25 (5) Most Anticipated New TV Shows of 2017

List of the 25 shows people are most excited about:

20. The Handmaid's Tale

Starring: Elisabeth Moss, Samira Wiley, Joseph Fiennes
Air Date: April 26 on Hulu
Official description: "Adapted from the classic novel by Margaret Atwood, The Handmaid's Tale is the story of life in the dystopia of Gilead, a totalitarian society in what was formerly the United States. Facing environmental disasters and a plunging birthrate, Gilead is ruled by a twisted fundamentalism in its militarized ‘return to traditional values'. As one of the few remaining fertile women, Offred (Elisabeth Moss) is a Handmaid in the Commander’s household, one of the caste of women forced into sexual servitude as a last desperate attempt to repopulate the world. In this terrifying society, Offred must navigate between Commanders, their cruel Wives, domestic Marthas, and her fellow Handmaids – where anyone could be a spy for Gilead – all with one goal: to survive and find the daughter that was taken from her."

17. Dear White People

Starring: Justin Simien, Brandon P. Bell, Logan Browning
Air Date: TBA on Netflix
Official Description: "Netflix will bring exclusively to global members Dear White People, a comedy series based on writer/director/producer Justin Simien’s critically-acclaimed, Sundance award-winning satirical indie film. The series will be produced by Lionsgate, whose sister company Roadside Attractions released the original film in 2014. The 10-episode, 30-minute series will go into production later this year and will premiere on Netflix around the world in 2017."

8. Star Trek: Discovery

Starring: Sonequa Martin-Green, Michelle Yeoh
Air Date: May on CBS
Official Description: "The main character of Discovery will be a woman and—in an unprecedented move for the franchise—not the captain of the U.S.S. Discovery [...] The new series will be set in the Prime Universe (as opposed to the Kelvin Timeline used in the J.J. Abrams-produced films) and will take place about 10 years before Captain Kirk's five-year mission. In other words, the series will act as a bridge between the first two series in the timeline, about a century after Star Trek: Enterprise (which was a prequel) and a decade before The Original Series."

5. A Series of Unfortunate Events

Starring: Neil Patrick Harris, Patrick Warburton, Malina Weissman, Louis Hynes, Joan Cusack, K. Todd Freeman
Air Date: January 13 on Netflix
Official Description: "Based on the internationally best-selling series of books by Lemony Snicket (aka Daniel Handler) and starring Emmy and Tony Award winner Neil Patrick Harris, Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events recounts the tragic tale of the Baudelaire orphans -- Violet, Klaus, and Sunny – whose evil guardian Count Olaf will stop at nothing to get his hands on their inheritance. The siblings must outsmart Olaf at every turn, foiling his many devious plans and disguises, in order to discover clues to their parents’ mysterious death. The eight-episode series is a Netflix original production, executive produced by Emmy Award winner Barry Sonnenfeld and Daniel Handler, and also stars Patrick Warburton (Lemony Snicket), Joan Cusack (Justice Strauss), Malina Weissman (Violet Baudelaire) and Louis Hynes (Klaus Baudelaire)."

2. American Gods

Starring: Ian McShane, Ricky Whittle, Emily Browning
Air Date: TBA on Starz
Unofficial Description: From WhatCulture: "Based on Neil Gaiman's modern fantasy classic, the series follows Whittle's Shadow Moon. Upon release from prison he finds his wife has died, and enters into the employ of the mysterious Mr Wednesday (McShane), unwittingly become a key part of the brewing war between the old Gods and the new."

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