At Home Binge Watching TV – America’s True Pandemic Hobby

So, for me it can be hard to get all the information about my favorite TV shows that are coming out soon in one place. I know most of you probably don’t even like some of these shows, but they’re the ones I’m looking forward to seeing. So the first show that’s coming out is . . .

Star Trek: Discovery (season three) – The exciting third installment of Star Trek’s latest show is coming to CBS All Access on October 15th. Michael Burnham, Saru, and the rest of the USS Discovery’s crew will be starring on the thirteen-episode season. The season will begin further into the future than any other Star Trek story, so we’ll just have to see where the plot takes them.

Helstrom (season one) – Helstrom is the Marvel show that no one knows about. It’s supposed to be tilted more towards having some horror content (maybe because the main characters are siblings whose mother has been institutionalized for being a serial killer), and Marvel has purposefully distanced itself from the show. Most likely due to the fact that Marvel Studios has been focusing on the Disney+ series, Helstrom has already been canceled, and there will be no season two. It will premiere on Hulu on October 16th, and the season will consist of ten episodes.

The Mandalorian (season two) – In the second season of this Star Wars story, Moff Gideon pursues Din Djarin and the Child around the galaxy. The season will consist of eight episodes and the dark saber!!! Though writing on the third season has begun, the most exciting announcements have been about the cast. Ahsoka Tano, who first appeared in Star Wars: The Clone Wars will be making a guest appearance, most likely as an adult, and Boba Fett—that’s right, Boba Fett—will be in the series, making canon his escape from the sarlac pit.

Disenchantment (season three) – Not much is known about Disenchantment’s third season (technically, it’s the second season; let me explain. Netflix originally order one season of twenty episodes, but they were released in two different part, one in 2018 and one in 2019. Netflix renewed the series for a “second season,” also of twenty episodes, which will be released between 2020 and 2021). Bean and her “merry” crew will be returning for the season, as will Dagmar, Odval, and Zøg.

WandaVision (season one) – This is my favorite. In only six episodes, this show will not be like any other. As Wanda Maximoff and Vision (back from the dead?!?!) live their “ideal suburban life, they begin to suspect that things are not as they seem.” This half-sitcom, half-big Marvel shebang will feature Jimmy Woo from Ant-Man and the Wasp, Darcy Lewis from Thor and Thor: The Dark World, and more!

The Falcon and the Winter Soldier (season one) – Sharon Carter and Baron Helmut Zemo, both from the Captain America trilogy of movies, will be joining the season as main characters. The six-episode installment will feature Sam Wilson dealing with having been handed the mantle of “Captain America.”

Star Trek: Picard (season two) – In this Star Trek show that doesn’t quite seem like Star Trek, Jean-Luc Picard will return with the main cast from season one (minus Narek), with Picard’s old friend Guinan and Seven of Nine reprising their roles as guest cast members. The season is expected to premiere in late 2020 or early 2021.

Those are all the shows that I feel I have enough info about to make a paragraph, except two . . . the most exciting two . . .

The Lord of the Rings (seasons one & two) – This is going to be awesome. With a budget of $250 million in total, this cast of all-new characters will go out on an expedition hopefully involving Sauron’s rings. It’s set between both movie series, and will premiere in 2021. Plus, more than two years before the release of the first season, Prime Video has already renewed the show for a second season. And what’s more, Prime Video has made a lot of deals and bargains, and expects the series to run for much longer than two seasons—five whole seasons! The first season will consist of 20 episodes.

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (seasons one & two) – Yes, yes, I know that made a cheesy six-episode TV show back in the eighties, adapting the first two installment’s in Douglas Adams’ Hitchhiker’s Guide series, but this program has already been renewed for a second season, and, like the upcoming Lord of the Rings series, it is expected to run much longer.

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