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20 Best New Shows of 2024 (So Far)

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2024 is nearly half over and while it’s a wasteland at the box office this year for television fans it is one of the better years as we have gotten many brilliant shows both at the big and small scale. With incredible series like Masters of the Air starting the year, there was no way that the rest of the year could go bad and that’s what happened because we got powerful and thrilling shows like Shōgun, Fallout, and 3 Body Problem. So, if you want to know the best new shows that came out this year here are the top picks for you. We have only added the shows that came out with their first season this year and excluded the shows that returning with a new season.

Baby Reindeer (Netflix)

Baby Reindeer is a psychological thriller and dark comedy series created by Richard Gadd. Based on Gadd’s autobiographic one-man show of the same name the Netflix series follows the story of an aspiring comedian Donny Dunn who has a female stalker who starts coming to his club every night and begins harassing him online, because of this Donny is forced to face his own past sexual abuse. Baby Reindeer stars Gadd in the lead role with Jessica Gunning, Nava Mau, Tom Goodman-Hill, Nina Sosanya, Michael Wildman, Danny Krane, Thomas Coombes, and Shalom Brune-Franklin starring in supporting roles.

We Were the Lucky Ones (Hulu)

We Were the Lucky Ones is a historical drama miniseries created by Erica Lipez. Based on a 2017 book of the same name by Georgia Hunter inspired by Hunter’s own family, the Hulu series follows the story of the Polish Jewish Kurc family who were separated at the beginning of World War II but all of them were determined to survive the war and reunite with each other. We Were the Lucky Ones stars Logan Lerman and Joey King in the lead roles with Sam Woolf, Robin Weigert, Hadas Yaron Amit Rahav, Michael Aloni, Eva Feiler, Lihi Kornowskim Moran Rosenblatt, and Lior Ashkenazi starring in supporting roles.

A Shop for Killers (Hulu)

A Shop for Killers is a South Korean action thriller series created by Lee Kwon and Lee Eon-hee. Based on a novel titled The Killer’s Shopping Mall by author Kang Ji-young, the Hulu series follows the story of a young girl who lost her parents in her childhood and was taken care of by her uncle. After her uncle passes away she finds out that he ran an online shop for mercenaries who are coming to kill her and if she wants to survive she must use all the training that her uncle gave her. A Shop for Killers stars Kim Hye-jun and Lee Dong-wook in the lead roles with Seo Hyun-woo, Jo Han-sun, Park Ji-bin, Geum Hae-na, Lee Tae-young, and Kim Min starring in supporting roles.

Griselda (Netflix)

Griselda is a biographical crime drama miniseries created by Doug Miro, Eric Newman, Carlo Bernard, and Ingrid Escajeda. The Netflix series follows the life of Griselda, an ambitious and ruthless Colombian businesswoman who created one of the most profitable drug cartels in the world. Griselda stars Sofia Vergara in the lead role with Karol G, Alberto Guerra, Juliana Aidén Martinez, Vanessa Ferlito, Martin Rodriguez, Aurora Cossio, Gabriel Sloyer, and Christian Tappan starring in supporting roles.

Manhunt (Apple TV+)

Manhunt is a historical drama miniseries created by Monica Beletsky. Based on a 2006 book titled Manhunt: The 12-Day Chase for Lincoln’s Killer by author James L. Swanson, the Apple TV+ series follows the 12-day manhunt of John Wilkes Booth after he assassinated President Abraham Lincoln by Lincoln’s secretary of war friend Edwin Stanton. Manhunt stars Tobias Menzies, Anthony Boyle, Lovie Simone, Will Harrison, Brandon Flynn, Damian O’Hare, Glenn Morshower, Patton Oswalt, Matt Walsh, and Hamish Linklater.

Fallout (Prime Video)

Fallout is a post-apocalyptic action-comedy series created by Graham Wagner and Geneva Robertson-Dworet. Based on a popular video game franchise of the same name developed by Bethesda Softworks, the Prime Video series is set 219 years after a nuclear war destroyed the world and the surviving humans started living in underground bunkers to save themselves from the radiation, bandits, and the ghouls. We follow the story of Lucy, a brave young woman whose bunker is attacked and her father is taken. To get him back Lucy must venture out of her bunker to the surface and face all the danger that comes with it. Fallout stars Ella Purnell, Walton Goggins, and Aaron Moten in the main roles with Kyle MacLachlan, Xelia Mendes-Jones, Sarita Choudhury, and Moisés Arias starring in supporting roles.

