Summer 2017 in Science Fiction

Well, now that all of the winter / spring seasons of TV series are behind us, and the quiet season began, it’s the perfect time to review what’s in stock for us in the summer. We have some returning shows and some new, so let’s review the upcoming science fiction and fantasy TV up ahead:

Midnight, Texas

Based on True Blood’s author, Charlene Harris, comes “Midnight, Texas”, a series about Midnight, a town which is a safe haven for “different” people. Those with a varying range of powers and abilities, must gather and protect the town from dangers. Starring François Arnaud, Peter Mensah, Arielle Kebbel and more.

Premiers on NBC on July 24.

Somewhere Between

sbWith no trailer yet, “Somewhere Between” will be a new Time Travel drama, based on a Korean series. Paula Patton stars as Laura, a mother going back in time to prevent her daughter’s murder.

Premiers on ABC on July 24.

 

 

 

 

Marvel’s The Defenders

Marvel’s and Netflix much (much) awaited series, which follows Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and Iron Fist in the attempt to save New York from the biggest threat yet. After building the hype for 2 and a half years, with 5 standalone seasons up to now, this banding together is ought to be an anticipated triumph. Thus, I must add, there will only be 8 episodes in this series.

Premiers on Netflix on August 18.

The Last Ship

It’s a shame TNT released no real footage from the 4th season in this teaser. “The Last Ship” season 4 is expected to pick up after the aftermath of season 3, when Chandler and the crew overtook the United States from the corrupted government that attempted to kill them. TNT immediately renewed the series for a 5th season to be filmed along with this one. I just hope it doesn’t mean it’ll be the last one.

Premiers on TNT on August 20.

The Tick

tickAmazon’s reboot of the superhero comics / TV series “The Tick”, which stars Peter Serafinowicz as the titular not-so-wise hero, who tries to save his city along with his secretary and his friends, from a great villain. It seems people anticipated this series’ return, and I hope it will catch on.

Premiers on Amazon on August 25.

 

 

 

And lastly, something not quite sciency, but still interesting:

Dice ShowtimeDice, season 2 returns on August 20, with Andrew Dice Clay as himself, the arrogant and intolerable washed-up stand-up comedian who manages to fail in everything he does. Season 1 was a nice surprise for me, and I really look forward to the next season (7 episodes).

 

Enjoy the summer!

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