Over the last couple of weeks we've taken a look at the movies arriving in 2015 which we're looking forward to, and now it's the turn of the small screen...
First up is The CW's iZombie. It's developed for the screen by Veronica Mars' Rob Thomas
and Diane Ruggiero, and based on the DC Comics series of the same name.
a med student-turned-zombie (Rose McIver) takes
a job in the coroner's office to gain access to the brains she must
reluctantly eat to maintain her humanity, but what happens when she
starts inheriting the corpse's memories? I shall tell you what happens - With the help of her
medical-examiner boss (Rahul Kohli) and a police detective (Malcolm
Goodwin), she solves homicide cases to quiet the disturbing voices in
her head. That is what happens.
But if all that happening isn't enough to get you excited then add the ever
marvelous David Anders (Alias, 24, Heroes, Once Upon A Time) in to the
mix and you've got a very promising series right there.
Debuting on ABC on January 6th, whilst Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. takes a mid-season break is Agent Carter. Hayley Atwell will reprise her role of Agent Peggy Carter in the 8 episode series. It's set in 1946, and peace has dealt Peggy
Carter a serious blow as she finds herself marginalized when the men
return home from fighting abroad. Working for the covert SSR (Strategic
Scientific Reserve), Peggy must balance doing administrative work and
going on secret missions for Howard Stark all while trying to navigate
life as a single woman in America, in the wake of losing the love of her
A 13 episode series based on the 1995 movie is making it's way to SyFy in the new year. Staring Aaron Stanford, Amanda Schull, Noah Bean, and Kirk Acevedo, 12 Monkeys follows
the journey of a time traveler from the post-apocalyptic future who is
on a mission to eradicate the source of a deadly plague.
From the look of this trailer the show will be sufficiently creepy, and you can't go wrong with a bit of Zeljko Ivanek...
2014 bought us the successful revival of 24 as a 12 episode 'Event Series'. Clearly NBC liked the sound of that so Heroes is getting an event series of it's own. By the sound of things very few members of the original cast will be reborn in 2015, only Jack Coleman (who played Noah Bennet aka HRG man) is confirmed as returning so far, but original series creator Tim Kring is back on board. Hopefully this will be more like Heroes season 1 and less like Heroes season 2....or 3... or 4.
Claire Holt (of The Vampire Diaries fame) is currently being linked to CBS' new Supergirl series. It comes from Greg Berlanti, the man behind Arrow and The Flash, and he's hinted that Supergirl may well be set in the same universe as those shows - crossover ahoy!
Skipping the pilot shenanigans, Supergirl has been ordered straight to series. It will focus on Superman's 24 year old cousin, Kara Zor-El, who uses her abilities for truth, justice and the American way.
Another interesting sounding show coming to The CW is The Messengers. When a mysterious object
crashes to Earth, a group of seemingly unconnected strangers (why are they always seemingly unconnected?) die from
the energy pulse, but then awaken to learn that they have been assigned the
task of preventing the impending Apocalypse. Don't you just hate it when that happens? Totally spoils the weekend.
Marvel's Daredevil, AKA Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and Iron Fist
Netflix are developing a flurry of Marvel superhero series' for 2015. First up is Daredevil, with Charlie Cox in the title role. He's joined by Rosario Dawson, Deborah Ann Woll and Vincent D’Onofrio in the 13 episode season, which will arrive on Netflix in May.
Next up will be AKA Jessica Jones. Just last week Krysten Ritter was confirmed to be starring as the retired superhero turned private detective. She'll also feature in Luke Cage, as the pair are romantically involved. Mike Colter looks to be the star of that series.
Iron Fist will be the last to premiere in 2015, with all 4 shows leading into a proposed Defenders ensemble series planned for 2016. Sounds great, no?
That's our 10 new geek shows we can't wait to see in 2015, which ones are you looking forward to? Let us know in the comments below...