July is heating things up with many exciting offerings and fan-favorites! Amazon Prime Video kicks off this month’s Anticipation Report with dark comedy, The Boys. It’s the powerless versus the super powerful as a group of vigilantes embark on a quest to take down selfish superhero group, “The Seven,” who abuse their powers rather than use them for good. The action series co-created by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg hits our screens on the 26th.
Next, TV Tokyo brings new anime series, Dr. Stone (No. 2), on the 5th. The story follows a high schooler and his science-loving friend, in a post-apocalyptic world where all of humanity was petrified by a flash of light several millennia ago, and they must bring back civilization with the power of science. Dr. Stone isn’t the only anime series to make July’s report ... MBS’ Fire Force (No. 4) makes its debut as well, with a different kind of power. Using a superhuman firefighter force, a team must come together and handle dangerous supernatural fires.
If animation isn’t your thing, perhaps Pearson (No. 3) is worth a try? The upcoming Suits spin-off follows Jessica Pearson as she leaves New York City and the lawyers at Zane Specter Litt for her new Chicago home. There, she’ll face new political drama, as well as a seedy and dangerous new world. The USA drama premieres on July 17th following the season premiere of Suits.
Lastly, DC fans will finally see the story of Bruce Wayne’s legendary butler in a new crime drama, Pennyworth (No. 5), which takes us to 1960’s London where former British Special Air Service soldier, Alfred Pennyworth, forms a security company and works for Bruce’s billionaire father, Thomas Wayne. The series is set to premiere on the 28th on EPIX.
Netflix dominates our returning list as three heavy-hitters take top placement starting with Stranger Things at (No. 1). If you’d rather stay indoors instead of watching 4th of July fireworks, take a trip back to 1985 Hawkins, Indiana! The third installment of the hit science-fiction horror series will explore summer in the mid-eighties, growing up without growing apart, and coming together to fight an evil that has only continued to evolve since last season.
Additionally, Season 3 of the former Antena 3 crime drama, Money Heist (No. 2), arrives on the 19th. The recently acquired Spanish series brings the remaining thieves back together to rescue one of their own from police capture. Joined by a few new faces, everyone will create a risky escape plan, which of course, involves taking hostages once again. Meanwhile, Orange Is the New Black’s (No. 3) “Piper Chapman” no longer has to work towards an escape. In the seventh and final season of OITNB, Chapman must adjust to life on the outside as the stress continues behind bars with inmates facing immigration detention, drug addiction, and the aftermath of being wrongfully convicted.
Not to be outdone, Hulu holds their own with the upcoming revival of Veronica Mars (No. 4)! Five years following the film adaptation, and twelve years after the original series finale, the eight-episode miniseries will take fans back to Neptune, California for a darker new mystery where Veronica finds herself at a pivotal point in her life. Kristen Bell, show creator Rob Thomas, and the original cast are set to return with the addition of some recognizable faces. The release on July 26th is bound to please all of the “Marshmallows” out there …
And finally, the sole linear entry on the returning front, the last season of USA’s long-running legal drama, Suits (No. 5), comes to fruition on the 17th. Several returning characters will join the cast for Season 9, which will focus on the law firm facing uncertainty and change yet again (unfortunately, Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle, will not be making an appearance).
The television lulls of summer are no more! August brings new series: BH90210, The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance, and Carnival Row and several returning cult favorites such as: Preacher, Lodge 49, GLOW, and The Terror. What will make the list? Find out on July 31st!
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