School is back, the nights are getting longer and colder, which can only mean one thing; it’s time to start getting excited for all of the TV shows that are coming in the autumn/winter months!
Some of our old favourites are returning, plus there are some seriously cool new shows that are making us very excited.
Here’s everything that you need to add to your watch list this autumn…
Riverdale, Season 4
Season 3 of Riverdale was a little bit crazy to say the least, so we’re kind hoping of a return to the old days for the Riverdale gang.
One thing we know for sure is that they are going to address the real-life death of Luke Perry a.k.a Fred Andrews in episode 4. We’re definitly going to need all of the tissues to make it through that!
Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, Season 3
Chilling Adventures of Sabrina is confirmed to return for a 3rd and 4th season.
Although there has been no confirmation yet about the release date for season 3, we’ve gotten our crystal ball out and we’re highly suspicious that it will drop before Halloween.
Our evidence? The creators have been playing coy saying that they don’t think it will be ready by then, BUT season 1 aired in October 2018 and season 2 followed 6 months later in April of this year. If they are to keep to a new series every 6 months and capitalise on the spookiest month of the year, we should have new episodes next month. IF they don’t release season 3 by October we definitly think it will be late November (Thanksgiving in the US) or early December.
Anyway, we’re pretty certain that we should have some new episodes of Chilling Adventures of Sabrina before the end of the new year!
The Crown, Season 3
Dust off your tiara. After two long years of waiting The Crown is finally back on 17 November!
Season 3 sees a whole new cast step into the roles of The Queen and co. We adored the last cast, so we are a bit sad to see them go but excited to learn more about Queen Elizabeth’s life during the 1970’s.
And now some brand new shows to get excited about…
Katy Keene is the latest TV show from the creators of Riverdale. It stars Pretty Little Liars Lucy Hale in the title role. And from the trailer is it giving us serious Gossip Girl vibes. And it has a familiar face from Riverdale; Josie!
While we have been hoping for a Chilling Adventures of Sabrina crossover with Riverdale, it looks like some of the characters might be heading to NYC for a Katy Keene crossover. Katy Keene reportedly takes place in the future, so there’s a good chance we’ll get to see our fav characters years after graduating Riverdale High.
There’s no word on a premier date for Katy Keene, but we expect it to land on Netflix in the coming months.
Nancy Drew is a brilliant teen detective whose sense of self had come from solving mysteries in her hometown of Horseshoe Bay, Maine — until her mother’s untimely death derails Nancy’s college plans. Devastated by her mother’s passing, Nancy swears off crime-solving while crossing off the days until she can reapply to college. But when a socialite is murdered, Nancy finds herself a prime suspect in the crime.
Nancy Drew is based on the best-selling book series. And if you think that it has the same old-world vibe of Riverdale, you would be correct! Both series are from the same company and will air back-to-back in the US.
Nancy Drew is scheduled to premier on the CW in the US October 9th and usually Netflix Ireland streams CW shows, so….
Looking For Alaska
Looking For Alaska is based on the book of the same name by author John Green. This is the latest of his creations to make it to the screen after The Fault In Our Stars and Paper Towns, but this time in TV series format.
Miles “Pudge” Halter is done with his safe life at home. His whole life has been one big non-event, and his obsession with famous last words has only made him crave “the Great Perhaps” even more (Francois Rabelais, poet). He heads off to the sometimes crazy and anything-but-boring world of Culver Creek Boarding School, and his life becomes the opposite of safe. Because down the hall is Alaska Young. The gorgeous, clever, funny, sexy, self-destructive, screwed up, and utterly fascinating Alaska Young. She is an event unto herself. She pulls Pudge into her world, launches him into the Great Perhaps, and steals his heart. Then. . . .
After. Nothing is ever the same.
Looking For Alaska is a Hulu Original series, but because we don’t have Hulu in Ireland we expect this to be picked up by another streaming service; either Prime or Now TV. We will let you know when we hear anything!
High School Musical: The Musical
The announcement of a High School Musical reboot was initially met with cries of “BLASPHEMY”, but after seeing the first trailer we’re kinda excited to see it!
The 10-episode scripted series, set as the real-life East High, where the original movie was filmed, follows a group of students as they countdown to opening night of their school’s first-ever production of “High School Musical.” With meta references and some docu-style elements, it’s a modern take on the “classic” from 15 years ago. Show-mances blossom; friendships are tested, while new ones are made; rivalries flare; songs are sung; and lives are changed forever as these young people discover the transformative power that only high school theater can provide.
High School Musical will begin streaming on the new Disney+ on November 12, 2019. There’s no word yet on when we can expect Disney+ to be available in Ireland, but we’ll keep you updated.
His Dark Materials
When it comes to new tv shows this autumn/winter we are most excited to see this one!
Based on the novel series of the same name by Philip Pullman, His Dark Materials is set in an alternative world where all humans have animal companions called dæmons, which are the manifestation of the human soul. The series follows the life of young Lyra who is an orphan living with the tutors at Jordan College, Oxford. Lyra discovers a dangerous secret that involves Lord Asriel and Marisa Coulter. In her search for her missing friend, Lyra also uncovers a slew of kidnappings and its link to the mysterious substance called Dust.
His Dark Materials will air on BBC starting 3 November.
Which TV shows are you looking forward to this autumn/winter?