Midnight, Texas" (NBC), Premiere TBA

Midnight is a safe haven for those who are different, but with the presence of outsiders, the residents band together and form a strong and unlikely family.

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