It Sounds Promising- Upcoming Series (2019-2020)

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1. Catherine the Great (2019– )

TV-MA | 60 min | Biography, Drama, History

Story of the greatest tsarina, Catherine the Great and the Hermitage.

Stars: Helen Mirren, Jason Clarke, Rory Kinnear, Gina McKee

Votes: 795

2. Miracle Workers (2019– )

TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

A comedy set in the offices of Heaven Inc. When God plans to destroy the Earth, two low-level angels must convince their boss to save humanity. They bet him they can pull off their most impossible miracle yet: help two humans fall in love.

Stars: Daniel Radcliffe, Geraldine Viswanathan, Karan Soni, Jon Bass

Votes: 4,712

3. Year of the Rabbit (2019– )

30 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

Detective Inspector Rabbit, a dedicated, tough, thick and oft inebriated Victorian copper, sleuths his way across London with his two young partners, a doofy rookie, and a brilliant black policewoman no one ever believes.

Stars: Matt Berry, Freddie Fox, Susan Wokoma, Alun Armstrong

Votes: 1,447

4. The ABC Murders (2018– )

TV-14 | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

In 1933, retired detective Hercule Poirot is targeted by a taunting killer who sends letters signed "ABC", which Poirot must decode in order to discover the identity of the murderer.

Stars: John Malkovich, Eamon Farren, Michael Shaeffer, Rupert Grint

Votes: 5,989

5. Summer of Rockets (2019– )

60 min | Drama

Cold war drama following a Russian Jewish inventor and his family living in Britain.

Stars: Toby Stephens, Keeley Hawes, Lily Sacofsky, Linus Roache

Votes: 904

6. The War of the Worlds (2019– )

Drama, Sci-Fi

In London during the Edwardian era, George and Amy's attempt to start a life together is interrupted by a Martian invasion of Earth.

Stars: Eleanor Tomlinson, Rafe Spall, Jonathan Aris, Woody Norman

Votes: 459

7. MotherFatherSon (2019)

TV-MA | 60 min | Drama, Thriller

A psycho-thriller set within systems of power in politics, media, and the police.

Stars: Richard Gere, Billy Howle, Helen McCrory, Paul Ready

Votes: 1,600

8. Gangs of London (2019– )

Drama | Active

A number of international gangs take over modern-day London.

Stars: Scott James, Ray Panthaki, Parth Thakerar, Taye Matthew

9. Gentleman Jack (2019– )

TV-MA | 60 min | Drama

A dramatization of the life of LGBTQ+ trailblazer, voracious learner and cryptic diarist Anne Lister, who returns to Halifax, West Yorkshire in 1832, determined to transform the fate of her faded ancestral home Shibden Hall.

Stars: Suranne Jones, Sophie Rundle, Rosie Cavaliero, Albane Courtois

Votes: 6,225

10. Good Omens (2019)

TV-MA | 60 min | Comedy, Fantasy

A tale of the bungling of Armageddon features an angel, a demon, an eleven-year-old Antichrist, and a doom-saying witch.

Stars: David Tennant, Michael Sheen, Frances McDormand, Sam Taylor Buck

Votes: 39,021

11. Vanity Fair (2018)

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama

An adaptation of the 1848 novel by William Makepeace Thackeray.

Stars: Michael Palin, Olivia Cooke, Tom Bateman, Johnny Flynn

Votes: 2,642

12. His Dark Materials (2019– )

60 min | Adventure, Drama, Family | Post-production

Two children embark on a magical adventure through parallel universes.

Stars: Archie Barnes, Kit Connor, Dafne Keen, Tyler Howitt

13. Les Misérables (2018–2019)

372 min | Drama, History, Romance

Television adaptation of Victor Hugo's classic novel, which follows Jean Valjean as he evades capture by the unyielding Inspector Javert. Set against a backdrop of post-Napoleonic France as unrest begins to grip the city of Paris once more.

Stars: Dominic West, David Oyelowo, Adeel Akhtar, David Bradley

Votes: 4,424

14. The Long Song (2018– )

Not Rated | 60 min | Drama

An adaptation of the award-winning novel by Andrea Levy. Set during the final days of slavery in 19th century Jamaica, following the trials, tribulations and survival of July and her odious mistress Caroline on a sugar plantation.

Stars: Hayley Atwell, Doña Croll, Ethan Hazzard, Tamara Lawrance

Votes: 649

15. Watership Down (2018– )

TV-PG | 204 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

Fleeing their doomed warren, a colony of rabbits struggle to find and defend a new home.

