Top 15 TV Shows of the Fall: The Lord of the Rings: Rings of Power, Shantaram, and The Return of The Crown

Autumn premieres

1. The Lord of the Rings: Rings of Power

The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power

  • USA, 2022.
  • Fantasy, adventure, drama.
  • Premiere: 2 September.

Thousands of years before the events of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, the elf Galadriel hunts down the minions of Morgoth. She meets the human Halbrand, who is on the run from his past. At the same time, the young elf Elrond tries to restore his people’s alliance with the Dwarves.

The Lord of the Rings prequel is one of the most expensive and large-scale projects of the Amazon Prime service. Huge budgets have already been invested in the series, and it has already been renewed for a second season.

2. 1899

  • Germany, USA, 2022.
  • Drama, detective, horror.
  • Premiere: 13 September.

Migrants from Europe travel by boat to New York. Along the way, they encounter a ship drifting on the high seas. Boarding an abandoned ship, the travelers find themselves in a nightmare.

This project of the Netflix streaming service was created by Baran bo Odar and Jantje Friese, who everyone knows from Darkness , one of the most beautiful and complex series about time travel. And in the main roles there are many actors who are familiar from their previous work.

3. Andor

Andor

  • USA, 2022.
  • Fantasy, adventure, action.
  • Premiere: 21 September.

Cassian’s homeland of Andor was destroyed by the Galactic Empire. However, for a long time he did not trust the rebels either, preferring the life of a thief. But over time, Andor becomes one of the best fighters of the Resistance.

For the first time the main character of this series was shown in the movie Rogue One. Star Wars: Stories “. Now Diego Luna will return to his role to talk about the origin and motivations of the character.

4. Interview with a vampire

Interview with the Vampire

  • USA, 2022.
  • Fantasy, drama.
  • Premiere: 2 October.

At the end of the XVIII century, the aristocrat Louis de Pont du Lac is experiencing a personal tragedy that has deprived him of the taste for life. But then he meets the vampire Lestat. He turns a new friend into a bloodsucker.

The series is based on the Anne Rice novel of the same name, although many viewers are more familiar with its 1994 film adaptation starring Brad Pitt and Tom Cruise . Moreover, the AMC channel bought the rights to the entire Vampire Chronicles cycle, so if successful, you can expect many sequels.

5. Club night owls

The Midnight Club

  • USA, 2022.
  • Horror, thriller, drama.
  • Premiere: 7 October.

Several hospice patients gather at night and tell scary stories to each other. Once they agree: the one who dies first will communicate with the rest from the grave.

The series is based on the novel of the same name by Christopher Pike. And one of the best masters of dramatic horror in recent years, Mike Flanagan, is responsible for the adaptation. It was he who directed The Haunting of Hill House and Midnight Mass .

6. Shantaram

Shantaram

  • USA, 2022.
  • Drama, adventure.
  • Premiere: 14 October.
Shot from the series “Shantaram”

Robber from Australia should be jailed for a long time. But he escapes from custody and moves to India. The hero goes on a journey around the country and realizes his life in a new way.

The series is based on the famous book of the same name by Gregory David Roberts, which he wrote based on his own biography . Moreover, the film adaptation has been in development for many years, its screenwriters have repeatedly changed. But now the series still gets to the viewer.

7. Guillermo del Toro’s Cabinet of Curiosities

Guillermo del Toro’s Cabinet of Curiosities

  • USA, 2022.
  • Horror, drama, detective.
  • Premiere: 25 October.

Famed fantasy and horror master Guillermo del Toro selected eight short stories, including works by Howard Phillips Lovecraft and Michael Shea, and turned them into episodes of his anthology.

The showrunner will personally present each episode. They were directed by Guillermo Navarro (TV series Hannibal), Panos Cosmatos (Mandy) and Jennifer Kent (The Babadook).

8. King of Tulsa

Tulsa King

  • USA, 2022.
  • Drama, crime.
  • Premiere: 13 November.

