The best new TV shows coming your way in 2024

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With 2024 in full swing, this year's biggest new TV shows are still coming thick and fast. New seasons of Doctor Who, The Boys, and House of the Dragon are all hitting our screens in the next few weeks, along with the final installment of The Umbrella Academy and a brand-new Star Wars TV show, The Acolyte.

Looking further ahead, Colin Farrell returns as The Penguin in a new The Batman spin-off, Squid Game returns for season 2, and we're back in the world of Dune for Bene Gesserit prequel Dune: Prophecy. And that's just the start of it. So, for all that and more, look ahead to our complete guide to all the best new TV shows coming your way on Netflix, Prime Video, Disney Plus, and more. 



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Knuckles release date: April 26, 2024
Available on: Paramount Plus

Sonic the Hedgehog spin-off series Knuckles sees Idris Elba reprise his voice role as the hot-headed titular echidna, while Adam Pally is back as deputy sheriff Wade Whipple – who Knuckles has set out to train in the ways of the Echidna warrior. Expect guest appearances from Ben Schwartz's Sonic and Colleen O'Shaughnessey's Tails, as well as turns from Cary Elwes, Julian Barratt and Ellie Taylor.

Doctor Who season 1

Doctor Who

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Doctor Who season 1: May 11, 2024
Available on: BBC One and BBC iPlayer (UK), Disney Plus (US)

Following the Doctor Who Christmas Special, Ncuti Gatwa and Millie Gibson will be returning for their first proper season in May. Now, you might be confused why season 14 is suddenly being called season 1, but showrunner Russell T Davies describes it as a fresh start for all things Who. We don't know too much about what enemies the pair will be tackling in the new season, but Davies and the cast have shared a few clues.

Bridgerton season 3

Bridgerton season 3 first look

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Bridgerton season 3 part 1 release date: May 16, 2024
Bridgerton season 3 part 2 release date: June 13, 2024
Available on: Netflix

Bridgerton is based on Julia Quinn's book series consisting of eight novels that follow each of the eight siblings as they find love. Season 1 and 2 have, appropriately, covered books one and two, which tell Daphne and Anthony's stories. Though it Bridgerton's third season is actually based on the third book in the series, which focuses on Penelope and Colin. Netflix is splitting the scandal across two parts this time around too.

The Acolyte

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The Acolyte release date: June 4, 2024
Available on: Disney Plus

Star Wars is going way, way back with The Acolyte. The new series is set at the end of the High Republic era, which is about 100 years before The Phantom Menace, and will follow a former Padawan (The Hunger Games' Amandla Stenberg) who reunites with her Jedi Master (Squid Game's Lee Jung-jae) to investigate a string of sinister crimes. Russian Doll co-creator Leslye Headland is on board as showrunner and the cast also includes Carrie-Anne Moss, Manny Jacinto, and Dafne Keen. 

The Boys season 4

The Boys season 4

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The Boys season 4 release date: June 13, 2024
Available on: Prime Video

2024 will see The Boys make its bloody return to screens with season 4. The hit superhero show will pick up in the aftermath of Gen V as we reunite with Billy Butcher, Homelander, and the rest of the gang. The new trailer promises some big, and gross revelations, as new characters join the cast. That's not all either, with plenty of those involved promising some seriously shocking scenes on the way too. 

House of the Dragon season 2

House of the Dragon

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House of the Dragon season 2 release date: June 2024
Available on: HBO and Max in the US, Sky and NOW in the UK

House of the Dragon season 2 will be roaring onto our screens this summer as we pick up with fantasy epic once again. The Game of Thrones prequel has plenty or gore and politics in store too as the Greens and Blacks go to war. What's more, if the trailer is anything to go by, there will be some truly chilling moments yet to come as well. We don't have an exact release date yet, but early summer is when we're heading back to Westeros. 

The Umbrella Academy season 4

The Umbrella Academy

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The Umbrella Academy season 4 release date: August 8, 2024
Available on: Netflix

The fourth and final season of The Umbrella Academy sees the Hargreeves siblings return for one last round of time-hopping, world-saving shenanigans. Not much is known about season 4 just yet, with Netflix keeping everything tightly under wraps, but we do know that the main gang (including Elliot Page's Viktor, Tom Hopper's Luther, and Aidan Gallagher's Five) will all return. There are some new faces joining the cast, too, including Nick Offerman, Megan Mullally, and David Cross.

