Fargo, April 19
Fargo, the American black comedy–crime drama anthology television series, which has been created and primarily written by Noah Hawley, depicts various chronicles of deception, intrigue and murder in and around frozen Minnesota.
The show is inspired by the 1996 film of the same name, written and directed by the Coen brothers, who serve as executive producers on the series alongside Hawley. After it’s premiere in 2014, Fargo was highly applauded by both aficionados and critics. The Guardian tagged Fargo as “full of joy – the joy of artful claret, bad men, good jokes and good lines.”
The series, which follows an anthology format of storytelling, is returning for a third season made under the masterful hands of Noah Hawley and starring the likes of Ewan McGregor and Carrie Coon.
American Gods, April 30
An adaption of a novel of the same title by Neil Gaiman, American Gods portrays a war between the traditional gods of mythological roots and the new gods born of society’s modern love of money, technology, media, celebrity, and drugs. Fuller and Green wrote the first episode and serve as showrunners.
The show follows Shadow Moon (Ricky Whittle), an ex-con who becomes the bodyguard to Mr Wednesday (Ian McShane), a conman who in reality is one of the older gods. The much-anticipated adaptation is all set to blow the minds of viewers on April 30.
House of Cards, May 30
House of Cards is an American political drama series which tells the story of a congressman, who works with his equally conniving wife to exact revenge on the people who betrayed him. Created by Beau Willimon, the series is an adaptation of the BBC’s mini-series of the same name and is based on the novel by Michael Dobbs.
Netflix announced that the political drama, starring Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright, will return in May, three months later than usual.
Oscar-nominated actress Patricia Clarkson and Campbell Scott, who has appeared as a German nobleman on Royal Pains, with roles in Damages and The Amazing Spider-Man will be seen in the new season.
The Big Bang Theory, May 11
A woman who moves into an apartment across the hall from two brilliant but socially awkward physicists shows them how little they know about life outside of the laboratory and the way they learn is apparently the nerdiest and funniest way. The geekiness and intellect of the men are contrasted for comic effect with Penny’s social skills and common sense.
The American television sitcom is created by Chuck Lorre and Bill Prady, both of whom serve as executive producers on the series, along with Steven Molaro. The three also need to be credited for writing stories as well. First premiered on CBS on September 24, 2007, the series was renewed for two additional seasons, bringing its total to a massive 12 seasons.
Silicon Valley, April 23
The American comedy television series created by Mike Judge, John Altschuler and Dave Krinsky will be back with its third edition. The series, which focuses on six young men who setup a startup company in Silicon Valley, earned eight Emmy nominations last year for its sharp and brutal take on Silicon Valley culture, and is still one of the funniest shows on TV.
The series premiered on April 6, 2014, on HBO and the third installment is about to return on April 23.
Twin Peaks, May 21
Created by the director of Mullholland Drive David Lynch, the mysterious Twin Peaks revival picks up from 25 years after the inhabitants of a quaint northwestern town were stunned when their homecoming queen Laura Palmer was shockingly murdered.
According to sources, Kyle MacLachlan will be reprising his role as FBI Special Agent Dale Cooper. Many others from the original series are also expected to return, including Sheryl Lee (Laura Palmer), in addition to a bunch of new cast members in new roles. Twin Peaks is the type of gum you’d like to chew on, even if it loses it’s flavour.