10 TV shows we can't wait for in 2021: ‘Lord Of The Rings’, ‘Dexter’ to ‘Superman & Lois’, here’s the full list
The list has cutting edge shows from across genres - action, adventure animation, drama, crime thriller, epics and more
Bored of the pandemic? If you are starving for the best television shows, then this listicle is for you. We have compiled the list based on popular choice, about the top-rated television shows releasing in 2021. Our list has cutting edge shows from across genres -action, adventure animation, drama, crime thriller and epics.
'Loki', directed by Michael Waldron, is an upcoming television miniseries created for Disney+. It is based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name and is set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). The series will center around Loki, the mercurial villain and the events featuring in the series will be a follow up of ‘Avengers: Endgame’. Tom Hiddleston will reprise his role as Loki. Other stars to be featured in the series include Sophia Di Martino, Owen Wilson, Gugu Mbatha-Raw and Sasha Lane. For the unversed, Loki is the Prince of Asgard, Odinson. He is the rightful heir of Jotunheim, and God of Mischief. Loki is driven to gain power that makes him sow chaos in Asgard. Moreover, his lust for power reaches even the earth. It will be worth a watch to see how Loki’s wayward aspirations land him in the upcoming miniseries slated for a 2021 release.
2. 'The Lord of the Rings'
'The Lord of the Rings' needs no introduction for cine enthusiasts. The epic fantasy adventure series developed by JD Payne and Patrick McKay for the streaming service Amazon Prime Video is set in the Second Age of Middle-earth before the events of the 'Lord of the Rings' novel and films. It is based on author JRR Tolkien’s epic fantasy novel series of the same name and is touted as one of the strongest contenders of superhit fantasy adventure show ‘Game Of Thrones’. The series will feature Robert Aramayo, Owain Arthur and Nazanin Boniadi among the lead cast. So if you’re ready to delve into the world of mythical characters such as wizards, dwarves, elves, orcs and of course, hobbits, then this series is a must-watch. The series will be released in 2021 but the official dates of the premiere are not yet out.
'Halo', the award-winning series of video games, is now being adapted for television. The 10-episode Showtime series ‘Halo’ will have Kyle Killen as executive producer, writer and showrunner. The live-action science fiction shall revolve around the 26th-century war between the United Nations Space Command and the alien Covenant. Since it will portray a conflict between humanity and an alien threat so the fans of action, adventure and futuristic visions will really enjoy it. The series will be released in 2021 but the official dates of release are not yet out.
4. ‘Superman & Lois’
Fans of Superman might be awaiting DC’s new television series based on the iconic comic hero. The 13-episode show ‘Superman & Lois’ will star Tyler Hoechlin and Elizabeth Tulloch. It will focus on Superman’s married life with award-winning reporter Lois Lane. The show is a spin-off of the television series ‘Supergirl’, which starred Melissa Benoist as Kara Zor-El/Supergirl, the cousin of Superman who landed on Earth years after her famous relative. The series will be tentatively released in January 2021.
5. ‘Law & Order: Organized Crime’
NBC will run a 13-episode series titled ‘Law & Order: Organized Crime’ which will be a Special Victims Unit spin-off. The show starring Christopher Meloni as Elliot Stabler as the chief of an organized crime taskforce will air on NBC. As per the official synopsis, “Elliot Stabler returns to the NYPD to battle organized crime after a devastating personal loss. However, the city and police department have changed dramatically in the decade he's been away, and he must adapt to a criminal justice system in the midst of its own moment of reckoning. Throughout the series, we will follow Stabler's journey to find absolution and rebuild his life, while leading a new elite task force that is taking apart the city's most powerful criminal syndicates one by one.” The show will be released in 2021 but official dates are not announced yet.
6. ‘Star Wars: The Bad Batch’
Disney+ original animated series ‘Star Wars: The Bad Batch’ is coming in 2021 on Disney Plus. As per Star Wars, “The series follows the elite and experimental clones of the Bad Batch (first introduced in The Clone Wars) as they find their way in a rapidly changing galaxy in the immediate aftermath of the Clone War. Members of Bad Batch — a unique squad of clones who vary genetically from their brothers in the Clone Army — each possess a singular exceptional skill, which makes them extraordinarily effective soldiers and a formidable crew. In the post-Clone War era, they will take on daring mercenary missions as they struggle to stay afloat and find new purpose.”
Upcoming action television series ‘Walker’ is a reboot of the 1993–2001 television series ‘Walker, Texas Ranger’. The CW's series follows Cordell Walker (Jared Padalecki), a widower and father of two who returns home to Austin, Texas, after being undercover for two years. He aims to reconnect with his kids, navigate clashes with his family, and find mutual ground with his new partner while growing highly suspicious of his wife's death. So far, Genevieve Padalecki, real-life wife to Jared, has been cast as Emily, Walker's late wife in the series. ‘Walker’ is slated for January 2021 release on The CW and would a refreshing watch for crime drama fans.
CBS is going to release a crime drama ‘Clarice’ based on the famous Thomas Harris character Clarice Sterling. The show will be set after the events of the horror-thriller film ‘The Silence Of The Lambs’. Produced and written by Alex Kurtzman and Jenny Lumet, the series will be a deep dive into the undiscovered personal life of FBI agent Clarice Starling. She will return to chase serial murderers and sexual predators while navigating the high stakes involved in the political world of Washington DC. The story will explore “Clarice’s bravery and complexity- her struggle, her resilience, her victory”, a source told Deadline. Horror fans can expect to watch the show by January 2021.
Fan-favorite vigilante serial killer Dexter is coming back. Showtime announced a 10-episode limited miniseries that will see star Michael C Hall and showrunner Clyde Phillips again joining forces. Vulture reported that the series will pick off from where the eighth and final season that aired in 2013 left off — Dexter head off to live a life alone in exile as a lumberjack. So what will happen next? That we'd see in the upcoming series. “Dexter is such a special series, both for its millions of fans and for Showtime, as this breakthrough show helped put our network on the map many years ago,” said Showtime executive Gary Levine, as reported by Mashable.
10. ‘The Nevers’
Science fiction drama television is going to up its ante with the release of the HBO series ‘The Nevers’. Created by Joss Whedon, the series is an epic tale following a gang of Victorian women who find themselves with strange abilities, relentless enemies, and a mission that might change the trajectory of the world. This gang of women will be lead by Amalia True (Laura Donnelly) who's character is called "the most reckless, impulsive, emotionally damaged hero of her time". Amalia will appear opposite Declan Orrun (Nick Frost) as her antagonist and purported love-interest. The show is expected for 2021 release but official dates are not yet announced.