Arcane season 2

Vi in Arcane season 1

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Arcane season 2 release date: November 2024
Available on: Netflix

Arcane finally returns to Netflix this year with its second season. The show will pick up with League of Legends champions, and sisters, Vi and Jinx as they head in very different directions. The first trailer for the new season promised plenty of drama ahead, as well as some gorgeous animation when the animated show returns.

The Penguin

The Penguin

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The Penguin release date: Late 2024
Available on: Max in the US, NOW in the UK

The Batman spin-off series The Penguin will air later this year, and will focus on Colin Farrell's brutal antagonist. Set in Gotham's underbelly, the show will track Penguin's plan to take over in the mob power vacuum after the death of Carmine Falcone. This one arrives ahead of The Batman 2 in 2025 so should be enough to tide us over until Robert Pattinson's caped crusader returns.


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Agatha release date: Late 2024
Available on: Disney Plus

After multiple name changes (Agatha: House of Harkness, Agatha: Coven of Chaos, and Agatha: Darkhold Diaries are no more) and a delay from winter 2023, the MCU series is now set for release in early fall 2024. Kathryn Hahn reprises her role as the titular witch first seen in WandaVision, and she's joined by new cast members Aubrey Plaza, Joe Locke, and Patti LuPone. 

Star Wars: Skeleton Crew

Jude Law

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Star Wars: Skeleton Crew release date: Late 2024
Available on: Disney Plus

Skeleton Crew, starring Jude Law, takes place in the same part of the Star Wars timeline as The Mandalorian, and Dave Filoni said at Star Wars Celebration that the shows will all intertwine in "weird ways." Spider-Man: No Way Home director Jon Watts is also involved with the show, which is reportedly in pre-production.

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Creature Commandos release date: Late 2024
Available on: Max in the US, NOW in the UK

Creature Commandos kicks off James Gunn and Peter Safran's new reign at DC. The animated show follows a black ops team of monsters brought together by Amanda Waller. Gunn is writing all seven episodes, and it's got a stellar cast including David Harbour, Indira Varma, and Alan Tudyk.

Squid Game season 2

Squid Game season 2

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Squid Game season 2 release date: Late 2024
Available on: Netflix

Korean hit Squid Game is officially returning to Netflix in 2024. The next installment will reunite us with winner Gi-hun (Lee Jung-jae) – and he's on a quest for revenge. Plot details are otherwise quite thin on the ground, but we do know that we can expect some new games and characters in the new season.

Dune: Prophecy

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Dune: Prophecy release date: Late 2024
Available on: Max in the US, NOW in the UK

After the success of Dune: Part Two, a new prequel series is on its way to the small screen this year. The show will explore the origins of the all-powerful Bene Gesserit, 10,000 years before the events of Dune, following Valya (Emily Watson) and Tula (Olivia Williams) Harkonnen as they establish the sisterhood in an attempt to combat forces that threaten the future of humankind. Dune director Denis Villeneuve is on board as an executive producer.

The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power season 2 

Morfydd Clark as Galadriel in Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power

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The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power season 2 release date: 2024
Available on: Prime Video

The next season of The Rings of Power is due to arrive on Prime Video this year. We don't know much about season 2 just yet, but season 1 gave us plenty of plot threads to pick back up on, from the creation of Mordor to the identity of the mysterious Stranger.

Daredevil: Born Again

Charlie Cox in Daredevil

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Daredevil: Born Again release date: 2025
Available on: Disney Plus

Charlie Cox's Daredevil is getting another series, having returned in Spider-Man: No Way Home and going on to appear in She-Hulk and Echo, though this will be his first-ever starring role as part of the MCU. Plot details are scarce, though we do know that Vincent D'Onofrio's Kingpin returns and that the series will be 18 episodes long. 

However, we'd say this one may still be a way off as even though filming began in March 2023, it's hit some big delays. Marvel has removed the current creative team and is in the process of replacing them. 


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Ironheart release date: TBC
Available on: Disney Plus

Not much is known yet about Ironheart, featuring Dominique Thorne's Riri Williams following in the footsteps of her idol, Tony Stark. The character first appeared in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.

For more on new releases, check out our lists of the most exciting upcoming movies and movie release dates to look out for.

Lauren Milici
Senior Writer, Tv & Film

Lauren Milici is a Senior Entertainment Writer for GamesRadar+ currently based in the Midwest. She previously reported on breaking news for The Independent's Indy100 and created TV and film listicles for Ranker. Her work has been published in Fandom, Nerdist, Paste Magazine, Vulture, PopSugar, Fangoria, and more.

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