With the advent of Netflix and Amazon Prime, web series have become the top choice, of this era, overtaking even big-screen releases, I dare say. In fact, critics are calling this as the ‘peak TV’ era, considering the overwhelming number of online choices today’s tech-addict viewer has. And this is definitely not ending soon. With a number of sequels lined up, there are now a number of new web series waiting to battle for your attention in 2019.
Here’s my compilation of some of the most anticipated web shows you must watch in 2019!
Game of Thrones Season 8
Directed by David Nutter, and produced by David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, the final season of Game of Thrones is going to be an answer to all the hair-raising questions raised by the past seven seasons. Will the living beat the ‘undead’, or will the Night King win this game of thrones? And how will Jon react to the fact that he’s been making love to his aunt all this while. Will Euron ever return? Is Cersei actually pregnant? And would hot Jamie leave Cersei high and dry forever?
Based on the book series A song of Ice and Fire by George R.R. Martin, GOT 8 is touted to be an epic end to one of the most popular fantasy drama series. A story of nine noble families fighting to rule the mythical land of Westeros while the enemy of all humanity has risen after thousands of years, this is a must watch for all.
Scheduled release: April 2019.
Stranger Things Season 3
Directed by the Duffer Brothers and produced by Shawn Levy and Dan Cohen, Stranger Things season 2 drove its fans mad after it aired in 2017. The makers are returning this year with a Season 3 and an even hotter Joey Keery. With David Harbour, Millie Bobby Brown (eleven) and Finn Wolfhard all on the same screen, this is a must watch for all thriller lovers.
Scheduled release: July 4, 2019
Too old to Die Young
Premiering in 2019, this show has been directed by Nicolas Winding Refn. With Rachel Dick and Alexander Gayner as its producers, and Miles Teller and Billy Baldwin as leads, the show is set to release on Amazon Prime Video. The fresh storyline of a grieving officer stuck in the underworld with the very guy who shot his partner, this looks like a promising web series. From Russian Mafias to gangs of teen killers, you can expect this one to be an action-packed series of fun and drama.
Scheduled release: 2019
Blood and Treasure
Produced and Directed by Marc Webb, the director of The Amazing Spider Man, Blood and Treasure is all set to enthrall the netizens this summer. Matt Barr playing an antiquities expert and Sofia Pernas posing as an art thief will take down a global criminal carrying out nefarious activities all over the world. Sounds like Indiana Jones or Tomb Raider? It is yet to be seen if it will make its mark on viewers or not.
Scheduled release: 2019 (trailer yet to be released)
Line of Duty Season 5
A World Productions drama directed by David Caffrey and Douglas Mackinnon, Line of Duty is all about unveiling corrupt police officers. With the super hit trio Adrian Dunbar, Vicky McClure and Martin Compston returning this season, this makes it a must-watch for all. Watch out this April for the Line of Duty Season 5.
Scheduled release: April 2019
Big Little Lies 2
Based on international bestselling author Liane Moriarty’s book of the same name (2014), Big Little Lies follows the lives of three women, who become friends by accident – a happy occurrence that causes their lives to get intertwined, in a not-so-pleasant way. Lies, secrets, pretensions are what make up the fringes of this friendship and a lot is at stake, should the skeletons from the closet tumble out.
Starring Nicole Kidman, Reese Witherspoon, Laura Dern and Shailene Woodley, the first season became a sweeping success when it premiered in 2017 on HBO, so much so that a second season is already on its way to our screens, despite having been conceptualized as a limited series. Seven tantalizing episodes, a new director, AND Meryl Streep joins the cast- what more do we need?
Scheduled release: 2019
With the true crime genre taking over movies, TV shows and more, it comes as no surprise that real-life psychological horror stories are walking shoulder to shoulder with purely fictionalized dramas. After Big Little Lies which treaded the impermanence, complexity and fragility of human relationships, 2019 is all set to see The Act premiere on Hulu amidst much fanfare. Produced by Michelle Dean and Nick Antosca, The Act is about Gypsy Blanchard tormented by a rather toxic relationship with an overbearing mother. Lies, deceit and mutual mistrust are what govern their relationship before Blanchard hatches a sinister plot to murder her mother. The synopsis has already caused my stomach to curl up in knots, and I so can’t wait to catch it.
Scheduled release: March 20, 2019
What else is cooking with Netflix and HBO? What’s your upcoming must-watch wish list? Comment below!
And happy binging! 🙂