From Twin Peaks to American Gods: 10 TV shows to watch out for in 2017

FP Staff

Dec 26, 2016 16:53:10 IST

Among the most awaited shows next year, Twin Peaks is right up there.

David Lynch and Mark Frost's cult classic is all set for a return, and although the plot is kept tightly under wraps, the show will bring back most of its original cast.

Kyle MacLachlan as  Dale Cooper, Mädchen Amick as Shelly Johnson, Sheryl Lee as Laura Palmer, Ray Wise as Leland Palmer, they are all there.

The show is expected to come out in April of 2017.


David Fincher is all set to add another show to his Netflix portfolio.

The show will be based on the 1995 book Mind Hunter: Inside FBI’s Elite Serial Crime Unit written by Mark Olshaker and John E Douglas.

Although the finer details of the final plot are not out, the series will take place in 1979 and revolve around two FBI agents who interview serial killers in an effort to help them solve current murders.


The Deuce can the next big thing for HBO.

Created by David Simon (The Wire) along with frequent collaborator George Pelecanos, the show will focus on life in New York City during the 1970s and '80s when porn and prostitution were rampant in Manhattan.

The show will star James Franco, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Margarita Levieva, Lawrence Gilliard Jr, Emily Meade, among others.


There are plenty of superhero shows to watch out for in the coming year, many returning for new seasons, some new. But, Powerless' plot stands out the most.

The show follows how an insurance company deals with the destruction left behind by DC Superheros. The protagonist, Emily Locke (Vanessa Hudgens), working for the company, realises that her expectations far exceed those of her new boss (Alan Tudyk) and officemates, and takes it upon herself to lead the team toward their full potential.

The show will also star Danny Pudi, Kate Micucci and Atlin Mitchell.


Neil Gaiman's beloved fantasy-drama American Gods is all set to be adapted for TV by Bryan Fuller and Michael Green.

The show follows a recently released ex-convict named Shadow who meets a mysterious man who calls himself 'Wednesday' and claims to be a refugee from a distant war, a former god and the king of America. Shadow soon realises Wednesday knows more than he first seems to, about Shadow's life and past.

Together they embark on a profoundly strange journey across the heart of America.

The show will star Ricky Whittle, Ian McShane, Pablo Schreiber, Emily Browning, Dane Cook, among others.


Another big production in the works for next year is the eight-episode mini-series drama Taboo.

Tom Hardy stars as James Keziah Delaney who returns to 1814 London after 10 years in Africa to discover that he has been left a mysterious legacy by his father. Driven to wage war on those who have wronged him, Delaney finds himself in a face-off against the East India Company, whilst playing a dangerous game between two warring nations, Britain and America.

Created by Hardy himself, along with his father Chips Hardy and Steven Knight, the series will come out in January 2017.


One of the most memorable and beloved animated series to ever grace the television makes a comeback in 2017.

The late 1980s — early 1990 show DuckTales — the adventures of millionaire Scrooge McDuck and his nephews, as they travel around the world in search of treasure and wealth — is all set to be revived by Disney and will be released as soon as February 2017.

And the producers have managed to assemble quite a voice cast: David Tennant as Scrooge, Danny Pudi as Huey, Ben Schwartz as Dewey, Bobby Moynihan as Louie, Beck Bennett as Launchpad McQuack, Toks Olagundoye as Mrs Beakley and Kate Micucci as Webby Vanderquack.


Cary Fukunaga makes a much-awaited comeback to TV series with 2017's Maniac. 

After the phenomenal success of season one of True Detective, it will be quite interesting to see how Fukunaga takes on a dark-comedy.

The show follows a man living a fantasy life in his dreams, but who is actually locked up in a mental institution.

Based on a 2014 Norwegian show, Maniac will star Jonah Hill and Emma Stone, and release on Netflix.


Another highly anticipated show to return in 2017 is Rick and Morty.

The critically acclaimed animated series will return for season three after a gap of over a year (the season two finale came out in October 2015).

The series follows the misadventures of a super scientist (Rick) and his not-so-bright grandson (Morty).


If you thought the sixth season of Game of Thrones was extraordinary, the seventh promises to take it a notch higher.

The season finale showed a whole new side to the death and destruction the HBO show is famous for – with Cersei being crowned the queen after burning half the city, Jon Snow being crowned King of the North and Daenerys taking an army of men and dragons to King’s Landing.

With the show entering a territory completely independent of the book series by George RR Martin, it will be interesting to see what new shockwaves the showrunners create.

Updated Date: Dec 27, 2016 18:42:41 IST