The 25 Most Anticipated TV Shows of 2024

Beyond Star Wars and Marvel, 2024 TV is packed with exciting options

The 25 Most Anticipated TV Shows of 2024
House of the Dragon (HBO), Curb Your Enthusiasm (HBO), Avatar: The Last Airbender (Netflix), Masters of the Air (Apple TV+), and True Detective: Night Country (HBO)

    There’s an exciting heap of content coming to televisions this year. Some of our most anticipated TV shows of 2024 include big swings coming from established creators like Armando Iannucci and Donald Glover; new directions for franchises like The Walking Dead and True Detective; and great directors like Lulu Wang, Gus Van Sant, and Leslye Headland bringing their unique visions to both original stories as well as iconic properties.

    Even the spinoffs and new seasons sound more intriguing than usual — an Orphan Black series with Krysten Ritter (potentially multiple Krysten Ritters)? Hell yes. Colin Farrell continuing to do whatever the hell he was doing in The Batman? Absolutely. A new take on that talented Mr. Ripley, featuring Hot Priest himself, Andrew Scott? Shut up and take our subscription fees.

    It’s easy to be excited right now about all these shows, and while certainly there will be disappointments as the year progresses, TV in general will never disappoint us. So read on for our most anticipated 2024 TV shows.


    Liz Shannon Miller
    Senior Entertainment Editor

    MCU TV (Echo, January 9th; Agatha: Darkhold Diaries, TBD 2024; X-Men ’97, TBD 2024)

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    Agatha: Darkhold Diaries, Echo, and X-Men ’97 (photos via Marvel)

    Network/Platform: Disney+

    Marvel has eased up on the gas, so we’re only getting three Disney+ MCU series in 2024: First comes Echo, the mature Hawkeye spinoff which debuted January 10th under the new “Marvel Spotlight” banner and gives us more Daredevil. Later, we’ll see Agatha: Darkhold Diaries, the WandaVision spinoff expanding upon the supernatural MCU and the Young Avengers, and X-Men ’97, reviving the classic Saturday morning cartoon. — Ben Kaye

    Our Coverage:

    The Final Episode of Marvel’s Echo Hopefully Isn’t the Last of Maya Lopez
    Echo Director Says ASL “Dictated Our Entire Visual Style”

    True Detective: North Country (January 14th, 2024)

    Written and Directed by: Issa López
    Cast: Jodie Foster, Kali Reis, Finn Bennett, Fiona Shaw, Christopher Eccleston, Isabella Star LaBlanc, John Hawkes
    Network/Platform: HBO

    The fourth installment of True Detective stars Jodie Foster as a detective investigating the whereabouts of eight men who work at the Tsalal Arctic Research Station and have vanished without a trace. The reviews are in, which means we can confirm that it’s a return to True greatness. But bundle up while you watch it.Abby Jones


    Our Coverage:

    True Detective: Night Country Review: An Invigorating Reinvention of HBO’s Hit Crime Series
    Jodie Foster on How Night Country’s “Mystical” Setting “Served the True Detective Model”

    Expats (January 26th, 2024)

    Created by: Lulu Wang
    Cast: Nicole Kidman, Ji-young Yoo, Jack Huston, Sarayu Blue, Brian Tee, Bonde Sham, Flora Chan
    Network/Platform: Prime Video

    Nicole Kidman hasn’t chosen a book-to-TV project yet that failed to be at least intriguing, and with the incomparable Lulu Wang in the directing chair, Expats certainly fits the bill. Adapted from The Expatriates by Janice Y. K. Lee and set in Hong Kong, Expats promises sex, lies, at least one death, and perhaps, Emmy love for the stacked cast. — Wren Graves