New TV Shows: A Guide to All the Latest Releases

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New TV Shows: A Guide to All the Latest Releases

Keeping up with new TV shows can be daunting. Just when we’d thought we’d reached the crest of Peak TV, a half a dozen more streamers came along, making us realize we were still in the foothills. Now, every week feels like Sweeps Week with a host of entertainment megacorporations battling for your precious couch time. We thought it’d be helpful to keep a running list of all the latest TV series worth consideration—primarily scripted shows with a couple notable documentaries included. We’ll keep updating this guide to the latest TV as long as Netflix, HBO Max, Hulu, Amazon Prime, Disney+, Paramount+, Peacock, Starz, Showtime, FX, AMC+, Freevee and all the networks keep churning out the content.

1. The Peripheral

Release Date: October 21, 2022
Creators: Scott Smith
Stars: Chloë Grace Moretz, Gary Carr, Jack Reynor, Eli Goree, Charlotte Riley
Genre: Sci-fi
Paste Review Rating: 7.1

Watch on Amazon Prime

Prime Video’s new science fiction series The Peripheral is based on the 2014 novel of the same name by William Gibson. Considered one of the founders of the cyberpunk genre, Gibson’s writing has influenced countless other books, movies and TV shows, but has rarely been directly adapted to the screen. The Peripheral takes place primarily in two different settings: 2032 North Carolina and 2099 London. The former is a recognizable extrapolation of present-day America, with virtual reality and 3D printing advancing—and poverty, the cost of healthcare, and the drug crisis worsening. Protagonist Flynne Fisher (Chloë Grace Moretz, in the biggest role of her adult career) is living with her terminally ill mother Ella (Melinda Page Hamilton) and her brother Burton (Jack Reynor), a veteran who was subjected to technological experiments and now makes money doing jobs in hyper-realistic video games. It’s through filling in for Burton on one of these jobs that Flynne finds herself in the further future. The world-building in The Peripheral is brilliant. The show itself, which has been adapted by screenwriter Scott B. Smith and executive produced by Westworld’s Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy, is merely pretty good. Despite solid production design and a few attention-grabbing moments of action and body horror, the visuals and direction are never are stunning as those in Westworld, and while the story is not as frustratingly confusing as the latter seasons of Westworld got, it is still convoluted enough that one’s interest can often drift in the season’s middle episodes. I’m still waiting for the moment when the series itself becomes as compelling as its central sci-fi concepts are. —Reuben Baron

2. Shantaram

Release Date: October 14, 2022
Creator: Eric Warren Singer, Steve Lightfoot
Stars: Charlie Hunnam, Fayssal Bazzi, Sujaya Dasgupta, Antonia Desplat, Elham Ehsas, David Field
Genre: Drama, Thriller

Watch on Apple TV+

Gregory David Roberts is one of the most interesting men you’ve never heard of. This is a man who was known in his younger days as “the gentleman bandit” for his polite demeanor when he robbed banks to support his heroin habit. When he finally got caught, he escaped from Australia’s Pentridge Prison and managed to flee to India, where he spent 10 years before he was captured trying to smuggle himself into Germany. Back in his home country, and back in prison, he began to write the novel Shantaram, which was apparently destroyed by guards twice before he was released six years later. If all of this sounds jumbled yet intriguing, congratulations, because you are in the right frame of mind to consume the Apple TV+ adaptation, also called Shantaram. Starring Charlie Hunnam as Lin, the fake name chosen by Roberts after his escape (and which, we’re told often, means “penis” in Hindi), it’s a little bit disorganized, a little bit confusing, and mostly fun. After 92 episodes as Jax Teller in Sons of Anarchy and a good deal of film work, Hunnam is back. He’s a little kinder and gentler here than in Sons, and has more of a sense of humor, but the quiet desperation and inventiveness that defined the biker prince is very much present: that strange and occasionally thrilling combination of both loathing and craving the state of being in a jam. The show will grip you, but the grip is fleeting. It’s one thing to have a rudderless main character, and in that capacity Lin is interesting, charming, and everything else you want from an escaped convict loose in a foreign land. It’s quite another to have a rudderless story. The splendor matters less than the creeping suspicion that you’re lost at sea. —Shane Ryan

3. High School

Release Date: October 14, 2022
Creators: Clea DuVall, Sara Quin, Tegan Quin
Stars: Railey Gilliland, Seazynn Gilliland, Esther McGregor, Cobie Smulders, Kyle Bornheimer
Genre: Comedy
Paste Review Rating: 8.4

Watch on Amazon Prime

Based on the memoir High School and accompanying album Hey, I’m Just Like You by Canadian trailblazers Tegan and Sara Quinn, this series is Amazon Freevee’s latest offering in their burgeoning library of originals. Taking place during Tegan and Sara’s tumultuous high school years, the show follows the twin sisters as they navigate life, sexuality, and music—all while trying to simply get along. Coming from showrunner Clea Duvall (Happiest Season), the series stars TikTokers and actual twin sisters Railey and Seazynn Gilliland as the musicians. High School is perfect for any fan of Tegan and Sara’s decades-long music career, as well as those simply intrigued by an introspective examination of two queer sisters trying to find connection over guitar strings, all while they attempt to survive high school in the mid ’90s. —Anna Govert

4. The Watcher

Netflix Release Date: October 13, 2022
Creators: Ryan Murphy, Ian Brennan
Stars: Evan Peters, Niecy Nash, Molly Ringwald, Michael Learned, Richard Jenkins
Genre: Crime Drama
Rating: TV-MA

Watch on Netflix

In this limited series, Bobby Cannavale and Naomi Watts move into their dream home. But, you know, dreams are never what they seem—especially in a Ryan Murphy series. Fresh off her Emmy win, Jennifer Coolidge stars as real estate agent Karen Calhoun. Netflix is going all in on the promotion for the series including a Zillow listing and a video tour of the house, hosted by Coolidge! —Amy Amatangelo

5. The Winchesters

Release Date: October 11, 2022
Creators: Robbie Thompson, Eric Kripke
Stars: Meg Donnelly, Drake Rodger, Nida Khurshid, Jojo Fleites, Demetria McKinney, Bianca Kajlich
Genre: Horror, Suspense
Rating: TV-14

