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Most Anticipated TV Shows of 2024 | Image: Man of Many

Our 11 Most Anticipated TV Shows of 2024

Television is in a golden age, with streaming services offering up more opportunities for big-budget projects and great variety in the type of content audiences see on the silver screen. With shows such as The Last of Us, Succession and more releasing in 2023, audiences are looking ahead to 2024 with major excitement. After all, the new year poses to bring back some beloved television to screens as well as introduce some new massive worlds to the silver screen. With that being said, here are some of our picks for the most anticipated TV shows to look out for in 2024.

Most Anticipated TV Series of 2024 at a Glance

Masters of the Air (January 26, 2024)

The long-awaited Steven Spielberg  and Tom Hanks reunion is set to land this year and it is arguably the most anticipated new show of 2024. The screen legends have once again teamed up for an all-encompassing war epic, following the successes of Saving Private Ryan to the gripping series The Pacific. The dynamic duo’s latest effort is titled Masters of the Air and will serve as a sequel (of sorts) to the classic series Band of Brothers.

Distributed by Apple TV+, the new series is helmed by No Time to Die’s Cary Joji Fukunaga and boasts a USD$250 million budget, so naturally, expectations are high. Masters of the Air is based on Donald L. Miller’s book of the same name and follows the men of the 100th Bomb Group, aka the ‘Bloody Hundredth’, as they conduct a series of dangerous bombing raids over Nazi Germany. According to the official synopsis, the action-packed drama aims to portray the “psychological and emotional price paid by these young men as they helped destroy the horror of Hitler’s Third Reich.”

The series boasts a star-studded cast led by Academy Award nominee Austin Butler, alongside Callum Turner, Anthony Boyle, Nate Mann, Rafferty Law, Academy Award nominee Barry Keoghan, Josiah Cross, Branden Cook, and Ncuti Gatwa. And joining Spielberg and Hanks behind the scenes is their longtime collaborator and executive producer weapon, Gary Goetzman.

Marvel’s Echo (January 9, 2024)

  • Starring: Alaqua Cox, Charlie Cox, Vincent D’Onofrio
  • Production Studio: Marvel Studios
  • Platform: Disney+
  • Release Date: 9 January 2024

Marvel fatigue is well and truly setting in with fans, many feeling overwhelmed with the amount of content being released on television and film as well as the lack of quality and variety being produced. However, Echo promises to be a must-see, with beloved character Daredevil set to return once again and a much more gritty and mature series, with Echo set to be the first MA 15+ Marvel show since the character was bought by Disney. As such, fans of the Netflix Marvel shows should check out Echo when it is released in 2024.

Mr & Mrs Smith (February 2, 2024)

  • Starring: Maya Erskine, Donal Glover
  • Production Studio: Amazon MGM Studios
  • Platform: Prime Video
  • Release Date: 2 February 2024

While many will know and love the original Mr & Mrs Smith movie that starred Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, Amazon Prime is releasing a brand new TV series and re-imaging the original project. With Community actor and writer Donald Glover tapped to pen the script for the show, fans can expect comedy, action and more to be featured at large in the show.

Avatar: The Last Airbender (February 22, 2024)

  • Starring: Gordon Cormier, Dallas James Liu, Kiawentiio Tarbell
  • Production Studio: Rideback; Nickelodeon
  • Platform: Netflix
  • Release Date: 22 February 2024

Avatar: The Last Airbender is arguably one of the most anticipated TV shows in recent years, let alone for 2024. Based on the beloved cartoon of the game name, Netflix’s live-action adaptation has many fans cautiously optimistic. Particularly after the last live-action adaptation failed to deliver on almost every front. However, with age-appropriate casting, impressive CGI and a new TV show format, here’s hoping Netflix’s Avatar: The Last Airbender is able to live up to the hype.

The Walking Dead: The Ones Who Live (February 25, 2024)

  • Starring: Andrew Lincoln, Danai Gurira, Terry O’Quinn, Lesley-Ann Brandt
  • Production Studio: AMC
  • Platform: Stan
  • Release Date: 25 February 2024

Since the mainline The Walking Dead series wrapped up in 2022, the zombie series has branched out to new heights, with a variety of spin-off shows debuting and releasing. Of all the spin-offs, the one that is without a doubt the most anticipated is The Ones Who Live, with Andrew Lincoln set to return to the franchise as Rick Grimes after departing during season nine. What’s more, the show will focus on Rick reuniting with Michonne, another fan-favourite character of the series.

Fallout (April 12, 2024)

  • Starring: Ella Purnell, Walton Goggins, Kyle MacLachlan
  • Production Studio: Amazon MGM Studios
  • Platform: Prime Video
  • Release Date: 12 April 2024

While 2023 had The Last of Us, next year promises to be another big year for gaming fans, with Bethesda’s classic IP Fallout set to be transformed into a live-action series for Amazon Prime. Fallout takes place in a post-apocalyptic America, one that has been destroyed as a result of nuclear warfare. Survivors were hidden away in Vaults as a way to survive, they vault-dwellers then enter back into the world that has been completely laid to waste.

