Now that Christmas is over, TV schedules can get back into the swing of things with a bunch of new series/seasons for 2017. With virtually every TV show on the planet available in one way or another, we thought we’d give you a run-down of some of the shows you should be looking out for in the New Year!

TV Shows to Watch in 2017

Taboo

Date: 7th January
Channel: BBC1

It may have already started at the weekend, but Tom Hardy’s Taboo is sure to be one of the most talked about series this year. Set in 1814, Taboo follows the adventures of James Delaney (Hardy), an adventurer who discovers a dark family conspiracy upon returning home from Africa with the aim of avenging his father’s death.

TV Shows 2017 Taboo

Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events

Date: 13th January
Channel: Netflix

One of Netflix’s big hitters this year is sure to be the adaptation of Daniel Handler’s best-selling children’s novel, Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events. If you’re not familiar with the story or didn’t watch the recent Jim Carey film, Lemony Snicket follows the Baudelaire orphans as they find themselves under the supervision of Count Olaf (played by Neil Patrick Harris), a charismatic and sinister man who tries to off to the children so he can inherited their fortune.

TV Shows 2017 Lemony Snickets

Fortitude (Season 2)

Date: 27th January
Channel: Sky Atlantic

Given its budget, stacked cast and the monumental advertising it received (including a polar bear travelling on the London Underground), we couldn’t help but be a little disappointed by the first season of Fortitude. But we’ve still got high hopes for season two. Dennis Quaid is on board for Season 2 which looks as though it’ll carry on from roughly where the first season finished – in quite an odd parasitic place if you recall. The first promo hints at more of the same with cover-ups and conspiracies, as well murder and a whole load of ice-cold angst. As somebody in the trailer suggests, “Bad things come at night. You’ll need to be ready.”

TV Shows 2017 Fortitude

House of Cards (Season 5)

Date: February TBC
Channel: Netflix

While it doesn’t currently have an airdate, we do know that House of Cards Season 5 will be back at some point in February. Little else is known about the season but if the closing moments of Season 4 are anything to go by, we reckon Frank and Claire Underwood will have their hands full as an election looms…

TV Shows 2017 House of Cards

Broadchurch (Season 3)

Date: February TBC
Channel: ITV1

Much like House of Cards, very little is known about the upcoming series of Broadchurch. But again like House of Cards, we do know it’ll turn up in February and it’ll once again star Olivia Coleman and David Tennant as they try to solve a mysterious sexual assault case.

TV Shows 2017 Broadchurch

Iron Fist

Date: 17th March
Channel: Netflix

Finn Jones stars as martial arts virtuoso the Iron Fist in Marvel’s latest Netflix show – the first of three in 2017. Iron Fist AKA. Danny Rand returns to New York City having been missing for fifteen years to reclaim his family company. However, when a threat emerges, Rand must choose between his family’s legacy and his duties as the Iron Fist.

TV Shows 2017 Iron Fist

Game of Thrones (Season 7)

Date: June TBC
Channel: Sky Atlantic

It’s back in June. We don’t know when. And it’ll be awesome. That’s all you need to know.

TV Shows 2017 Game of Thrones

Twin Peaks (Season 3)

Date: Summer TBC
Channel: Sky Atlantic

Probably the most anticipated release of 2017 will be David Lynch’s long-awaited third series of Twin Peaks. It’s been 26 years since we last had an instalment to the mysterious murder of Laura Palmer, and the vast majority of the original cast are back on board, including the likes of Sheryl Lee as said murdered schoolgirl and Kyle MacLachlan as FBI Agent Dale Cooper. There’s also a load of new faces for Season 3 with Naomi Watts, Tim Roth, Michael Cera, and Amanda Seyfried all signed up. There’s no airdate yet but it’ll be in the summer – plenty of time to rewatch the original classics.

TV Shows 2017 Twin Peaks

Riviera

Date: Summer TBC
Channel: Sky Atlantic

Julia Stiles heads up the cast of this new drama from director Neil Jordan (The Crying Game), as she plays Georgina, a newlywed whose billionaire husband Constantine is killed in a yacht explosion. Soon after, she discovers the fortune and lifestyle he maintained was surrounded by violence, lies and murder. We’re expecting this to be 2017’s Night Manager.

TV Shows 2017 Riviera

Stranger Things (Season 2)

Date: Autumn TBC
Channel: Netflix

Yes, one of the biggest hits of 2016 is getting a second season. Stranger Things Season 2, we assume, will unveil the fate of Eleven and the kids of Hawkins. It’ll be towards the end of the year but absolutely nothing else is known. Stay tuned!

TV Shows 2017 Stranger Things

Punisher

Date: TBC
Channel: Netflix

If Season 2 of Daredevil was anything to go by, one of Netflix’s must-sees in 2017 will be Punisher. Frank Castle proved so popular in the latest Daredevil series that he got his own TV series, with former Walking Dead star Jon Bernthal playing the vigilante who uses ruthlessly lethal methods to fight crime.

TV Shows 2017 Punisher

American Gods

Date: TBC
Channel: Amazon Prime

American Gods follows the exploits of Shadow Moon, a recently released ex-convict who meets a mysterious man who calling himself ‘Wednesday’ and seems to know a strange amount about Shadow’s past. Bryan Fuller, the man behind the incredibly underrated and criminally canned Hannibal, has teamed with comic-book writer Michael Green to produce the adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s tale of Norse gods living in the USA.

TV Shows 2017 American Gods

Fargo (Season 3)

Date: TBC
Channel: Channel 4

The Coen Brothers spin-off is back in 2017 and it’s got a fresh all-star cast with Ewan McGregor, Carrie Coon, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, David Thewlis, Michael Stuhlbarg, and Scoot McNairy all signed up. Airdates and plot details haven’t been announced but expect corruption, violence and plenty of dark laughs.

TV Shows 2017 Fargo

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