Watch on The CW

If there’s any TV series that defied expectations, it’s Supernatural. Starting life on The WB and going on to become one of The CW’s longest-running shows, the relatively simple horror-action vehicle starring two brothers roaming the flyover states and killing monsters just absolutely refused to die. But after 15 seasons and 327 episodes of hunting, it finally did just that in 2020. With the network desperate to keep those fans engaged, that reprieve has proven short-lived, and now the franchise returns just two years later with a sepia-tinged, 1970s-set prequel The Winchesters, following the young parents of the Winchester duo at the heart of the original series. The new show follows young Mary and John Winchester in their early-20s, as they first meet and get roped into the world of demons, monsters, vampires, werewolves, and all kinds of scary chaos that should be old hat to fans of the franchise. The Winchesters aims to channel much of what worked about the original series, remix it with a prequel setting, and still carve out a niche within the wider lore that fans know and love. The throwback aesthetic does have its charm, and it’s clear the creative team is trying to toe the line of keeping this show familiar for fans while creating something new enough to hopefully bring in new viewers in the process. It can be a bit paint-by-numbers at times, but it’s still fun enough to keep the thrills and action moving. Which could be good enough for a show like this to get started—but only time will tell if the young Winchester parents can have the same staying power as their future kiddos. —Trent Moore

6. Let the Right One In

Release Date: October 9, 2022
Creators: Andrew Hinderaker, John Ajvide Lindqvist
Stars: Demián Bichir, Madison Taylor Baez, Anika Noni Rose, Grace Gummer, Ian Foreman, Kevin Carroll, Nick Stahl
Genre: Horror, Suspense
Rating: TV-MA
Paste Review Rating: 7.8

Watch on Showtime

The 2008 film Let the Right One In was a striking work, full of the quiet Swedish angst so familiar from that region’s noir but overlaid with an unsettling story of a child vampire and the 12-year-old boy who befriends her. It never shied from the horrific savagery of what that life entailed, but it did find something moving and even sentimental in its two young characters. Now, in 2022, the “franchise” is coming to television courtesy of Showtime, and developed by Andrew Hinderaker. This version of Let the Right One In (they’ve gone back to the original title) retains some of the main ingredients of the original: a girl vampire (Eleanor, played by Madison Taylor Baez), a bullied boy who becomes her friend (Isaiah, Ian Foreman), and the girl’s father (Mark, Demian Bichir) whose job it is to protect her and do whatever it takes to keep her fed, including murder. With a full eight episodes to fill, a sad examination of the central dynamic isn’t quite enough, and so the show becomes a sort of crime thriller instead. There’s a wealthy man, reminiscent perhaps of your least favorite Sackler, who made his money in pharmaceuticals and is now desperately pursuing a cure for vampirism to save his son. Mark, Eleanor’s father, is himself on a similar mission, clinging to the belief that if he can find the person who bit his daughter, that person will have antibodies that could potentially reverse her “disease.” This show will not equal the artistic impact of the original film, but it retains its meditative qualities while upping the horror and the narrative intrigue, and it may be the case that it attracts more American viewers in the end. It’s a win for Showtime at a time when they badly needed one, and unlike the vampire at your doorstep, you can invite it into your life without fear. We are alone, but Let the Right One In is at its best when it reveals that we can be alone together. —Shane Ryan

7. The Midnight Club

Netflix Release Date: October 7, 2022
Creators: Leah Fong, Mike Flanagan
Stars: Iman Benson, Isby Rigney, Ruth Codd, Heather Langenkamp, Annarah Cymone, Chris Sumpter, Adia, Aya Furukawa
Genre: Horror, Drama
Rating: TV-MA

Watch on Netflix

Horror stories (and no small amount of other genre tales) have long been used as metaphors to discuss difficult real-life subject matter. And much like creator Mike Flanagan’s other popular Netflix Hauntings, his latest effort, The Midnight Club, is less interested in horror for its own sake than it is in using the genre as a vehicle to tell larger stories about life, death, and faith. On the surface, The Midnight Club seems like a fun enough diversion for spooky season—it’s got some pretty decent jumpscares and dark themes spread across its ten episodes, along with a bunch of campfire-style scary stories, and even a weirdo cult thrown in for good measure. But at the end of the day, this show isn’t a murder mystery or a slasher flick. It’s not even a ghost story, at least not in the way you might think it would be. Instead, The Midnight Club is a surprisingly thoughtful rumination on what it means to die, although its deeper truths come wrapped in the bright candy coating of a teen drama. The series follows the story of the members of the titular Midnight Club, a variety of teens with different ethnicities and backgrounds who all have two things in common: They each have a terminal illness and they’ve decided to spend their last days at the very spooky-looking Brightcliffe Manor. At its heart, The Midnight Club proves once again that Flanagan understands one simple truth about horror: The things we’re most afraid of are often connected to, and driven by, the things we most long for. In a world where kids can die of cancer before they ever even make it to prom, what do we need monsters for, really? —Lacy Baugher Milas

8. Glitch

Netflix Release Date: October 7, 2022
Creators: Gin Han-sai, Roh Deok
Stars: Lee Dong-hwi, Jeon Bae-soo, Ryu Kyung-soo
Genre: Sci-Fi
Rating: TV-MA

Watch on Netflix

Netflix’s latest K-drama offering, genre series Glitch—much like the conspiracy theories that drive its plot—is not what it initially appears to be. When we first meet thirtysomething Jihyo (Vincenzo’s Jeon Yeobin), she has a reliable job and a dependable boyfriend, but she’s sleepwalking through life, using most of her energy to pretend she doesn’t see aliens—or, more accurately, one alien in particular: a baseball helmet-wearing Little Green Man who looks like he just stepped off the backlot from X-Files episode “The Unnatural,” and who Jihyo has been seeing since ever she was a bespectacled, UFO-obsessed tween with a point-and-shoot camera. When Jihyo’s boyfriend, Sihyuk, disappears, our protagonist is pulled back into the obsession she thought she left behind. This show is odd and unpredictable, centered around female friendship and religious, alien-worshiping cults. I tell you these things because, when I say the show is also kind of boring, I want you to know how much I still admire that it zigs when most TV shows are zagging. There’s so much potential in this beautifully directed show, which is not like anything on contemporary American or Korean TV. —Kayti Burt

