Twilight Zone, Game of Thrones ‘most anticipated’ shows
March 28, 2019
By Nik Roseveare
Data from TV Time shows that despite the arrival of spring and the supposed upswing in weather that comes with it, TV fans are still planning to spend plenty of time at home as a plethora of new and returning shows hit the screen this April.
The most aniticipated new show is The Twilight Zone – a revival of the original television series from 1959 which sees Hollywood director Jordan Peele (Get Out, Us) take on the role of narrator for the supernatural stand-alone tales. The show will air on CBS in the US from April 1st, but has yet to be picked up by a UK broadcaster/streamer.
CBS is also home to the second most anticipated new series with The Code – a network military-legal drama. Next in line is The CW’s new series, In the Dark. a mystery drama about a young, blind woman who tries to solve her friend’s murder. At number 4 is Japanese manga series, Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba and rounding out the top 5 is Warrior from Cinemax – an action-drama series originally conceptualised by Bruce Lee.
Somewhat unsurprisingly, Game of Thrones is the most anticipated returning show. After a two year break, the eighth and final season of the HBO fantasy-drama commences on April 14th – with a season consisting of just 6 episodes (albeit extra-long ones) to reveal who will finally claim the iron throne.
Taking the No. 2 position is critically accalimed anime series, One-Punch Man, which is returning for a second season. At number 3 is The CW’s post-apocalyptic drama series, The 100 whch is back for a 6th season.
Killing Eve returns with Season 2 this spring and take the number 4 spot. The show’s second season picks up exactly where the Season 1 finale left off. The new season will air simultaneously on BBC America and AMC in the US, but there is currently no launch date for the UK.
And at No. 5 is the return of Turkish fantasy series The Protector.