The long, strange year that has been 2017 is winding down, and you know what that means — new TV! Hey, given the current news cycle, everyone needs something to get excited about, and the 2018 streaming shows are looking like an especially promising crop of projects. From British co-productions that will give you major Black Mirror vibes to sharp comedies starring some of the most talented actors in the business, Hulu, Netflix, Amazon, Crackle, and more are gearing up for a year full of buzzy new shows.
Go ahead and get ahead of the crowd by adding these promising streaming projects to your Reelgood tracking list. In a few months, these are the shows your friends won’t be able to stop talking about.
Castle Rock — Hulu
Stephen King’s favorite small town in Maine is set to bring the horror maestro’s many nightmare-inducing creations together for maximum terror. As an added bonus, the 10-episode first season will include King alums Sissy Spacek (Carrie) and Bill Skarsgard (It).
Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams — Amazon Video
On Jan. 12, Amazon will premiere 10 episodes of stand-alone sci-fi goodness starring a laundry list of big name actors including Bryan Cranston, Steve Buscemi, and Anna Paquin.
Sabrina — Netflix
— RobertoAguirreSacasa (@WriterRAS) December 1, 2017
Netflix has picked up Riverdale spin-off Sabrina for a two-season order, so prepare yourselves, because a dark Sabrina the Teenage Witch is coming in 2018.
Everything Sucks — Netflix
— Peyton Kennedy (@peyton_kennedy) November 11, 2017
This high school comedy from series creators Ben York Jones and Michael Mohan. Everything Sucks will focus on the super serious clash between a school’s A/V and Drama clubs.
Jack Ryan — Amazon Video
It turns out Jim Halpert is a secret badass. John Krasinski is taking on the role of Jack Ryan, a CIA analyst who’s thrust into the field to track down high level terrorists in the upcoming Amazon drama.
Hard Sun — Hulu
— Radio Times (@RadioTimes) November 27, 2017
The creator of Luther is back with a new cop drama, but this one has a twist. Two partners with a serious love/hate relationship find themselves trying to stop crime in a world on the brink of disaster.
The Oath — Crackle
Crackle continues its slow and steady wade into the originals market with The Oath. Set to hit the streaming service in March, The Oath is a gritty crime drama with a side of grungy Sean Bean.
The End of the F***ing World — Netflix
A budding psychopath and a girl looking for someone to get lost with are at the center of this pitch black comedy coming to Netflix in 2018.
Good Omens — Amazon Video
— David Tennant France (@TennantFrance) November 19, 2017
David Tennant and Michael Sheen star in the long-awaited adaptation of Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett’s hilarious end of the world tale Good Omens.
The Haunting of Hill House — Netflix
— Mike Flanagan (@flanaganfilm) November 3, 2017
The director of Gerald’s Game is returning to Netflix with more scares in 2018. This time he’ll be at the helm of The Haunting of Hill House.
Titans — DC Digital Service
The animated series Teen Titans is getting a live-action reboot with the much sleeker title Titans. However, DC Comics’ fans will have to sign up to the company’s new streaming service coming in 2018 in order to watch the upgraded Titans in action.
The Ballad of Buster Scruggs — Netflix
Coen brothers finish filming Nebraska scenes for upcoming Netflix series “The Ballad of Buster Scruggs” https://t.co/nhaySzm9bE
— Omaha World-Herald (@OWHnews) October 5, 2017
It was only a matter of time before Netflix lured the Coen Brothers into its orbit, but nabbing them to write and direct a western anthology series is a major coup. Having James Franco on board to star at a time when his career is hotter than ever before, doesn’t hurt either.
The Looming Tower — Hulu
Hulu has announced the release date for two new scripted drama series: The Looming Tower and Hard Sun. How do you like the sound of them? Will you check either or both out? Tell us. https://t.co/FLDGVTdOX5 #TheLoomingTower #HardSun @hulu pic.twitter.com/lYURjgHr9q
— TVSeriesFinale.com (@tvseriesfinale) November 14, 2017
Jeff Daniels and Alec Baldwin star in The Looming Tower, a series about the rivalry between the CIA and the FBI in the days prior to 9/11. The highly-anticipated drama is set to premiere on Hulu in February.
Maniac — Netflix
— Digital Spy (@digitalspy) November 30, 2017
Visionary director Cary Fukunaga is teaming up with Emma Stone and Jonah Hill for a dark fantasy/comedy hybrid set in a mental institution. If that unexpected combination doesn’t hook you, then nothing will.
These are just a few of the new shows heading your way in 2018, so clear your schedule because the new year isn’t showing any signs of slowing down on the quality TV front.