9. Alaska Daily

Release Date: October 6, 2022
Creators: Tom McCarthy
Stars: Hilary Swank, Jeff Perry, Grace Dove, Meredith Holzman, Matt Malloy, Pablo Castelblanco, Ami Park, Craig Frank
Genre: Drama
Paste Review Rating: 8.3

Watch on Hulu

Alaska Daily, the ABC drama created by Spotlight Oscar winner Tom McCarthy, buries its lede in a pile of semantics. The show stars Hilary Swank as canceled big city journalist Eileen Fitzgerald, who is trying to rehabilitate her image after a story blows up in her face and allegations emerge about her abusive work style. Her editor from her cub reporting days wants her to head up north and join him at the local newspaper, The Daily Alaskan, to investigate a Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women story. The set-up for Alaska Daily implies that this story is about Swank’s Eileen as she goes all Northern Exposure to experience boots-on-the-ground reporting and occasional run-ins with moose during morning runs. But the real story is about the newsroom of (largely female) journalists who work in Alaska, daily. And the most interesting characters by far are Ami Park’s Yuna Park, Meredith Holzman’s Claire Muncy, and Grace Dove’s Roz Friendly. Yuna is an eager young journalist who learns all-too-quickly that reporting the truth means consequences for the people she covers, whether or not they deserve it. Claire is a seasoned reporter—and a very good one—who is struggling hard to find a work-life balance with two sons, a husband who also works, and a job that doesn’t let you clock out at five. And while investigative journalist Roz doesn’t have the resume that Eileen boasts, she is completely justified in feeling insulted that Stanley won’t let her look into the MMIW cases on her own even though she’s from the area and is, in fact, an Indigenous American who lost a relative in a crime that wasn’t adequately covered by the police. I wish that Alaska Daily would heed some advice given by all editors at some point: Go where the story takes them. And that story is about the Alaskans who report about Alaska daily. —Whitney Friedlander

10. A Friend of the Family

Release Date: October 6, 2022
Creators: Nick Antosca
Stars: Jake Lacy, Anna Paquin, Colin Hanks, Lio Tipton, Hendrix Yancey
Genre: Thriller
Rating: TV-MA
Paste Review Rating: 9.0

Watch on Peacock

The Peacock limited series A Friend of the Family, the latest based-on-a-true-crime scripted series from showrunner and executive producer Nick Antosca (Hulu’s The Act and Candy), opens with the story’s subject: the real Jan Broberg. The now-adult Broberg uses familiar language like “we lived in a different world back then” and “I want to tell my family’s story today because so many think that something like this could never happen to them” to, if not justify then explain, why her parents seemingly did not see the warning signs that their friend and neighbor, Bob Berchtold, was a serial attacker and manipulator. Unfortunately, this man would not only sexually abuse a young Jan and other girls, but twice kidnapped her over a period of time in the 1970s. But what’s fascinating about A Friend of the Family, and also what makes it different than a lot of other scripted takes on true crime, is that the series doesn’t so much try to answer the why of how this happened (psychologists have devoted their entire careers to exploring why someone would prey on a child). Instead, it looks at the how of it. How did this man so easily win over this family and ingratiate himself into their lives? The series’ message doesn’t seem to be about questioning culpability or even to admonish the Broberg parents. And it tries hard to not play into the sensationalism of this case. It’s a cautionary tale for what can happen when we don’t talk about traumatic events. —Whitney Friedlander

11. Walker: Independence

Release Date: October 6, 2022
Creators: Anna Fricke
Stars: Katherine McNamara, Matt Barr, Katie Findlay, Greg Hovanessian, Philemon Chambers, Justin Johnson Cortez
Genre: Western
Rating: TV-14
Paste Review Rating: 7.1

Watch on Peacock

If you loved Red Dead Redemption 2, or are just a sucker for the wild west, this is absolutely the show for you. Taking place in the late 1800s, Walker: Independence is a spin-off of The CW’s Walker, and follows Ranger Cordell Walker’s (Jared Padaleki) ancestor Abigail Walker (Katherine McNamara) as she attempts to avenge the death of her husband in a burgeoning Texas town called Independence. Joining forces with Hoyt Rawlins (Matt Barr), Abigail, widowed and miles from her former Boston home, makes it her mission to take down the new sheriff of Independence, who she believes is responsible for her husband’s murder. Additionally, this show seems to be keen to right some of the wrongs of the Western genre through the inclusion of Calian (Justin Johnson Cortez), who is a member of the Apache tribe. Johnson Cortez told Deadline that he wanted Calian and the tribe to be “represented in a positive way,” and ensures that the show is providing “something special.” Based on the trailer alone, it looks like a CW-ified Clint Eastwood movie, and we can’t wait to see it. —Anna Govert

12. Reginald the Vampire

Release Date: October 5, 2022
Creators: Harley Peyton
Stars: Jacob Batalon, Em Haine, Mandela Van Peebles, Rachelle Goulding, Aren Buchholz, Savannah Basley, Andre Anthony
Genre: Fantasy, Comedy
Rating: TV-14

Watch on SyFy

Reginald (Jacob Batalon) works at a slushy store (where customers are very demanding), deals with his nasty boss and his litany of fat jokes, and pines for his co-work Sarah (Em Haines). A chance meeting with Maurice (Mandela Van Peebles, son of Mario Van Peebles) changes the course of his life in a very dramatic way. Batalon is a delight as the title character who isn’t quite sure what to make of his new undead status. Part comedy, part drama, the series gives off some serious Buffy vibes and that’s always a good thing. —Amy Amatangelo

13. Sherwood

Release Date: October 4, 2022
Creators: James Graham
Stars: David Morrisey, Lesley Manville, Joanne Froggatt, Kevin Doyle
Genre: Mystery
Rating: TV-MA