The Gentlemen (Netflix)

The Gentlemen is a crime comedy series created by Guy Ritchie. Inspired by a 2019 film of the same name by Ritchie, the Netflix series follows the story of Edward Horniman who unexpectedly inherits the title of Duke of Halstead and all the estate that comes with it after the death of his father. But what he didn’t know is that his father was in league with some shady people who were growing marijuana under their estate. Now, Eddie must do everything he can to remove everything illegal from his land while dealing with the stupidity of his big brother. The Gentlemen stars Theo James in the lead role with Kaya Scodelario, Daniel Ings, Joely Richardson, Joshua McGuire, Vinnie Jones, Edward Fox, Giancarlo Esposito, Ray Winstone, Freddie Fox, Kristofer Hivju, Laurence O’Fuarain, and Stephane Fichet starring in supporting roles.

Ripley (Netflix)

Ripley is a neo-noir psychological thriller series created by Steven Zaillian. Based on a 1955 novel titled The Talented Mr. Ripley by author Patricia Highsmith, the Netflix series is set in the late 1950s New York where a down-on-his-luck con man Tom Ripley is hired by a wealthy man to convince his son Dickie Greenleaf to return home from Italy. When Ripley gets to Italy he gets obsessed with Dickie’s leisurely life and wants it for himself. Ripley stars Andrew Scott in the lead role with Dakota Fanning, Johnny Flynn, Eliot Sumner, Margherita Buy, Maurizio Lombardi, Kenneth Lonergan, Ann Cusack, John Malkovich, Fisher Stevens, Louis Hofmann, and Bokeem Woodbine starring in supporting roles.

3 Body Problem (Netflix)

3 Body Problem is a sci-fi thriller series created by Game of Thrones’ D.B. Weiss and David Benioff. Based on a novel series of the same name by Chinese author Liu Cixin, the Netflix series follows two different stories in two different time periods that connect in a very deadly way. The first story is set during the Chinese Cultural Revolution when a young woman sees her father beaten to death during a struggle and then she is taken to a secret military base because of her scientific background where she responds to an alien and the second story takes place in present time where leading scientists in the world are dying in mysterious ways. 3 Body Problem stars Eiza González, Jovan Adepo, John Bradley, Rosalind Chao, Zine Tseng, Liam Cunningham, Jess Hong, Marlo Kelly, Alex Sharp, Sea Shimooka, Sameer Usmani, Benedict Wong, and Jonathan Pryce.

Masters of the Air (Apple TV+)

Masters of the Air is a war drama miniseries created by John Shiban and John Orloff. Based on a 2007 book of the same name by author Donald L. Miller, the Apple TV+ series serves as a companion piece to Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg’s executive-produced shows Band of Brothers and The Pacific. Masters of the Air follows the story of the brave pilots in the 100th Bomb Group of the United States as they take the war right to Hitler’s gate through aerial combat. Masters of the Air stars Austin Butler, Callum Turner, Anthony Boyle, Barry Keoghan, Nikolai Kinski, Stephen Campbell Moore, Sawyer Spielberg, Isabel May, James Murray, Nate Mann, Kai Alexander, Laurie Davidson, Joanna Kulig, Louis Hofmann, Jamie Parker, Bel Powley, Sam Hazeldine, Josiah Cross, Branden Cook, Ncuti Gatwa, Jerry MacKinnon, and Josh Dylan.

X-Men ’97 (Disney+)

X-Men ’97 is an animated superhero action-adventure series created by Beau DeMayo. Based on Marvel Comics’s superhero team X-Men, the Disney+ series serves as the revival of X-Men: The Animated Series which ended its run in 1997 after a five-season run. The series follows the story of a group of mutants as they put their lives on the line to protect a world that hates them. X-Men ’97 voice cast includes Ray Chase, Cathal J Dodd, Jennifer Hale, Holly Chou, Matthew Waterson, Lenore Zann, George Buza, Ross Marquand, JP Karliak, Adrian Hough, Isaac Robinson-Smith, and Alison Sealy-Smith.

One Day (Netflix)

One Day is a British romantic drama miniseries created by Nicole Taylor. Based on the 2009 novel of the same name by David Nicholls, the Netflix series follows the 20-year relationship of Emma Morley and Dexter Mayhew as they meet each other every year for one day after meeting for the first at their graduation ball. One Day stars Ambika Mod and Leo Woodall in the lead roles with Eleanor Tomlinson, Essie Davis, Tim Mclnnerny, Jonny Weldon, Brendan Quinn, Billie Gadsdon, and Toby Stephens starring in supporting roles.

