New Sci-Fi, Fantasy, and Horror Shows Coming Fall 2016

Fall is right around the corner and although it’s seen as the season where things are coming to an end, we’ve lined up all new science fiction, fantasy and horror television shows that will be hitting your screen.

Luke Cage (September 30 – Netflix)
With the success of Daredevil and Jessica Jones, Netflix is coming out with another Marvel live-action comic adaptation in the form of Luke Cage. We’ve seen him in the Jessica Jones series and are expecting to see character crossovers from all three series. Yet unlike Daredevil and Jessica Jones, which takes place in Hell’s Kitchen, Luke Cage will be taking it to the streets of Harlem.


Synopsis: After a sabotaged experiment leaves him with super strength and unbreakable skin. Luke Cage becomes a fugitive trying to rebuild his life in modern day Harlem, New York City. But he is soon pulled out of the shadows and must fight a battle for the heart of his city – forcing him to confront a past he tried to bury.


Westworld (October 2016 – HBO)
Do you like amusement parks? How about robots? Westerns? If you said yes to any of those then this show is one to watch out for. It is based off the 1973 Westworld film and features all these concepts in it. We’re hoping this show will have all of that and a bag of chips!


Synopsis: A series inspired by the 1973 film of the same title written by Michael Crichton about a futuristic theme park populated by artificial beings. The series is a dark odyssey about the dawn of artificial consciousness and the evolution of sin. Set at the intersection of the near future and the re-imagined past, it explores a world in which every human appetite, no matter how noble or depraved, can be indulged.


Timeless (October 3 – NBC)
While you may have thought about the possibility of going back in time and doing something differently to change the present and future, have you ever thought about going back in time just to keep things the same? ‘Heck No!’ … Uh… well in any case check out this next show about a team trying to do just that.


Synopsis: From Eric Kripke (“Revolution,” “Supernatural”), Shawn Ryan (“The Shield”) and the producers of “The Blacklist” comes this thrilling action-adventure series in which a mysterious criminal steals a secret state-of-the-art time machine with the intent on destroying America as we know it by changing the past. Our only hope is an unexpected team: a scientist, a soldier and a history professor, who must use the machine’s prototype to travel back in time. They must make every effort not to affect the past themselves while staying one step ahead of this dangerous fugitive. But can this handpicked team uncover the mystery behind his actions and end his destructive plot before it’s too late?


The Exorcist (September 23 – Fox)
There has been quite a number of horror shows popping up recently, including Scream, Scream Queens, Scream Kings and… oh wait, that last one wasn’t exactly a horror show but you get the point. The question is whether any of them are any good. Fox is taking that gamble, regardless, with The Exorcist. If you think you’ve heard that name before, you’re right. It’s the title for a book and film which the series is based upon. Time to get your heads turning 360° to see this one.


Synopsis: A modern reinvention inspired by William Blatty’s original 1971 book, the propulsive, serialized psychological thriller follows two very different men tackling one family’s case of a horrifying demonic possession, and confronting the face of true evil.


Frequency (October 5 – CW)
This next show is created by Jeremy Carver, the producer of Supernatural and Being Human. That’s all we need to know!


Synopsis: A police detective in 2016 discovers that she is able to speak via a ham radio with her estranged father; Frank Sullivan, a detective who died in 1996. They forge a new connection and work together on an unresolved murder case, but unintended consequences of the “butterfly effect” arise causing disruption in present day.


Midnight, Texas (2016-17 – NBC)
This one is surely throwing the book at you. It full of magic, mythical creatures, and random oddities. But if that’s all normal to you then this is straight up your alley.


Synopsis: Welcome to a place where being normal is really quite strange. From the visionary director of “Mr. Robot” and based on the hit book series from the author behind HBO’s “True Blood” comes a journey into a remote Texas town where no one is who they seem. From vampires and witches to psychics and hit men, Midnight is a mysterious safe haven for those who are different. As the town members fight off outside pressures from rowdy biker gangs, ever-suspicious cops and their own dangerous pasts, they band together and form a strong and unlikely family.


Falling Water (2016-17 – USA)
When a dream is not just a dream and is no longer your own personal thoughts; when they can be invaded and changed to effect the waking world; when… okay you get the idea.


Synopsis: A mind-bending drama, FALLING WATER is the story of three unrelated people, who slowly realize that they are dreaming separate parts of a single common dream. Each of them is on a mysterious and highly personal quest – one is searching for his missing girlfriend, one is searching for a lost child, one is looking to cure his catatonic mother – and it is the clues found in their collective dream that come to guide them. The deeper they dig, though, the more they come to realize that their missions touch on stakes that are much larger than their individual agendas and that the visions found in their common dream just might hold the key to the fate of the world.

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