Besides the many good movies we intend to see in the theatres or right at home, this year comes with a number of interesting proposals in terms of TV series. Every year, some less popular productions or series that have completed the action after a long number of seasons go out of the scene to make way for new series designed to attract viewers. Final preparations are being made and some of them have a touch of science fiction that will please fans.
Especially in autumn there will be many other shows that have not yet been announced by U.S. television stations, but we present the most interesting productions that will appear this year.
1. True Detective
Apparently, the story is trivial and repeated endlessly: two policemen trying to catch a criminal in a case opened in 1995. But True Detective also comes with an exceptional cast for a show made up of Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson, so we expect to see two realistic detectives on the small screen. The debut season is only eight episodes.
Science fiction fans were disappointed by mediocre series in recent years, but Helix has the potential to bring a ray of hope. The series tells the story of a group of researchers in Antarctica on the verge of a discovery that could completely change the world for the better. Like any other technology, it also can be used for a bad purpose and hence the battle between scientists and terrorists.
Real history buffs have reasons to be happy as 2014 brings the TV series Turn. It tells the story of a group of farmers in New York in 1778 who become spies in a daring attempt of the United States to win its independence from the British Empire. The series is inspired by actual events, but the existence of this group of spies was discovered 150 years later.
4. The Strain
Another vampire series? This was our first reaction when we heard about The Strain, but the new creation by Guillermo del Toro seems to have potential. Also because the series focuses on researcher Goodwater Ephraim who receives a mission to identify and eradicate a virus that turns people into vampires. Therefore, it doesn’t sound like a classic vampire movie, but one that could attract science-fiction fans as well.
Police Academy is the first thing that comes to mind when we think about a comedy with cops. Babylon uses the same recipe, but a little different: a U.S. expert in PR gets the mission to improve the image of the London Police. Hence a series of comic events seasoned with real battles fought by the police against criminals. At least on paper, it is an attractive combination.
6. Wayward Pines
The action takes place in the mysterious city Wayward Pines in the U.S. state of Indiana. Here, a secret service agent is sent on a mission to trace two federal agents who disappeared. As he investigates the case, the hero realizes that in the beautiful American town strange things happen.
Tyrant tells the story of the son of a leader of a country in the Middle East who returns home after an absence of 20 years. But he doesn’t come back alone: he has an American wife and children, elements triggering numerous conflicts due to completely different mentalities and the political system. Sounds somewhat like Homeland backwards. Not surprisingly, since the series is developed by Howard Gordon and Gideon Raff, already -known producers of the TV series with Nicholas Brody Carrie Mathison as the main characters.
What you can do when you have a chip in the brain that gives you access to almost any database in the world? Pretty much anything. This is the plot of the series Intelligence. Gabriel Vaughn (Josh Holloway) is a secret agent turned into a human weapon by implanting the mentioned chip. He has access to the Internet with it, can communicate by radio with electronic devices and can reconstruct in his mind certain events according to the testimonies of those present.
The list of 2014 TV series should include Rake. Noted actor Greg Kinnear plays a good lawyer, but with an erratic behavior. To live a life full of excesses and tense moments, lawyer Joye Keegan receives free psychotherapy sessions from his ex-wife and is in a relationship with a law student with a rather dark past. Maybe the plot does not bring things that you have not already heard about, but if you appreciate a series with witty comebacks and you have seen several movies with Greg Kinnear, you might be attracted to Rake.
10. 24: Live Another Day
Federal agent Jack Bauer comes out of hiding in London to head off a massive terrorist attack while being hunted down by American forces dispatched by President James Heller.