While a lot of our favourite shows will return this year with their latest seasons, there will also be a lot of new English shows that will arrive on different global networks and hopefully be available to Indian viewers through one of the OTT platforms. Here’s zooming into the most-awaited new shows of 2020.
Star Trek: Picard
Sir Patrick Stewart will be back as the legendary Jean-Luc Picard in Star Trek’s new series, which will start proceedings 18 years after Star Trek: Nemesis and explore what happened to the former Enterprise captain post-retirement.
Nine Perfect Strangers
After Big Little Lies, Nicole Kidman re-teams with author Liane Moriarty to adapt the latter’s novel about nine high-strung people trying to live healthier lives at a wellness resort where Kidman is the director.
Funnyman Jason Bateman stars in – and also directs – this adaptation of Stephen King’s eponymous novel about a man accused of child murder. The investigative thriller also stars Cynthia Erivo and Ben Mendelsohn.
Nick Hornby’s much-loved novel had a big screen avatar in 2000 with John Cusack and now it’s being adapted by Hulu for a series starring Zoe Kravitz as the gender-flipped lead, who’s resorting to music to cope with her various past relationships.
Sarah Paulson stars in the title role of this series that traces the origin story of Nurse Ratched who was the main antagonist in One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest. The series also stars Cynthia Nixon and Sharon Stone!
Little Fires Everywhere
Reese Witherspoon joins forces with Scandal’s Kerry Washington for this adaptation of Celeste Ng’s acclaimed novel. Washington will play a single mother whose life gets entwined with Witherspoon’s seemingly perfect suburban wife.
Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes is concocting this new period drama about “the story of secrets and dishonour amongst the upper echelon of London society in the 19th Century”. The cast includes Tamsin Greig and Harriet Walter.
This has been in the making for quite some time. Cate Blanchett plays Phyllis Schlafly, the infamous anti-feminist lady who spearheaded the movement against the Equal Rights Amendment in the 1970s. Rose Byrne plays Gloria Steinem.
Camp Cretaceous: This one’s an animated show from Netflix picking up events after 2015’s Jurassic World, following a group of teens who head to an adventure camp on Isla Nubar where dinosaurs are running amok. Steven Spielberg is one of the executive producers.
If you haven’t seen this incredible 2013 Bong Joon-Ho film, maybe you can directly wait for this OTT adaptation starring Jennifer Connelly about a high-speed train rattling around the world containing the only human beings alive.
Sally Rooney’s bestseller is being turned into a miniseries starring Daisy Edgar-Jones and Paul Mescal as two Irish teenagers who develop an intimate relationship despite hailing from different social classes.
Shondaland alert. This eight-episode period drama based on the bestselling romance novel series by Julia Quinn follows the wealthy Bridgerton family between 1813 and 1827 in London’s high society. This is the first of many shows born out of the Netflix-Shonda Rhimes deal.
Succession’s Matthew Macfadyen is Charles and Fleabag’s Sian Clifford is Diana, the real-life British couple who cheated their way on to the jackpot prize on Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? back in 2001. Michael Sheen plays quizmaster Chris Tarrant.
The conspiracy thriller with Jordan Peele as one of the producers follows a group of people, led by Al Pacino, who find out in 1977 that many Nazi officials are living in the United States and have plans of genocide.
Impeachment: American Crime Story
Clive Owen plays Bill Clinton and Beanie Feldstein plays Monica Lewinsky in Ryan Murphy’s new series about how public and private lives got entwined in what happened once upon a time in White House. Lewinsky is one of the producers.