Stars: James McAvoy, Nicholas Hoult, John Boyega, Ben Kingsley

Votes: 4,040

16. Snowpiercer (2020– )

60 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi | Pre-production

Set more than seven years after the world has become a frozen wasteland, Snowpiercer centers on the remnants of humanity, who inhabit a gigantic, perpetually-moving train that circles the globe.

Stars: Jennifer Connelly, Daveed Diggs, Mickey Sumner, Susan Park

17. What We Do in the Shadows (2019– )

TV-MA | 30 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

A look into the daily (or rather, nightly) lives of three vampires, who've lived together for over 100 years, on Staten Island.

Stars: Kayvan Novak, Matt Berry, Natasia Demetriou, Harvey Guillén

Votes: 14,557

18. Deadly Class (2018–2019)

TV-MA | 60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

A coming-of-age story set against the backdrop of late 1980s counterculture, which follows a disillusioned teen recruited into a storied high school for assassins.

Stars: Benedict Wong, Benjamin Wadsworth, Lana Condor, María Gabriela de Faría

Votes: 8,562

19. The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (2018)

R | 133 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

79 Metascore

Six tales of life and violence in the Old West, following a singing gunslinger, a bank robber, a traveling impresario, an elderly prospector, a wagon train, and a perverse pair of bounty hunters.

Directors: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen | Stars: Tim Blake Nelson, Willie Watson, Clancy Brown, Danny McCarthy

Votes: 96,141

20. The Hunt

Drama | Filming

A group of Nazi hunters in the 1970s seek out justice on their own terms.

Stars: Greg Austin, Dylan Baker, Jeannie Berlin, Tiffany Boone

21. Death and Nightingales (2018– )

Drama

An epic tale of love, betrayal, deception, and revenge set in the Irish countryside in 1885.

Stars: Matthew Rhys, Ann Skelly, Jamie Dornan, Valene Kane

Votes: 891

22. The New Pope (2019– )

60 min | Drama | Post-production

Upcoming follow-up series to Paolo Sorrentino's "The Young Pope."

Stars: Jude Law, Javier Cámara, Cécile de France, Kika Georgiou

23. Deutschland 86 (2018)

TV-MA | 60 min | Action, Drama, History

Abandoned by Moscow and desperate for cash, the East German leadership pushes their secret operatives to experiment with global capitalism and save their sinking socialist ship. Long ... See full summary »

Stars: Jonas Nay, Maria Schrader, Florence Kasumba, Sylvester Groth

Votes: 1,714

24. Y

60 min | Action, Drama, Fantasy | Pre-production

Set in a post-apocalyptic world, Y is the last surviving male human on the planet. Based on the comic series "Y: The Last Man."

Stars: Diane Lane, Mai Arwas, Blake Baumgartner, Esther Chen

25. Weird City (2019– )

30 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

A Twilight Zone-esque look at the life and people living in a futuristic city where the haves and the have nots are strictly separated by a wall.

Stars: Cynthy Wu, LeVar Burton, Anthony Holiday, Emily Kosloski

Votes: 1,488

26. Americons

Drama | Pre-production

Plot kept under wraps.

Stars: David Tennant, Catherine Tate

27. Utopia

Action, Drama, Mystery | Filming

A group of young adults, who meet online, get a hold of a cult underground graphic novel, which not only pins them as a target of a shadowy deep state organization, but also burdens them with the dangerous task of saving the world.

Stars: Desmin Borges, Dan Byrd, John Cusack, Christopher Denham

28. The Witcher (2019– )

60 min | Action, Adventure, Drama | Post-production

Geralt of Rivia, a solitary monster hunter, struggles to find his place in a world where people often prove more wicked than beasts.

Stars: Henry Cavill, Freya Allan, Joey Batey, MyAnna Buring

29. Sanditon

Romance | Announced

A neglected and forgotten Austen about property speculation, greed, love and family ties.

Director: Jim O'Hanlon

30. Kaos (2019– )

60 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy | Pre-production

A modern day contemporary retelling of Greek mythology.

31. The Spanish Princess (2019– )

TV-MA | 55 min | Drama, History

The beautiful Spanish princess, Catherine of Aragon, navigates the royal lineage of England with an eye on the throne.

Stars: Charlotte Hope, Ruairi O'Connor, Richard Pepper, Laura Carmichael

Votes: 2,095

32. Escape at Dannemora (2018)

TV-MA | 440 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

An employee at a prison in upstate New York becomes romantically involved with a pair of inmates and helps them escape.

