Are you already missing Game of Thrones? Well, it’s getting colder and it is time to snuggle up under the blankets with a cup of hot chocolate, some snacks, and the best in binge-worthy TV shows.
Here’s our list of shows to look forward to when the weather gets chilly:
Stranger Things Season 3 (Netflix)
Release Date: 4 July 2019
There isn’t much that we know yet but Netflix’s description just said, ‘School’s out, there’s a brand new mall in town, and the Hawkins crew are on the cusp of adulthood. Romance blossoms and complicates the group’s dynamic, and they’ll have to figure out how to grow up without growing apart.’
Big Little Lies Season 2 (M-Net/Showmax)
Release Date: 10 June 2019 (weekly on M-Net and Showmax)
Our faves played by Reese Witherspoon, Laura Dern, Nicole Kidman, Shailene Woodley and Zoe Kravitz reprise their roles, and they are joined by the amazing Meryl Streep. The women must face the consequences of Perry’s death.
Release Date: 6 July 2019 (weekly on M-Net and Showmax)
The HBO adaptation of an Israeli TV series and produced by Drake, it stars Zendaya as a drug-addicted 17-year-old named Rue who leads a group of high schoolers as they make their way through of drugs, sex and trauma.
The Handmaid’s Tale Season 3 (M-Net/Showmax)
Release Date: 10 June 2019 (Weekly)
The last time we saw June she decided to stay in Gilead to find her daughter, and even though the anxiety might kill us, we’ll get to watch her tackling the patriarchy from the inside again.
Black Mirror Season 5 (Netflix)
Release Date: 5 June 2019
Three epic episodes, three exciting new stories.
Smithereens: A cab driver with an agenda becomes the centre of attention on a day that rapidly spirals out of control.
Striking Vipers: Two estranged college friends reunite in later life, triggering a series of events that could alter their lives forever.
Rachel, Jack, Ashley Too: A lonely teenager yearns to connect with her favourite pop star – whose charmed existence isn’t quite as rosy it appears.
The Boys (Amazon Prime)
Release Date: 26 July 2019
This is a take on what happens when superheroes who are as popular as celebrities and revered as gods, abuse their superpowers. A powerless group of vigilantes known as The Boys embarks on a quest to expose the group of superheroes known as ‘The Seven’.
Marvel’s Jessica Jones Season 3 (Netflix)
Release Date: 14 June 2019
In the final season of the Marvel/Netflix show, ‘Jessica hunts for a shrewd serial killer, Trish flexes her newfound powers, and Malcolm faces a moral dilemma.’
Orange is the New Black Season 7 (Netflix)
Release Date: 26 July 2019
In the final season of the hit show, we don’t know much but we do know that we are dealing with Piper’s post-prison life as well as how the rest are still adapting on the inside.
Insecure Season 3 (Showmax)
Release Date: 3 June 2019
Insecure follows the friendship of two black women as they deal with their own real-life flaws while attempting to navigate different worlds and cope with an endless series of uncomfortable everyday experiences.
Good Trouble Season 1 (Showmax)
Release Date: 1 July
In this spinoff from The Fosters, Callie and Mariana Foster move to Los Angeles and begin their lives as young adults. Mariana tackles the male-dominated world of tech and Callie faces the harsh realities of the legal system clerking for a federal judge. Faced with new neighbours, new challenges and, of course, new romances, the sisters must depend on one another to navigate the City of Angels.
Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger Season 2 (Showmax)
Release Date: 1 July 2019
The story of Tandy Bowen and Tyrone Johnson – two teenagers from very different backgrounds, who find themselves burdened and awakened to newly acquired superpowers which are mysteriously linked to one another.
The Twilight Zone (M-Net/Showmax)
Release Date: 21 August 2019
The original The Twilight Zone premiered in 1959. The series became a worldwide phenomenon as it used socially conscious storytelling to explore humanity’s hopes, despairs, pride and prejudices in metaphoric ways conventional dramas could not. Oscar winner Jordan Peele reboots the original sci-fi series as co-creator and narrator, alongside an all-star cast that includes Greg Kinnear, Kumail Nanjiani, Ginnifer Goodwin; and Tracy Morgan.
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