Mr. & Mrs. Smith (Prime Video)

Mr. & Mrs. Smith is a spy thriller dark comedy series created by Francesca Sloane and Donald Glover. Based on a 2005 film of the same name by Simon Kinberg, the Prime Video series follows the story of two lonely strangers brought together by a mysterious company who hired them as spies and coupled them up giving them new names Mr. and Mrs. Smith to send them on dangerous missions. In the beginning, they agree to not fall in love but that doesn’t last very long as they soon fall in love with each other. Mr. & Mrs. Smith stars Glover and Maya Erskine in the lead roles with Alexander Skarsgård, Eiza González, Paul Dano, John Turturro, Sharon Hogan, Billy Campbell, Sarah Paulson, Parker Posey, Ron Perlman, Wagner Moura, and Michaela Coel starring in supporting roles.

Avatar: The Last Airbender (Netflix)

Avatar: The Last Airbender is a fantasy adventure series created by Albert Kim. Based on an animated Nickelodeon series of the same name by Bryan Konietzko and Michael Dante DiMartino, the Netflix series is set in a fantasy world divided into four nations based on the four classical elements: the Water Tribes, the Earth Kingdom, the Fire Nation, and the Air Nomads. But when the Fire Nation decides that they want to rule the world alone the only thing standing in their way is the Avatar, a 12-year-old boy who must master all four elements to defeat the Fire Nation and end the war. Avatar: The Last Airbender stars Gordon Cormier, Kiawentiio, and Ian Ousley in the lead roles with Dallas James Liu, Momona Tamada, Elizabeth Yu, Daniel Dae Kim, Yvonne Chapman, Ken Leung, Utkarsh Ambudkar, Ruy Iskandar, and Paul Sun-Hyung Lee starring in supporting roles.

Shōgun (Hulu)

Shōgun is a historical drama series created by Rachel Kondo and Justin Marks. Based on a 1975 novel of the same name by author James Clavell, the FX series is set in the year 1600 in Japan and we follow the story of Lord Yoshii Toranaga, a powerful daimyo at odds with his powerful political rivals as a risk-taking English sailor Jack Blackthorne’s ship ends up wrecked in Japan. We also follow the story of Lady Mariko, a woman with incredible skills but dishonorable family ties. All three of these people fight to fulfill their ambitions as their worlds collide. Shōgun stars Hiroyuki Sanada, Cosmo Jarvis, Anna Sawai, Tadanobu Asano, Takehiro Hira, Tommy Bastow, Fumi Nikaido, Néstor Carbonell, Tokuma Nishioka, and Hiroto Kanai starring in supporting roles.

Ted (Peacock)

Ted is a fantasy comedy series created by Seth MacFarlane. Serving as a prequel to the film franchise of the same name by MacFarlane, the Peacock series is set in the 1990s and it follows the story of a teenage John Bennett, his best friend a foul-mouthed talking bear named Ted, and the rest of the Bennett family. Ted stars MacFarlane and Max Burkholder in the lead roles with Giorgia Whigham, Scott Grimes, Alanna Ubach, Marissa Shankar, Penny Johnson Jerald, and Liz Richman starring in supporting roles.

Sugar (Apple TV+)

Sugar is a detective mystery thriller series created by Mark Protosevich. The Apple TV+’s genre-bending series is set in Los Angeles and it follows the story of John Sugar a private detective as he is hired by Jonathan Siegel, a big-time Hollywood producer to find his missing granddaughter. During the investigation, Sugar finds some buried Siegel family secrets that could be very damaging. Sugar stars Colin Farrell in the lead role with Kirby Howell-Baptiste, Amy Ryan, Dennis Boutsikaris, Nate Corddry, Alex Hernandez, James Cromwell, Sydney Chandler, Eric Lange, Anna Gunn, Paul Andrea Placido, and Jason Butler Harner starring in supporting roles.

The Completely Made-Up Adventures of Dick Turpin (Apple TV+)

The Completely Made-Up Adventures of Dick Turpin is an adventure comedy series created by Claire Downes, Ian Jarvis, and Stuart Lane. The Apple TV+ is a fictional take on a real-life historical figure of the same name and it follows the story of Dick Turpin as he becomes a highwayman with incredible showmanship, kindness, great hair, and his gang of rogues. The Completely Made-Up Adventures of Dick Turpin stars Noel Fielding in the lead role with Ellie White, Dolly Wells, Michael Fielding, Kiri Flaherty, Joe Wilkinson, Mark Wootton, Mark Heap, Duayne Boachie, Hugh Bonneville, and Tamsin Greig starring in supporting roles.

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