New trailers: True Detective, Supergirl, The Muppets, and more
All the shows and movies you should be looking out for20
If you're looking for something new to watch on TV, you've come to the right place. This week's trailer releases were all about television, with the biggest networks releasing first looks at their fall lineups. That means there's a ton of new shows to check out. Not surprisingly, there are a lot of superheroes and a lot of crime dramas, but it definitely seems like there are some gems in the mix. You can check out the 14 best trailers of the week below, nearly all of which are for TV shows.
True Detective was the buzziest show on television when its first season was airing last year, and there's a good chance that's going to happen again come June 21st. True Detective's second season is getting close to its premiere, and this week HBO finally put out a real trailer for it. It's short — just one minute — but it's surprisingly tense right from the start.
Minority Report is getting something like a sequel on TV, though it isn't keeping much more than the sci-fi premise. Rather than dealing with the ethical problems brought up in the film, the TV adaptation dives right into how great it is to predict crimes. The show definitely has the look of a typical crime drama, but it seems like Minority Report's premise could still make for a good twist on a stale genre. It'll be on Fox this fall.
Let's get this straight: CBS' Supergirl isn't necessarily for the people watching Gotham. It's for people interested in superpowers and really interested in the person behind them. That makes Supergirl very different from other superhero shows, and that's a good thing. It's bringing superheroes to another audience, and it's actually taking an interesting approach to them. There are some (intentionally) very silly moments in this trailer, but there's a lot to like about them.
The Muppets are coming back to TV — and they're well aware of it. The first trailer for ABC's new Muppets has the classic characters all discussing their comeback and what it should look like. In short: as self-aware and funny as you'd expect. It arrives on ABC this fall.
Fox is only giving a short look at Scream Queens, but it's enough to show off one surprisingly stylish show. Naturally there's screaming — after all, there may be a killer on the loose — but it's not quite what you'd expect. The combination of Glee and American Horror Story actually seems kind of great. It'll start to air this fall.
Jem and the Holograms
This isn't quite the Jem and the Holograms you remember — at least, if you remember the old ’80s cartoon. The film adaptation has a very different story for a very different audience, about a singer who rises to fame on YouTube and then adopts a slick persona as her fame reaches new heights. There's some cool style in the mix, and while the music and dialogue clearly makes this targeted for a teen audience, it looks like it could make for an interesting coming of age story.
Here's something that people are bound to be talking about this fall: a show about con artists that happens to be the latest work from Shonda Rhimes. Basically, that means this is going to be worth checking out. It'll be on ABC.
It's no Minority Report, but Limitless is the second sci-fi movie this year that's getting turned into a TV series. Bradley Cooper, briefly, reprises his role from the film to introduce the show's star to a pill that can make him insanely smart. Naturally, as with all network dramas, he somehow ends up helping solve crimes. It's arriving this fall.
Okay, this is kind of like NBC threw together Prison Break and John Doe and came up with a premise based on their coolest parts. Blindspot is about a woman who wakes up with encoded tattoos all over her body, with no specific memory of her prior life, and with the ability to speak multiple languages and perform martial arts. Sweet? Kind of. It starts this fall.
Lucifer is yet another comic book adaptation heading to TV. As you can probably guess, it's about the devil — but what the devil actually does in this show is kind of still anyone's guess. The character heads to Earth in a man's body where it seems like he solves crimes and uses his evil powers to flirt with women and make bad jokes. He's the devil! He's edgy! The series is still a bit of a ways out, arriving in 2016.
DC's Legends of Tomorrow
CW brings together its two existing superheroes to kick off a new show about an entire team of them. It looks like what you'd expect from a CW show, meaning it's a little low-budget and hokey — and not exactly in the slightly subversive way that Supergirl is. Still, The Flash and Arrow appear to be doing well, so don't count out Legends of Tomorrow. The show will start sometime next year.
Netflix's next big series is a semi-apocalyptic story about a town where everyone under the age of 22 is being killed off by a strange plague. It's basically a young adult apocalypse series — something it's safe to guess that there's a very big audience for. It's hard to tell how it'll turn out just from this trailer, but it seems like a solid start. It'll be out next Thursday.
Guillermo del Toro's latest film just looks delightfully spooky. This new trailer seems to run through a lot of the movie, but it shows a film that's more concerned with creating a rich and creepy world than individual scares — something that's far too uncommon. The cast — Mia Wasikowska, Tom Hiddleston, and Jessica Chastain — is pretty incredible as well. It opens October 16th.
The Wolfpack picked up the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance, and this trailer makes it easy to see why. The documentary is about a truly sad and strange situation, a group of kids locked away in an apartment who learned about the world through the movies they watched and reenacted. It enters theaters on June 12th.