Every year, Emmy season seems to find a more efficient way to sneak up on us all. The calendar flips to March and suddenly there are dozens of shows on the immediate horizon all vying for the attention of the TV world before the qualification deadline ends in May.
So to help sift through some of that programming chaos, we’ve put together a list of series that very well might come to dominate the conversation over the next few months. It’s a collection of new and returning shows, spanning genres and methods of watching them. Some of them are continuation offshoots of beloved series, while others will try to pick up where feature film predecessors left off.
Regardless of pedigree, all of these shows are part of that grand TV tradition of nobody knowing for sure what will resonate with audiences. All of these have the capability of finding a core, devoted fandom. Only time will tell.
In the meantime, here’s the basic info you need to know about some of the most consequential TV arriving on screens before the summer begins: