SciFi4Me Guide to Summer TV – Genre Shows To Look Forward To!
Summer 2015 is looking very interesting! So many delicious fresh shows to look forward to, and some fan favorites are returning as well! Whether you’re a fan of good old science fiction or you prefer a supernatural spin on your drama, summer always has a lot to offer. Genre shows always thrive during hiatus and have historically performed much better when the mainstream shows are on break. Here’s a list of new and returning shows that premiere during summer months. We did not include any TV show that premiered before June (if you’re a fan you’re already aware that Game of Thrones and Orphan Black returned with new episodes; you don’t need us to tell you!).
Season 1 of Fear The Walking Dead, the highly anticipated spinoff of The Walking Dead, is supposed to premiere later this summer and while we do not know the exact date yet, we can anticipate the show premiering some time in August. Set in Los Angeles, the show stars Kim Dickens as Madison, a guidance counselor; Cliff Curtis as Travis, a divorced teacher; Frank Dillane as Nick, Madison’s son who is battling a drug problem; Alycia Debnam-Carey as Alicia, Madison’s high-achieving daughter; Elizabeth Rodriguez as Liza, Travis’s ex-wife; Mercedes Mason as Ofelia; Lorenzo James Henrie as Chris, Travis and Liza’s son, who resents his father from their divorce; Rubén Blades as Daniel, Ofelia’s father. The show will be set immediately before the zombie apocalypse started.
The Whispers (announced last year) will premiere June 1st. This sci-fi series revolves around a mysterious entity invading Earth and using unwitting youngsters to facilitate plans for world domination. The shows stars Barry Sloane (Revenge), Milo Ventimiglia (Heroes), Derek Webster (Revolution), Lily Rabe (American Horror Story), Brianna Brown (Homeland).
Stitchers, new paranormal drama premiering June 2nd, centers on a young woman recruited into a covert government agency to be “stitched” into the minds of the recently deceased, using their memories to investigate murders and decipher mysteries that otherwise would have gone to the grave.
Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell series premiere is set for this summer. This British drama is set during the Napoleonic Wars in an England where magic once existed and returns in the form of two men, Jonathan Strange and Gilbert Norrell. The show stars Bertie Carvel and Eddie Marsan as the title characters.
Extant season 2 will premiere July 1st. The show will focus on Halle Berry’s Molly as she searches for her alien son, who is taking hostile action against humanity. The CBS summer drama will also be replacing two of its big characters — Goran Visnjic and Camryn Manheim, who play Berry’s husband and work friend, respectively, along with Hiroyuki Sanada and Michael O’Neil. Pierce Gagnon and Grace Gummer will remain on the show.
Under the Dome season three premiere will take place on June 25th. Will the viewers receive any answers this year? The show was not very generous with them in the past, so it remains to be seen. In the meantime, fans can look forward to a new character entering the picture and causing trouble for Barbie and Julia.
Beauty and the Beast will return with all new episodes on June 11th for its third season. Alan Van Sprang (Reign) and Natasha Henstridge (The Secret Circle) will have recurring roles this season as Homeland Security agents Bob and Carol, a “perfectly in-sync” married couple who give Vincent and Cat relationship advice. But there’s more than meets the eye with the seemingly perfect couple.
The Strain, a vampire horror show created by Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan, will enter its second season this summer, though a specific date have not been released yet.
Teen Wolf will premiere season 5 on June 29th. Series regular Tyler Hoechlin will be returning in a recurring capacity and the show’s primary storyline is rumored to be focused on finding out who is the Desert Wolf. Check out the promo:
Hannibal season three premiere will air on June 4th. The show will pick up with Hannibal Lecter (Mads Mikkelsen) living in Europe with Dr. Bedelia Du Maurier (Gillian Anderson). Both cast and crew claims it’s a completely new Hannibal. Fans can also look forward to seeing Richard Armitage as Francis Dolarhyde.
Sense8 series will premiere on June 5th and the fans of the Wachowski siblings can expect the entire first season to be available immediately. Eight people from around the world suddenly find themselves mentally connected, able to share experiences and secrets and all now in great danger.
Defiance season three will premiere on June 19th. According to Screen Spy, season three will open on the eve of an impending military siege upon the town, which has fallen on hard times following the collapse of its lucrative mines. With their fate uncertain, the townspeople face further threat with the surprise arrival of the mysterious and nearly extinct Omec, an alien race of warriors marked by the decades of subjugation they imposed upon the galaxy in the years preceding the Pale Wars.
Dominion, a show based on the 2010 film Legion, will premiere its second season on July 9th. Humans will continue their struggle against the archangel Gabriel and his army of angels. Alex (Chris Egan) will travel to the legendary city of New Delphi, a human enclave with a dark secret, hoping to secure a military alliance with its charismatic leader. In Vega, Claire Riesen (Roxanne McKee) will face a civil war, pitting her against the disgraced David Whele (Anthony Head) and his newfound rebel allies. While war rages in the few cities left on Earth, Michael (Tom Wisdom) stumbles upon a mystery in the form of Mallory, a perfect small town seemingly untouched by mankind’s war with the angels. The main cast will be joined by recurring guest stars Nic Bishop (Covert Affairs), Simon Merrells (Spartacus: War of the Damned), Christina Chong (24: Live Another Day), Olivia Mace (Doctors), and Luke Tyler (Chronicle).
Killjoys is a new space adventure drama set to premiere on June 19th. It stars Aaron Ashmore as John Jaqobis, Luke Macfarlane as D’avin, and Hannah John-Kamen as Dutch. The show follows a fun-loving, hard living trio of interplanetary bounty hunters sworn to remain impartial as they chase deadly warrants throughout the Quad, a distant system on the brink of a bloody, multiplanetary class war. Check out the exciting promo:
Dark Matter is a new science fiction series created by Joseph Mallozzi and Paul Mullie, based on the comic book of the same name. The show will premiere on June 12th, starring Zoie Palmer (Lost Girl), Roger Cross (Continuum), David Hewlett (Stargate Atlantis), Wil Wheaton, Torri Higginson and several relative newcomers. Here’s the trailer for the show:
Falling Skies will premiere on June 28 with its fifth and final season. The show’s last ten episodes will lead to a climactic ending.
The Last Ship season two will return on June 21st with an explosive two-hour premiere. The promo for season two looks promising!
What shows will you be watching this summer? Are your favorites on the list?