DDidn’t I just write about summer TV? like yesterday? Time flies when you’re churning out great prose on a regular basis, oblivious to the seasons, at least now I can do it (above ground) by the pool.
Here are eight new series debuting this summer that look promising, as well as a list of premiere dates for your favorite returning shows. Now, if you’ll excuse me, I have a cabin boy to discipline.
GUN (MAY 31, HULU)
Johnny “Rotten” Lydon doesn’t approve, which is the better seal of approval. the six episode Gun is based on the memoir of Sex Pistols guitarist Steve Jones, with Danny Boyle directing this punk cosplay-ization of the band’s rise and fall from 1975 to 1978. Boyle’s style is chaos, and GunBullet-point anarchy flies by as fast as the Sex Pistols’ career did. May or may not be historically accurate, but Pistol does it have the rights to the music, that’s all you need.
DARK WINDS (JUNE 12, AMC/AMC+)
Based on the Leaphorn and Chee detective novel series, dark winds follows Navajo Tribal Police officers Joe Leaphorn (Zahn McClarnon) and Jim Chee (Kiowa Gordan) as they work local cases in 1970s Monument Valley. Both the veteran cop and the rookie have troubled pasts and personal demons (very true detective), but dark winds is a dusty noir crime thriller that is more than meets the eye on the surface. Bonus: Rainn Wilson as a sketchy evangelist/car salesman.
SWAG (JUNE 24, APPLE TV+)
When her husband of 20 years leaves her, billionaire socialite Molly (Maya Rudolph) has a public meltdown. TMZ dimensions. To get up, Molly throws herself into work at a charitable foundation she just found out she has, which is No cool with the head of the foundation (Michaela Jaé Rodríguez). Swag is a light-hearted workplace comedy from the writers behind 30 rock Y master of noneand it might even make you empathize with billionaires (but probably not).
MOONHAVEN (JUNE 30, AMC+)
Speaking of billionaires: In 2122, they set up a utopian gated community on the moon to relax while someone figures out how to save the dying Earth (raise your hand if you’re skeptical, Earth will last another 100 years). When cargo pilot/smuggler Bella (Emma McDonald) finds herself marooned on Moonhaven, she becomes embroiled in a Vast Conspiracy™ that could destroy the lunar paradise. But it’s also full of cult hippies, so…maybe let it slide?
DEMON RESIDENT (JULY 14, NETFLIX)
In the nearest dystopian future of 2036, all eight Netflix episodes demonic resident The series (not to be confused with the streamer’s animated version) begins in a world overrun by savage zombies, and the Umbrella Corporation is yet experiencing (evil goes to evil). East demonic resident looks younger, with a 20-something Jade (Ella Balinska) fighting zombies in London between flashbacks to New Raccoon City. she does too No skimp on the blood and carnage.
SHE-HULK: LAWYER (AUGUST 17, DISNEY+)
like the amazing moon knight, she-hulk it’s a deep slice of the Marvel Cinematic Universe that few Gen-X fans ever imagined could be translated into a TV series. Jennifer (Tatiana Maslany), from lawyer to superbeing, gains great green powers after receiving a blood transfusion from her cousin Bruce (aka Hulk, played by Mark Ruffalo). she-hulk it will work because Orphan Black actress Maslany is good enough to top the CGI janky (did Disney run out of money?).
HOUSE OF THE DRAGON (AUGUST 21, HBO/HBO MAX)
Remember game of Thrones? house of the dragon is a prequel series set 200 years before the events of got and at least three years after most interest in Westeros-based content has subsided. For the uncompromising, house of the dragon adapts author George RR Martin’s House Targaryen centered on fire and blood novel and starring Paddy Considine, Emma D’Arcy, Matt Smith, Olivia Cooke, Rhys Ifans, Eve Best and Fabien Frankel. Reddit Already hates it
LITTLE DEVIL (AUGUST 25, FXX/HULU)
A single mother from Delaware (Aubrey Plaza) tries to live her best life with her teenage daughter, but the estranged father keeps getting in the way. The twist: The father is Satan himself (Danny DeVito). The other twist: The daughter is voiced by DeVito’s real-life daughter, Lucy DeVito. the anime Little devil sounds a lot like the 2007 Adult Swim series Lucy, daughter of the devilbut executive producer Dan Harmon (rick and morty) would never borrow an idea… right?
the orville (June 2, Hulu), Valley P (June 2, Starz), Boys (June 3, Prime Video), Physical (June 3, Apple TV+), for all mankind (June 10, Apple TV+), Evil (June 12, Paramount+), Rutherford Falls (June 16, Peacock), the umbrella academy (June 22, Netflix), Western world (June 26, HBO/HBO Max), Only murders in the building (June 28, Hulu), Chad (July 11, TBS), What we do in the shadows (July 12, FX/Hulu), reserve dogs (August 3, Hulu). ♦