10 New Series To Give A Chance This Spring

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The Winter TV season is just about over and the Spring TV season is about to begin. With almost every show that disappears from our TV schedules as they wrap up their season or go into their mid-season break, a brand new show or new season of an already existing show will pop up to replace it. So many of them in fact, that it can be a bit daunting to go through everything to see what’s worth your precious time. So we did that for you! At least in the arena of scripted programming.

We’ve looked at new season of existing TV shows and now we’re going to look at the shiny new ones that we have no previous experience with, but think have potential to be something great – or at the very least, enjoyable.

For the TL;DR of this list, watch the video above.

1. The Crossing – April 2nd

Will Air On: ABC

Genre: Drama/Sci-fi

Starring: Steve Zahn, Natalie Martinez, Sandrine Holt, Tommy Bastow, Rob Campbell, Rick Gomez, Marcuis W. Harris, Grant Harvey, Jay Karnes, Simone Kessell, Kelley Missal, Luc Roderique, Bailey Skodje, John D’Leo and Georgina Haig.

Synopsis: Refugees from a war-torn country 250 years in the future start showing up to seek asylum in an American town. – IMDB.

2. The Last OG – April 3rd

Will Air On: TBS

Genre: Comedy

Starring: Tracy Morgan, Tiffany Haddish, Cedric the Entertainer, Allen Maldonado, Ryan Gaul, Taylor Mosby and Dante Hoagland.

Synopsis: An ex-felon is shocked to see just how much the world has changed when he is released from prison for good behavior after a 15-year stint and returns to his newly gentrified Brooklyn neighborhood. – IMDB.

3. Troy: Fall of a City – April 6th

Will Air On: Netflix

Genre: Drama, Historical Fiction, Fantasy

Starring: Louis Hunter, Bella Dayne, David Threlfall, Frances O’Connor, Tom Weston-Jones, Joseph Mawle, Chloe Pirrie, Johnny Harris, David Gyasi, Jonas Armstrong, Alfred Enoch, Aimee-Ffion Edwards and Hakeem Kae-Kazim.

Synopsis: An epic story of love and war, intrigue and betrayal. When Helen and Paris fall in love, they trigger a chain of events that threatens their families and the city of Troy. – BBC.

4. Howard’s End – April 8th

Will Air On: Starz

Genre: Drama

Starring: Hayley Atwell, Matthew Macfadyen, Tracey Ullman, Julia Ormond, Philippa Coulthard, Joseph Quinn, Rosalind Eleazar and Alex Lawther.

Synopsis: Four-part adaptation of EM Forster’s classic novel telling the story of two independent and unconventional sisters and the men in their lives. – BBC.

5. Killing Eve – April 8th

Will Air On: BBC America

Genre: Drama

Starring: Jodie Comer, Sandra Oh, Kirby Howell-Baptiste, Fiona Shaw, Kim Bodnia, David Haig, Sean Delaney, Owen McDonnell and Darren Boyd.

Synopsis: Based on the novellas by Luke Jennings and written by Phoebe Waller-Bridge (Fleabag), BBC America’s Killing Eve centers on two women; Eve (Sandra Oh) is a bored, whip-smart, pay-grade MI5 security officer whose desk-bound job doesn’t fulfill her fantasies of being a spy. Villanelle (Jodie Comer) is a mercurial, talented killer who clings to the luxuries her violent job affords her. – Killing Eve Trailer.

6. Lost in Space – April 13th

Will Air On: Netflix

Genre: Sci-fi

Starring: Toby Stephens, Molly Parker, Ignacio Serricchio, Taylor Russell, Maxwell Jenkins, Parker Posey and Mina Sundwall.

Synopsis: After crash landing on an alien planet, the Robinson family fights against all odds to survive and escape. But they’re surrounded by hidden dangers. – Netflix.

7. Rellik – April 13th

Will Air On: Cinemax

Genre: Crime

Starring: Richard Dormer, Jodi Balfour, Paterson Joseph, Lærke Winther, Shannon Tarbet, Paul Rhys, Michael Shaeffer, Rosalind Eleazar, Georgina Rich and Ray Stevenson.

Synopsis: Told in reverse, the show follows DCI Gabriel Markham and his team as they try to hunt down a serial killer. – IMDB.

8. Civilizations – April 17th

Will Air On: PBS

Genre: Documentary

Starring: Liev Schreiber (narrator), Simon Schama, Mary Beard and David Olusoga.

Synopsis: CIVILIZATIONS, a new nine-part series presented in partnership with the BBC that tells the story of art from the dawn of human history to the present day —for the first time on a global scale. Inspired by Civilisation, Kenneth Clark’s acclaimed landmark 1969 series about Western art, this bold new series from Nutopia broadens the canvas to reveal the role art and the creative imagination have played across multiple cultures and civilizations, introducing a new generation to works of beauty, ingenuity and illumination created across continents.

From the landscape scrolls of classical China and the sculpture of the Olmecs to African bronzes, Japanese prints and French Impressionist paintings, CIVILIZATIONS explores the wealth of treasures created through the entirety of the human experience. – PBS.

9. Sweetbitter – May 6th

Will Air On: Starz

Genre: Drama

Starring: Ella Purnell, Tom Sturridge, Caitlin FitzGerald, Paul Sparks, Evan Jonigkeit, Daniyar, Eden Epstein and Jasmine Mathews.

Synopsis: Girl works in restaurant and learns how crazy it is to work in a restaurant. Based on book of same name. – IMDB.

10. Vida – May 6th

Will Air On:  Starz

Genre: Drama

Starring: Melissa Barrera, Mishel Prada, Karen Ser Anzoategui, Chelsea Rendon, Carlos Miranda and Maria Elena Laas.

Synopsis: Vida follows “two Mexican-American sisters, Emma and Lyn, from the Eastside of Los Angeles who couldn’t be more different or distanced from each other. Circumstances force them to return to their old neighborhood, where they are confronted by the past and shocking truth about their mother’s identity.” – Wikipedia.

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