14 New TV Series You Won’t Regret Spending Your Weekend Watching
2019 is supposed to become generous in terms of popular TV series. Game of Thrones, True Detective, and Billions have already been released, The 100 is about to come back to its viewers while fans of The Handmaid’s Tale and Stranger Things can’t wait for this summer. But with so many well-loved series, we risk missing some new and very worthy projects.
At Bright Side, we have watched dozens of trailers and have chosen 14 new TV series you’ll definitely want to add to your watch list.
Release Date: March 20, 2019 (USA)
This is a dramatic story about a mother with Munchausen syndrome by proxy who needs her daughter to be sick all the time so that she will be constantly dependent on her. This mother is so convincing that even the doctors start believing her. But what will happen when the daughter realizes that her mother is not her best friend who wants to protect her?
The subject of Munchausen syndrome by proxy was recently mentioned on the Sharp Objects TV series but The Act describes this mental disease in a much deeper fashion and it is based on true events. This makes this series even more dramatic and fascinating.
- Release Date: April 26, 2019 (USA)
Sasha tries to find out who her heart transplant used to belong to. However, when she meets the family of her donor, she begins to develop different personality traits. From that moment, the story transforms into a mystical and psychological horror. According to the trailer, you should avoid watching this series before going to bed.
Uma Thurman is a rare guest on this TV series. She plays the part of the mother of the girl whose heart beats in Sasha’s chest.
- Release Date: April 22, 2019 (USA)
Anne Lister is a sociable and sharp-witted girl who is fond of mountain climbing and traveling which is so unlike your typical idea of a lady from the 19th century, right? But these are not the only things that make Anna different. She becomes the first woman who openly talks about her sexual preferences.
Basing on Lister’s diaries, the series describes the life of a girl who was so different that people even called her Gentleman Jack. A nice add-on to the story will be the Victorian era costumes, impressive interiors, and a pinch of British humor.
- Release Date: April 8, 2019 (UK)
The first main character, Anna Dean, lost her son and after that her time stopped. She married for the second time and had another child, but her pain is fresh even 15 years later. The second main character is hard-working family man Craig Myers, who became the victim of a cruel assault because he was mistaken for an infamous child murderer. What do these 2 have in common and who is the real victim among them? The viewer will have to go through a true emotional rollercoaster before they find the answer.
The Hot Zone
- Release Date: May 27, 2019 (USA)
This National Geographic TV series is inspired by true events and it tells the story of how the Ebola virus reaches the territory of the US with infected monkeys from Africa. The scientists have to find a way to stop the spread of the virus on 2 separate continents.
By the way, this story should have become a feature film in the 90s and was directed by Ridley Scott. But the project had script problems so it was suspended for some time. However, Ridley Scott took part in this TV series too, as an executive producer.
- Release Date: January 9, 2019 (Canada)
If the Ebola virus seems like something exotic and rare, the viruses from this drama are much more common. This TV series is based on true events that happened at the beginning of the 1980s in Canada. Thousands of people got infected with HIV and hepatitis via blood and blood products. The story is focused on 2 families, on their hopes and desperation, on their attempts to fight the disease, and their inability to change anything.
- Release Date: April 9, 2019 (USA)
Perhaps every series lover will find at least one medical, police, or law enforcement drama on their favorite list. And if in law enforcement dramas, the main characters are usually lawyers, The Code will provide an absolutely different view on this profession. Here each attorney is trained as a prosecutor, a defense lawyer, an investigator — and a Marine. This story will reveal how the impartiality of justice can affect an armed forces friendship.
In the Dark
- Release Date: April 4, 2019 (USA)
Murphy is a blind girl with a good sense of humor. She likes to spend time with men and if necessary she can hide under a table from their wives. The story might seem like a comedy but when Murphy’s friend gets killed, it transforms into a detective story because she decides to find the killer on her own. Will Murphy and her guide dog be capable of solving this mystery despite the fact that the main heroine is always in the dark?
- Release Date: March 15, 2019 (USA)
The story of a woman who seeks out ways to change her life without changing her body seems to have found its devoted fans because before the first season of the show ended it was announced that the second season was already in production. Annie, the main heroine, tries to build relationships with her family, her co-workers, her boyfriend, and herself. It seems that Annie is capable of dealing with any problem life throws at her thanks to her charm and sense of humor.
- Release Date: May 10, 2019 (USA)
A group of teenagers are mysteriously transported to a replica of their wealthy town with no trace of their parents. It’s obvious that the teenagers use this possibility to have as many parties as possible. But their happiness doesn’t last for long. Soon, they have to be as strong as ever, just to survive.
The Enemy Within
- Release Date: February 25, 2019 (USA)
The main heroine is played by Jennifer Carpenter, who you might know from the Dexter TV series. Her character, Erica Shepherd, is a brilliant former CIA operative, serving a life sentence in prison. But she will get her chance to get out when FBI agent Will Keaton turns to her to help track down a dangerous and elusive criminal she knows all too well.
- Release Date: February 28, 2019 (Spain)
This is a story of 2 agents who have to work together: Will Chase from the FBI and Frankie Trowbridge from the CIA. You may see a lot of shooting and fighting, but you’ll find even more humor. Will, nicknamed Whiskey, is a sensitive man who sends emails to his colleagues in the middle of the night to get their advice on what music to choose when breaking up with a girl. Frankie is an iron woman who tries to get as far as possible from any relationships. Are these 2 capable of being a team that has to save the world?
- Release Date: January 16, 2019 (USA)
This 10-episode project produced by YouTube is full of bloody action and humor and it comes from the writers of Deadpool. According to the positive reviews, viewers really liked the story of 16-year-old Wayne and his friend who set out from Boston to Florida to get back the 79′ Trans-Am that was stolen from his father before he died.
- Release Date: March 29, 2019 (USA)
This British TV series has become a TV remake of the 2010 Hanna feature film. The TV series creators tried to delve deeper into the character’s personalities, to provide the more background on the story, and to focus on the action. The main heroine is a teenage girl who was raised and trained by a former CIA agent far from civilization. But the time has come for Hanna to find out who she really is.
Which of these TV series are you excited to watch? Or maybe you’d like to add some other fresh TV projects to this list?
Preview photo credit The Enemy Within / NBC