Stars: Benicio Del Toro, Patricia Arquette, Paul Dano, Bonnie Hunt

Votes: 14,116

33. The Twilight Zone (2019– )

TV-MA | 60 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

An updated version of the classic anthology series featuring various tales of science fiction, mystery, and horror.

Stars: Jordan Peele, David Epstein, Shalyn Ferdinand, Zazie Beetz

Votes: 8,317

34. The Luminaries

Adventure | Post-production

Adventure mystery set in the midst of New Zealand's 1860's gold rush.

Stars: Himesh Patel, Ewen Leslie, Benedict Hardie, Erik Thomson

35. The Elephant Man

Drama | Announced

Based on the life of Joseph Merrick.

Star: Charlie Heaton

36. Catch-22 (2019– )

45 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

Limited series adaptation of the classic Joseph Heller novel. Follows Captain John Yossarian and airmen in World War II.

Stars: Christopher Abbott, Kyle Chandler, Daniel David Stewart, Rafi Gavron

Votes: 10,080

37. The Name of the Rose (2019– )

60 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

In 1327, an enlightened friar and his young apprentice investigate a series of mysterious deaths at an abbey risking the wrath of a powerful Inquisitor. Television adaptation of Umberto Eco's novel 'The Name of the Rose'.

Stars: John Turturro, Rupert Everett, Damian Hardung, Fabrizio Bentivoglio

Votes: 1,580

38. Dracula (2019– )

270 min | Drama, Horror | Filming

TV series inspired by Bram Stoker's Dracula, which follows the bloodthirsty count as he travels from Transylvania to London.

Stars: Claes Bang, Jonathan Aris, Morfydd Clark, Sacha Dhawan

39. MaddAddam

Drama | Announced

Survivalists make their way in a post apocalyptic future where corporations are in charge. Based on a series of novels by Margaret Atwood.

40. Beecham House (2019– )

Drama

A look at the lives of residents living in a Delhi mansion during the cusp of 19th century.

Stars: Tom Bateman, Kumiko Kaur Chadha Berges, Ronak Singh Chadha Berges, Bessie Carter

Votes: 506

41. Noughts & Crosses

60 min | Sci-Fi | Pre-production

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Stars: Jonathan Ajayi, Luke Bailey, Kiké Brimah, Josh Dylan

42. Traitors (2019– )

TV-MA | 60 min | Thriller

A British civil servant agrees to spy on her own government for the Americans in the aftermath of WWII.

Stars: Emma Appleton, Luke Treadaway, Michael Stuhlbarg, Keeley Hawes

Votes: 1,686

43. Kaos (2019– )

60 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy | Pre-production

A modern day contemporary retelling of Greek mythology.

44. The Trial of Christine Keeler

Drama | Post-production

Story of Christine Keeler, who found herself at the heart of a political sex scandal that rocked British government in the 1960s.

Stars: Chloe Harris, Ellie Bamber, Sophie Cookson, Emilia Fox

45. Black Narcissus

Drama | Pre-production

Adaptation of the 1947 film, Black Narcissus. Centered around five nuns at a remote, exotic convent in the Himalayas.

Stars: Gemma Arterton, Jim Broadbent, Alessandro Nivola, Diana Rigg

46. Brassic (2019– )

Comedy

A six-part comedy series set in Lancashire about the lives of Vinnie (Joseph Gilgan) and Dylan (Damien Molony), whom have grown up together and are inseparable. When Dylan's girlfriend want... See full summary »

Stars: Joseph Gilgun, Michelle Keegan, Damien Molony, Tom Hanson

Votes: 1,675

47. The North Water (2020)

90 min | Drama | Filming

The North Water tells the story of Patrick Sumner, a disgraced ex-army surgeon who signs up as ship's doctor on a whaling expedition to the Arctic. On board he meets Henry Drax, the ... See full summary »

Stars: Colin Farrell, Jack O'Connell, Stephen McMillan

48. Brave New World (2020– )

Sci-Fi | Pre-production

TV adaptation of Aldous Huxley's book set in dystopian future.

Stars: Stuart Walker, Summer-Joules, Cassie Clare, Mark Arends

49. Defending Jacob

Mystery, Thriller | Filming

The limited drama series is a gripping, character-driven thriller based on the 2012 New York Times best selling novel of the same name by William Landay.

Stars: Chris Evans, Michelle Dockery, Betty Gabriel, Sakina Jaffrey



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