Notorious mobster Dwight Manfredi is released from prison after 25 years in prison. Soon the boss sends the hero to Tulsa to set up a criminal business there.

The series was conceived by Yellowstone creator Taylor Sheridan and The Sopranos co-writer Terence Winter. And the main role will be played by the legendary Sylvester Stallone.

New seasons of familiar TV shows

1. Rick and Morty

Rick and Morty

  • United States, 2013 – present.
  • Fantasy, comedy, adventure.
  • Premiere of the 6th season: 4 September.
  • IMDb: 9.2.

Grouchy scientist Rick and his naive nephew Morty travel across different planets and parallel worlds in search of adventure.

You don’t have to worry about the future of the series. Back in 2018, it was renewed for 70 episodes at once. It’s about 10 seasons.

2. Cobra Kai

Cobra Kai

  • United States, 2018 – present.
  • Action, drama, comedy.
  • Premiere of the 5th season: 9 September.
  • IMDb: 8.5.

The main characters of the film “Karate Kid” meet again in battle. Only now as mentors. Johnny Lawrence and Daniel LaRusso open their own dojo where they teach martial arts to teenagers. But this time, the confrontation between schoolchildren is not so clear-cut.

More and more actors from classic films are returning to the series. Last season, Thomas Ian Griffith appeared as Terry Silver. And, it seems, in the sequel, the main characters will unite to fight back.

3. The Handmaid’s Tale

The Handmaid’s Tale

  • United States, 2017 – present.
  • Thriller, drama.
  • Premiere of the 5th season: 14 September.
  • IMDb: 8.4.

In the world of the future in the state of Gilead, totalitarianism reigns. Women who are able to conceive a child are turned into servants and given to the families of officers and officials. But not everyone is satisfied with such arrangements.

Over the years of its release, The Handmaid’s Tale received 75 TV Emmy Award nominations. True, the creators got only 15 awards, but the numbers are still impressive. So this project remains one of the main ones for the Hulu streaming service.

4. Atlanta

Atlanta

  • United States, 2016 – present.
  • Drama, comedy.
  • Premiere of the 4th season: 15 September.
  • IMDb: 8.6.

Ern lives in Atlanta and is trying to get his life back on track. He restores a relationship with an ex-girlfriend, and at the same time follows his cousin, who is just becoming a popular rapper.

The second season of the series was released in 2018. But in 2022, the authors decided to release the third and fourth at once. Alas, this is the end of the project.

5. Chucky

Chucky

  • United States, 2021 – present.
  • Horror.
  • Premiere of the 2nd season: 5 October.
  • IMDb: 7.3.

Teenager Jake Wheeler buys a Chucky doll at a yard sale. It soon turns out that the spirit of the killer lives in the toy. But the boy does not understand this at first, and they become close friends with Chucky.

Unlike the 2019 movie Child’s Play, which rebooted the entire story of the famous killer doll, the series is directly connected to the classic franchise. Actors from the original films even appear here.

6 American Horror Story

American Horror Story

  • United States, 2011 – present.
  • Horror, drama.
  • Premiere of the 11th season: autumn.
  • IMDb: 8.0.
Shot from the series “American Horror Story”

Ryan Murphy’s acclaimed anthology continues. In each season, the author takes some standard horror story and presents it from an unusual angle. The new topic is not yet known.

American Horror Story has already been renewed through its 13th season. And in parallel, Murphy is releasing a spin-off with a very similar name – American Horror Stories.

7. Crown

The Crown

  • UK, 2016 – present.
  • Drama.
  • Premiere of the 5th season: November.
  • IMDb: 8.7.
Shot from the series “Crown”

A large-scale historical series from Netflix tells about the life of the current Queen of Great Britain, Elizabeth II. The plot begins with her ascension to the throne, and ends with modern events.

Every two years, the series changes the cast to match the characters to the real age of the prototypes. Previously, the queen was played by Claire Foy and Olivia Colman. Now this role will go to Imelda Staunton, known for the Harry Potter franchise.

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