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ANTICIPATION REPORT: Crime & Mystery Will Win Your Heart This February

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There is much to love in February! Exciting dramas and several new series hit our screens starting with Katy Keene (No. 1) on the 6th. In this upcoming CW spin-off, Josie McCoy leaves her hometown of Riverdale for New York City. The musical-comedy will follow four Archie Comics characters (including Ms. Katy Keene) as they chase their dreams in the Big Apple. On the following day, Netflix brings a different comic book series to life with fantasy-horror, Locke & Key (No. 2). After the murder of their father, three siblings move to their ancestral home -- only to find that this house has keys to magical power and abilities, which must be used to fight against an evil creature.

Next, Al Pacino stars in Amazon’s latest offering, Hunters (No. 3). The “vengeance-driven series” produced by Jordan Peele will follow a diverse band of Nazi hunters living in late ‘70s New York. The team of misfits must band together in order to take out high-ranking Nazi officials and prevent their genocidal plans. Season 1 of the anticipated thriller will drop in its entirety on February 21st.

Dramas wrap-up our new series category with For Life (No. 4) and Briarpatch (No. 5). ABC’s latest legal-drama, For Life, will shine a light on the U.S. legal system when a prisoner becomes a lawyer and litigates cases for inmates while fighting to overturn his own life sentence. Lastly, Rosario Dawson stars in USA anthology series, Briarpatch. Based on the Ross Thomas novel of the same name, an investigator returns home to solve the death of her sister. Blending crime and pulp fiction, the series leads to a discovery of corruption and an all-consuming fight in her small border-town.

February is also a spectacular month for fan-favorites, beginning with the seventh season of Brooklyn Nine-Nine (No. 1). The comedy continues to thrive on NBC, and Season 7 picks up where May’s two-part finale left off -- Captain Holt on patrol duty. The hit NBC series keep coming with the return of Good Girls (No. 5) on the 16th. The third season will dig into Ruby and Annie’s legal battles, Beth’s potential counterfeit empire, Rio’s fate, and a new member joins the girl gang.

Meanwhile, Showtime thriller, Homeland (No. 2), is coming to an end! Still recovering from the brutal treatment she received as a Russian prisoner, Carrie Mathison (Claire Danes) will go to Afghanistan to use her expertise in the region and help Saul negotiate peace. The eighth and final season premieres on February 9th.

Coming in at No. 3 is the long-awaited second season of Narcos: Mexico. “No one is untouchable” in Season 2 as it digs into the agendas and corruption on both sides of the border. Gallardo’s super cartel is changing, the social and political shifts within Mexico prompts its government’s most blatant corruption, and the American’s effort for revenge leads them farther from justice.

Finally, Season 3 of anthology crime-drama, The Sinner (No. 4), arrives on February 6th. Bill Pullman will once again reprise his role as “Detective Harry Ambrose,” and, this time, he’s investigating a fatal car accident in upstate New York. Matt Bomer stars alongside Pullman in the upcoming chapter, playing an expectant father who looks to Ambrose for support following the accident.

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