Your 2018 Serious Series Sensation Guide

2018 Series Guide

9 January 2018 | Amanda Murimba

A new year means loads of new things to LIKE. While “Liking Things” often involves a day out and about at the dopest gigs, it can also include some serious series binge-watching and of course…Netflix and Chill?

Last year was definitely the year of the small screen with people almost losing their minds over plot twists and cliffhangers on some familiar favourites (this is for you GOT fans). We also saw a surge of new shows that gave the term ‘binge-watch’ a new purpose (Mindhunter and The Handmaids Tale).

Since no ‘likers’ list is complete without a good series binge, we’ve compiled one to keep you in the loop so you don’t miss a thing.

Get your late-night binge sessions in order by checking out when your favourite shows will be back in the list below. There’s something for everyone, including some popular favourites as well recommendations to make the most of your popcorn time.

Familiar Favs:

How To Get Away With Murder: Season 4, Returns 18 January.

Scandal: Season 7, Returns 18 January from its mid-season break. This is the final season of the series which began airing on October 5th, 2017. Expect the drama that Shonda Rhimes is known for as well as an exciting crossover episode with equally popular How To Get Away With Murder.

The Flash: Season 4, Returns 16 January.

Atlanta: Season 2, 1 March 2018 *drops a line like Paperboi.

This Is Us: Season 2, Returns 9 January from its mid-season break.

Narcos: Season 4, Returns September 2018

Empire: Season 4, Expect a mid-March return from their screenwriters’ hiatus

Power: Season 5, Since being dropped by its TV provider, Optimum, things have been a bit up in the air, but rumor has it you can expect a June/July return date for Ghost, Tommy and the gang.

Luke Cage: Season 2, No return date confirmed (yet) but expect Luke Cage back on your screen between April and July 2018

Better Call Saul: Season 4, Returns September 2018

Prison Break: Season 6, It’s definitely happening in 2018 but no release date confirmed yet.

Suits: Season 7, Returns from its mid-season break in January 2018

Lucifer: Season 3, Returned from its mid-season break 1 January

Blindspot: Season 3, Returns from its mid-season break 12 January 2018

American Gods: Season 2, No official date yet but expect the show back on your screen from April 2018.

A bit of a longer wait:

Stranger Things: Season 3, Only returning in 2019

Game of Thrones: Season 7, Only returning in 2019


Handmaids Tale: Season 2, Returns April 2018. Under his eye until then.

Blackish: Season 4, Returns 2 January 2018

Ozark: Season 2, Returns mid-2018.

Mindhunter: Season 2, No date confirmed yet, but expect a late 2018 return.

WestWorld: Season 2, Returns Spring 2018 with no date posted (yet), expect this show between March-May 2018.

Jessica Jones: Season 2, 8 March 2018.

Insecure: Season 3, Date to be confirmed but late 2018 will see Issa Rae’s characters return to our screens with more relatable drama for us to indulge in.

Queen Sugar: Season 3, No date confirmed yet, but expect it back on your screens mid-2018

Atypical: Season 2, Returns August 2018.

Something New:

The Chi: Season 1, Premieres 7 January. This American drama series created by award-winning actor, producer, and screenwriter Lena Waithe is a fresh look into life in Chicago. Expect gritty, black and authentic stories as we follow the journey of several characters living in The Chi.

Love and Hip Hop Miami: Season 1, Premiered 1 January. This is for all the drama and ratchetry-loving series seekers. The 5th installment of the Love and Hip Hop franchise is already off to a banging start with drama and drinks set against Miami’s hot backdrop.

Altered Carbon: Season 1, Premieres 2 February 2018. Based on the novel of the same name, this sci-fi series is set in a future where consciousness is digitized. We follow the story of a disgraced cop trying to solve a murder of a highly influential aristocrat who has no recollection of who killed him or why.

Pose: Season 1, Premieres between June – August 2018. An American musical drama series set in 1980’s New York created by Ryan Murphy (American Horror Story, Glee), Nina Jacobson (The Hunger Games), Brad Simpson and Brad Falchuk (Glee, Nip/Tuck). This series will explore ball culture and feature the largest ever cast of transgender actors in series regular roles.

Turn on your TVs, renew that Netflix and Showmax subscriptions and enjoy the drama, murder, suspense and a few tears from your favourites.

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