It was a summer full of big names, thanks to a delayed run of Game of Thrones’ season 7, and a superhero mash-up in Marvel’s The Defenders. Elsewhere, Rick and Mortyresumed its third season after an April Fool’s Day surprise, the critically-acclaimed Halt and Catch Fire is currently in its final season, BoJack Horseman returned with a family-oriented fourth season, and just this week The Wire creator David Simon began his new 70s’ New York show, The Deuce.
The autumn period – or fall, as it’s called in the US – is an exciting time for television buffs, as it’s traditionally a harbinger of new shows from virtually every network. We’ve got the return of Star Trekand Stranger Things to look forward to, alongside some that don’t have exact release dates – Marvel’s The Punisher, Black Mirror, and Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams – even as they are expected this year, and hence have been excluded from the list below.
The Good Place
When: September 20
Michael Schur’s (The Office, Parks and Recreation) comedy set in the afterlife, starring Kristen Bell (Frozen) as a recently deceased woman who realises she’s in a heaven-like utopia – hence the title – by mistake, had a terrific twist ending for its audience at the end of the first season. It’ll be interesting to see where the writers go from there in season 2, which begins with an hour-long premiere.
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When: September 22
The Emmy-winning Jeffrey Tambor-starrer dramedy returns for its fourth season on Amazon Prime Video, which is partly set in Israel as the Pfeffermans go on “a spiritual and political journey [that] digs deep into their family’s history”, brought about Maura speaking at a conference in the country. There, she makes a startling discovery, as the rest of the family follow her and have emotional storylines on their own.