Bridgerton: Season 3 (May 16, 2024)

  • Starring: Nicola Coughlan, Luke Newton
  • Production Studio: Shondaland
  • Platform: Netflix
  • Release Date: 16 May 2024

Netflix’s Bridgeton has been a massive hit for the platform, with beloved television writer Shonda Rhimes adapting the hit book series into a giant television world. The show has broken various records for viewership, the raunchy take on period piece drama resonating with the masses. The next season of the show will focus on the courtship between Luke Newton and Penelope Featherington, two characters who have featured in the past two seasons but will now get their chance to shine in the third season.

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Image: Disney

Star Wars: The Acolyte (Release date TBC)

  • Starring: Dafne Keen, Lee Jung-jae, Amandla Stenberg, Carrie-Ann Moss
  • Production Studio: Lucasfilm
  • Platform: Disney+
  • Release Date: TBC

While the most recent Star Wars movie trilogy left a sour taste in the mouthes of fans, the TV series have in some ways reinvigorated the beloved Space Opera. The likes of The Mandalorian, Asoka, and more were all received positively by fans and critics alike. While these shows tell a more recent story, Star Wars: The Acolyte is set to wind the clock back and focus more on an early era of the galaxy far far away, focusing on the High Republic era before the events of the main Star Wars films. As such, be sure to tune in for Star Wars: The Acolyte when it debuts on Disney+.

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Image: HBO

The Penguin (Release date TBC)

  • Starring: Colin Farrell, Cristin Milioti, Clancy Brown, Mark Strong
  • Production Studio: DC Studios, Warner Bros. Television
  • Platform: MAX
  • Release Date: TBC

The latest iteration of the caped crusader, The Batman, set up the world of Gotham as a city filled with crime and various villains within it, similar to how many always envisioned it to be in the comics. One such villain to appear in the film was the Penguin, with Colin Farrell almost unrecognisable in the role due to an incredible amount of prosthetics and a menacing stance we’re not used to seeing from the Irish heartthrob.

While the character plays a secondary role in the film, HBO is set to release a new TV series in 2024 that places the character in the forefront. Following his journey to power and charting his unique path to becoming the man who eventually becomes one of Batman’s biggest arch-enemies.

House of the Dragon Season 2 (Release date TBC)

  • Starring: Milly Alcock, Emma D’Arcy, Matt Smith, Olivia Cooke
  • Production Studio: GRRM; Bastard Sword; 1:26 Pictures Inc. HBO Entertainment
  • Platform: MAX
  • Release Date: TBC

Arguably the biggest TV release of 2024 is House of the Dragon season two. After smashing records during the first season, Game of Thrones fans are back in droves for the new prequel series, which stars Emma D’Arcy, Matt Smith and more.

Season two is set to be even bigger than the first, with the war between the Greens and the Blacks ready to kick into the next gear as conflict and destruction take centre stage. As is the way with Game of Thrones, expect political in-fighting and tactics to also be a prime feature of the second season of House of the Dragon.

Most anticipated tv shows the bear
Image: Hulu

The Bear: Season 3 (Release date TBC)

  • Starring: Jeremy Allen White, Ayo Edebiri, Milly Gordon, Ebon Moss-Bachrach
  • Production Studio: FXP
  • Platform: Hulu
  • Release Date: TBC

One of the biggest new series to release is The Bear. The show has become a massive hit thanks to its fast-paced and frenetic energy, accurate take on what the world of cooking entails and at its heart, a compelling story of family.

Season two elevated the show to even greater heights, with the third season expected to do the same once again. While the show is yet to get a confirmed release date, it is likely to debut during the middle or second half of 2024.

And there you have it folks! Ten of the biggest and best shows coming to television in 2024. While these may be some of the most anticipated, it’s important to note that there are many more TV shows set to release next year, some that haven’t been announced yet. Be sure to keep up to date with Man of Many’s full entertainment coverage to keep be in the know.

How Man of Many Chose This List

With an editorial team full of entertainment-lovers, we have curated this list based on our personal favourites. Under the direction of entertainment journalist Eleni Thomas, the team has handpicked these documentaries after watching them first-hand. As expert journalists who guide people in the best that the world of movies and TV has to offer, we have provided our independent opinion in formulating Man of Many’s selections. You can read our review policy surrounding how we maintain our independence in our editorial lists.

2024 TV Series FAQs

What TV shows are returning in 2024?

In 2024, a number of the world’s most popular TV series are returning to screens, including; True Detective: Night Country, House of the Dragon, The Boys, and Stranger Things.

What are the biggest new shows coming in 2024?

The biggest new original shows arriving in 2024 include; Masters of the Air, Mr. and Mrs. Smith, Fallot, The Walking Dead: The Ones Who Live and The Penguin.