Here is a collection of notes about upcoming genre TV series and mini-series as I find out about them. These are shows that will be appear on the traditional TV networks or online, and I'm only listing shows which are scheduled to premier in 2016, even if it's only loosely scheduled for sometime during the year. Anything without a premier date is in the TV & Online Under Development page.

This will be a continuously updated list, so expect changes and edits. I'll note changes in the blog. This list should be the latest public information.

They're sorted in order of premier date, and as always the definition of "genre" is up to me.

A moving "Upcoming" title bar separates the series that have already been released from those that have yet to premier.


RELEASED 2016


THE SHANNARA CHRONICLES

Premiered: January 5, 2016

Starring: Ivana Baquero, Manu Bennett, Emilia Burns

Airing on MTV

Official website

SHADOWHUNTERS

Premiered: January 12, 2016

Starring: Katherine McNamara, Dominic Sherwood, Alberto Rosende

Series premier on ABC Family

Official Website

Second Chance

Premiered: January 13, 2016

Starring: Robert Kazinsky, Adhir, Kalyan, Dilshad Valsaria

While under development, this series has been known as The Frankenstein Code and Looking Glass

COLONY

Premiered: January 14, 2016

Starring: Jacob Vargas, Aedin Mincks, Charles Baker

Series from USA

Official Website

Agent Carter

Premiered: January 19, 2015

Starring:

  • Hayley Atwell as Peggy Carter
  •  James D'Arcy as Edwin Jarvis
  • Chad Michael Murray as Jack Thompson
  • Dominic Cooper as Howard Stark

Official Website

DC'S LEGENDS OF TOMORROW

Premiered: January 21, 2015

Starring:

  • Brandon Routh - Ray Palmer (The Atom)
  • Caity Lotz - Sara Lance (Canary)
  • Victor Garber - Dr. Martin Stein (Firestorm)
  • Wentworth Miller - Leonard Snart (Captain Cold)
  • Dominic Purcell - Mick Rory (Heat Wave)
  • Ciara Renee - Kendra Saunders (Hawkgirl)
  • Arthur Darvill - Rip Hunter

Airing on the CW

Official Website

X-FILES: Reopened

Premiered: January 24, 2016

Starring: Gillian Anderson, David Duchovny

Airing on Fox

Official Website

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THE MAGICIANS

Premiered: January 25, 2016

Starring: Jade Tailor, Hale Appleman, Tony Beard

Airing on SyFy

Official Website

LUCIFER

Premiered: January 25, 2016

Starring: Tom Ellis, Lauren German, Lesley-Ann Brandt

Airing on Fox

Official Website

11/22/63

Premiered: February 15, 2016

Starring: James Franco, Chris Cooper, Josh Duhamel, Lucy Fry

8 part series airing on Hulu

Trailer

DAREDEVIL 2

Premiered: March 18, 2016

Starring:

  • Charlie Cox as Matt Murdock / Daredevil
  • Deborah Ann Woll as Karen Page
  • Elden Hensen as Foggy Nelson
  • Jon Bernthal as The Punisher
  • Elodie Yung as Elektra

13 part series airing on Netflix

trailer 1

trailer 2

 

PEE-WEE'S BIG HOLIDAY

Premiered: March 18, 2016

Starring:

  • Paul Ruebens - Pee-Wee Herman
  • Stephanie Beatriz - Freckles
  • Jow Manganiello

Series produced for Netflix

trailer

WYNONNA EARP

Premiered: April 1, 2016

Starring: Melanie Scrofano - Wynonna Earp

Based on the Image comic

Hunters

Premiered: April 11, 2016

Starring: Mark Coles Smith, Kasia Kaczmarek, Shannon Berry

Series produced for SyFy

About an elite anti-terrorism squad going after non-human terrorists

trailer

 

Kong: King of the Apes

Premiered: April 15, 2016

Series produced for Netflix

 

 

Time Travelling Bong

Premiered: April 20, 2016

Four part series produced for Comedy Central

Yes, it's about a time travelling bong, and is based on a short comedy sketch

 

Houdini & Doyle

Premiered: May 2, 2016

Starring: Stephen Mangan, Michael Weston, Rebecca Liddiard

Under development by Fox/ITV

trailer

 

PREACHER

Premiered: May 22, 2016

Starring: 

  • Elizabeth Perkins - Vyla
  • Dominic Cooper - Jesse Custer
  • Ruth Negga - Tulip
  • Ian Colleti - Arseface

Under development by AMC

trailer

Official Website

OUTCAST

Premiered: June 3, 2016

Starring: Patrick Fugit, Philip Glenister, David Denman

Series from Cinemax

Trailer

Stranger Things

Premiered: July 15, 2016

Starring: Winona Ryder, David Harbour, Finn Wolfhard

Series produced for Netflix

 

VAN HELSING

Premiered: September 23, 2016

Starring: Kelly Overton, Jonathan Scarfe, Christopher Heyerdahl

Series under development by SyFy

trailer

 

Aftermath

Premiered: September 27, 2016

Starring: James Tupper, Anne Heche, Julia Sarah Stone, Taylor Hickson, Levi Meaden

13 part mini-series developed for SyFy

trailer

 

LUKE CAGE

Premiered: September 30, 2016

Starring:

  • Mike Colter - Luke Cage
  • Mahershala Ali - Cornell Stokes
  • Simone Missick - Misty Knight
  • Alfre Woodard - Mariah Dillard
  • Erik LaRay Harvey - Diamondback
  • Rosario Dawson - Claire Temple

13 episode series under development by Netflix

Based on the Marvel Comics character

trailer

teaser

trailer

 

WESTWORLD

Premiered: October 2, 2016

Starring: Ingrid Bolsø Berdal, Ed Harris, Anthony Hopkins

Series premiers on HBO

trailer

Official Website

Timeless

Premiered: October 3, 2016

Starring: Abigail Spencer, Matt Lanter, Goran Visnjic

Developed for NBC

trailer

 

 

Frequency

Premiered: October 5, 2016

Starring: Daniel Bonjour, Lenny Jacobson, Devin Kelley

Under development for CW

 

CLASS

Premiered: October 22, 2016 (UK)

Series under development by the BBC

Spin-off from Doctor Who

Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency

Premiered: October 23, 2016

Starring: Christian Bako, Samuel Barnett, Neil Brown Jr.

Based on the book by Douglas Adams

Under development by BBC and Netflix