The 2015-2016 television season is approaching and PopCultHQ wants you to be in the know! Comic book properties have been all the rage in the movie theaters, but they have never been bigger than they are right now on the small screen. There will be a mind-numbing 14 series either debuting or returning this fall season! Continue to read further for info on all of your favorites, insight into the new shows, as well as premiere dates so you don’t fall behind!
Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. – Tuesday, September 29th, 2015 (ABC)
In Season 3, Coulson will lead a worldwide search for more superpowered Inhumans, in order to put together a new team to deal with threats. But, he’ll be racing against other forces looking for the Inhumans for their own ends. Also look for the series to incorporate a storyline based off Marvel Comics’ Secret Warriors. Here’s a video of the cast on a panel at this year’s San Diego Comic Con International (7/11/15):
Marvel’s Agent Carter – TBA 2016 (ABC)
Dedicated to the fight against new atomic age threats in the wake of World War II, Peggy must now journey from New York City to Los Angeles for her most dangerous assignment yet. But even as she discovers new friends, a new home — and perhaps even a new love — she’s about to find out that the bright lights of the post-war Hollywood mask a more sinister threat to everyone she is sworn to protect. Here is the teaser trailer offered at this year’s San Diego Comic Con International (7/11/15):
Fear The Walking Dead – Sunday, August 23rd, 2015 (AMC)
This new series from AMC and Robert Kirkman will tell the story of the beginning of the zombie outbreak (during the time of Rick’s coma). Set in East Los Angeles, expect the initial episode to look like a community clueless of what is pending. We will finally see the outbreak begin and witness its quick rise to the apocalyptic event of the original series. Being a new summer-debuting series, Fear The Walking Dead season one will last for six episodes.
You have to check out the trailer from this year’s San Diego Comic Con International for Fear The Walking Dead:
The Walking Dead – Sunday, October 11th, 2015 (AMC)
The mega hit from creator Robert Kirkman looks to go even further than before this year. Season two can expect an episode devoted entirely to a backstory, though of what has not been announced. Expect more zombies than previously, as Andrew Lincoln (Rick Grimes) stated that in one episode they worked with just over 300 “walkers,” whereas the most used at one time in the prior five seasons has been between 150-200. Look for a further developing relationship between Rick and Morgan (likely with regards to Alexandria). We can also look forward to more from cookie-baking Carol!
Here is the official trailer from AMC shown at this year’s San Diego Comic Con International (7/10/15):
Supergirl – Monday, October 26th, 2015 (CBS)
CBS enters the superhero market with the cousin of the Man of Steel. Melissa Benoist stars as Kara Zor-El, who escaped her home planet Krypton during its destruction. After hiding the powers she shares with her famous cousin Superman, she finally decides to embrace her superhuman abilities and be a hero. Greg Berlanti (Arrow, The Flash) is executive-producing, and Calista Flockhart, Mehcad Brooks, Chyler Leigh and David Harewood also star. Here’s the official trailer:
Arrow – Wednesday, October 7th, 2015 (The CW)
Season four of The CW’s monster hit Arrow will be explosive. There will be so much going on, it looks to be another must-watch season and ratings success. We’ll see new characters introduced (Anarky, Mr. Terrific, and Damien Darhk), a more extensive storyline surrounding Ra’s al Ghul, and a lot of deeper character development. Look to learn more about Felicity Smoak, as well as the Sara/Laurel (White Canary/Black Canary) dichotomy. Oh, and just wait until you see Speedy’s return. Check out the official trailer for Season 4 of Arrow:
The Flash – Tuesday, October 6th, 2015 (The CW)
Barry Allen is back as the scarlet speedster with some great things in store. We should learn more about Earth 2 and that universe’s Flash Jay Garrick and exactly what is his “mission.” New characters being introduced appears to be Vibe, Adam “Edge” Copeland (formerly of WWE) has been tapped to portray Atom-Smasher, and look for Zoom to be more defined. Barry will also learn some new abilities and take on a mentor. View the official trailer of The Flash Season 2 here:
iZombie – Tuesday, October 6th, 2015 (The CW)
Debuting the hour after The Flash’s premiere, Liv is back and eating a wide assortment of brains. Though she initially begins the season alone, plan on appearances by her roommate Peyton to take place. According to series executive producer Rob Thomas, “The zombies on the offensive in season 1 are going to be on the defensive. It will make strange bedfellows of Blaine and Liv, who are both concerned about the dwindling zombies in season 2.“
The following trailer was released at this year’s San Diego Comic Con International for the upcoming season of iZombie:
DC’s Legends of Tomorrow – TBA 2016 (The CW)
When heroes alone are not enough… the world needs legends.
