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Marvel's Iron Fist
Daniel Rand is the son of Wendell Rand, who had, as a youth, visited the mystic city of K'un-Lun, which materialized in the Himalayas once a decade; founded roughly a million years ago by extraterrestrials, K'un-Lun was co-ruled by the aliens' descendants and powerful beings called the Dragon Kings, who were themselves subject to the godlike sorcerer Master Khan. Rand had saved the life of K'un-Lun's ruler Lord Tuan, who adopted Rand as his heir, to the resentment of Tuan's son, Yu-Ti.
Legion introduces the story of David Haller: Since he was a teenager, David has struggled with mental illness. Diagnosed as schizophrenic, David has been in and out of psychiatric hospitals for years. But after a strange encounter with a fellow patient, he's confronted with the possibility that the voices he hears and the visions he sees might be real. He's based on the Marvel comics character Legion, the son of X-Men founder Charles Xavier (played by Patrick Stewart and James McAvoy in the films), first introduced in 1985.
This is a bold, subversive take on Archie, Betty, Veronica and their friends from the comics, exploring the surrealism of small-town life - the darkness and weirdness bubbling beneath Riverdale's wholesome facade.
Marvel's The Defenders
An upcoming Marvel mini-series about a group of superheroes fighting together to save the world.
Another television adaptation to follow up on the success of "Game Of Thrones". This time, it's "American Gods", by acclaimed fantasy and science fiction author Neil Gaiman.
Set in 1813, this show follows Tom Hardy's James Keziah Delaney who returns from Africa with 14 ill-gotten diamonds and seeking to avenge his father's death. Refusing to sell the family business to the East India Company, he sets out to build his own trade and shipping empire and finds himself playing a dangerous game with two warring nations, Britain and America.
The Inhumans, a race of superhumans with diverse and singularly unique powers, were first introduced in Marvel Comics by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby in 1965. Since that time, they have grown in prominence and become some of the most popular and iconic characters in the Marvel Universe. Marvel's The Inhumans will explore the never-before-told epic adventure of Black Bolt and the royal family.
Star Trek: Discovery
Alex Kurtzman, co-writer and producer of 2009's "Star Trek" and sequel "Star Trek Into Darkness," will executive produce the series alongside Heather Kadin, with whom Kurtzman executive produces on CBS dramas "Scorpion" and "Limitless." The updated series will introduce new characters "seeking imaginative new worlds and new civilizations, while exploring the dramatic contemporary themes that have been a signature of the franchise since its inception in 1966," reads the press release.
Set in the Marvel's X-Men Universe, Gifted (working title) follows two ordinary parents who discover their children possess mutant powers. Forced to go on the run from a hostile government, the family joins up with an underground network of mutants and must fight to survive.
13 Reasons Why
This is based on the New York Times bestselling YA book by Jay Asher, was created by Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winner Brian Yorkey, who also wrote the pilot. 13 Reasons Why is the story of Hanna Baker, a high schooler who commits suicide. Clay receives a box of tapes from Hannah, his late classmate and crush after she kills herself. On the tapes, which get passed along to other students based on Hannah's instructions, Hannah reveals the 13 reasons why she took her own life.
Marvel's The Punisher
First appearing in The Amazing Spider-Man #129, The Punisher is the alter ego of military veteran Frank Castle, who wages a one-man war against crime after his wife and children are killed during a shootout by rival mob outfits. The character's belief in killing criminals rather than apprehending them frequently puts him at odds with Marvel's traditional heroes.
The Handmaid's Tale
The Handmaid's Tale, based on the 1985 bestselling novel of the same name by Margaret Atwood, will debut its first season on Hulu in 2017. Moss will play Offred, a one of the caste of Handmaids who are forced into sexual servitude by the male-dominated Gilead totalitarian regime as a last desperate attempt to repopulate a devastated world.
The Good Doctor
The Good Doctor centers on a young surgeon with Savant Syndrome who is recruited into the pediatric surgical unit of a prestigious hospital. The question will arise - can a person who doesn't have the ability to relate to people actually save their lives?
Set 300 years in the future, the series follows the adventures of the Orville, a not-so-top-of-the-line exploratory ship in Earth's interstellar fleet. Facing cosmic challenges from without and within, this motley crew of space explorers will boldly go where no comedic drama has gone before.
The Big Bang Theory spin-off about awkward childhood of Sheldon Cooper at the age of 12 in Galvelston, Texas.
Big Little Lies
This project is based on the book of the same name by Australian author Liane Moriarty. It is described as a subversive action, comedy, crime, drama which tells the tale of three mothers of kindergartners whose apparently perfect lives unravel to the point of murder. It will star Nicole Kidman & Reese Witherspoon.
The Blacklist: Redemption
In this thrilling new spinoff of NBC's breakout hit series, undercover operative Tom Keen joins forces with Susan "Scottie" Hargrave (Famke Janssen), the brilliant and cunning chief of Grey Matters, a covert mercenary organization that solves problems governments don't dare touch. While on the hunt for Liz's attacker, Tom secretly discovered that Scottie is actually his biological mother. Now, as they team up to employ their unique skills and resources in a dangerous world of deadly criminals, Tom begins his own covert mission to find out more about his shadowy past.
A military hero returns to the U.S. and trouble follows him back, compelling him to ask CTU for help in saving his life, and stopping what potentially could be one of the largest-scale terror attacks on American soil.
A television drama series created by Brit Marling and Zal Batmanglij that is slated to debut in 2016 on Netflix. The first series will comprise eight 1-hour episodes in length and will be produced by Plan B and Anonymous Content.
The drama series starring, executive produced and directed by Jason Bateman. Created by rising feature writer Bill Dubuque (The Judge), show take place in the dark and dangerous world of drug-money laundering. The series takes its name from the location where it is set, The Lake of the Ozarks in Missouri.
An Oz-themed drama which is described as a dark re-imagining of the classic tale of Oz in the vein of Game Of Thrones, drawing upon stories from L. Frank Baum's original 14 Wizard of Oz books.
This is based on the 1996 book Mind Hunter: Inside the FBI's Elite Serial Crime Unit, by former special agent John Douglas and Mark Olshaker. For years, Douglas pursued some of the most notorious serial killers and rapists, developing profiling techniques to catch them. The book goes behind the scenes of some of his highest-profile cases, including the man who hunted prostitutes in Alaska, the Atlanta child murderer, and Seattle's Green River killer. To hone in his profiling methods Douglas interviewed and studied a skew of serial killers. Several book and TV characters have been based in part on him, including Jack Crawford in Thomas Harris' The Silence of the Lambs, Will Graham on Hannibal and Jason Gideon on Criminal Minds.
In this series, Bryan Mills, the character played by Neeson in the movies, is a young man with no wife and kids. The series' premise pays an homage to the movies as it references one of the films' most popular quotes, part of Mill's famous speech to one of the thugs suspected in the kidnapping of his daughter, "What I do have are a very particular set of skills, skills I have acquired over a very long career; Skills that make me a nightmare for people like you." The series will focus on how Mills acquires his "very particular set of skills" and becomes the character we all know. The series will bend time as it will be set in modern day, not decades in the past.
This is a fish-out-of-water theme. It centers on a hard-living, foul mouthed woman who moves to affluent Greenwich, CT to raise the spoiled kids of her wealthy sister who has fled the country to avoid a federal indictment. She quickly learns what the rest of us already know - other people's children are awful.