Watch on Britbox

Inspired by the 2004 murders that took place in the Nottinghamshire mining community where writer James Graham grew up, this six-episode series boasts a reunion of two Downton Abbey stars (Joanne Froggatt and Kevin Doyle) plus a star turn from Lesley Manville. When Union leader Gary Jackson (Alun Armstrong) is shot dead with an arrow, London police officer Kevin Salisbury (Robert Glenister) is brought in to help local investigating officer Ian St Clair (David Morrissey) solve the case. A critical success when the series aired in England in June, Sherwood will pull viewers in quickly. —Amy Amatangelo

14. Interview with a Vampire

Release Date: October 2, 2022
Creators: Rolin Jones, Anne Rice
Stars: Jacob Anderson, Sam Reid, Bailey Bass, Eric Bogosian
Genre: Horror, Drama
Rating: TV-MA
Paste Review Rating: 9.0

Watch on AMC+

When the news first broke that AMC Networks was adapting Anne Rice’s Interview with the Vampire for television, some fans (read: me) were understandably skeptical. But the series is the absolute best kind of adaptation, one that hangs on to the original’s truest elements even as it uses its source material to say something new about this story, these characters, and even the world we live in now. The basic premise of the series is both simple and deeply familiar: A vampire named Louis de Pont du Lac (Jacob Anderson) is recounting the specifics of his long and complex existence to a reporter named Daniel Molloy (Eric Bogosian). Yet in this version, almost everything has changed. Decades have passed since the two sat down for the 1973 interview depicted in Rice’s novel, which, in the world of the show, was never completed. Louis has since abandoned San Francisco for a lush penthouse in Dubai and seems to have found some inner peace along the way. Daniel, freshly diagnosed with Parkinson’s and having spent a lifetime reckoning with substance abuse problems and failed relationships, has found a new perspective on both his own life and Louis’s story. He agrees to sit back down for a second conversation, framed as both a fresh start and a chance for both men to reexamine the legacy of their lives. There’s a sense of lush fullness, a sprawling, specifically Southern sensibility that lets the show grow into the tale it’s telling, embracing the eccentricities of these characters and giving the complex layers of their relationships with one another the sort of depth they simply could never be allowed in a feature film. Where this show goes from here, I’m not sure, but the possibilities feel thrillingly wide-open. —Lacy Baugher Milas

15. The Empress

Netflix Release Date: September 29, 2022
Creators: Katharina Eyssen, Lena Stahl
Stars: Devrim Lingnau, Philip Froissant, Melika Foroutan, Johannes Nussbaum
Genre: Historical Drama
Rating: TV-MA

Watch on Netflix

This six-episode German period drama follows the life of Empress Elisabeth of Austria as she falls in love and marries Emperor Franz Joseph in the mid 19th Century. As the rebellious young girl moves into the palace in Austria, she must navigate a court that includes Franz’s younger ambitious brother.

16. The Rookie: Feds

Release Date: September 27, 2022
Creators: Tom McCarthy
Stars: Niecy Nash-Betts, Frankie Faison, Felix Solis
Genre: Drama

Watch on Hulu

Simone Clark (the always delightful Niecy Nash-Betts) was introduced in an episode of the hit ABC series The Rookie last season. Like The Rookie’s John Nolan (the equally delightful Nathan Fillion), Simone has made a later in life career change, forgoing her job as a high school guidance counselor to become an FBI agent. Keep an eye out for Frankie Faison as Simone’s father who is not too thrilled with his daughter’s new employment. Going into its fifth season The Rookie remains a solid, highly entertaining show that brings just the right balance of strife and humor to the crimes of the week. Nash-Betts is a stand out in any project she is a part of (see Claws, Reno 911 and When They See Us. As the lead of The Rookie: Feds, I expect the same level of joy and drama. —Amy Amatangelo

17. Andor

Release Date: September 21, 2022
Creators: Tony Gilroy, George Lucas
Stars: Diego Luna, Kyle Soller, Adria Arjona, Joplin Sibtain, James McArdle
Genre: Sci-Fi
Paste Review Rating: 9.5

Watch on Disney+

Despite being set in a fictional, Star Wars setting, Cassian Andor’s journey feels real. His home planet was abandoned after a mining disaster left it useless. He’s an immigrant on a planet scrounging for work and a way to move up. He’s lost his family and is beaten down by a lack of opportunities. All Cassian needs is a union card and a wedding coat and he’d be a Bruce Springsteen song. And through it all there is Diego Luna, who manages to channel rage, disappointment, and the will to keep fighting with either a skillfully delivered line or an adroit facial expression. Luna is masterful in Andor. It’s a performance inspiring enough to make me want to fight the Empire right along with him. —Terry Terrones

18. Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story

Netflix Release Date: September 21, 2022
Creators: Ryan Murphy, Ian Brennan
Stars: Evan Peters, Niecy Nash, Molly Ringwald, Michael Learned, Richard Jenkins
Genre: Crime Drama
Rating: TV-MA

Watch on Netflix

Between 1978 and 1991, Jeffrey Dahmer killed and dismembered 17 men and boys. Now he’s also the subject of a Ryan Murphy-led 10-part biopic limited series on Netflix. Evan Peters stars as the infamous serial killer.

19. U.S. and the Holocaust

Netflix Release Date: September 18, 2022
Creator: Ken Burns, Lynn Novick, Sarah Botstein
Stars: Peter Coyote, Liam Neeson, Matthew Rhys, Helena Zengel, Paul Giamatti, Meryl Streep, Werner Herzog, Joe Morton, Hope Davis, Bradley Whitford, Helena Zengel
Genre: Docuseries

Watch on PBS

Famed documentarian Ken Burns and his producing partners Lynn Novick and Sarah Botstein are back with a three-part series about this dark and tragic time in our history. Narrated by Peter Coyote, the series looks at the Holocaust from the perspective of what was happening in the United States during World War II, including the race laws in the South and the eugenics movement across the country. “Exclusion of people and shutting them out has been as American as apple pie,” historian Peter Hayes says. —Amy Amatangelo

20. Cyberpunk: Edgerunners

Netflix Release Date: September 13, 2022
Creators: Rafa? Jaki, Mike Pondsmith
Stars: Kenn, Aoi Y?ki, Hiroki T?chi, Michiko Kaiden, Takako Honda, Wataru Takagi, Tomoyo Kurosawa
Genre: Anime, Sci-Fi
Rating: TV-MA

