'Agent Carter', 'Constantine', 'The Flash', which of the new season shows are you most looking forward to?
It’s that time of the year again, when the networks choose which shows will make up our viewing schedules for the foreseeable future. This year there’s plenty on offer with a whole new crop of promising comedies and dramas coming our way. Here’s a few we’ve selected from the big five networks which stand the best chance of becoming our next television obsession.
Hayley Atwel stars in 'Agent Carter'
Another Marvel TV offering to follow ‘Agents of Shield’, ‘Agent Carter’ will be looking to capitalize on the tremendous success of Captain America: The Winter Solider. It follows Steve Rogers’ girlfriend Peggy Carter after he is frozen as she tries to build a career as a secret agent whilst getting over loosing the love of her life. Hayley Atwell will reprise her role as Carter first seen in The First Avenger.
How To Get Away With Murder
From ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ and ‘Scandal’ producer Shonda Rimes, ‘How To Get Away With Murder’ is a legal thriller which has been described as ‘sexy and suspenseful’. It follows a group of law students whose brilliant but mysterious criminal defence professor becomes entangled in a murder plot that affects not just their studies but the course of their lives.
A comedy from ‘Suburgatory’ creator Emily Kapnek, ‘Doctor Who’s’ Karen Gillian stars as a self obsessed 20 something who ends up achieving fame the wrong way, after a humiliating break up makes her the subject of a viral video. She then enlists the help of a marketing expert at her company to help repair her tarnished image.
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‘Extant’ boasts Steven Spielberg as its executive producer and Halle Berry as the lead actress. It follows a female astronaut, returning home to her family after a year spent in space. Trying to reconnect with her loved ones, her experiences lead to events which will change the course of human history.
From ‘Breaking Bad’ creator Vince Gilligan comes, ‘Battle Creek’ a 13 episode detective series which was first developed a decade ago. Josh Duhamel and Dean Winters will star as two very different detectives paired up to reduce crime in Battle Creek, Michigan.
Grant Gustin stars in 'The Flash'
A spin off from the successful ‘Arrow’, ‘The Flash’ follows the character of Barry Allen after his accident which causes him to gain super powers. Allen becomes ‘The Flash’ and fights crime in Central City using his skill of super speed. The pilot will also feature a cameo from the original TV Flash, John Wesley Shipp.
Another comic book making the leap to television, ‘iZombie’ is based on the DC comics of the same name and has been developed by ‘Veronica Mars’ creator Rob Thomas. It centres on a medical student (who after becoming a zombie) realises she inherits the memories of the brains she eats. Putting her ‘special’ skill to good use she ends up helping a police detective solve homicide cases.
Next: Fox takes us to 'Gotham', while NBC brings 'Constantine'