Release date: TBD, Amazon
A need that has never been fully satisfied by the MCU: Loki. Sure, Tom Hiddleston’s God of Mischief has been in quite a few Marvel movies now, but never long enough. Now the guy has his own show. LokiThe official synopsis simply says that it takes place after the events of Avengers: Endgame and its trailer is a little vague and mysterious, but come on. It sounds like a good time.
Release date: May, Disney +
Saturday Night LiveKate McKinnon’s stop posing as Elizabeth Warren, Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Hillary Clinton and instead fill the shoes of a more infamous figure – Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes – in this Hulu series. That’s it. This is the catch.
Release date: TBD, Hulu
Y: The last man
This adaptation of Pia Guerra and Brian K. Vaughan’s incredible comic book series has felt like pop culture vaporware for so long that it would be hard to imagine that it actually came out even if the world was not in the middle of a pandemic. Either way, this apocalyptic drama, about what happens when a mysterious event wipes out all mammals with Y chromosomes, is said to be in production. Like many other series from last year, production was stopped by Covid-19, but there is still a chance that it will reach its 2021 release window.
Release date: TBD, FX on Hulu
Did you like The Haunting of Hill House? You are lucky. Horror impresario Mike Flanagan is back with another Netflix series that’s sure to sting your spine. That one-Midnight Mass… This is an isolated island community that begins to experience unprecedented and terrifying events after the arrival of a young priest in town. Flanagan actually finished filming this one during the pandemic and there’s a chance he’ll be ready to air this year. Hoping.
Release date: TBD, Netflix
Speaking of spending money on worthy ambitious projects, Apple TV + has commissioned a sprawling Isaac Asimov adaptation Foundation novels. Could this be the streaming service’s big genre break? We’ll see.