Watch on Netflix

Cyberpunk 2077 launched to widespread disapproval, drawing criticism for feeling unfinished and falling short of its massive ambitions. But despite its infamy, the game has recently catapulted back into the spotlight thanks to a Netflix anime from Studio Trigger and CD Projekt, Cyberpunk: Edgerunners. Edgerunners is an unabashedly juvenile splatterfest, a culmination of Trigger’s ability to produce iconic imagery that elevates familiar genre beats through raw, hyperbolic cuts of animation. It’s brash, loud, and as subtle as the explosions of gunfire, gore, and garish colors that fill its frames. Perhaps most importantly, the chaotic violence is used to deliver heart-wrenching turns as the show plays with the fates of its strangely likable cast. While this crime caper may not break from the core issues of this franchise or cyberpunk more broadly, it manages to hit more than a few emotional highs and look very good in the process. The story follows disaffected high schooler David Martinez who, after experiencing personal tragedy, meets a mysterious hacker named Lucy and falls in with her crew in the dystopian sprawl of Night City, where the videogame and table-top RPG take place. From here, David slips deeper into a world of constant brutality, corporate warfare, and deceit as this doomed metropolis threatens to swallow him whole. Cyberpunk: Edgerunners accomplishes what it sets out to do, breathing life into this somewhat played-out genre through a feast of aesthetic highlights and genuine character moments. It is filled with grotesque violence meant to provoke, but there is just enough self-reflection on its causes and effects to grant appeal beyond the edgy teen demographic. And frankly, whenever it goes guns-blazing, it’s hard to look away from its inventive and gnarly animation. Edgerunners conveys the tragedy of Night City with crushing melodrama, coming across as something the bleary-eyed insomniac protagonist of a cyberpunk novel would watch on a flickering screen at 3 AM. —Elijah Gonzalez

21. Gutsy

Release Date: September 9, 2022
Creator: Hillary Clinton, Chelsea Clinton
Stars: Hillary Clinton, Chelsea Clinton
Genre: Docuseries

Watch on Apple TV+

As Hillary herself likes to say: “Holy moly!” Based on their 2019 book The Book of Gutsy Women, Hillary Clinton and her daughter Chelsea travel the globe talking to women who inspire them. The women featured include Kim Kardashian, Megan Thee Stallion, Dr. Jane Goodall, Gloria Steinem, Wanda Sykes, Amy Schumer, Goldie Hawn and Kate Hudson. The eight-episode series also provides insight into the mother daughter pair. The first episode looks at “the unexpected ways in which laughter can change the lives of women.” Chelsea Clinton confesses her relationship with comedy is strained because of her childhood. “I was made fun of so much as a child by people who were professional comics,” she says. —Amy Amatangelo

22. Epic Adventures with Bertie Gregory

Release Date: September 8, 2022
Stars: Bertie Gergory
Genre: Docuseries

Watch on Disney+

September 8 was Disney+ day. (Did you forget to get me a card?) Amid the many new series and movies hitting the streaming platform that day is this new National Geographic series featuring Bertie Gregory, a 29-year-old wildlife cinematographer who travels from Antarctica to Africa to the Pacific Ocean to capture animals in their natural habitats. Included in his amazing shots, the feeding flurry of hundreds of fin whales in the Drake Passage off the tip of the Antarctica Peninsula. To get this remarkable footage, Gregory and his team spent six weeks in a 75-foot ice-strengthened sailboat. —Amy Amatangelo

23. Reasonable Doubt

Release Date: September 27, 2022
Creators: Raamia Mohamed
Stars: Emayatzy Corinealdi, McKinley Freeman, Tim Jo, Angela Grovey, Thaddeus J. Mixson, Aderinsola Olabode, Michael Ealy
Genre: Legal Drama

Watch on Hulu

Jax Stewart (Emayatzy Corinealdi) is a corporate defense lawyer who stretches the bounds of the law to protect her clients. Part of the Disney’s Onyx Collective (whose first project was Questlove’s Summer of Soul), Reasonable Doubt was created by former Scandal writer Raamla Mohamed. It takes place in the upscale world of a high-powered law firm in L.A. with its soapy office relationships and larger-than-life characters, and Kerry Washington directed the first episode. Reviews have been generally positive so far.

24. Chefs vs. Wild

Release Date: September 26, 2022
Creator: Stephen Rankin
Stars: Kiran Jethwa, Valerie Segrest
Genre: Reality competition

Watch on Hulu

You thought Netflix’s Iron Chef reboot was suffused in silliness? Well, the over-the-top theatrics of Kitchen Stadium can’t hold a candle to the weapons grade absurdity that Hulu has cooking. The streamer just released its new series Chefs vs. Wild, and you can’t help but laugh at the sheer gimmickry of dropping cooks into the wilderness so they can prepare “five star meals” from foraged materials, while trying not to die from hypothermia. The judges—who presumably will be hanging out at a luxury glamping site while they wait for the bedraggled chefs to arrive and cook for them—are “renowned chef and adventurer” Kiran Jethwa and wild foods expert Valerie Segrest, who “will judge participants on their ability to turn foraged ingredients from British Columbia’s coast into the best five-star meal.” This zany concept may well be deliriously entertaining, but there’s also no getting around just how preposterous and contrived the whole thing is. How funny would it be for the chefs to simply not be able to find any edible plants, or sources of protein? I want to see one of these chefs lovingly present a plate of smoked dirt, grubs and pine cones, and maybe then I’ll believe that some part of it is real. —Jim Vorel

25. Jungle

Release Date: September 29, 2022
Creators: Junior Okoli, Chas Appeti
Stars: Ra, Ezra Elliott, Amaria BB, M24, Matdel Seyi
Genre: Drama

Watch on Amazon Prime

Set in the near future, this British Amazon original crime drama is set in inner-city London among its grime and drill music scene. All six episodes were released on September 29. Co-creators Junior Okoli and Chas Appeti came up as music video directors and bring their aesthetic to the story of a young criminal who wants out of the gang life before he becomes a father.