Having seen the future, one he will desperately try to prevent from happening, time-traveling rogue Rip Hunter is tasked with assembling a disparate group of both heroes and villains to confront an unstoppable threat—one in which not only is the planet at stake, but all of time itself. Can this ragtag team defeat an immortal threat unlike anything they have ever known? DC’s Legends of Tomorrow stars Victor Garber (The Flash, Alias); Brandon Routh (Arrow, Superman Returns); Arthur Darvill (Doctor Who); Caity Lotz (Arrow); Ciarra Renee (Pippin); Franz Drameh (Edge of Tomorrow); with Dominic Purcell (The Flash, Prison Break); and Wentworth Miller (The Flash, Prison Break).
Here’s a great first look at DC’s Legends of Tomorrow coming to The CW:
Gotham – Monday, September 21st, 2015 (FOX)
The stakes are higher than ever as Gotham explores the origin stories of some of the most ambitious and depraved Super Villains, including The Riddler, The Joker and Mr. Freeze, and Bruce Wayne (David Mazouz) uncovers more secrets from his father’s past. Though a trailer for season two has not yet been released, take a look at the panel held at this year’s San Diego Comic Con International (7/12/15):
Lucifer – TBA 2016 (FOX)
Tom Ellis stars as the titular character from DC Comics. When the Lord of Hell gets hella bored with his day job, he leaves his realm and moves to Los Angeles, where he gets his kicks by helping the LAPD punish criminals. Lauren German, Rachael Harris, DB Woodside, Lesley-Ann Brandt, Nicholas Gonzalez and Scarlett Estevez also star.
The Strain – Sunday, July 12th, 2015 (FX)
The FX original series The Strain, based on the novels and comic books by Guillermo Del Toro, is already two episodes into its second season. In the second season of The Strain, war between humans and vampires will flare up with renewed vigor. After The Master knew that he could not so quickly take over the world, he changes his strategy. Nora Martinez and Eph Goodweather from the CDC will be desperate to come up with a cure for the virus, which is spread with the speed of a bullet in the United States. Only together they can win this war and cure mankind of a new threat.
If you haven’t started up season two yet, here is a peek at what to expect this season:
Heroes Reborn – Thursday, September 24th, 2015 (NBC)
Though not a comic book-derived show, Heroes Reborn (like its predecessor Heroes) is a superhero/superhuman story that seemed worthy of mentioning. Heroes Reborn comes from the original 2006 series Heroes and will be a 13-episode event series that’s similar to the original. It will chronicle the lives of ordinary people as they learn about their extraordinary abilities. The show picks up at an unspecified time in the future, and so far the only detail we have about the past is that one year after the show’s beginning; Odessa, Texas, was left decimated from a terrorist attack that has sent those with powers, now called EVOs, into hiding for fear of their lives.
Watch the official trailer for this fall’s Heroes Reborn:
Daredevil – TBA 2016 (Netflix)
Matt Murdoch and Foggy Nelson are back in the highly-acclaimed Netflix original series Daredevil. We know we can expect Jon Bernthal (The Walking Dead) to appear as the popular anti-hero Frank “The Punisher” Castle in season two. Also announced is Elodie Yung will play Elektra, a mysterious woman from Matt Murdock’s past whose dangerous and exotic ways may be more than he can handle. Though the streaming service has yet to release a trailer for the upcoming sophomore offering, take a gander at this fan-made teaser that is pretty impressive: