We’re entering the new decade with some highly anticipated tv shows. The winter blues and boredom might be hitting you right about now, so all the more reason to curl up and enjoy some quality television. Here are the series premieres to put on your radar in 2020:
You (Season 2)
Penn Badgley is back to reprise the oh-so-creepy role of Joe Goldberg, taking obsession and stalking to a new level in Season 2. If you haven’t seen this psychological thriller/crime drama yet, you’ll be able to binge-watch both seasons starting December 26 on Netflix, ten episodes each. Warning: this show may ruin antique bookstores for you.
Messiah (Season 1)
In this new political sci-fi thriller, a man comes to America, claiming he is the chosen one. A CIA officer tasked with investigating him embarks on an international high-stakes mission to determine whether he is truly a divine entity or just a superbly deceptive con artist. Messiah premieres January 1 on Netflix, with ten episodes to figure out whether this guy has a Jesus complex or is the real deal.
The New Pope
If you’re expecting this to be a dull story about the papacy, think again. Jude Law reprises his critically-acclaimed role as Pope Pius XIII from The Young Pope, starring alongside John Malkovich as Pope John Paul III, aka the “New Pope.” The mini-series delves deep into the secrets and intrigue of Vatican City. In-fighting between Popes and Jude Law in a speedo are only a few of the plot details that speak of this titillating drama. The 9-episode series premieres January 13 on HBO.
This miniseries is based on the bestselling Stephen King novel of the same name, featuring classic spine-tingly horror in a small town. In Flint City, Oklahoma, a police detective arrests a well-loved teacher and Little League coach in front of an entire baseball crowd, charging Terry Maitland with the murder of an 11-year-old boy. The whole town turns against Maitland, who claims to be innocent. The Outsider premieres January 12 on HBO, spanning ten episodes.
Star Trek: Picard (Season 1)
The new Star Trek series takes place 20 years after Nemesis, with Patrick Stewart reprising his role as Jean-Luc Picard. For all the Trekkies out there, the cast will feature several Star Trek fan favorites, including characters from Star Trek: The Next Generation. The intergalactic adventure premieres January 23 on CBS All Access and includes ten episodes.