26. Reboot

Release Date: September 20, 2022
Creators: Steven Levitan
Stars: Keegan-Michael Key, Johnny Knoxville, Rachel Bloom, Calum Worthy, Krista Marie Yu, Judy Greer, Paul Reiser
Genre: Comedy
Paste Review Rating: 8.7

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Hulu’s  Reboot, a series about an indie filmmaker who wants to put a modern spin on a noted IP, is not actually about the makings of a reboot. But, semantics aside, it’s a very funny show that hits hard at what’s wrong with everything from Peak TV culture to schlocky TV writing. Rachel Bloom plays Hannah, who wants to modernize a classic TGIF-style sitcom with the original cast. Paul Reiser plays Gordon, the creator of the original sitcom who has his own ideas about this process. Can two opinionated showrunners share a TV series without driving each other crazy? Also, are creator Steven Levitan (Modern Family) and his writers attempting to make a commentary on fandom and the public’s inability to separate the person from the persona in their quest to lampoon the industry that feeds them? Either way, we’ll be tuning in. —Whitney Friedlander

27. Wedding Season

Release Date: September 8, 2022
Creators: Oliver Lyttelton
Stars: Rosa Salazar, Gavin Drea, George Webster, Jade Harrison, Jamie Michie
Genre: Comedy Thriller
Paste Review Rating: 6.9

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Since the runaway success of Rian Johnson’s star-studded comedic murder mystery Knives Out in late 2019, Hollywood has been on a mission to pump out more and more projects that blend the two popular genres. It’s happened often enough to be called a trend, but it’s also one that hasn’t yet reached the point of oversaturation. One of the reasons for this is the versatility of the murder mystery, as the formulaic genre can easily be adapted to fit a specific story and style. The success of each project is therefore measured by its ability to reinvent and surprise. Unfortunately for Hulu’s Wedding Season—which attempts to set itself apart by doubling as a romantic comedy—the show quickly wears out its welcome, relying on too many clichés to feel anything but tired. The eight-episode series starts off promising enough. Rosa Salazar stars as the enigmatic Katie McConnell, an American living in the U.K. who is suspected of murdering her new husband (George Webster) and several members of his smug, wealthy family on her wedding day. The murders occur just hours after Stefan Bridges (Gavin Drea), a British doctor helplessly in love with Katie, interrupts the nuptials in an attempt to convince the bride to marry him instead. This public profession of love naturally makes Stefan and Katie—the latter of whom flees her wedding reception immediately after her in-laws croak—the main suspects in the case, inevitably sending them on the run together. You can argue the show was always meant to be a rom-com with a side of mystery rather than the other way around, but that doesn’t change the fact that, in my ways, Wedding Season feels typically Hollywood, which is to say that it feels like a product of a system that wants to capitalize on the trend of the moment with as little effort or substance as possible. —Kaitlin Thomas

28. The Imperfects

Release Date: September 8, 2022
Creators: Shelley Eriksen, Dennis Heaton
Stars: Italia Ricci, Morgan Taylor Campbell, Rhianna Jagpal, Iñaki Godoy, Rhys Nicholson, Kyra Zagorsky
Genre: Sci-fi
Rating: TV-MA

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This new Canadian series follows victims of a science experiment gone terribly awry as they seek a cure for their new monstrous symptoms.

29. Tell Me Lies

Release Date: September 7, 2022
Creators: Meaghan Oppenheimer
Stars: Grace Van Patten, Jackson White, Catherine Missal, Spencer House, Sonia Mena
Genre: Drama
Paste Review Rating: 7.0

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I could tell you lies about Hulu’s Tell Me Lies. I could say it evolves beyond the tropes about college romance and sex. I could claim it elevates itself above simple melodrama. I could even say it has something new to say about toxic relationships. But in doing so, I’m afraid I’d be lying. Tell Me Lies tries to have it both ways. It’s a series that tracks the arc of a destructive relationship between Lucy (Grace Van Patten) and Stephan (Jackson White) over the course of eight years, beginning when Lucy is a fresh-faced freshman at Baird College. From the start, Stephan’s framed as the older upperclassman oozing diabolical charm, ensnaring women sexually on campus. His commitment to socially engineering the results that he wants—sex, a research position, an internship—typically succeed only when his target is an easy mark: naive and inexperienced. For Lucy, the audience should feel concern. But under Tell Me Lies’ treatment, this manipulation is highly eroticized. Tell Me Lies joins a pantheon of entertainment designed for women that utilizes dangerous and abusive characters and situations to evoke fear/excitement responses easily conflated as arousal. At its core, the Mathew Hart-produced Tell Me Lies sells the lie that the best sex of your life comes from toxicity. But like any good therapist knows, people remember the sex from toxic relationships because the sex was the only thing given to them by a toxic partner—not actual partnership, respect, or dignity. So in the cyclical high and lows where Lucy takes drug hits off her want of what little Stephan gives her, the addiction holding pattern is made bare. She wants to be truly seen. But the relationship, like the series as a whole, is lacking. —Katherine Smith

30. The Rings of Power

Release Date: September 2, 2022
Creators: J. D. Payne, Patrick McKay
Stars: Morfydd Clark, Markella Kavenagh, Robert Aramayo, Owain Arthur, Lenny Henry, Maxim Baldry, Ismael Cruz Córdova
Genre: Action thriller
Paste Review Rating: 8.6

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Prime Video’s lavishly expensive Lord of the Rings prequel series has been something of an industry cautionary tale for months, from its hefty price tag to the inevitable comparisons to Peter Jackson’s Oscar-winning trilogy of films. After all, if you’re going to come at the king—or, in this case, The Return of the King—you best not miss. Thankfully, The Rings of Power doesn’t miss. A gorgeous and welcome return to Middle-earth, the series not only looks amazing with epic and impressive visuals, more importantly feels right emotionally. Grand in scale but intimate in its story, this is a series that’s as grounded in relationships as it is prophecy, as concerned with what the threat of Sauron means to the everyday lives of the races of Middle-earth as it is the larger battle of good and evil written across ages. Set during the Second Age, The Rings of Power takes place thousands of years before the events of Jackson’s movies, the series weaves together at least half a dozen major plots and twice that many main characters with a confidence that makes its slow, deliberate pace feel as though it’s organically building toward the potentially world-ending stakes that are in all their futures. I’m looking forward to finding out whether that confidence is truly warranted, but thus far, this series certainly makes me want to believe in magic, enough that I’ll be very happy to see this road go (ever on and) on for several more seasons to come. —Lacy Baugher-Milas

31. Devil in Ohio

Release Date: September 2, 2022
Creator: Daria Polatin
Stars: Emily Deschanel, Xaria Dotson, Madeleine Arthur, Sam Jaeger, Gerardo Celasco
Genre: Thriller
Rating: TV-MA

Watch on Netflix

Technically a work of fiction although it’s inspired by a true story, Devil in Ohio’s neck hair-raising suspense thriller is about a teenage daughter of a hospital psychiatrist who comes to find that her mom has brought home one of her patients: another girl, and one who claims to have escaped from a cult. Netflix is turning the book into a limited series with Emily Deschanel playing the shrink mom, Dr. Suzanne Mathis, and Xaria Dotson playing her daughter, Jules. Madeleine Arthur plays their new houseguest, Mae. —Whitney Friedlander

32. Mike

Release Date: August 25, 2022
Creator: Steven Rogers
Stars: Trevante Rhodes, Russel Hornsby, Harvey Keitel, Laura Harrier
Genre: Drama
Paste Review Rating: 9.0

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Depending on your age and perspective, Mike Tyson is a monster, a has-been, a criminal, a rags-to-riches story of redemption, or the greatest boxer of all time. In truth, Tyson is all those things and more, which Hulu’s eight episode limited series Mike powerfully and sometimes painfully demonstrates. Created by I, Tonya screenwriter Steven Rogers, the program also manages to examine a wide range of social issues through the lens of a man who once said of an opponent, “I want to eat his children.” It’s a bit unusual to frame social commentary through such a controversial figure, but nothing about Tyson’s life has ever been usual. Mike, which is unauthorized by Tyson, is essentially a dramatized version of the boxer’s life as told by the man himself during the 2013 Spike Lee produced HBO special, Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth. Just like his long-running one-man show, Tyson (Trevante Rhodes) is shown on stage laying out his life for all to see, warts and all, as he looks back through his roller coaster existence in a series of flashbacks. When we see legendary trainer Cus D’Amato (an almost unrecognizable Harvey Keitel) ask Mike’s mother Lorna (Olunike Adeliyi) if he can take the young man to live and train with him in upstate New York her response of, “Take him, he’s only going to disappoint you” rings painfully true. You feel for Tyson’s troubled mother, who just can’t control her unruly son. But you also feel for Mike, who seemingly never had a shot at a decent future. While Mike crafts a sympathetic figure, it’s also unafraid to show that time and again many of Tyson’s problems were self-inflicted. Mike is clearly a drama, but its storytelling is done in such a unique way that it also works as a dark comedy, occasionally poking fun at Tyson’s over-the-top antics. Who is Mike Tyson? Is he a monster, a criminal, a rehabilitated hero, or a boxing legend? It all depends on your perspective and because there’s no wrong answer, it’s what makes watching Mike so engrossing whether you love him or hate him. —Terry Terrones

33. The Patient

Release Date: August 30, 2022
Creators: Joel Fields, Joe Weisberg
Stars: Steve Carell, Domhnall Gleason, Linda Emond, David Alan Grier
Genre: Thriller
Paste Review Rating: 6.4

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The 10-episode FX series The Patient is the story of a serial killer, Sam (Domhnall Gleeson), who kidnaps his therapist Dr. Straus (Steve Carell). When you read that premise you, like me, might think “Hey, this show will probably be aware of the humor in that idea. Surely The Patient understands it’s kind of funny, and explores the absurdity of such an out-there premise.” Well, I regret to inform you that The Patient might be one of the most deathly serious television shows ever made. It has a level of somberness and sustained depression that will put critiques of the first season of The Leftovers to shame. The Patient is about death: thinking about death, thinking about who you’d like to be when you die, and coping with the eventual death you will face. But it’s also about fractured father-son relationships, whether it’s possible to change, and coming to an understanding with your Jewish faith. The Patient is, rather surprisingly, not about serial killers at all. Sometimes The Patient features phenomenal conversations between Carell and Gleeson, who are both completely immersed in this dreary world. Sometimes The Patient is reaching for deeper themes on faith and change. But these aspects never come together into one cohesive show. If you want a serial killer show, you will be disappointed. If you want a true successor to The Americans, you will also be disappointed. The Patient takes you somewhere complicated, and it is not an easy watch. It doesn’t always work, it’s underdeveloped, and it’s often a profound bummer. But it’s been weeks since I first watched the series, and I still think about Dr. Strauss trying to recite the Kaddish but not knowing the words. Not a lot of shows come around with a moment like that. — Leila Jordan

34. Partner Track

Release Date: August 26, 2022
Creator: Georgia Lee
Stars: Arden Cho, Alexandra Turshen, Bradley Gibson, Dominic Sherwood, Rob Heaps, Nolan Gerard Funk, Matthew Rauch, Roby Attal
Genre: Romance, Drama
Rating: TV-MA

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Based on Helen Wan’s novel, this series amps up the soapy drama as a high-powered attorney (Arden Cho) tries to prioritize her career while her personal life threatens to get in the way.

35. Mo

Release Date: August 24, 2022
Creator: Mohammed Amer, Ramy Youssef
Stars: Mohammed Amer, Teresa Ruiz, Omar Elba, Farah Bsieso
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Rating: TV-MA

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With its slice-of-life, vérité style that’s rooted in the sights and sounds of Mo’s actual Houston community, the series deftly stitches together the varied patchwork of what his American existence looks like. Despite being the youngest of the siblings, the fictionalized Mo Najjar has taken to heart his father’s edict to take care of them, and Amer is able to portray the weight of how that responsibility has seeped into every pore of his character because he’s lived the same life. The codeine addiction in the show is clearly one of the first crutches Najjar has had in two decades of trying to be everything everyone needs him to be, despite being kneecapped by an immigration system that doesn’t allow him to live up to his full potential. Even with his positive outside countenance, in Mo Amer makes sure we feel the ripple of failure that simmers under Najjar’s skin. As they say, inside every comedian is a sad clown, and Amer taps into that with such authenticity by revealing his unique and personal story so poignantly over the course of the show. —Tara Bennett

36. House of the Dragon

Release Date: August 21, 2022
Creators: Ryan Condal, George R. R. Martin
Stars: Paddy Considine, Matt Smith, Emma D’Arcy, Rhys Ifans, Steve Toussaint, Eve Best, Sonoya Mizuno, Fabien Frankel, Milly Alcock, Emily Carey
Genre: Fantasy, Drama
Paste Review Rating: 8.0

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The big question facing House of the Dragon, HBO’s new Game of Thrones prequel, was what version of its predecessor it would take after. Would it be the brilliant first seasons, with great characters and even better plot, or the woeful supernova implosion of the end? The good news is, they chose the right path here in letting George R.R. Martin’s gripping story of the Targaryen dynasty carry the heaviest weight. The ambition is in all the right places, with a terrific cast (led by Paddy Considine as King Viserys I Targaryen and Emma D’Arcy as his daughter and heir Rhaenyra) who are allowed to put their efforts into selling the political intrigue at King’s Landing. Matching the breathless plot of early Game of Thrones is an impossibly high bar, and one this show doesn’t quite clear, but it’s nevertheless a very good effort, full of tension, heartbreak, and those rare moments of pure triumph, that will delight fans of the Song of Ice and Fire universe and fare nicely even among those who just appreciate a great story. That word, “story,” is essential here, and it’s a massive sigh of relief that the creators know it. —Shane Ryan

37. Sprung

Release Date: August 19, 2022
Creator: Greg Garcia
Stars: Garret Dillahunt, Martha Plimpton, Phillip Garcia, James Earl, Clare Gillies, Shakire Barrera
Genre: Crime Comedy
Paste Review Rating: 7.9

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After finding themselves released early from their sentences in the first few weeks of pandemic for “health and safety” reasons—an official action which amounts to more or less shoving half of the (conveniently co-ed) prison’s population through the front gates with nothing more than a “good luck!” and the clothes they came in with—a trio of non-violent offenders (Garret Dillahunt, Shakira Barrera, and Phillip Garcia) in rural Western Maryland end up banding together. First it’s to find a safe spot to “shelter in place” during lockdown, then it’s to take advantage of COVID chaos by doing enough crime that they can support themselves in a job market hostile to anyone with a criminal record. If this sounds like a tough nut to crack jokes from, well, you’re not wrong! But with Greg Garcia—the mind behind My Name is Earl, Raising Hope and The Guest Book—leading Sprung’s creative vision as creator, director, and primary writer, the fact that the limited Freevee comedy series ends up threading the absurdly dark/warmly funny needle isn’t surprising. —Alexis Gunderson

38. Bad Sisters

Release Date: August 19, 2022
Creator: Sharon Horgan
Stars: Anne-Marie Duff, Eva Birthistle, Sarah Greene, Eve Hewson, Claes Bang, Brian Gleeson, Daryl McCormack, Assaad Bouab, Saise Quinn
Genre: Comedy Thriller

Watch on Apple TV+

Sharon Horgan who turned a one night stand into poignant hilarity in Catastrophe is back with a 10-episode dark comedy about the Garvey sisters. When Grace’s (Anne-Marie Duff) husband John Paul (Claes Bing) suddenly dies in an accident, Ursula (Eva Birthistle), Bibi (Sarah Greene), Becka (Eva Hewson) and Eva (Horgan) must protect their sister especially when life insurance agents Thomas (Brian Gleeson) and Matthew (Daryl McCormack so fantastic recently in Good Luck to You, Leo Grande) start investigating John Paul’s untimely death. And how did the sisters feel about Grace’s husband? Well the first episode of the series is called “The Prick.” —Amy Amatangelo

39. Echoes

Release Date: August 19, 2022
Creator: Vanessa Gazy
Stars: Michelle Monaghan, Matt Bomer, Daniel Sunjata, Ali Stroker, Karen Robinson, Rosanny Zayas, Michael O’Neill, Celia Weston, Gable Swanlund, Tyner Rushing, Hazel Mason, Ginger Mason, Alise Willis, and Maddie Nichols
Genre: Mystery, Drama

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Like Sarah Michelle Gellar, Lisa Kudrow, Mark Ruffalo and Ewan McGregor before her, Michelle Monaghan stars opposite herself as identical twins Gina and Leni. Leni is married to Charlie (Daniel Sunjata) living a glamorous Hollywood life while Gina, who is married to Jack (Matt Bomer), has never left the small Virginia town they grew up in. When Gina goes missing, Leni, clearly the black sheep of the family, returns home to try to figure out what happened to her sister and confront her past. The local sheriff (Karen Robinson) knows the sisters are hiding something. And, after the first episode, viewers will too. —Amy Amatangelo

40. She-Hulk: Attorney at Law

Release Date: August 18, 2022
Creator: Jessica Gao
Stars: Tatiana Maslany, Jameela Jamil, Ginger Gonzaga, Mark Ruffalo, Josh Segarra, Jon Bass, Renée Elise Goldsberry, Tim Roth, Benedict Wong, Charlie Cox
Genre: Superhero
Paste Review Rating: 8.9

Watch on Disney+

After wading through the seemingly never ending supply of high stakes dramas and subversive comedies that TV has to offer, it’s always nice to find something that falls more in the realm of “normal.” It may seem odd to say that about a show focused on a woman who gains the ability to turn into a huge green monster that could easily throw a sedan halfway around the world, but it’s also true. She-Hulk: Attorney at Law follows Jennifer Walters (Tatiana Maslany) as she has to navigate her new powers as a Hulk alongside her career as a lawyer and the rest of her life in general. Instead of sending Jen on some big hero’s journey type quest, She-Hulk throws us back into her everyday life with her new identity in tow. Unlike her cousin Bruce Banner (Mark Ruffalo), she doesn’t face the same challenging, raging alter-ego that took him 15 years to tame, and she doesn’t necessarily want to be in the business of saving the world either. Regardless of what she wants, Jen’s Hulk powers are outed to the public and she has to go about her life with She-Hulk as her new normal, and that makes for a great watch. The series may take place in an extraordinary world, but it’s as close to normal TV as we’re ever going to get from Marvel, and that’s what makes it incredible. —Kathryn Porter