The calendar of series does not give a break. Channels and platforms already have a handful of titles in their portfolio with which to continue feeding machinery that does not stop. The news will not be easy to make a hole in the tight agenda of the fans to the stories by chapters. Even less in the year in which the farewell Game of Thrones threatens to monopolize the conversation seriéfila before, during and after its emission. In April, HBO (in Spain, also in Movistar +) will start the last six chapters of a fantasy story that has hooked viewers from all over the world and that is already the most awarded series in history. Who will survive and who will die? Who will end up sitting on El Hierro Throne?
More known titles that come back. True Detective has its third season ready (on HBO Spain and Movistar +, on January 14) with which he wants to return to the essence of his celebrated first delivery. Mahershala Ali stars in the story of a policeman investigating a crime in the heart of the Ozarks. Stranger Things (Netflix) It has also put its third round of chapters on date: July 4th. Until the summer it seems that we will also have to wait to see the return of Big Little Lies (HBO) The third installment of The Crown (Netflix), with its change of cast, is also expected for this year, as well as the fourth Fargo (Movistar +), that will have Chris Rock as the protagonist. More returns: Catastrophe, American Gods, Veep, Fleabag, The Terror, Mindhunter...
The old acquaintances will compete next to powerful premieres that arrive preceded by a great expectation and among which the strong commitment to fantasy and science fiction stands out. The Disney + platform will start in the United States when 2019 is already advanced. You will disembark with the series The Mandalorian, belonging to the universe of Star Wars and that follows the adventures of a lone gunman in the confines of the galaxy. Pedro Pascal will be the protagonist and Jon Favreau will be his producer.
Another company that this year will bet on the launch of its own series it will be Apple, which is scheduled for 2019 the premiere of the comedy, still untitled, with Reese Witherspoon, Jennifer Aniston and Steve Carell as protagonists set in the backstage of a morning television show.
One of the most powerful trends of recent years is the adaptation of comics to the small screen. In 2019 it will become a series one of the most revered graphic novels, Watchmen. The creation of Alan Moore and the cartoonist Dave Gibbons will have a television version commanded by Damon Lindelof for HBO that has in its cast a actors like Jeremy Irons, Don Johnson or Regina King.
Netflix will premiere on February 15 The Umbrella Academy, based on a superhero comic, with Ellen Page and Tom Hopper in his cast. It tells the story of a group of young people with powers adopted by a millionaire who try to solve the murder of their father.
Amazon Prime Video bet strongly for fantasy with several premieres. Cara Delevigne and Orlando Bloom star in Carnival Row, set in a neo-Victorian era in which mythological and human beings coexist. Highly expected is the adaptation of the novel Good omens, co-written by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett and has adapted the first in the form of a six-episode miniseries with Michael Sheen, David Tennant and Jon Hamm in the cast.
Netflix will bet The Dark Crystal: Age Of Resistance, prequel to the Jim Henson movie Dark glass, in which three young members of the Gelfling tribe discover a secret that will lead them to rebellion.
A new version of The Twilight Zone (Dimension unknown) It has awakened great expectation. The American platform CBS All Access produces this remake that has Jordan Peele (Let me out) behind the cameras to give a new approach to this anthology of suspense, terror and science fiction. The same platform prepares the series with which Patrick Stewart will return to don the costume of the mythical Jean-Luc Picard.
The popular saga of books and the subsequent videogame The Witcher takes the leap to the small screen where it will be one of Netflix's big bets for 2019. The story of Geralt de Rivia, a sorcerer who fights against supernatural forces, will be starring Henry Cavill and it will arrive at the end of the year.
The American Hulu platform bets strongly with Catch-22, miniseries based on the anti-war novel by Joseph Heller Trap-22. George Clooney, Hugh Laurie, Kyle Chandler and Christopher Abbot are in charge of the production of this production that tells the story of an American soldier, Yossarian, who tries to avoid the missions that the army imposed on him during the Second World War trying to be declared crazy to accept the most dangerous missions.
A great historical production will be Catherine the Great, co-production of Sky and HBO that in Spain can be seen on Sky. Helen Mirren gets into the shoes of one of the most powerful female leaders of all time in this story set in the luxurious and ruthless Russian court of the eighteenth century.
The production of national television fiction lives a moment of effervescence since the arrival of video on demand platforms. In 2019, titles such as Jetty, Instinct, Iron, Just before Christ, Let yourself go (Movistar +), Hospital Valle Norte, Hunting. Monteperdido (The 1), Ladies of the (h) ampa, Secrets of State (Telecinco), Slaughterhouse, 45 revolutions, Toy Boy (Antenna 3) or Vote Juan (TNT). But possibly one of the most anticipated releases is the new release of The paper house, in this case exclusively on Netflix.