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Blockbuster Shows Returning to TV

Wed 06 September 2017

Blockbuster Shows Returning to TV

TV is in something of a golden age right now. There’s no end of fantastic shows across internet streaming services like Netflix and Amazon, as well as on regular TV channels and Sky. Here are our top picks for the biggest blockbuster shows coming to your screens during the rest of 2017.

Stranger Things

This huge Netflix hit returns with season 2 on Halloween, promising even more suspense, action, and 80s nostalgia. The first series followed three young heroes searching for their mysteriously lost friend, aided by Eleven, a girl with extraordinary powers. A gate between worlds has also been opened, and something very dangerous has escaped…

The Great British Bake Off

After a controversial move to Channel 4, which saw the show lose all but one of its stars, the Great British Bake Off returns for another series this autumn. Mary Berry has been replaced by veteran food judge Prue Leith, who will appear alongside original judge Paul Hollywood. . Will it still be a case of good cop, bad cop? Mel and Sue have also departed, with Sandi Toksvig and Noel Fielding presenting the show in their place.

Star Trek: Discovery

The first new Star Trek TV series in 12 years comes to Netflix this autumn, forming a prequel to the original Star Trek show of the 1960s. This series will centre on the voyages of the Discovery, commanded by captain Gabriel Lorca (played by Jason Issacs), with first officer Michael Burnham (played by Sonequa Martin-Green) as the lead character. 

Watership Down

The BBC is teaming up with Netflix to create a new four-part version of the famously violent children’s story about rabbits. This adaptation is said to tone down some of the violence, and features some big names as the voice talent, including James McAvoy, Ben Kingsley, Gemma Arterton, and John Boyega from Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

Making a Murderer

The first series of this Netflix documentary had viewers hooked, and the follow up is coming sometime this autumn. The series follows the story of Steven Avery from Wisconsin in the US who was sent to prison for 18 years for an attempted murder he didn’t commit. The second series follows the conviction of Avery’s nephew, who was also charged for murder based on his own confession.