A thrilling slate of autumn 2023 TV premieres heats up the television industry as the leaves change and the temperature drops. You’ll be glued to your screens this season with a tonne of entertainment, from much-awaited new series to the return of old favorites. However, the star-studded celebrity appearances scheduled to grace our screens this autumn add even more excitement to the mix. This post will discuss the A-listers you should expect to see and the must-watch TV shows of the season. A fall full of suspense, humor, drama, and some truly memorable celebrity moments is ahead of you.
1. THE WHEEL OF TIME SEASON 2
The Wheel of Time’s first season left many characters—notably Rand, played by Josh Stradowski—in a difficult situation. Though he may have vanquished the Dark One (Fares Fares), he instructed Moiraine (Rosamund Pike) to inform everyone he cares about that he perished in the process out of fear of going insane. Currently, most people are either inconsolable, dispersed, or both. But, surprise! The Dark One isn’t truly vanquished.
What does that mean for season 2, then? Picking up many pieces and weaving them back together as time passes is necessary. With Moiraine cut off from the One Power, Lan (Daniel Henney) attempting to keep up with her grief, Nynaeve (Zoë Robins) and Egwene (Madeleine Madden) training to be Aes Sedai and Mat (Barney Harris) feeling bad about his decisions from season 1, most people are unhappy when episode 1 begins. Naturally, Perrin (Marcus Rutherford), who must defeat the Seanchan, the primary adversaries of season 2, may have the worst time. The good news is that despite the difficult times, the Seanchan are fierce. —Mirazzo Millman
2. STAR TREK: LOWER DECKS SEASON 4
A string of attacks targets ships throughout the sector, including Federation ships and the low-status Federation ship Cerritos gets involved in what looks to be a bigger arc than ever in the trailer for the fourth season of the well-liked animated Star Trek spinoff Lower Decks. The majority of the information regarding what’s new this season is being kept under wraps, but creator and showrunner Mike McMahan has hinted that there will be a wedding and the return of a few fan favorites, such as the renegade Exocomp Peanut Hamper and the Vulcan T’Lyn. — Robinson Tasha.
3. THE CHANGELING
This adaptation of celebrated author Victor LaValle’s novel looks like one of the strangest and most intriguing new shows of the fall calendar.
In The Changeling, a young couple in love faces a crisis when one of them suddenly disappears. The other (LaKeith Stanfield) goes on an arduous journey to bring her back, finding himself in an alternate universe in this beguiling dark fantasy fairy tale. The trailer promises stupefying visuals and plenty of intrigue, and the direction of award-winning music video director Melina Matsoukas (“Formation”) adds another layer to what should be another exciting television event from the remarkably consistent Apple TV Plus.
4. THE MORNING SHOW SEASON 3
Irrespective of one’s feelings towards The Morning Show, its unpredictable nature makes it a highly engaging streaming series, even when it becomes irrelevance. (That’s a joke for those who really get Morning Show.) In addition to adding some new talent (Jon Hamm as a cunning investor), the upcoming season of the popular morning show features an outrageous new predicament: a cyberattack on the network exposes years’ worth of unclean laundry.
5. SEX EDUCATION SEASON 4
It’s finally here, people: Sex Education will soon come to an end. Like so many high school parties it portrays, the show has been holding it down for the next four seasons with humor and heart, but now is the perfect time to take advantage of the good times.
If it were any other television show, Otis (Asa Butterfield, one of the few actors who isn’t in Barbie) and Maeve (Emma Mackey from Barbie) would ride off into the sunset together on his bike. However, the show has done a great job of making them pass through extremely realistic hoops related to high school and intimacy; maybe their happy ending is more complex than a simple romance. Alternatively, Eric (Barbie’s Ncuti Gatwa) might scoff at their ignorance. In either case, I’m in.
6. STARSTRUCK SEASON 3
Though David Zaslav appears to be canceling shows on MAX at an erratic rate, the British romantic comedy is still popular. After splitting from movie star Tom (Nikesh Patel), Jessie (Rose Matafeo), still residing in London and working at the neighborhood theatre, investigates living alone. Two years after their breakup, season two takes place.
7. GEN V
In the era of I.P. everything, one popular show like “The Boys” frequently leads to another, right? Therefore, “Gen V” is a spin-off of Amazon’s anti-superhero satire, created by Craig Rosenberg, Evan Goldberg, and Eric Kripke, who are essentially the same individuals. Though a few familiar faces—Patrick Schwarzenegger, Sean Patrick Thomas, Jason Ritter, and Clancy Brown—appear, most of the cast is unknown. The show revolves around young adult superheroes who attend a crime-fighting university owned by Vought International and are put to the test in battle royale challenges.
8. OUR FLAG MEANS DEATH
The LGBTI-friendly historical pirate comedy MAX, which David Jenkins created, is back for a second season with a large core cast that includes Taika Waititi as Blackbeard, Rhys Darby, Ewen Bremner, Joel Fry, Samson Kayo, Con O’Neill, Matthew Maher, Rory Kinnear, and Nat Faxon. In season one, two male captains fell in love, much to everyone’s surprise. They must now make it through it.
9. INVINCIBLE SEASON 2
The first season of Invincible was everything you could hope for—a gradual ascent followed by a sharp decline that ended before you had time to comprehend the startlingly violent escalation of the plot fully. After the devastating change in the status quo in season 1, the beloved superhero comic by Robert Kirkman, Cory Walker, and Ryan Ottley is adapted for Prime Video. It follows the journey of burgeoning superhero Mark Grayson/Invincible, who realises that his father Omni-Man, is a villain and that he is powerless to stop him. Watch the fantastic special that aired in between seasons while you wait.
10. MONARCH: LEGACY OF MONSTERS
Kurt Russell and his son Wyatt Russell—two incredible sources of charm, fame, and on-screen charisma—play the elder and younger incarnations of the same character in a new Godzilla series that will debut on Apple TV Plus.
Although I’ve been told these entries must be longer, there shouldn’t be anything more to get you enthused about this series.
Monarch: Legacy of Monsters follows two siblings as they learn about their family’s covert ties to Monarch, the kaiju-related organisation that operates within the Monsterverse. We will see the history that Army officer Lee Shaw, the character played by the Russells, has with the Monarch from two distinct eras.
Matt Fraction (Hawkeye) and Chris Black (Severance) co-developed the show, and Matt Shakman (WandaVision) directed the first episode.
This fall promises to be a TV season like no other, filled with gripping dramas, exciting adventures, and unexpected twists. From the epic fantasy of “The Wheel of Time” to the irreverent humor of “Star Trek: Lower Decks,” there’s something for everyone. So, grab your remote and get ready for a season full of entertainment that you definitely can’t afford to miss!